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Crustless Quiche Lorraine For One

Low carb Crustless Quiche Lorraine recipe - this incredibly delicious single serving quiche is made with two eggs, cream, crispy bacon, and cheese. Baked in a small baking dish, it's a high protein meal that is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Crustless quiche lorraine baked in a small baking dish on a tray with a glass of red wine

Many years ago, when I was following the Atkins diet and trying to avoid carbs, I stumbled across a crustless quiche lorraine recipe. After strictly following this high protein, meats and vegetables diet for so long, a cheesy, custard-type meal was exactly what I was craving.

Since that time, I've made many crustless quiche recipes and even though I'm not totally avoiding carbs any longer, I still prefer those to the traditional crust versions.

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Why I Love A Crustless Quiche

A quiche is basically a custard made with milk or cream and eggs. For this "crustless quiche lorraine for one", I use 2 large eggs and 4 tablespoons of heavy cream. This is the amount of eggs and cream I use in each and every one of my crustless quiche recipes. From there, I add different combinations of ingredients I enjoy eating.

If you have leftovers in your fridge, a quiche is a wonderful dish to make to use them up. Add your favorite cheese and protein or vegetables and you can create a fabulous meal.

A quiche is a wonderfully adaptable dish. You can choose the season's most flavorful vegetables and any variety of cheeses and meats and make a healthy meal that can be assembled in minutes. 

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Overhead view of a crustless quiche with bacon and cheese in a small baking dish on a tray with a glass of red wine and a fork

Ingredient Notes

See recipe box below for ingredient amounts and full recipe instructions.

  • Eggs and heavy cream: Two large eggs and 3-4 tablespoons of cream are the key ingredients in all of our crustless quiche recipes.
  • Salt, black pepper, and nutmeg: For flavor.
  • Bacon and Gruyere cheese: These are standard ingredients found in a quiche lorraine. See below for ways to use up any leftover ingredients. You may use swiss cheese instead of Gruyere, if necessary.

How To Make This Recipe

  1. To make this quiche, add crumbled cooked bacon and shredded Gruyere cheese to the cream and egg mixture along with a pinch of nutmeg, salt and pepper.
  2. Pour the mixture into a small baking dish or mini pie plate and bake the quiche in the oven for about 25 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can You Freeze A Crustless Quiche Lorraine?

Yes, a crustless quiche freezes very well.
To freeze before baking:
Mix the ingredients together and pour the mixture into a zip-top freezer bag. Thaw the quiche filling in the refrigerator for about 24 hours before baking. Transfer the ingredients to an small oven safe baking dish and bake as the quiche recipe states.
To freeze after baking:
Cook the quiche as directed and allow to cool. Tightly cover with plastic wrap and freeze. When you are ready to reheat the quiche, place the quiche in a 350 degree F oven and heat for 20 minutes.

Do I Have To Use Cream In This Recipe?

I recommend using heavy cream (also known as double cream). The cream makes the quiche richer.
You may also use skim, lowfat, or whole milk instead of the cream. Almond milk and soy milk will work well too.

How Should I Store A Crustless Quiche Lorraine?

Cover the quiche and keep in the refrigerator. It should be eaten within 3 days.

Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients left over from this quiche recipe, you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes.

Expert Tips

  • For this crustless quiche lorraine recipe as well as for many of the recipes here at One Dish Kitchen, we use a 5-inch baking dish which holds about 1.5 cups. and has an area of 25 square inches. A 4x6-inch dish has an area of 24 square inches and will work as well. For best results, use a dish of similar size.You can use any similar smaller sized baking dish or pie plate. If you would like additional information on the baking dishes I use in our “recipes for one”, please visit our FAQ page. For examples of the dishes used at One Dish Kitchen, please visit our Store page.
  • This quiche lorraine would be perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner and if you're looking for a wine recommendation, a Pinot Noir or a Sauvignon Blanc would be lovely.

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Serving Suggestions

You might like to consider serving any of these single serving recipes with your quiche:

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Crustless Quiche Lorraine For One

Crustless Quiche Lorraine For One

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Main Dish
Cuisine: French
Diet: Diabetic
Keywords: crustless quiche, quiche, quiche lorraine
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 680kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 slices cooked bacon , crumbled
  • ½ cup Gruyere , shredded

How To Video

Quiche Lorraine For One
Watch this video on YouTube.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl whisk together the eggs and the cream. Stir in the salt, pepper, nutmeg, bacon and cheese.
  • Pour into lightly buttered baking dish.
  • Bake until quiche is puffed and golden, about 25 minutes.

Notes

Expert Tips
  • For this crustless quiche lorraine recipe as well as for many of the recipes here at One Dish Kitchen, we use a 5-inch baking dish which holds about 1.5 cups. and has an area of 25 square inches. A 4x6-inch dish has an area of 24 square inches and will work as well. For best results, use a dish of similar size.You can use any similar smaller sized baking dish or pie plate. If you would like additional information on the baking dishes I use in our “recipes for one”, please visit our FAQ page. For examples of the dishes used at One Dish Kitchen, please visit our Store page.
  • This quiche lorraine would be perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner and if you're looking for a wine recommendation, a Pinot Noir or a Sauvignon Blanc would be lovely.

Nutrition

Serving: 1quiche | Calories: 680kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 71g | Saturated Fat: 35g | Cholesterol: 594mg | Sodium: 1261mg | Potassium: 342mg | Vitamin A: 2120IU | Calcium: 770mg | Iron: 2mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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42 thoughts on “Crustless Quiche Lorraine For One”

  1. I’m so happy to have found your group Joanie I love the fact your delicious recipes are easy to follow and uncomplicated.
    I find large ingredients off putting as there is so much waste and cooking for one is so helpful
    Thank you from Bangor, Co. Down….Northern Ireland

  2. Mary Jane Armstrong

    5 stars
    This was absolutely delicious! I scraped the sides of the dish to get it all. Very simple to prepare. My bacon was salty so next time will not add more salt.

    1. I can’t find one, either! I went through every one of the items in the “store” and there’s no 5” square pans for sale.

      1. Hi Anna, yes there are baking dishes listed on the Store page. The 5-inch dish is from Corning Ware and the link is on the page. There is also a 6.5-inch dish made by Sweejar that is also listed on the page that will work too. Use a dish that will hold approximately 1.5 to 2-cups.

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