Crustless Spinach Quiche - Healthy Recipes Blog (2024)

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This flavorful crustless spinach quiche is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or meatless dinner.

I bake two at a time to ensure I have yummy leftovers! They're excellent reheated; you can even enjoy them cold straight out of the fridge.

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Crustless quiches are awesome. As much as I like a flaky crust, most of the flavor is in the filling. I enjoy crustless vegetable quiche, crustless broccoli quiche, and crustless quiche Lorraine.

I especially like this crustless spinach quiche. It's easy to make and, just as important, delicious. The combination of spinach, garlic, and parmesan is delightful. It's like eating creamed spinach in a pie form! It's so very flavorful.

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Ingredients

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You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this quiche. The exact measurements are included in the recipe card below. Here's an overview of what you'll need:

  • Frozen chopped spinach: I use it because it's so convenient. I always have a package or two of frozen spinach in my freezer.
  • Eggs: I use large eggs in most of my recipes, this one included.
  • Sour cream: You can use whole milk Greek yogurt instead, but sour cream is richer and better.
  • To season: Kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried thyme.
  • Grated Parmesan: Using finely grated cheese is best, not coarsely shredded.

Variations

  • You can use whole-milk Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, although sour cream is better. I don't recommend using low-fat yogurt.
  • Add ¼ cup of chopped sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Add ¼ cup of chopped cooked bacon or ham cubes.
  • Before baking, you can sprinkle the quiche with ¼ cup of shredded white cheddar.

Instructions

Making this crustless spinach quiche is easy! Scroll down to the recipe card for detailed instructions. Here are the basic steps:

Place the spinach in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave until thawed, about 4 minutes. Allow it to cool slightly, then place the thawed spinach in a colander and press on it repeatedly with the back of a large spoon to drain it.

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Whisk the eggs, sour cream, kosher salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried thyme in a large bowl. Stir in the defrosted spinach and grated parmesan.

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Pour the mixture into a greased pie plate and bake the quiche until it's puffed and fully cooked. This should take 25-30 minutes in a 400°F oven.

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Cool the quiche in the pan for 15 minutes on a cooling rack before slicing and serving.

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Expert Tip

The only somewhat challenging part of this recipe is ensuring that the defrosted spinach is as dry as possible. But it's important. You'll need to really squeeze out as much water as you possibly can to ensure a firm, non-watery quiche.

Recipe FAQs

Should I cook the spinach before adding it to the quiche?

You should lightly cook it to defrost it and then squeeze out as much liquid as possible.

Why is my quiche watery?

This happens when you don't squeeze out enough of the liquids. Next time, make sure to work hard at getting the spinach as dry as possible.

What's the difference between a crustless quiche and a frittata?

They're similar, but the ratio of ingredients is slightly different. A frittata relies mainly on eggs, while a quiche also has creamy dairy ingredients such as sour or heavy cream.

Traditionally, you would also cook a frittata in a skillet and bake a quiche in a pie dish.

Serving Suggestions

This crustless spinach quiche is perfect for brunch or a light dinner. It tastes great warm or at room temperature.

I've been known to sneak a slice straight from the fridge! It's delicious even when cold.

I also like to serve it for dinner. It's substantial and filling enough. I pair it with a simple tomato salad or arugula salad for a quick and easy meatless dinner.

Storing Leftovers

I usually bake two quiches. We have one for dinner; the second is my lunch for the next few days.

This quiche keeps beautifully in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to 4 days. You can also slice it into individual slices and freeze the slices.

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Crustless Spinach Quiche

This flavorful crustless spinach quiche is perfect for breakfast, lunch, or a meatless dinner.

Prep Time15 minutes mins

Cook Time30 minutes mins

Rest time15 minutes mins

Total Time1 hour hr

Course: Breakfast

Cuisine: French

Diet: Gluten Free

Servings: 8 servings

Calories: 132kcal

Author: Vered DeLeeuw

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon butter for pan
  • 16 ounces frozen chopped spinach
  • 6 large eggs
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt or ¼ teaspoon of any other salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese grated

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 400°F. Generously butter the bottom and sides of a 9-inch ceramic or glass pie plate.

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  • Place the spinach in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave until thawed, about 4 minutes. Allow to slightly cool. Place the spinach in a colander and press on it repeatedly with the back of a large spoon to drain as much water as possible.

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  • Whisk the eggs, sour cream, kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried thyme in a large bowl.

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  • Using a spatula, stir in the spinach and parmesan.

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  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pie plate. Bake until the quiche is puffed, its edges are browned, and its center appears set, and a toothpick inserted in its center comes out clean, 25-30 minutes.

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  • Cool the quiche for 15 minutes in the pan on a cooling rack before slicing and serving.

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Notes

The only somewhat challenging part of this recipe is ensuring that the defrosted spinach is as dry as possible. You'll need to squeeze out as much water as you possibly can to ensure a firm, non-watery quiche.

This quiche keeps beautifully in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to 4 days. You can also slice it into individual slices and freeze the slices.

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Nutrition per Serving

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 253mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g

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Crustless Spinach Quiche - Healthy Recipes Blog (29) Vered DeLeeuw, LL.M., CNC, has been following a low-carb real-food diet and blogging about it since 2011. She's a Certified Nutrition Coach (NASM-CNC), has taken courses at the Harvard School of Public Health, and has earned a Nutrition and Healthy Living Certificate from Cornell University. Her work has appeared in several major media outlets, including Healthline, HuffPost, Today, Women's Health, Shape, and Country Living. Click to learn more about Vered.

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  1. Jennie

    Can I use fresh spinach instead of frozen?

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    • Vered DeLeeuw

      Hi Jennie,
      I only tested this recipe with frozen spinach.

      Reply

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FAQs

Does broccoli quiche freeze well? ›

Great Left Over. I don't know about you, but if I'm going to take the time to cook, I want it to last for more than one meal. Broccoli quiche saves and reheats like a dream, and is freezer friendly too.

Can quiche be healthy? ›

Primarily made of eggs, quiche is a one-dish meal made of protein, calcium, essential vitamins, and minerals. Quiche can be a healthy dish when prepared with a few ingredient swaps.

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

Sometimes, quiche is baked without crust. Base Ingredients: While both frittatas and quiches are made with eggs, quiche is made with an egg custard, which also includes cream or milk. Some frittatas are made with egg whites only. Pan: Quiche is baked in pie dish or tart pan, while a frittata is cooked in a skillet.

Is it better to freeze quiche cooked or uncooked? ›

A baked, completely cooled quiche freezes very well, although it will be marginally less custardy than a fresh-baked one. A small amount of “weeping” (separation that causes moisture to pool in the pan) can make the crust a little soggy as well.

Can you freeze homemade spinach quiche? ›

Quiche also freezes well.

Allow it to cool to room temperature after baking. Then, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil, or seal it in an airtight container. Freeze for up to 3 months. Allow to thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating in the microwave or a 325°F oven.

Is quiche okay for weight loss? ›

Keep quiche portions small to control calorie intake. Quiche is a food that has the potential to be healthy, but could also be a diet downfall. Traditional quiche is full of cheese, eggs, cream and made with pie crust, all of which are high-calorie and can be fatty.

Who sells crustless quiche? ›

  • Tesco Crustless Cheddar & Onion Quiche 340G. Write a review. Rest of shelf. £2.50. ...
  • Tesco Crustless Cheddar & Bacon Quiche 340G. Write a review. Rest of shelf. £2.50. ...
  • T . R/Fat Cheddar & Bacon Crustless Quiche 160G. Write a review. Rest of shelf. ...
  • Tesco Crustless Spinach Edamame Kale Quiche 160G. Write a review. Rest of shelf.

Which is healthier quiche or frittata? ›

While often compared to quiche, a frittata is a healthier option because it doesn't have a crust. The benefits are a lot like those of an omelet. At home, you can pile on vegetables and control the amount of oil you use to make it even healthier.

Why is my crustless quiche soggy? ›

If your quiche appears too watery to serve it could be because it was overbaked or underbaked, the egg to dairy ratio was not correct, the ingredients have too much liquid or it was baked on the wrong rack in the oven.

What Italian egg dish is similar to a crustless quiche? ›

A frittata is an Italian egg dish like an omelet or quiche but lazy and forgiving. It's lazy because the recipe is easy, and you don't have to do the tricky omelet fold. It's also forgiving since you don't have to make a crust, and it uses no cream or milk, unlike an omelet or quiche.

What is another name for a crustless quiche? ›

WHAT IS A FRITTATA? Frittatas are Italian in origin and can be described as a cross between an omelet and a crustless quiche. Frittatas take less time to make than quiche or strata.

How many calories in a piece of spinach and feta quiche? ›

Plus a slice of this Spinach Feta Quiche is just 174 calories or 5 WW Points on Weight Watchers.

How many calories in a spinach and gruyere quiche? ›

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
317Calories
18gFat
26gCarbs
13gProtein
Sep 18, 2023

How many calories in a piece of crustless quiche? ›

With so many people doing Keto, low-carb, or macro tracking diets these days, crustless quiches are king for their protein content (18g per serving) and lack of carbs. Plus, crustless quiche is extremely low calorie at 217 calories per slice.

How long does broccoli quiche last in the fridge? ›

Recipe Notes

The quiche can be baked, cooled, and refrigerated up to 3 days in advance. Let come to room temperature or reheat in a 300°F oven before serving. Storage: Leftover baked and cooled quiche can be stored wrapped in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in a 300°F oven until just warm to the touch.

Should you thaw frozen quiche before reheating? ›

The best texture and flavor will come from thawing out your frozen quiche. This helps preserve the custard-like texture and flaky crust.

How do you defrost a quiche? ›

Defrost! While still frozen, place the quiche onto the baking tray you'll be using, on the silicon paper provided in the box and defrost in the fridge for 24hrs. Cook in the oven following the instructions. Leave to cool, (more if you're serving cold), then, using a fish slice, carefully slide onto your serving plate.

How do you freeze individual pieces of quiche? ›

To freeze individual portions, cut quiche into 8 slices and arrange on a rimmed baking sheet. Freeze at least 4 hours and up to overnight for a formative freeze. Wrap each frozen slice in plastic, place all of the slices in a resealable plastic bag, label and date, and return to freezer for up to 1 month.

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