Crustless zucchini quiche

A simple quiche recipe made with only 4 ingredients, this wonderful crustless zucchini quiche makes a satisfying brunch meal all summer long.
A simple quiche recipe made with only 4 ingredients, this wonderful crustless zucchini quiche makes a satisfying brunch meal all summer long.

Zucchini and other summer squashes have been abundant in backyard gardens, farmers’ markets, and grocery stores for weeks now and they have been so cheap, every week I end up picking up a bunch of them.

At least 2-3 times a week we’ve been enjoying a zucchini dish. May it be just a simple zucchini noodles, sautéed in a hot skillet, sliced on top of a pizza, shredded in a frittata or diced in these easy stuffed bell peppers, I tried to sneak in some zucchini every change I got.

This zucchini quiche is another quick summer dish and I’m sure you have everything you need to make it already. Zucchini, cheese, eggs and milk. That’s it! Only 4 ingredients!

Crustless zucchini quiche recipe from Roxanashomebaking.com

The secret to a perfect zucchini quiche is allowing the salt to pull the water out of the zucchini. Simple thinly slice the zucchini, sprinkle salt all over them, toss thoroughly with your fingers and let sit for 20-30 minutes. Place the zucchini slices in a cheese cloth or and give it a good squeeze to take out all the moisture. Doing so will result in firm zucchini quiche. You don’t want a soggy quiche, do you?

I love using my OXO mandoline to slice the zucchini, but you can also slice them by hand using a sharp knife.

While you are waiting for the zucchini to sweat, turn the oven on and heat it to 375F.

In a mixing bowl, lightly beat the eggs with the milk. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in half of the shredded cheese.

In a quiche pan, arrange half of the drained zucchini slices, sprinkle some cheese on top of them, top with the remaining zucchini slices and pour the milk mixture over them.

Finish the quiche with more shredded cheese and bake in the hot oven until set and the top is golden brown.

Serve warm or cold for brunch, lunch or as a side dish to any meal.

Crustless zucchini quiche recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 2 hours

Yield: 6-8 servings

Crustless zucchini quiche recipe

A simple quiche recipe made with only 4 ingredients, this wonderful crustless zucchini quiche makes a satisfying brunch meal all summer long.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs zucchini
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 375F.
  2. Using a mandoline or a sharp knife, thinly slice the zucchini.
  3. Sprinkle salt all over the zucchini slices, toss thoroughly with your fingers and let sit for 20-30 minutes.
  4. Place the zucchini slices in a cheese cloth or and give it a good squeeze to take out all the moisture.
  5. In a mixing bowl, lightly beat the eggs with the milk. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Stir in 1 cup shredded cheese.
  7. In a quiche pan , arrange half of the drained zucchini slices and sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese on top of them.
  8. Arrange a second layer of zucchini slices and pour the milk mixture over them.
  9. Finish the quiche with the remaining 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese.
  10. Bake the zucchini quiche in the hot oven for about 50-60 minutes until set and the top of the quiche is golden brown.
  11. Remove from the oven and serve either warm or cold.
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Happy baking,

Roxana

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Comments

    • says

      Hi Laura,
      I’ve tried both way – at first I thought if I don’t rinse them the quiche will be way too salty, but most of the salt is removed when you squeeze the moisture out.
      If you do rinse the zucchini slices, you’ll have to add a little more salt.

    • says

      Hi Amanda,
      I have not tried making quiche (this or other recipes) using almond or coconut milk.
      If you give it a try, please come back and let me know how it turned out.
      Thanks,
      Roxana

  1. says

    I absolutely love this recipe. I love zucchini all year round — especially even more so in the summer time, and when it’s lightly baked in the oven with cheese, it’s to die for! Love that this is a crustless quiche — less fuss and more zucchini flavors! Can’t say no to a recipe with only 4 ingredients : ))

    • says

      Hi Amanda,
      it will require more prep time, but yes, you can make single serve quiches in a muffin pan instead of the big pan.
      Also, keep in mind it will less time to bake them

      Thanks,
      Roxana

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