Crustless Quiche With Five Kinds of Peppers

crustless-quiche--Jackie Alpers Sometimes in the morning when I want a little treat, I drive down the street to my favorite coffee shop where they make the most amazing quiche. I’ve been doing it so much lately that I thought I’d try and make it for myself, without the crust.

My version has all of the things I love; peppers (both hot & sweet), onions, Swiss, Gruyere, eggs, and cream. Simple and satisfying, plus I can bake it in about the time it takes me to get to the coffee shop and back. 

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Crustless Quiche With Five Kinds of Peppers
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Category: Baked Goods, breakfast, Cheese and Dairy, Dinner, Easy, eggs, Gluten free, Low carb, Lunch, savory, vegetarian


Crustless Quiche With Five Kinds of Peppers


  • 1 3/4 cup cream
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded Gruyere and/or Swiss cheese, divided
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon hot Giardiniera mix (I like this one)
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon smoked hot paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cayenne
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • Grated Parmesan for garnish (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  • Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the shredded cheese onto the bottom of a pie pan.
  • Sauté onions in butter over medium-high heat until browned. Add chopped red pepper and Giardiniera and cook for about a minute more. Remove from heat.
  • Scald cream in a medium sized saucepan at medium-high heat.
  • Reduce heat to low. Whisk in 1 cup of the cheese and continue stirring until melted. (There will be 1/4 cup of cheese left.) Remove pan from heat and beat in eggs one at a time until completely incorporated. Then, add in the pepper & onion mixture and spices.
  • Pour into a pie plate and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake until well browned, about 30-35 minutes. Sprinkle with Parmesan before serving.

The quiche is puffed up right from the oven. crustless-quiche-food-photography-by-Jackie-Alpers-   After a couple of minutes it deflates a little bit. crustless-quiche deflated--jackie-alpers


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