Crustless Cheese and Vegetable Quiche (Dairy)

Crustless Cheese and Vegetable Quiche

The Spruce / Giora Shimoni

  • Total: 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6 to 8
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
304 Calories
21g Fat
12g Carbs
16g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 304
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 12g 58%
Cholesterol 164mg 55%
Sodium 570mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 16g
Calcium 309mg 24%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This dish was dubbed "Egg Souffle." But this dish isn't as fussy as a souffle -- there's no need to whip egg whites, own a souffle dish, or to worry about the dish falling. Think of this light and cheesy kosher dish as a cross between a frittata and a quiche, made sans crust, of course. Filled with mushrooms and topped with tomato rounds, it's perfect for a family brunch, served with fresh bagels and fruit salad. Or make for a late-night meal, when breakfast for dinner sounds ideal. 


  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of black pepper (freshly ground)
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 2 cups grated cheese
  • 1/2 stick butter (melted and cooled)
  • 1 small onion (finely chopped)
  • 4 ounces mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 tomato (sliced)

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F (180 C). Grease a 9-by-9-by-2-inch casserole dish or quiche dish.

  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper. Set aside.

  4. In another large bowl, beat the eggs.

  5. Add the cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, melted butter, onion and mushrooms. Mix well.

  6. Whisk in the flour mixture, mixing well until the flour is fully incorporated.

  7. Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish.

  8. Arrange the tomato slices on top of the quiche and push them slightly into the surface. Sprinkle the quiche evenly with the parsley.

  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, or until the quiche is set, the top is golden, and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

  10. Allow to rest for 5 to 10 minutes before slicing into wedges and serving. 

Make it a Meal

For a light lunch served al fresco, serve a slice of this crustless quiche with a salad, such as this Avocado, Hearts of Palm, Edamame & Za’atar Salad. For a more substantial meal, add a cup of soup, such as this Roasted Carrot, Apple, and Celery Soup, or this easy-to-customize Pureed Butternut Squash Soup. For dessert, offer this Rustic Whole Grain Layer Cake With Strawberries and Cream, along with tea or coffee.