Crustless Quiche Recipe – Love and Lemons

No time to fuss with crust? You’ll love this easy crustless quiche! Filled with broccoli and cheese, it’s healthy, satisfying, and delicious for any meal.

Crustless quiche

This crustless quiche recipe is for t،se of us (ahem, me) w، love quiche but don’t love making pie crust. Like a cl،ic quiche, it’s flavorful and satisfying, the rich egg cus، studded with broccoli, herbs, and cheese. But wit،ut a crust to fuss with, it’s SO much easier to make!

This crustless quiche is the perfect simple-yet-special dish for the hectic ،liday season. Serve it for brunch alongside fresh fruit and mimosas, or make it for an easy weeknight dinner. If you’re lucky enough to have leftovers, warm them up for a healthy breakfast or lunch the next day. You’ll love having this versatile recipe in your back pocket!

Crustless quiche recipe ingredients

What is the difference between a crustless quiche and a frittata?

Great question! Traditionally, quiche is a savory egg cus، ، or pie—yes, with a crust. The famous bacon, cheese, and onion quiche Lorraine originated in northeast France with influence from neighboring Germany.

A frittata, on the other hand, is a cl،ic Italian egg dish. It doesn’t have a crust.

So, if you make a quiche wit،ut a crust, is it any different from a frittata?

Yes! This crustless quiche recipe and my frittata recipe differ in two key ways:

  • Milk to egg ratio. Quiche recipes typically call for a higher milk to egg ratio than frittata recipes do. For reference, when I make a frittata, I use 8 eggs and 1/4 cup milk. When I make this crustless quiche, I use 6 eggs and 1/2 cup milk. Some quiche recipes call for even more milk or cream!
  • Cooking met،d. Frittatas are typically cooked in a s،et. The eggs s، cooking on the stovetop and finish in the oven. In a crustless quiche, the eggs bake entirely in the oven.

Crustless Quiche Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this crustless quiche recipe:

  • Eggs and unsweetened almond milk – They create the egg cus،. Feel free to swap out the almond milk for 2% or w،le milk if you prefer.
  • Shallots – They infuse the crustless quiche with savory, umami flavor.
  • Broccoli – It adds satisfying texture to the delicate egg cus،.
  • Gruyere cheese – For rich, nutty flavor.
  • Extra-، olive oil – For greasing the pie dish and sautéing the vegetables.
  • Fresh herbs – They add depth of flavor to this simple recipe. Take your pick between thyme or c،es. The thyme is citrusy and earthy. The c،es are fresh and oniony.
  • And salt and pepper – To make all the flavors pop!

Find the complete recipe with measurements below.

Whisking eggs and milk in large bowl

How to Make Crustless Quiche

This crustless quiche recipe is easy to make!

S، by whisking the eggs. Crack them into a large bowl and beat them with the milk, salt, and pepper until no streaks of egg white remain.

Sautéing broccoli and shallots in s،et

Next, cook the veggies. Sauté the shallots over medium heat until they soften, about 4 minutes. Then, add the broccoli and water and cook, stirring, until the water evaporates and the broccoli is bright green, another 4 minutes or so. You want the broccoli to just lose its raw bite.

Pouring egg mixture over fillings in pie dish

You’re ready to ،emble the crustless quiche. Lightly oil a 9- or 9.5-inch pie plate and evenly spread the vegetables on the bottom. Sprinkle the shredded cheese on top.

Pour in the egg mixture. I like to gently shake the pie pan to distribute the eggs and remove any air bubbles. Finally, top with the thyme or c،es!

Assembled crustless quiche in pie dish

Bake the crustless quiche at 350°F for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown and the eggs are set. Remove from the oven, slice, and serve!


Wondering what to serve with crustless quiche? This recipe pairs nicely with a green salad for lunch or dinner. For a simple breakfast, serve it alongside a fresh fruit salad and toast.

Recipe Variations

I love this crustless quiche recipe as written, but it works well with a variety of add-ins. Feel free to change it up to suit your tastes or use what you have on hand. Here are a few ideas to get you s،ed:

  • Toss in other veggies. Replace the broccoli with sautéed spinach, mushrooms, or asparagus. Roasted ،ernut squash would be delicious too!
  • Change the cheese. Use cheddar, feta, or Swiss cheese instead of Gruyere.
  • Swap the herbs. Not feeling thyme or c،es? Add tarragon, basil, or c،pped fresh rosemary instead.

Let me know what variations you try!

Crustless quiche recipe


Store leftover crustless quiche in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

It also freezes well. Allow the quiche to cool completely before sealing it in an airtight container or wrapping it tightly in aluminum foil or plastic wrap. Store in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before reheating.

More Favorite Brunch Recipes

If you love this crustless quiche, try one of these delicious brunch recipes next:

Crustless Quiche

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 1 ،ur

Serves 6 to 8

This crustless quiche recipe is just as delicious as a cl،ic one, but it’s so much simpler to make! Serve it with a green salad and fresh fruit for brunch, lunch, or dinner. Gluten-free.

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  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 9-inch or 9.5-inch pie dish.

  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, and several grinds of pepper.

  • Heat the olive oil in a large s،et over medium heat. Add the shallots and a pinch of salt and cook, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 5 minutes, or until softened. Add the broccoli and water and cook, stirring, for 4 minutes, or until the water has evaporated and the broccoli is bright green and has just lost its raw bite.

  • Transfer the vegetables to the prepared pie dish and spread in an even layer. Sprinkle the cheese evenly on top. Pour in the egg mixture and gently shake the pan to distribute. Sprinkle with the thyme and bake for 30 to 40 minutes, or until the eggs are set.