Sometimes a simple recipe like this crustless bacon and spinach quiche is a must make. This quiche is a great low-carb recipe. It is definitely one of my favorite breakfast recipes.
When I was little I could go to grandma and grandpa's farm and ride up and down the aisles of the hen house with grandpa pushing the cart as we collected eggs. I wish I could find the pictures of this. I feel like the smell of chicken litter is engrained in my memory because of this. So, in honor of this very fond memory, I am bringing you a bacon and spinach quiche. In honor of my grandpa who was diagnosed late in life with celiac disease, I am sharing a crustless version.
Crustless Bacon and Spinach Quiche
Now the key to my family eating anything with spinach in it is to add bacon. Bacon is the beginning of all things breakfast. Then add onions, garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes and cheese in addition to the spinach and garlic that round this out. I have had lots of fresh herbs as well. Toss in some parsley and thyme as well. Now, I put the layers of spinach that has been wilted in bacon fat. Come on people, you know this sounds amazing. Followed by bacon and mushrooms and tomatoes. I mix the shredded cheese into the eggs along with milk.
Pour the egg, milk and cheese mixture over the veggies and bacon and then bake on 375 for 30-40 minutes. You want the eggs to be completely cooked and springy to the touch when the crustless quiche is done.
Enjoy this low-carb bacon quiche with some additional fresh herbs. I loved this and it reheated during the week quite well. Lucky for me there were leftovers.
Tips for Making Low-Carb Quiche
- Skip the crust. You don't need it and won't miss it.
- Don't add flour or cornstarch. Many quiche recipes call for flour or cornstarch in the recipe. Don't need it. Just skip it.
- Use lots of protein and low-carb veggies. Don't overdo the onions or garlic. They can carry sneaky carbs.
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Crustless Bacon and Spinach Quiche
- 6 large eggs beaten
- 1 ½ cups heavy cream
- Salt and pepper
- 2 cups chopped fresh baby spinach packed
- ½ pound bacon cooked and crumbled
- ½ cup diced onion
- 2 cloves garlic diced
- 4-5 button mushrooms diced
- 12 cherry tomatoes halved
- 1 ½ cups shredded colby jack cheese
- fresh herbs such as thyme and parsley
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a large skillet, saute onions and garlic in reserved bacon grease. When spinach is just wilted move spinach and onions to a well butter pie dish.
- Layer bacon, quick sauteed mushrooms and tomatoes over spinach.
- Combine the eggs, cream, fresh herbs, cheese, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Pour the egg mixture on top of spinach and veggies.
- Bake for 35 to 45 minutes until the egg mixture is set. Cut into 8 wedges.
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Thank you for the recipe - I really enjoyed it. I wanted to let you know though that you may want to add to the directions when to add the cheese. Although it is listed in the ingredients and it is sort of a no brainer to add cheese to quiche, the directions do not mention adding it and I completely forgot it until my quiche was baking! So, I added it at the end to the top of the quiche and then placed it back in the oven to brown on top, which turned out so delicious. But, you may want to add it for your readers.
I had to make a comment because this was such a good low carb recipe. I used chopped baby asparagus along with the spinach and eliminated the tomatoes (because I was afraid it would be runny). I used cheddar cheese. Otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. After I cooked the vegetables, I dried them on a paper towel before I put them in the pie plate.
It turned out really great. I let it set a little before I cut it. At first there was a little liquid in the bottom, but I let it set a little longer and it was perfect.
This is going to be a regular meal - great for using leftovers, so long as there is always bacon in it!
The instructions are severely lacking. It is easy enough to figure it out on your own, but that doesn't make it a good post. Fix it.
I just started keto and wondered what the nutritional info is...calories and net carbs per serving?