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Crustless Quiche

This Crustless Quiche is super easy to make and the only low carb quiche you will need. Naturally vegan this gluten free quiche is made with veggies like broccoli, carrots, onions, and tofu. You won’t miss the carbs or the fact there isn’t any crust in this healthy quiche recipe. It tastes just like the real deal, if not really better than that. The quiche is also super kids friendly, even picky kids will love this.

View from above on the crustless quiche in a red casserole coming fresh out of the oven.

Tofu is a staple in my house when it comes to sources of protein. Like in this Chinese 5 Spice Tofu Stir Fry where it gets combined with vegetables.

Building on this great combination, I came up with this Crustless Quiche recipe. Trust me, it is a must make for all your low carb meals.

Try it out and you will see it is hearty, filling, healthy, flavorful, super easy to make in a food processor, the ultimate comfort food for your healthy food recipes, and a must make no matter if vegan or not. Everyone will got a big soft spot on it.

Also the result is really cheesy, if you add the optional vegan cheese and nutritional yeast. 

Piece of the crustless quiche on a white plate with the red casserole dish in the background.

What’s in this no crust quiche:

When you check out the recipe card below, you see the basic version needs only 6 ingredients (not counting salt and pepper): broccoli, carrots, onions, garlic, tofu, almond or cashew milk.

But you can add more optional extras to make it even more delicious and flavorful.

My suggestions for you to add are bell pepper, vegan cheese, nutritional yeast, paprika spice, garlic powder, and mustard.

Closeup of a piece of the crustless quiche on a white plate with the red casserole.

How to make this Crustless Quiche:

First preheat your oven to 410°F. Heat a large skillet or pot. Use a bit of oil (for oil free just add a bit vegetable broth) and add onions and carrots. Fry for around 3 minutes, then add chopped broccoli to the skillet and fry for another 5 minutes. Turn to medium heat and season with salt and pepper.

In the meantime, combine tofu, almond or cashew milk, minced garlic, optional mustard, garlic powder, vegan cheese, nutritional yeast, and paprika spice in a food processor. Season with salt and pepper again, process until smooth and creamy.

Finally, you will need a 8×11 inch casserole dish. Here you have 2 options: wither use baking paper or grease the dish with some oil. Combine the tofu mixture and fried vegetables in a big bowl.  

Zoom to crustless quiche showing the broccoli and vegetables.

Transfer everything to the casserole and bake for around 45 minutes in the preheated oven.

After baking, allow the quiche to cool down for at 5 minutes, better 10 minutes. Because otherwise if you serve it, it might be get a bit crumbly.

Note: If you use the 8×11 inch casserole it will came out like the pictures. If you prefer a thinner crustless quiche, you can use a 10×10 inch casserole instead. But of course the result will be a bit different from the pictures.

Close view of the ready to eat crustless quiche.

It makes such an amazing, dinner, lunch meal prep that the whole family will love. Even picky kids. Say hello to a new dinner idea for kids. Also it is a keeper for healthy lunch ideas for work.

So often we find ourselves snacking and munching on fast food options or food courts. Not long after that we crave for more, because often whatever you eat does not fill you.

This easy quiche is more filling, more delicious, and perfect for budget meals. It makes a lot. You can prepare it ahead even for healthy meal prep ideas. It tastes lovely hot or cold.

Crustless Broccoli Quiche on a white plate.

Pro tips for making this Crustless Quiche

For your freezer meals: you can make this whenever you want and need it. It freezes beautifully, just make sure to let it cool completely before freezing.

If you’re on a keto diet to make a Keto Quiche just make sure to reduce carrots or leave them out. Because carrots are typically higher in carbs than other vegetables. Also don’t use the optional vegan cheese and nutritional yeast, but make sure to add a bit more flavor to compensate missing ingredients like carrots. 

As a brunch recipe, you can make this 2 days before and bring it to your get togethers, potlucks, or other festive events. It will reheat easily. As I mentioned before it is amazing cold or hot, yum.

This Crustless Quiche is low carb, super easy to make, and so delicious. It’s naturally vegan, gluten free, kids friendly, filling and a winning combination that the whole family will love for dinner, lunch, meal prep and so much more. Full of broccoli, carrots, and vegetables you love. You will also find a keto option. #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #vegetarian #worklunchideas #mealprep #dinner #lunch #contentednesscooking #crustlessquiche #kidsfriendlydinners #familyfood #lowcarbmeals

If you give this a try, tag me on Instagram or Facebook with a snapped picture.

Love seeing all your remakes.

Cheers, Florian

Close view of the ready to eat crustless quiche.

Crustless Quiche

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

This Crustless Quiche is super easy to make and the only low carb quiche you will need. Naturally vegan this gluten free quiche is made with veggies like broccoli, carrots, onions, and tofu. You won’t miss the carbs or the fact there isn’t any crust in this healthy quiche recipe. It tastes just like the real deal, if not really better than that. The quiche is also super kids friendly, even picky kids will love this.

Ingredients

  • 1 big head broccoli, chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 lb tofu drained
  • 1/3 cup almond or cashew milk
  • 1/2 cup onions, chopped
  • salt, pepper to taste

Optional add ons:

  • 1.5 cup vegan cheese
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 cup bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1.5 tsp paprika spice
  • 2 tsp mustard

Instructions

  1. First preheat your oven to 410°F. Heat a large skillet or pot. Use a bit of oil (for oil free just add a bit vegetable broth) and add onions and carrots. Fry for around 3 minutes, then add chopped broccoli to the skillet and fry for another 5 minutes. Turn to medium heat and season with salt and pepper.
  2. In the meantime, combine tofu, almond or cashew milk, minced garlic, optional mustard, garlic powder, vegan cheese, nutritional yeast, and paprika spice in a food processor. Season with salt and pepper again, process until smooth and creamy.
  3. Finally, you will need a 8x11 inch casserole dish. Here you have 2 options: wither use baking paper or grease the dish with some oil. Combine the tofu mixture and fried vegetables in a big bowl.
  4. Transfer everything to the casserole and bake for around 45 minutes in the preheated oven.
  5. After baking, allow the quiche to cool down for at 5 minutes, better 10 minutes. Because otherwise if you serve it, it might be get a bit crumbly.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 124Total Fat: 4.6gSaturated Fat: 0.5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3.9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 47mgCarbohydrates: 10.6gFiber: 2.8gSugar: 4gProtein: 11.1g
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Tamara

Friday 2nd of October 2020

I made this tonight and it was AMAZING. I added some kale, extra spices and slices of tomato on top. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

Florian

Friday 2nd of October 2020

Thanks for making and sharing, Tamara! Glad it was such a hit. Would you mind leaving a star rating with your review? That is really helpful for other readers. Thanks so much.

Denise

Wednesday 20th of February 2019

Amazing! I really missed quiche after going plant based but this recipe is wonderful! Thank you!