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Elevate your mealtime with this Crustless Quiche Lorraine that’s a perfect single serving! Low in carbs but not in flavor, this quiche combines the rich textures of cream, crispy bacon, and creamy cheese for a truly satisfying dish. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this quiche, baked in a small baking dish, has you covered. It’s a high-protein dish that’s simply irresistible.

Enjoy this small Quiche Lorraine with a sweet and fruity bowl of Ambrosia, a slice of warm, freshly baked French Bread, or a side of honey-glazed Roasted Carrots. Each side dish complements the quiche with its unique flavors and textures.

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Why You’ll Love This Quiche Lorraine Recipe

  • Simple Ingredients: All you need are common kitchen staples like eggs, cream, and bacon.
  • Low-Carb: Missing the crust but not the carbs, this quiche is perfect for keto and low-carb diets.
  • Versatility: Ideal for any meal—be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
  • High-Protein: Packed with protein, this quiche will keep you satiated for longer.

Watch How To Make This Quiche

The Magic Formula For A One-Serving Crustless Quiche Lorraine

At its core, a quiche is a savory custard that blends the creaminess of milk or cream with the structure of eggs. For this specific single serving Crustless Quiche Lorraine, I opt for 2 large eggs coupled with 4 tablespoons of heavy cream. This ratio serves as the foundation for all my crustless quiche recipes, and from there, the sky’s the limit for flavor combinations.

Leftovers lurking in your fridge? Transform them into something spectacular with a quiche. Simply toss in your preferred cheese, proteins, or veggies to craft an extraordinary meal in no time.

The adaptability of a quiche is one of its most appealing features. Select from a range of in-season vegetables, diverse cheeses, and various meats to whip up a nutritious, customizable meal that comes together effortlessly.

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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

If you have any ingredients leftover from this recipe, check out our Leftover Ingredients Recipe Finder.

  • Eggs and Heavy Cream: The backbone of any crustless quiche recipe, including this one, is 2 large eggs paired with 3-4 tablespoons of heavy cream. These create the creamy, custard-like texture we all love in a quiche. You might like to explore our other single serving crustless quiche recipes like Spinach Quiche and Pizza Quiche.
  • Seasonings: Salt, black pepper, and a dash of nutmeg are essential for enhancing the flavor profile of the quiche. Don’t skip these; they elevate the dish to the next level.
  • Bacon and Gruyère Cheese: These are the hallmark ingredients in a traditional Quiche Lorraine. Bacon adds a smoky, salty dimension while Gruyère cheese brings a nutty richness. If Gruyère is not available, Swiss cheese makes a suitable substitute. If you’ve got a few strips of bacon leftover, consider using them in Crack Chicken or a Bacon, Egg and Cheese Cup. Any extra Gruyère can be used in French Onion Soup or Green Bean Casserole.

This section provides a quick rundown of the ingredients used in this Crustless Quiche Lorraine recipe. For complete measurements and step-by-step instructions, please scroll to the recipe card located at the bottom of this post.

Recipe Variations

Looking to to mix it up? This single serve Crustless Quiche Lorraine is already delicious, but if you’re interested in some variations, you’re in the right place.

  • Swap the Cheese: Instead of Gruyere, try Emmental or Jarlsberg for a slightly different yet equally delicious flavor profile.
  • Add Veggies: Incorporate some chopped spinach or bell peppers for an added layer of complexity and a pop of color.
  • Go Meat-Free: If you want to keep it vegetarian, skip the bacon and use sautéed mushrooms or smoked tempeh as a hearty alternative.
  • Spice It Up: If you like a bit of heat, a dash of crushed red pepper flakes or a dollop of sriracha sauce can elevate your quiche.
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How To Make Crustless Quiche Lorraine

  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.

Expert Tips

  • Choosing the Right Baking Dish: The ideal baking dish for this crustless Quiche Lorraine is about 5×5 inches, holding approximately 1.5 cups. You could also use a 4×6-inch dish with a similar surface area. The size of the dish impacts cooking time and how the quiche sets, so try to stick with these size guidelines.
  • Meal Versatility: This Quiche Lorraine isn’t just for breakfast! It’s a versatile dish that pairs well with any meal of the day.
  • Wine Pairing: Looking to elevate your meal? Consider pairing your quiche with a glass of Pinot Noir or Sauvignon Blanc. These wines complement the rich, savory flavors perfectly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I freeze crustless quiche lorraine?

Yes, you can absolutely freeze this crustless quiche, either before or after baking.
To Freeze Before Baking: Combine all ingredients and transfer to a zip-top freezer bag. Make sure to thaw the mixture in the fridge for about 24 hours prior to baking. Once thawed, pour the contents into a small oven-safe dish and bake according to the recipe.
To Freeze After Baking: Cook the quiche as instructed and let it cool. Wrap it tightly in plastic wrap before freezing. To reheat, bake the frozen quiche in a preheated 350°F oven for 20 minutes.

Do I have to use heavy cream in this quiche recipe?

While heavy cream is recommended for a richer texture, it’s not mandatory. Substitutes like skim, low-fat, or whole milk can be used. Plant-based options like almond or soy milk are also viable choices.

How do I store leftover quiche lorraine?

Cover the baked quiche and store it in the refrigerator. It’s best consumed within three days for optimal freshness.

Ways To Use Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients leftover from this recipe, check out our Leftover Ingredients Recipe Finder or you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving and small batch recipes:

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Crustless Quiche Lorraine For One

4.75 from 36 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
You certainly won't miss the crust in this lovely Crustless Quiche Lorraine for one! It's perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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
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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

  • Choosing the Right Baking Dish: The ideal baking dish for this crustless Quiche Lorraine is about 5×5 inches, holding approximately 1.5 cups. You could also opt for a 4×6-inch dish with a similar surface area. The size of the dish impacts cooking time and how the quiche sets, so try to stick with these size guidelines.
  • Meal Versatility: This Quiche Lorraine isn’t just for breakfast! It’s a versatile dish that pairs well with any meal of the day.
  • Wine Pairing: Looking to elevate your meal? Consider pairing your quiche with a glass of Pinot Noir or Sauvignon Blanc. These wines complement the rich, savory flavors perfectly.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving, Calories: 654kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 40g, Fat: 54g, Saturated Fat: 29g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 17g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 511mg, Sodium: 1069mg, Potassium: 323mg, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 2064IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 765mg, 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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74 Comments

  1. Jan McIntyre says:

    Every dish I have tried has been a 5 star recipe. Thank you so much. I have been making breakfast and lunch for my daughter who just had a baby. Delicious meals with no leftovers!!! Love it.

  2. Danille Worthen says:

    My husband loves it so much he doesn’t want me to change anything. He finished the one I made yesterday, just this morning. I’m now making him another one. He usually has sweets with his coffee. He now prefers this. Wow!

  3. Jamie Butow says:

    I love this when I want something decadent. It’s quick to whip up and pop in the oven while I clean up, feed the dogs, and pour a glass of wine! I do recommend cutting the salt to 1/8 tsp. The salty bacon is enough. I added green onion, too.

  4. Gail Martin says:

    Making this for the third time! It’s so good!