Nothing can be simpler than crustless egg and bacon pie.
This is the secret cheat's way to make a low-carb meal - go crustless. It's a brilliant, fast, easy, and cheap way to be gluten-free too.
Are low-carb quiches gluten-free?
Yes, all low-carb quiches that are made without grains or are strictly keto recipes, are gluten-free.
Are all gluten-free quiches low-carb? No, most gluten-free recipes traditionally use gluten-free flours. Most gluten-free flours are highly processed carbs rich in starches.
For example, rice flour, potato starch flour, chickpea flour, gluten-free mixes and tapioca starch are all starch. All digestible starches will raise blood sugars.
How many net carbs are in this recipe?
There are only 1.6g net carbs in this recipe. The crust is the culprit for the higher carb count in traditional quiche recipes.
Crustless pie (or frittata?)
A quiche is an egg mixture baked inside a savoury pie crust.
A folded omelette is traditionally called a frittata but many will argue that a crustless quiche is a frittata too.
Call it what you will, this is my old family bacon and egg pie recipe that I simply removed the crust. Voila!
This is such an easy recipe. Just turn the oven on and by the time it has reached the required temperature, you will have all the ingredients together thrown together.
- Turn the oven on and set the temperature.
- Throw all the ingredients in a mixing bowl.
- Line a baking tin with baking parchment.
- Pour the egg and bacon quiche mix into the baking tin.
- Bake until golden.
This simple adaptable family recipe is also a fabulous opportunity to add extra greens such as spinach, zucchini, asparagus, or any leftover vegetables.
You can even add your favourite herbs such as basil, chilli, rosemary or maybe a pinch of curry powder. The fun part of this dish is that eggs and bacon go so well with a large variety of flavours.
You can truly change the entire compensation and taste of this dish just by swapping out the seasoning and veg!
You might also like to add your favourite cheese inside AND shredded on top as a quick and easy crunchy quiche crust.
- Shredded parmesan
- Cubes of brie or camerbert
- Shredded mozzarella
- Cubed feta
I like to enjoy this one warm out of the oven for a weekend brunch. I typically pair it with a side salad that is tossed in a nice vinaigrette. The flavours play very well together with the creamy eggs.
I also have eaten this crustless egg and bacon pie cold at work or sent it with my kids as a healthy packed school lunch. I have even taken this dish with me on a picnic—it's quite lovely.
I love making crustless pies (or some may say, quiche or frittata) because you can simply throw anything in from your vegetable drawer, or leftover cooked meat and voila.
How long can will bacon and egg pie last in the fridge?
If you keep it well covered, your pie should last about 2-3 days just fine. Since this is a crustless recipe, you don't have to worry about soggy bases.
Can I prep a pie and then bake the next day?
Honestly, this recipe is so simple that it takes only 5 minutes to prep. So really it's not worth prepping ahead of time.
How to serve leftovers
This dish is the perfect leftover! It can be served for any meal really. They are even sturdy enough to survive the school lunch box and adaptable enough to suit even the most pickiest child.
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Can you freeze extras?
Yes. Either as a whole or as individual slices with baking parchment in between. Always store in an airtight container to avoid “freezer burn” and to prevent it from absorbing other food odours.
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Crustless Egg and Bacon Pie
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- Whisk the eggs and milk with a fork.
- Add all the other ingredients, reserving the tomatoes and extra cheese for the top.
- Add any vegetables and stir gently.
- Pour into a 20cm/8inch square baking dish that has been greased and lined with baking paper.
- You may need to move the vegetables in the dish with the fork so they are evenly distributed.
- Place the sliced cherry tomatoes and cheese on top.
- Bake at 180C/350F for 20-30 minutes
Please leave a comment below, on what you add to your crustless egg and bacon pie.
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