Crustless Quiche  2{A Pretty Life}

Crustless Quiche

Good day friends!

Right now, as I write this I’m sitting in Phoenix, AZ.  The days are hot, the nights are cool…it’s gorgeous here.  But I do have to admit that I’m missing home.  I’m missing the heavy snowfall warnings, and crunchy cold snow under my feet.  Call me crazy, but I miss it…now ask me about that in March and I’ll tell you something different.  But this time of year, snow & cold is the best…it’s so festive and gets me in the mood for Christmas.  Yes, my mind is drifting off to Christmas.  I can’t wait to get home and drag out my decorations, bake some cookies and get planning for the season!

The first planning I do is for get togethers we like to host, and of course the big day!  This means appetizer and meal planning and grocery planning. So when I made this crustless quiche a while back, I couldn’t help but think how perfect it would be on the Christmas morning menu.  Just spend about 15 minutes doing some prep work, pour the mixture into a pretty pie plate like this one, then pop it the oven, and about 45 minutes later breakfast is served!  You can even prep it the night before, then pop it in the oven while you are opening gifts.  Serve it up with some easy peasy cinnamon buns, and you’ve got the best breakfast ever!

Crustless Quiche 2{A Pretty Life}

I love these kinds of recipes too because they are so versatile.  Basically just add ingredients you have around:  use leftover ham, or cubed cooked potato, spinach, tomatoes…you name it.  Anyway, here it is…crustless quiche..a knock off of the frittata.  It’s a crustless quiche?  It’s a frittata?  Whatevs.  It’s delicious.  Yes.


Crustless Quiche
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    Crustless Quiche Base:
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cheese, grated (cheddar cheese, swiss cheese or mozzarella)
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese (optional)
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 cup optional ingredients (see below)
  • Optional Ingredients:
  • As a general rule, I add a combined amount of 1 cup of 3 additional ingredients. (Basically 1/3 cup of each to make a total of 1 cup.) Here are some ideas:
  • cubed ham or crumbled cooked bacon
  • chopped broccoli
  • chopped tomatoes
  • sliced onions, or green onions
  • chopped spinach
  • chopped asparagus
  • cooked cubed potato


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk together all the ingredients.
  3. Pour the egg mixture into an pie dish, and bake uncovered for about 45 minutes. Or until the centre is set, and not jiggly.


 There are so many festive food ideas running through my head right now!  And I’m mostly non-stop thinking about breakfast ideas and cookies.  Oh, and appetizers.  Yum.  So stay tuned for some major deliciousness coming up in the next few weeks!

 Have a delicious day!

P.S.  What do you serve up for Christmas morning?

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  • Reply Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate November 18, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Make ahead dishes on Christmas morning are perfect! Enjoy the rest of your time in Phoenix!

    • Reply Jo-Anna November 18, 2013 at 2:09 PM

      Thanks Mallory! Can’t wait to get home!

  • Reply Sarah @ Beauty School Dropout November 18, 2013 at 12:41 PM

    ‘Round these parts, we call that an egg casserole — and it looks absolutely delicious. I am still trying to figure out exactly what our Christmas plans are, but if I have any say over it, I’ll have an egg dish a lot like that one and some homemade cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning!

    • Reply Jo-Anna November 18, 2013 at 2:09 PM

      Now that sounds like the perfect combination! I love cinnamon rolls!

    • Reply Jo-Anna November 18, 2013 at 2:11 PM

      Such a great idea in fact, I just had to update my post to include a cinnamon bun recipe! Thanks Sarah!

  • Reply Pretend Chef November 18, 2013 at 6:35 PM

    Added to my Must Make list. I have all of the ingredients on hand. This sounds like the perfect breakfast option.

    • Reply Jo-Anna November 21, 2013 at 1:29 PM

      I hope you love it! Have a great weekend!

  • Reply Tara @ Suburble November 19, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    Lucky you in Arizona! Hope you’re having a lovely time away from the cold!

    This quiche looks lovely! I’m a bit fan of these – with or without crust!

    • Reply Jo-Anna November 21, 2013 at 1:27 PM

      Me too…and they’re my go to recipe when I don’t know what to make for dinner!

  • Reply Silvia Ribas November 19, 2013 at 10:54 AM

    Hi Jo-Anna…. I wanted to tell you how much I love your recipe ideas, I have tried several of them. They are very tasty! I am originally from Brazil so I struggle to find healthy but tasty recipes. I can’t wait to try this one! Hugs 🙂 Silvia

    • Reply Jo-Anna November 21, 2013 at 1:27 PM

      Thank you so much Silvia! It makes me so happy to hear that people try and enjoy my recipes…it’s really the best feeling! Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know!

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    I love this simple recipe! I have used this recipe twice for my family, once was for a Sunday morning breakfast and the other time was for a “breakfast for dinner” meal. I like to add zucchini when I make it.

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      I love to hear that! It’s one of our faves too!! I think next time I’ll add zucchini as well…yum!

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    This crustless quiche sounds delicious. One question, can this quiche be cooked on the stove or in the microwave, instead of the oven?

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      Hi Heidi! No,this recipe is best baked. I think if you cook it in the microwave or on the stove, it will end up being more like scrambled eggs, as these cooking methods will require stirring.

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    Can you tell me if this is baked in a regular 9in pie plate or a deep dish pie plate? Also, I would like to cook this tomorrow to save me some oven time for Easter cooking, what are the recommended reheating instructions?

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      Hi Jessica!
      I baked this in a deep dish plate, but you can also use an 8×8 glass baking dish as well. For cooking, I find that this dish is best made the day of serving. When I do have leftovers, I just microwave them, but they do tend to be a tiny bit watery.

  • Reply Chick Pilot November 28, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    Thank for this simple yet delicious crustless recipe. We are in the middle of a two state power outage and had to spend T-giving in a lake cabin that had power. Lucky to have that option but am trying to find ways to use up T-giving ham w/ limited ingredients and cooking utensils compared to my fully-stocked but freezing cold (can you say 28 degrees INSIDE) home kitchen. I can modify this recipe to fit our rather simple cooking situation. Yay!!! Happy family here.

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      I’m so happy to hear that this recipe is a part of your Thanksgiving this year! I’m sorry to hear about the power loss, but it sounds like you are making the best of it! Enjoy the rest of your weekend at the cabin!

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