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Low Carb Crustless Quiche Lorraine

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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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


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

  • eggs
  • heavy cream
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • ground nutmeg
  • bacon
  • Gruyere cheese

How To Make A Crustless Quiche

  1. To make this delightful crustless quiche lorraine, add crumbled cooked bacon and shredded Gruyere cheese to the cream and egg mixture along with a pinch of nutmeg, salt and pepper. (Feel free to use shredded swiss cheese or any other favorite cheese instead of the Gruyere).
  2. Pour the mixture into a small baking dish or mini pie plate and bake the quiche in the oven for about 25 minutes.

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.

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 1/2 to 2 cups. You can use any similar smaller sized baking dish or pie plate.

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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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
Keywords: quiche
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 680kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 2 large eggs
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 slices cooked bacon , crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Gruyere , shredded

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Quiche Lorraine For One
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  • 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.


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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39 thoughts on “Low Carb Crustless Quiche Lorraine”

  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.

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