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Crustless Quiche Recipe

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yield 1 (9-inch) quiche (8 servings)
Category Main Dish
Cuisine French


A no-fuss creamy crustless quiche that's packed with savory flavor from bacon and Gruyère cheese. 


  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 cup thinly sliced white onion
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 ½ cups whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Pinch grated fresh nutmeg
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyère cheese (4 ounces)
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan (2 ounces)


  • Heat oven to 350ºF (176ºC) with rack set in middle position. Coat a 9-inch deep dish pie plate with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook bacon until crispy; 8–10 minutes. Using a spoon, transfer bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Discard all but 1 tablespoon bacon drippings.
  • Return reserved tablespoon drippings to now empty skillet (or use olive oil). Add onion and cook over medium heat until softened and starting to brown, 5–7 minutes; let cool slightly.
  • For custard, vigorously whisk eggs in a large bowl until light in color and bubbly, about 1 minute. Whisk in milk, salt, cayenne and nutmeg until thoroughly combined.
    milk getting poured into egg mixture
  • Stir in bacon, onion and cheeses.
    cooked bacon and sauteed onions added to a bowl of beaten eggs
  • Pour custard into prepared pie plate.
  • Bake quiche until edges are set and center is slightly jiggly, 50–55 minutes.
    crustless quiche in a white pie plate
  • Let quiche cool at least 1 hour; serve.


If you want a more luxurious, silky quiche, use half-and-half instead of whole milk.


Serving: 1 pieceCalories: 256kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 18gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 220mgSodium: 569mgSugar: 4g
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