Who needs crust anyway?? It honestly doesn’t taste that much different without it, and you save yourself the calories and of course….. CARBS!!!
The thing that I love about quiche is that it is simple and delicious to make. There are 100 different ways to make it….for me quiche is a recipe that is all about using what you have. If you have small amounts of veggies or cheese you want to use up, this is a great way to use your food so it doesn’t end up in the garbage.
I found a basic crustless quiche recipe online, and changed the ingredients based on what I had in my fridge. I have made quiches before, so I knew generally how to make it. After looking in the refrigerator I decided to combine bacon, gouda, spinach and onion….sounds like a delicious combo to me! If you don’t have these ingredients…use whatever you like. The general idea is fill the pie pan with whatever veggies, cheese and meat you want….then add the custard. Put in the oven…and BAM, you have a quiche.
- 5 eggs
- 1 1/2 C. Half and half (or cream, whole milk…whatever you have)
- 2 cups chopped Spinach
- 4 slices diced Bacon
- 1/4 large chopped Red Onion
- 1 C. shredded Gouda
- Salt and pepper to taste
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On medium heat, brown bacon and onion. When cooked remove from heat and let excess oil strain over paper towel.
4. In a seperate bowl, mix cream and eggs with a whisk until mixed well. Salt and pepper now (not much salt is needed since bacon and cheese have salt)
8. Let stand for at least 10 minutes….. ENJOY 🙂
Now i’m no chef, I want to make that clear. I experiment a lot when I’m cooking and am very critical of what I cook. This quiche was very good, however it was slightly watery. This happens from all the spinach I used. So when you make this, keep that in mind when adding veggies. Some release water…mushrooms especially.
Just make sure to cook it long enough until it is brown….that will help 😉