Step up your brunch game with elegant yet easy quiche! From crustless to traditional, here are 20+ quiche recipes packed with colorful vegetables, savory cheeses, and flavorful meats like bacon, sausage, or ham.
Quiche is a humble yet elegant, egg-based, custard-style pie that can be served for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Pack it with veggies, load it with savory meats, fill it with cheeses or layer it with herbs… it's such a versatile food that you can add a wide variety of delicious ingredients to it.
From crustless quiches to meat and veggie-based, and even dairy-free quiches, you’re going to love this spectacular collection of 20+ savory quiche recipes!
How To Make The Perfect Quiche
Quiche is a French savory custard pie or tart that traditionally consists of…
- a crust
- milk or cream (or a combination of both)
- shredded cheeses like Gruyére, Gouda, Cheddar, or Parmesan as well as crumbled cheeses like feta or chévre
- meats, veggies, herbs for fillings
This delicious concoction then bakes in a pie plate or tart pan for about 45 minutes to an hour.
Most quiches call for 5 to 7 eggs in the custard filling, along with the milk or cream base. Often recipes will call for a ratio of 1 part egg mixture to 2 parts milk or cream mixture.
To create a smooth custard base, use a whisk, mixer, or blender to combine eggs, milk, and seasonings such as salt and pepper.
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If using a crust, you’ll want to prepare the crust ahead of time. Quiche crusts often get pre-baked prior to adding the savory liquid egg-dairy filling.
When it comes to quiche fillings, the options are endless!
Use chopped, pre-cooked meats like bacon or ham. Or seafood like crab or lobster.
Veggies (kale, greens, spinach, mushrooms, zucchini, corn, tomatoes, etc.) and fresh or dried herbs are also delicious. To reduce moisture, lightly sauté greens, onion, zucchini, etc., for 3 to 5 minutes before adding to the filling.
To add potatoes or sweet potatoes to quiche fillings, roast them first.
After the crust is prepared and pre-baked, add the egg-dairy filling and evenly distribute the rest of the fillings throughout the pan. Alternatively, you can add the egg-dairy filling to a large mixing bowl and stir in the fillings, then pour the entire mixture into the pre-baked crust.
Bake up the quiche, then serve warm or cold!
Can I Bake Quiche Without A Crust?
People often wonder if they can make quiche without a crust… The answer is yes!
It’s so simple to make a quiche without a crust — a.k.a. crustless quiche.
Just skip the process of making a crust. Instead, make the filling as usual, and pour it directly into a greased pie dish, tart pan, or casserole dish.
Can I Make Quiche Without Milk Or Cream?
Wondering if you can make a quiche without milk or cream? Of course!
It’s very easy to make this type of substitution in a quiche. In fact, you can leave out the traditional cheese too!
For a dairy-free quiche, substitute a non-dairy milk like coconut milk or almond milk for the milk or cream. Simply leave out the cheese.
What To Serve With Quiche
Quiche is incredibly versatile because you can eat it for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner!
It’s common to serve a brunch-style quiche with a side of crispy bacon or breakfast sausages alongside freshly-squeezed orange juice or a mimosa.
Whenever you choose to eat quiche and whatever you choose to serve it with, you can’t go wrong! We’ve got over 20 delicious quiche recipes for you to choose from!
You’ll find a variety of quiches from crustless to meat and veggie-based. Many of the quiches are grain-free and several are Paleo, gluten-free, Keto, Low Carb, Whole30, and/or GAPS-friendly.
Crustless Quiche Recipes
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Crustless Spring Quiche (Grain-free) — This crustless spring quiche is loaded with asparagus, fennel, radishes, red potatoes, fresh cream, lots of cheese and topped with lemon slices for an extra refreshing flavor.
Crustless Kale Cheddar Quiche (Paleo, Keto, Dairy-free option, Whole30 option) — Whip up this kale and cheddar cheese quiche so easily for breakfast or dinner! Makes great leftovers!
Crustless Asparagus Quiche (Gluten-free, Low Carb, Keto) — Thinking of more ways to enjoy asparagus? Try this quiche packed with asparagus, spinach, and only 2 grams of net carbs per serving.
Turnip and Kale Crustless Green Quiche (Grain-free, Keto, GAPS) — Sneak greens into your life with this delicious turnip and kale quiche! Just tell your kids it’s a Grinch quiche! 😉
Butternut Squash Quiche (Grain-free) — Delicate egg with swirls of soft goat cheese cradles roasted butternut squash, Italian sausage, fennel, and apple with accents of sage and fresh marjoram. The flavors of autumn!
Crustless Rainbow Quiche (Grain-free) — You won’t miss the crust in this delicious quiche full of spinach, asparagus, garlic, raw cheddar, and bacon.
Crustless Spinach and Feta Quiche (Gluten-free) — This crustless spinach and feta quiche is made with lots of fresh spinach and is much lighter than the traditional by eliminating the crust.
Asparagus Mushroom Quiche (Grain-free, Low Carb, Keto) — This asparagus mushroom gluten-free quiche has all the flavor of a regular quiche, but without the crust!
Meat & Veggie-Based Quiche Recipes
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Broccoli and Bacon Quiche (Grain-free) — Like a traditional quiche, this savory custard-pie is packed with cream, cheddar, jack and Parmesan cheeses plus bacon, broccoli, and a hint of thyme. The perfect holiday brunch recipe!
Savory Ham and Broccoli Quiche (Gluten-free, Dairy-free) — With an incredibly flaky, gluten-free pie crust and a filling of silky eggs, savory ham, and broccoli, this quiche is a treat!
Ham and Cheese Crustless Quiche (Grain-free, Dairy-free option) — Perfect for a fast holiday dish, this ham and cheese quiche can also be served for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner all year long!
Instant Pot Crustless Veggie and Bacon Quiche (Grain-free, Low Carb) — With caramelized mushrooms and crispy bacon, this quiche is classic comfort food and gourmet goodness all in one.
Pepperoni Pizza Crustless Quiche (Grain-free, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Dairy-free option) — Pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, and Italian seasonings!? Yes! Super stuffed full of veggies yet still tastes like pizza, everyone will love this quiche!
Fluffy Crustless Quiche (Grain-free, Keto, GAPS) — With a creamy, custard-like bottom, meaty middle, and crusty Parmesan top, this fluffy crustless quiche recipe is a delicious way to start the day!
Crustless Chorizo Mushroom and Pepper Quiche (Gluten-free) — Made in a skillet, this quiche recipe is as quick and easy as possible for you to make on a weeknight after coming home from a long day at work.
Quiche Cups with Tomato and Prosciutto (Paleo, Low Carb, Keto, Whole30) — So easy to make, these mini quiches cooked in a muffin pan are packed with 10 grams of protein.
Spinach Ham and Cheddar Quiche — Spinach, ham, and cheddar make the best ingredient blend in this quiche. Everything you need in one delicious pie dish!
Vegetable Quiche Recipes
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Easy Gluten-Free Veggie Quiche (Dairy-free, Grain-free option) — This easy to make dairy-free quiche is the perfect make-ahead meal: loaded with veggies, a quinoa crust, and sure to please!
Easy Cheese Quiche Recipe with Fresh, Frozen or Freeze Dried Veggies — This easy cheese quiche recipe comes together in minutes for a quick and filling meal. Make it during the spring or summer when fresh produce is abundant. Or, use frozen or freeze dried veggies to enjoy it year round.
Spring Quiche with Asparagus and Artichoke Hearts (Gluten-free) — Perfect for spring! A creamy dreamy and delicious gluten-free quiche with asparagus and artichoke hearts!
Sweet Potato Quiche — 7-ingredient, sweet potato and egg quiche that makes for a fancy brunch or light lunch! This recipe feeds a crowd and is vegetarian.
Herb and Cheese Quiche — A flaky puff pastry crust with a fancy French cheese, egg- and herb-filled center makes for the best quiche!
Tomato and Green Onion Quiche (Gluten-free) — This gluten-free quiche with tomatoes, green onions, and Parmesan is so delicious. Use your blender to easily make the filling!
Easy Asparagus Quiche (Grain-free, Keto) — A great casserole dish, this easy quiche with Fathead Dough and Camembert can be made well in advance.
What are your favorite quiche filling ingredients? Do you prefer quiche for brunch or dinner?
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