Keto Quiche

by KetoFocus.com

A creamy custard quiche lorraine with bits of bacon and gruyere cheese on a keto crust

5 Stars (2 Reviews) 3 Comments

Perfect for a brunch a breakfast meal prep, this keto quiche recipe is filled with bacon and cheese within a silky egg custard and sitting on top a flaky low carb pastry crust.

I like to serve quiche when I am entertaining like for Mother’s Day brunch or Christmas morning. This keto quiche with a batch of my low carb cinnamon rolls and a fresh pot of bulletproof coffee will surely start of your morning right!

This low carb quiche recipes uses a combination of nut milk and cream to make the egg filling silky and creamy. Fill the quiche with your favorites like bacon and cheese, even spinach, sausage or mushrooms. This velvety quiche filling sits on a homemade flaky keto pie crust made from almond flour and a bit of coconut flour.

a slice of quiche on a stack of plates next to a fork with parsley sprinkled around

This is the type of brunch recipe that can be served for any meal and any occasion (bridal showers, baby showers, potlucks, Easter supper). The bonus is that you can make it ahead of time! It’s also great for those who make up their meals in bulk because you can enjoy your keto quiche lorraine as a meal over the course of several days. Serve your quiche hot or cold.

How to make keto quiche

  1. Make a flaky keto pastry crust as a base to hold your cheese. Check below for instructions on how to make a crustless quiche.
  2. Bake pastry crust.
  3. Cook bacon or sausage (if using instead).
  4. Fill your keto crust with bacon, sausage, vegetables and cheese.
  5. Whisk up eggs, egg yolks, nut milk and cream.
  6. Pour into crust and bake.

 

Key ingredients

  • Eggs – You really can’t make quiche without eggs. It’s what a quiche is. It’s a french tart custard and a custard is made from eggs.
  • Egg yolks – Additional yolks are add to make our keto quiche recipe velvety smooth.
  • Meat – Here you can customize what you add to your quiche and meats or seafood can be added from bacon (to make a quiche Lorraine), sausage, shredded chicken. Even seafood like lobster, shrimp or salmon.
  • Vegetables – Add any vegetables you choose. From mushrooms, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, peas, bell pepper, onion.
  • Cheese – For flavor to this classic brunch dish, we add cheese. I used gruyere cheese in this recipe, but cheddar, pepper jack, fontina, colby jack or even mozzarella cheese can be used.
  • Milk – To make your quiche extra creamy don’t forget the cream! I had a combination of heavy cream and nut milk in order to limit the calories but still get that ultra creamy indulgence.

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Keto Pastry Crust Ingredients

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
  • 1 ounce cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar

Keto Quiche Filling Ingredients

  • 8 oz bacon, cooked and diced
  • 4 oz gruyere cheese, grated
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 cup nut milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Keto Quiche Directions

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How to make a crustless quiche

If you want to avoid the crust all together, you can make a crustless quiche – also known as a frittata.

This quiche can be made without a crust. Simply layer down your cooked bacon and shredded cheese on the bottom of a greased tart pan or pie plate. Pour in the egg mixture and bake for 20-30 minutes until set.

To make it easier to remove the quiche from the dish, place a circle of parchment paper on the bottom of the tart pan. A springform pan may be used as well.

a slice of quiche lorraine on a dish with the whole quiche above and forks nearby

Variations

Other than a keto quiche Lorraine, you can add most any vegetable, meat or cheese to this dish. Try making a spinach quiche or a cheese quiche. Here are some ideas:

  • Lobster
  • Shrimp
  • Scallops
  • Smoked salmon
  • Sausage
  • Pepperoni
  • Chicken
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Onion
  • Caramelized onion
  • Parsley
  • Basil
  • Red bell pepper
  • Green bell pepper
  • Tomatoes
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Parmesan cheese

Storage information

Quiche is a keto breakfast recipe that I like to meal prep. Quiche can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days. To reheat, pop in the microwave or the oven.

Quiche can be frozen unbaked for up to 3 months. Wrap it tightly and freeze. Cook from frozen at 350 for 40-50 minutes.

Keto Quiche: FAQS

What is quiche lorraine?

Quiche Lorraine is a quiche with a flaky pastry crust baked in a tart pan and filled with a silky egg custard and lots and lots of bacon. Sometimes it will have caramelized onion.

What happens if I overbake the quiche?

You can't fix an overbaked quiche. It will still taste good but the texture won't be as silky and velvety. The key is to remove the quiche from the oven when it is jiggly like gelatin. The edges are set but the center will wobble when you shake it back and forth.

Do I have to blind bake the crust first?

It's preferred to bake the crust first before baking the rest of the quiche. You want the crust to be flaky and baking it first will ensure it's flaky.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Quiche

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 508
Fat 46.3g
Protein 16.5g
Total Carbs 6.1g
Net Carbs 3.1g

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3 Comments

  1. I did the recipe just like it said but the center never got completely cooked and I left it in my oven for 25 more minutes and still not completely done in the center it tasted terrific but might you have an another idea on what I could do and I live in central oregon and our altitude is 3600 ft. Thank you for your recipes our family enjoys them

  2. I did the recipe just like it said but the center never got completely cooked and I left it in my oven for 25 more minutes and still not completely done in the center it tasted terrific but might you have an another idea on what I could do and I live in central oregon and our altitude is 3600 ft. Thank you for your recipes our family enjoys them

    1. I also live in Central Oregon! It could be your oven, maybe the heating element is going out. It should be slightly jiggly when you remove it and it will set as it cools off.

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