This is my best crustless zucchini quiche recipe yet. The crustless quiche has a creamy, custardy texture and all the delicious flavors of your favorite quiche recipe but without all the added carbs and calories in the crust. It's also dairy-free and kosher-parve. Plus, it's a great way to get in extra servings of veggies! The crustless zucchini quiche is a healthy and delicious dish that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
What is a quiche?
A classic french dish, a quiche is an open-faced tart with a custard filling.
This crustless zucchini quiche recipe is made with eggs, zucchini, and onions as the main ingredients. It has a delectable crust-free crust, so it's easy to make and light for healthy eating; there's no need for blind baking, rolling, and freezing dough, just one bowl, and a spoon to mix the batter.
There are lots of different types of quiche you can make; each one describes the ingredients that you mix into the egg batter. For example, some people add cheese or meat, fish, or vegetables.
This parve crustless zucchini quiche is delicious and can be a great side dish or a main dish if you have a vegetarian guest over. It goes well as a light lunch with a salad or soup!
Tips for making the best crustless zucchini quiche
Zucchini is one vegetable that works great in quiche. If you need a non-dairy kosher-parve version of zucchini quiche, I have the perfect recipe for you!
First, I have some tips that will help you make the perfect quiche every single time:
Use light-skinned zucchinis
I use light skin zucchinis because they tend to have a less bitter taste; if you cannot find them and want to use the darker ones, peel them to reduce their bitterness. Yellow zucchini will work great too.
Make it gluten-free
I used breadcrumbs and all-purpose flour in this quiche. If you need it to be gluten-free, I suggest using gluten-free all-purpose flour and gluten-free breadcrumbs or almond flour.
Grease the pie plate
If you don't want this quiche sticking to your pie plate, grease it with nonstick spray. You could also place a sheet of parchment paper on the bottom of the pie plate.
Here are some questions people often ask about how to make a crustless zucchini quiche.
What's the difference between a crustless quiche and a frittata?
A crustless quiche has a custard-like texture, while a frittata is more like an omelet. A crustless quiche is usually cooked in the oven, while a frittata is traditionally cooked on the stovetop.
Why is my zucchini quiche watery?
Many different types of vegetables release water as they cook, and zucchini is known to do this.
To avoid your quiche becoming too watery,
- Grate your zucchini in a bowl.
- Then press or squeeze it between towels to remove any excess moisture.
- Lay flat on a paper towel for a few minutes to dry out.
Can I use frozen zucchini?
Yes! Just defrost it in the fridge before using it, and make sure to squeeze out any extra moisture.
Do I have to use zucchini?
No! There are many vegetables that would taste delicious in a crustless quiche.
Try one of these next:
Do you cook vegetables before putting them in quiche?
For this specific recipe, no, it is not necessary to cook the zucchini before. The only thing I cooked beforehand was sautéing the onions to add the quiche mixture. It gives the onions a yummy caramelized flavor.
How many people does a zucchini quiche serve?
This recipe will make enough to feed about 10 people. I baked mine in a 24cm/9.5-inch pie plate. You could also make mini quiche muffin cups. Just pour the batter into a muffin tin instead of a pie plate.
How do I store this quiche to enjoy later?
You can store crustless zucchini quiche in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. It's essential to keep your quiche covered so it doesn't dry out in the fridge. Just make sure it's completely cooled before storing it.
If you want, you can even freeze the quiche. To do this, place each slice in a zipper-lock bag and freeze for up to three months. Then, when you're ready to enjoy it, simply reheat it in the oven or microwave until warmed through.
Make this crustless quiche recipe today!
This crustless zucchini quiche is sure to be a hit. It's healthy, tasty, and easy to make. Plus, it will feed a crowd or make great leftovers for later in the week. So grab your ingredients and give it a try. Trust me, you'll be glad you did.
Healthy Crustless Zucchini Quiche
- ¾ cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Black pepper (as much as you like)
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 onions cut to small cubes
- 4 medium zucchinis
- 3 tablespoon breadcrumbs
- 3 eggs
- Heat the oven to 180°C / 350°F with the fan and grease a baking pan or pie plate.
- In a pan, sauté the onions with the olive oil until they are tender and change color. Set aside to cool.
- Wash and grate the zucchini into a bowl.
- Add salt, pepper, eggs, flour, and baking powder and mix well.
- Add the cooled onions and stir.
- Sprinkle the breadcrumbs on the greased pan evenly.
- Pour the batter into the pan and bake for 40 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and cool at room temperature.
- Serve and enjoy!