This Low Carb Ham and Cheese Crustless Quiche is an easy recipe filled with broccoli, ham, and cheese. It’s a great low carb breakfast or make ahead brunch recipe.

low carb crustless quiche with ham, cheese and broccoli

This easy keto quiche is great way to start your day without all of the carbs. It’s a mixture of eggs and heavy cream packed full of cheese, ham, and broccoli that is baked into a fluffy, flavorful, crustless quiche.

This low carb quiche is great for a Sunday family brunch or a quick and easy breakfast on-the-go during the week. I even think it makes an awesome lunch during the week.

You’re going to love how easy it is to make and how simple it is to prepare ahead of time. Play around with different combinations of meats, veggies and cheeses and see what a difference breakfast can make in your day.

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Ingredients for low carb ham and cheese crustless quiche

What You’ll Need:

  • Eggs– You can’t make a quiche, or a crustless quiche, without breaking a few eggs!
  • Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese – Nothing goes better with eggs than cheese! A finely grated cheddar cheese goes perfectly with the ham and eggs.
  • Ham– Use leftover ham from dinner the night before or buy a small boneless ham and chop it into cubes. Either way, the sweet and salty flavor is going go perfectly with your cheese and broccoli.
  • Onion– Sauté some diced onions along with your ham to pack as much flavor as possible into your low carb quiche.
  • Broccoli – Cut it into small, bite-sized florets before adding it to the low carb quiche.
  • Heavy Cream– You can substitute milk for the heavy cream but don’t unless you have to. The heavy cream adds a richness to the low carb quiche that you miss out on with milk.

If you want to mix it up you can also substitute the mix-ins with cooked bacon, swiss cheese, or even add spinach.

steps to make low carb ham and cheese crustless quiche

How to Make a Crustless Quiche:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Lightly sauté the ham and onions together in a skillet over medium heat to bring out their flavor.
  3. Add the ham, onion, and lightly steamed broccoli to a greased pie plate or quiche dish.
  4. Add cheddar cheese to the broccoli, ham, and onion.
  5. Pour your egg mixture over the ham, onion, and broccoli and sprinkle just a little more of the cheese on top…because there really isn’t such thing as too much cheese.
  6. Place in oven with a bake time of 35-40 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when you can give the quiche a little shake and it doesn’t jiggle in the middle.
keto quiche with ham, cheese, broccoli

Is a Frittata the Same as a Crustless Quiche?

Yes! A frittata, which is an egg-based Italian dish, is made the same way as a traditional quiche minus the crust. So when you’re going for all of the flavors of a delicious quiche, minus the carbs you make a simple crustless quiche, otherwise known as a frittata :).

Can I Use Whole Milk Instead of Cream in Quiche?

You can substitute whole milk for heavy cream in quiche BUT whole milk does have more carbs than heavy cream so to keep this a low carb quiche I suggest sticking with the cream and skipping the milk.

If you do use milk you’ll need to recalculate the nutritional value below.

Can You Make Crustless Quiche the Night Before?

Yes, you can make this ahead of time. The night before mix together all of the ingredients and pour them into your prepared dish. Make sure you are using a dish that can go from cold to hot safely. Then cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.

In the morning remove from the refrigerator and place it in the oven to bake according to the instructions. Because it is going in cold you may have to bake a few extra minutes.

How to Freeze and Reheat:

Yes, you can freeze this quiche recipe. Bake the low carb quiche according to the recipe instructions and then let it cool for about 20 minutes. Once cooled, slice the quiche into individual servings and double wrap each in plastic wrap and then wrap it in aluminum foil. Place the pieces in the freezer and freeze for up to 1 month.

When you are ready to eat a piece just unwrap and put it in the microwave for 2-5 minutes (depending on your microwave) and you have a low carb breakfast!

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Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 50 mins

Low Carb Ham and Cheese Crustless Quiche

This Low Carb Ham and Cheese Crustless Quiche is an easy low carb quiche recipe filled with broccoli, ham, and cheese. It’s a great make ahead low carb breakfast recipe or an easy low carb brunch idea.
low carb crustless quiche with ham, cheese and broccoli
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4.91 from 20 votes

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 6 Eggs, large
  • 1 cup Heavy cream
  • 8 ounces Ham, cubed
  • ½ cup Yellow Onion, diced
  • 2 cups Broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon Butter

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • In a skillet over medium high heat melt 1 tablespoon of butter and add onions and ham. Sauté for 5-7 minutes until onions are translucent.
  • Place broccoli florets in a microwave-safe bowl and add 2 tablespoons of water. Microwave for 2-3 minutes until broccoli is lightly steamed and tender.
  • In a bowl add eggs and 1 cup of heavy cream. Whisk together.
  • Place ham, onions, broccoli, and 6 ounces of cheese in a greased 9-inch pie plate or quiche pan.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the meat and veggies.
  • Sprinkle the remaining 2 ounces of cheese over the mixture.
  • Place in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until you can jiggle the pan and the quiche doesn’t shake in the center. Remove and let cool for about 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice, Calories: 319kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 17g, Fat: 26g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 224mg, Sodium: 619mg, Potassium: 106mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 1050IU, Vitamin C: 9.1mg, Calcium: 250mg, Iron: 0.7mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crustless quiche, low carb quiche