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Crustless Spinach Quiche For One

This delicious Crustless Spinach Quiche is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Low carb, easy to make, and filled with spinach, ham, and plenty of cheese.

A spinach quiche in a small baking dish next to a glass of red wine

Why This Recipe Works

  • One of my favorite meals to make is a crustless quiche! This crustless spinach quiche is one version I make all the time. It's cheesy, healthy and absolutely delicious.
  • A crustless quiche is a wonderful low carb meal.
  • They are easily customizable.
  • This mini quiche is a wonderful size if you're cooking for one. I use a 5-inch x 5-inch baking dish which holds about 2 cups and has an area of 25-inches. A 4-inch by 6-inch dish will work well as would most 5 to 6-inch diameter pans.
  • It's wonderful to not have to bother with making a crust. I save so much time by eliminating the pastry step. If you would like to add a crust to this quiche recipe, I recommend using a frozen, or pre-made pie crust and cutting it to fit the dish.

Ingredient Notes

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

  • Olive oil: I use extra virgin olive oil in this crustless quiche recipe as well as in every other recipe on One Dish Kitchen that calls for olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil is the least processed form of olive oil. It is an unrefined oil and the highest-quality olive oil you can buy. Because of the way extra virgin olive oil is made, it retains more true olive taste. It also contains more of the vitamins and minerals found in olives. It's my favorite type of olive oil to use but you may use a lighter olive oil instead.
  • Onions and garlic: Finely chopped onions and garlic add quite a lot of flavor to this quiche, definitely don't leave them out.
  • Ham: Use 1/2 cup of cubed ham.
  • Spinach: I prefer using fresh spinach. If you use frozen spinach, make sure it is thawed and drained well.
  • Eggs and heavy cream: Two large eggs and 3 tablespoons of cream are the key ingredients in all of our crustless quiche recipes.
  • Salt and black pepper: For flavor.
  • Swiss cheese: I like to use swiss cheese in this recipe, but feel free to use your favorite type instead.
Spinach, onions, and diced ham in a skillet

How To Make This Recipe

  1. Make the quiche "base" by whisking together the eggs and cream.
  2. After you've got the eggs and cream blended, prepare the fillings. For this spinach quiche, sauté onions and garlic in a little olive oil, then add in cubes of salty ham and a handful of spinach.
  3. Once the spinach begins to wilt, pour it into the egg/cream mixture and stir in shredded Swiss cheese.
  4. Bake the quiche in a 5-inch baking dish. I find this baking dish to be the perfect size for anyone cooking for one. The quiche bakes in the oven for a quick 25 minutes.
Cheese hanging off a fork in a spinach quiche with a glass of red wine in the background

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is A Crustless Quiche?

A quiche is one of those perfect dishes that's ideal to enjoy for breakfast, lunch or for dinner. The ingredient list in a crustless quiche is short - eggs, cream and your favorite fillings.
When I set out to scale down my original crustless quiche recipe into a single serving version, I discovered that 2 eggs and 3 tablespoons of cream provided the perfect "base" for a quiche and will yield a creamy and delicious custard every time.

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Can I Use Frozen Spinach Instead Of Fresh Spinach?

Yes you can! Just be sure to thaw the spinach completely and drain as much of the liquid out of it as you can.

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Ways To Use Up Leftover Ingredients

If you have any ingredients left over from this crustless spinach quiche recipe, you might like to consider using them in any of these single serving recipes:

Expert Tips

  • The key ingredients in a crustless quiche are 2 eggs and 3 tablespoons of heavy cream. Feel free to customize your quiche as you would like with seasonal ingredients or ingredients you already have on hand.
  • A 5x5-inch baking dish is a perfect size for this quiche. For best results, use a baking dish of similar size.
A partially eaten crustless spinach quiche next to a glass of red wine

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Crustless Spinach Quiche For One

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Main
Cuisine: Main
Keywords: crustless quiche, low carb recipe, quiche
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 465kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 1/2 cup cubed ham
  • 1 cup baby spinach , loosely packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup cubed Swiss cheese

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Heat a medium-sized skillet on medium-high heat.  Add the olive oil and swirl to evenly coat pan.
  • Add the chopped onions and minced garlic to the pan; cook stirring occasionally until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the cubed ham to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally for 1 minute. Add the spinach and stir until spinach is beginning to wilt, about 3 minutes.
    ingredients for crustless quiche in pan
  • Remove pan from the heat and set aside.  
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, salt and pepper. Fold in the spinach and ham mixture.
  • Stir in the cheese and pour into lightly greased 5-inch baking dish or dish of a similar size.
  • Bake until quiche is puffed and golden, about 25 minutes
    crustless quiche in a baking dish

Notes

Expert Tips
  • The key ingredients in a crustless quiche are 2 eggs and 3 tablespoons of heavy cream. Feel free to customize your quiche as you would like with seasonal ingredients or ingredients you already have on hand.
  • A 5x5-inch baking dish is a perfect size for this quiche. For best results, use a baking dish of similar size.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 464mg | Sodium: 1367mg | Potassium: 422mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4015IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 133mg | Iron: 3mg

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 Spinach Quiche For One”

  1. Loved this recipe. Turned out great. Instead of ham I used fresh mushrooms. And I didn’t have Swiss cheese, so I used cheddar.
    Thank you!

  2. REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO TRYING THESE RECIPES ITS SO HARD COOKING FOR ONE, IVE BEEN BUYING FROZEN MEALS AND THEY ARE NOT AS GOOD AS HOME COOKING.SO I HAVE BEEN LIVING ON SANDWITCHES AND EGGS ALL DIFFERENT WAYS SO THANK YOU.

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