Crustless Three-Cheese Tomato-Basil Quiche – Kalyn’s Kitchen

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posted by Kalyn Denny on July 9, 2021

Crustless Three-Cheese Tomato-Basil Quiche is the proper dish to make each time you will discover recent Roma tomatoes and basil! 

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At my home I’ve a set of cookbooks that take up a complete wall in my workplace. I’ve so many cookbooks I can go for a years with out a sure e book, after which sooner or later it’ll catch my eye. Not too long ago I picked up a unusual e book known as Nutbread and Nostalgia, revealed in 1979 by the Junior League of South Bend, Indiana. And this very, very previous e book is the place I bought the thought of utilizing recent tomatoes and basil in a quiche, and this Crustless Three-Cheese Tomato-Basil Quiche that I’m reminding you about for Friday Favorites was the glad consequence.

In fact the recipe within the e book wasn’t crustless, and I truly modified nearly all the pieces within the inspiring recipe besides the starring elements. It took me a number of tries to give you a keeper model, and alongside the best way I added cottage cheese for further protein and switched the tomatoes for much less moist Roma tomatoes. However making this Crustless Three-Cheese Tomato-Basil Quiche a number of instances to get it proper actually wasn’t a lot of a hardship, as a result of I wolfed up even those that didn’t arrange properly sufficient, and by the point I had perfected the  recipe I’m sharing right here, I used to be questioning why it took me so lengthy to think about making such a crustless quiche.

This can be a good summer season dish to highlight the mixture of tomatoes and basil. However you may get good Roma tomatoes even within the winter and if you happen to don’t thoughts splurging on some recent basil I’d love this for breakfast throughout the holidays as properly. And this may maintain within the fridge for a number of days and reheats properly, so make it for Weekend Meals Prep if you happen to’re somebody who likes to do this! If you happen to love the mixtures of recent basil and tomatoes like I do, I hope you’ll give this a strive.

What elements do you want for this recipe?

  • Roma tomatoes
  • inexperienced onion
  • eggs
  • Italian Herb Seasoning (affiliate hyperlink)
  • Spike Seasoning (affiliate hyperlink) or different all-purpose seasoning mix
  • half-and-half, milk, or cream
  • salt and fresh-ground black pepper to style
  • cottage cheese
  • shredded Swiss cheese
  • finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • thinly sliced basil

What’s the distinction between a crustless quiche and a frittata?

This can be a custardy egg pie that’s baked in a pie dish, so it’s undoubtedly a quiche and never a frittata or egg casserole! Frittatas can look comparable, however they’re an eggy mixture that cooks in a frying pan, generally going below the broiler for a couple of minutes on the finish. Most quiche recipes have a pie-crust kind crust, however you gained’t miss that with all of the tasty elements on this low-carb crustless quiche!

What sort of cheese can you employ?

I used shredded swiss cheese within the frittata, which is a cheese that’s utilized in conventional quiche recipes. However if you happen to don’t have Swiss or don’t prefer it, this may be scrumptious with shredded Monterey Jack and even Mozzarella. I used cottage cheese and I wouldn’t skip that; you possibly can’t actually style it within the completed dish but it surely provides creaminess and protein. And eventually, some grated Parmesan Cheese added to the tacky taste, however any kind of pungent onerous grating cheese could be nice.

What sort of tomatoes did I take advantage of?

After experimenting I made a decision that the drier Roma Tomatoes have been good on this recipe and any type of paste tomato might be nice on this recipe that has chopped tomatoes within the quiche and sliced tomatoes on high. However if in case you have different recent purple backyard tomatoes you need to use, I’d select agency medium-sized tomatoes that aren’t overly ripe. It is going to be much more essential to empty the tomatoes on paper towels if you happen to’re utilizing a wetter tomato selection; I’d drain one facet, then use one other paper towel and drain the opposite facet.

Need extra concepts for crustless quiche?

I’m a fan of creamy quiche recipes and different’s I’ve loved embrace Tacky Crustless Quiche Lorraine, Pepperoni Pizza Keto Crustless Quiche, Bacon, Mushroom, and Feta Crustless Quiche, or Bacon Cheeseburger Keto Breakfast Quiche. Or take a look at Low-Carb and Keto Crustless Quiche Recipes for an incredible assortment of crustless quiche concepts from Kalyn’s Kitchen and across the net!

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Tips on how to make this recipe:

(Scroll down for full printable recipe with dietary data.)

  1. Lower 3 small Roma tomatoes in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds, then chop the tomatoes and slice the inexperienced onion.
  2. Beat the eggs with half and half (or milk or cream), Italian Herb Seasoning (affiliate hyperlink), Spike Seasoning (affiliate hyperlink) and somewhat salt and pepper.
  3. Then gently combine within the cottage cheese, Swiss cheese, Parmesan cheese, chopped tomatoes, and inexperienced onion.
  4. Pour the combination right into a 9-10″ pie dish that you simply’ve sprayed with non-stick spray and bake at 350F/180C for about half-hour.
  5. Whereas it bakes, thinly slice 3 extra small Roma tomatoes and allow them to drain on paper towels, and thinly slice some recent basil (or minimize the basil with Herb Scissors (affiliate hyperlink) if in case you have some.
  6. When the half-hour is up, take away the quiche from the oven, high with tomato slices and basil, and bake half-hour extra, or barely longer if the middle doesn’t appear executed.
  7. This half is totally optionally available, however you possibly can put the completed quiche below the broiler for a few minutes if you wish to get the highest somewhat extra browned. If you happen to do that, you should definitely watch it fastidiously so the basil doesn’t burn!
  8. Let the quiche sit for a couple of minutes earlier than you chop it and revel in.

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Make it a Meal:

I’d eat this any time of day and it will style nice for breakfast after all! However I’d like it with Cauliflower Rice with Basil, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts for a low-carb summer season dinner.

Extra Meatless Dishes with Eggs:

Asparagus and Tomato Frittata with Havarti and Dill ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Kale, Purple Pepper, and Goat Cheese Frittata ~ Aggie’s Kitchen
Fifteen-Minute Salsa Verde Eggs ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Zucchini, Goat Cheese, and Basil Frittata ~ The Excellent Pantry
Low-Carb Inexperienced Chile and Cheese Egg Muffins ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen

Weekend Meals Prep:

This recipe has been added to a class known as Weekend Meals Prep  that will help you discover recipes you possibly can prep or cook dinner on the weekend and eat throughout the week!

Elements

  • 6 small Roma tomatoes (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced inexperienced onion
  • 6 giant eggs, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp. Italian Herb Mix
  • 1/2 tsp. Spike Seasoning (optionally available however really useful)
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half (see notes)
  • salt and fresh-ground black pepper to style
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced basil (see notes)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven (or toaster oven) to 350F/180C. Spray a 9-10″ glass or crockery pie dish with non-stick spray.
  2. Lower 3 small Roma tomatoes in half lengthwise, and scrape out the seeds.
  3. Dry the within of the tomatoes with a paper towel after which chop them.
  4. Thinly slice sufficient inexperienced onion to make 1/2 cup.
  5. Beat the eggs with the half-and-half, Italian Herb Seasoning (affiliate hyperlink), Spike Seasoning (affiliate hyperlink), salt and pepper in a big bowl (or extra-large glass measuring cup like I used) till whites and yolks of the egg are well-combined.
  6. Then gently combine within the cottage cheese, Swiss cheese, Parmesan cheese, chopped tomatoes, and inexperienced onion.
  7. Pour the combination into the pie dish and bake half-hour.
  8. Whereas the quiche is doing the preliminary baking, thinly slice 3 small Roma tomatoes, and drain them on paper towels. (If the tomatoes appear further moist, put between two layers of paper towel and gently press to soak up a few of the liquid.)
  9. Slice the recent basil.
  10. After half-hour, take away the quiche from the oven and organize the sliced tomatoes and basil excessive.
  11. Bake half-hour longer, or barely extra if the middle doesn’t appear set sufficient.
  12. Elective: When the quiche is finished, you possibly can take away it from the oven, warmth the broiler, and broil the highest of the completed quiche for a minute or two so it’s evenly browned. If you happen to do that step, WATCH IT VERY CAREFULLY so the basil doesn’t burn!
  13. Let the completed quiche sit for a couple of minutes to get agency earlier than you chop it. (The highest will sink down some, so anticipate that!)
  14. Serve heat or at room temperature.

Notes

Any number of paste tomato will work for this recipe; use much less tomatoes for decrease carbs if you happen to want. Use heavy cream, half and half, or milk, whichever you favor. I used my Herb Scissors (affiliate hyperlink) to chop the basil.

This recipe impressed by a Tomato Quiche I noticed in Nutbread and Nostalgia which is unquestionably certainly one of my very oldest cookbooks.

Diet Info:

Yield:

6

Serving Measurement:

1
Quantity Per Serving: Energy: 301Complete Fats: 20gSaturated Fats: 11gUnsaturated Fats: 7gLdl cholesterol: 236mgSodium: 544mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 23g

Diet data is routinely calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I’m utilizing. I’m not a nutritionist and can’t assure 100% accuracy, since many variables have an effect on these calculations.

Low-Carb Weight loss program / Low-Glycemic Weight loss program / South Seashore Weight loss program Options:
This Crustless Three-Cheese Tomato-Basil Quiche is a superb low-carb dish, appropriate for low-carb consuming plans. If you happen to’re making this for the unique South Seashore Weight loss program, they’d advocate low-fat dairy merchandise, however different low-carb plans would possibly want full-fat dairy, so everybody make your personal selection on that. Tomatoes do have some carbs, so for Keto or extraordinarily low-carb you would possibly need to use much less tomatoes, however if you happen to test the dietary data that is truly fairly low in carbs.

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Historic Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was first posted in 2016. It was up to date in 2021 with extra data and featured as a Friday Favorites choose.

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