Broccoli Crustless Quiche

Make this recipe any time you want the elegance of a quiche without all the calories and fat from a crust.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 1 hour 5 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 6


  • 1 1⁄2 cups whole-wheat bread cubes (1⁄2 inch)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chopped frozen broccoli
  • 1 zucchini, cubed
  • 3 large eggs, beaten
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 cup cream
  • 3⁄4 cup grated Emmentaler cheese
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and lightly spray a deep 9-inch pie plate with nonstick spray. Spread the bread cubes on a rimmed baking sheet and bake, stirring once or twice, until the bread is lightly toasted, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • While the bread is toasting, heat the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. When hot, add the onion and cook until it becomes soft and translucent, 7 to 10 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Place the toasted bread cubes, onion mixture, broccoli, and zucchini in a large bowl and combine with the eggs, egg whites, cream, Emmentaler cheese, and salt.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pie plate and bake until the center of the quiche is set, about 40 to 50 minutes.