Who said quiche has to have crust? Unless you are buying a premade crust, adding a crust can add a lot of extra time and steps. For a lazy cook like me, a crust is just not necessary. To make up for the lack of crust, and keep it satisfying, I added potatoes to my quiche to provide some carbohydrates and extra nutrients such as potassium (important for heart health) and vitamin C (antioxidant, necessary for your skin). This crustless quiche recipe actually reminds me of a tortilla espanola due to the lack of crust and the addition of potatoes. However, unlike the tortilla espanola, this dish is baked in the oven like a quiche.
Crustless quiche is really one of my go to staples. You can sub in or out whatever cheese or veggies you have on hand to make it easy and prevent food waste. Just make sure you don’t go crazy and add too many veggies, and cook them before adding to your egg mixture so your crustless quiche does not end up watery. And by cook them, throwing them in the microwave is perfectly acceptable. Or use leftover already cooked veggies. No need to complicate things.
Crustless Quiche with Potatoes and Spinach
5 Large Eggs
3/4 C Skim Milk
1/4 Tsp Salt
1/4 Tsp Pepper
1/4 Tsp Onion Powder
1/2 Tsp Dried Oregano
1/2 Tsp Dried Basil
1/3 C Chopped Spinach, Cooked (excess water removed)*
1 C Diced Potatoes, Cooked**
1 C Shredded Cheese ( I used an Italian Blend)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9″ glass pie pan with cooking spray. Add eggs and milk to a large mixing bowl and whisk together. Add salt, pepper, onion powder, oregano and basil to egg mixture and whisk until uniform. Evenly distribute spinach in the sprayed pie pan and layer potatoes on top. Sprinkle cheese over spinach and potatoes. Pour egg mixture into pie pan. Bake in oven for approximately 45 minutes or until quiche is set.
* I microwaved frozen chopped spinach per package directions and squeezed out excess water with paper towels
** I microwaved the potatoes (because I am lazy and didn’t want to make a mess) but you could also sautee them in a small amount of olive oil