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The BEST Crustless Quiche Recipe

I’m a huge fan of quiche, and this is, hands-down, the BEST Crustless Quiche Recipe. Trust me on this.

Last week, I was short on dinner fixin’s, but I did have a bunch of eggs on hand and a package of sweet Italian sausage that was threatening to deterioriate in the back of my fridge if I didn’t use it up, so I went googling around for a sausage quiche recipe. I put a few together, and this is what I came up with.

The BEST Crustless Quiche Recipe

It. Was. Delicious.

We ended up entertaining some friends on our back deck, so when the quiche was ready, I plated it up and brought it outside to share. Everyone loved it. Either that, or they were just being nice, but I prefer to believe that they all think I’m a fantabulous cook. Either way, WE enjoyed it, and it is sure to be a regular in my quiche rotation.

The BEST Crustless Quiche Recipe

This plate definitely needs some embellishment to be prettier, but you can get the basic idea. As I said, we had impromptu company so I just put it on a plate and snapped a photo.

I make mine without the crust because we are gluten-free, but you can certainly throw the ingredients into a pie shell if you’d like.

Crustless Italian Sausage Quiche
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Delicious and easy crustless quiche with sweet Italian sausage, cheddar and fresh herbs!
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 1/2 small onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped red pepper
  • 4 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  1. Brown the sausage and onion and red pepper in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Drain and spread it in a pie plate or a square casserole dish.
  3. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the sausage.
  4. Whisk the eggs, cream and herbs/seasonings together and pour over top.
  5. Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until it’s cooked through. (Test by inserting a knife in the middle. If it comes out clean, then you’re good to go!)
  6. Let stand for 10-15 minutes before cutting. Serve warm or at room temp.


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19 thoughts on “The BEST Crustless Quiche Recipe

  1. I just bought some italian sausage to put on pizza tonight but am definitely not using a full pound on 1 pizza so i have a feeling this may be tomorrow’s lunch, pretty sure I have all the rest of the ingredients already! 🙂

    1. we had pizza crust issues last night for no apparent reason, but this did work well today! a couple changes (a full onion, however much 1 red pepper is, 6 eggs because they needed to be used up, milk instead of cream because it’s what we had), and i had a nice protein rich meal before heading off to work this afternoon 🙂

  2. Real men DO eat quiche. But do you know why all my light ingredients (like diced onions and peppers) always end up in the middle?

  3. I should specify that I make large steamer rounds for a local hotel’s breakfast. Don’t know if it is because of the volume of eggs. I blend well, but by the time it’s done, it’s all in the middle floating at the top.

  4. We’re gluten free too so I use 3 cups defrosted frozen hash browns (drained) mixed with 4 tablespoons melted butter. Press the drained hash browns into the bottom and sides of plate. Bake for 25 minutes in 450 degree oven. Turn oven down to 375 degrees and proceed with the recipe.

      1. Hi Jo Lynn I love the crust less quich recipe the way I did it to improve on the appearance was to put the spinach on top and like a cake decorated it with red bell peppers or layering any which way is more better. Lol

    1. That was probably about the size of a 9×9 pan, and I would say it serves 4 to 6 if there is a salad or something else to go along with it. You can get about 9 small pieces out of it, but some would want seconds on that size of a slice.

  5. Love this quiche, I’ve made it twice now. I do make a crust for it, but wow, so so good and the leftovers are excellent reheated. Thanks for the recipe!

  6. Thank you thank you thank you! I needed a good recipe for a crustless quiche and found you! I added spinach. Baking it now so ill let you know how the minions like it!

  7. I am going on a “girlfriend” retreat, leaving the hubby’s behind this weekend. I am on Atkins diet and this works in nicely. I figure this is pretty low net carbs taking a look at the ingredients. I am a Christ follower also! Thanks for the recipe.

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