Avoid a stressful morning (and satisfy any hungry houseguests) with one of these easy recipes, most of which require just 15 to 30 minutes of prep time.
If crust-free sounds lame, we feel you, but we promise you won’t miss the crust — the veggies, spices, and cheese more than make up for it. Did we mention that leaving out the crust makes these quiches easier to cook? Sounds like heaven to us.
1. Mixed vegetable crustless quiche
The brighter the breakfast, the better. Zucchini, squash, and orange bell peppers take this quiche to the next level and will make you feel like summer has come early.
Add garlic, thyme, and Parmesan if you want to boost the flavor.
2. Carmelized onion, mushroom, and kale quiche without crust
If you’re looking for more ways to eat mushrooms and kale, this recipe is an easy option. When the veggies are combined with creamy eggs and the sweet taste of cooked onions and raisins, you might not even realize they’re there.
Did we mention the onions are caramelized in butter? We’re sold.
3. Instant Pot kuku sabzi (Persian herb quiche)
Great news for all you Instant Pot lovers out there: Now you can pour the ingredients into a casserole dish, hit the “pressure cook” button, and come out with a gorgeous crustless quiche. (What can’t the Instant Pot do?)
This traditional dish is served as a way to mark the beginning of springtime and celebrate the Persian new year. Serve it hot or cold with lavash, yogurt, cucumbers, and radishes for a colorful “spring has sprung!” kinda feast.
4. Parmesan crustless quiche
We’re into this quiche recipe because it’s easily adaptable to your guests’ tastes and to whatever ingredients you have in the fridge.
Whisk together eggs, milk, and your favorite cheese, plus a cup of toppings — spinach, onion, ham, and tomatoes work well, but any meats or veggies will do. Add a little Parmesan and go to town.
5. Pressure cooker egg bites
If you’ve got a pressure cooker at the ready, all you need is a silicone mold. This recipe has all 👏the 👏cheese: cottage cheese, soft cheese (like cream cheese or brie), and shredded cheese (like cheddar, Monterey jack, or mozzarella).
Simply combine the ingredients, pour into the mold, start the pressure cooker, and enjoy the heavenly aroma wafting through your house. When the time’s up, you’ve got a batch of adorable crustless egg bites ready to go.
Pro tip: If you have two silicone molds, you can stack them in the pressure cooker (with a piece of parchment paper in between) and store the second batch of cooked egg bites in the freezer.
6. Crustless spinach and cheddar quiche
We’re always looking for ways to add more greens to our meals, and this quiche puts spinach in the spotlight. Eggs, cheddar cheese, and the leafy green combine for a simple yet filling breakfast of champions.
Pro tip: Make sure to drain the spinach before adding it to the eggs, or the excess water will make your quiche runny.
7. Crustless quiche Lorraine
Your family will love this quiche, which basically tastes like a healthy twist on an Egg McMuffin.
It features the classic combo of bacon, egg, and cheese and uses a mixture of whole eggs and egg whites for a lighter version. Swap heavy cream for your favorite nondairy milk to make it even better for you.
8. Mini crustless quiches
Ditch the serving platter and cook up these mini quiches instead. The ultimate grab-and-go breakfast, these are perfect for busy mornings, feeding your whole family, or pleasing a crowd at a homemade brunch.
You can switch up the flavors and make half the batch veggie-friendly and the other half meaty, with bacon, ham, or turkey sausage. Put cheese on both sides, because… cheese.
9. Avocado and bacon crustless quiche
With crunchy bacon bits and creamy avocado baked inside, this crustless quiche reminds us of a club sandwich.
Add mozzarella and you’ve got an ooey-gooey breakfast that practically melts in your mouth. Save room — you’re gonna want seconds.
10. Mushroom and pancetta crustless quiche
For a salty, savory breakfast, you can’t go wrong with this cremini mushroom and pancetta combo.
Add thyme, parsley, and paprika to freshen it up and give it a slight kick. Olive oil and a mixture of whole eggs and egg whites lighten up the dish. And because it uses no cheese, milk, or cream, your dairy-free friends will be happy.
11. Pressure cooker crustless crab quiche
This light and fluffy quiche can be a great snack on its own or a classy meal when paired with a side salad. It takes a little more time than other recipes on this list, but it’ll all be worth it (we promise).
What’s nice about this dish is that crab meshes well with different flavors. You can substitute goat cheese or feta for the Parmesan, trade broccoli for scallions, or use Italian herbs instead of herbes de Provence.
Pro tip: To make it keto-friendly, swap the imitation crab meat for real crab — the imitation stuff is higher in carbs.
Somewhere between classic quiche and frittata, these crustless quiches are a great way to load up on basically whatever you feel like eating (or whatever veggies are about to go bad).
The eggs seamlessly hold it all together in any easy, portable breakfast. There will be no more skipping the most important meal of the day when you know it tastes this good.