Healthy Crustless Quiche

This crustless quiche is absolutely full of flavour, and super filling. You won’t miss the pastry but will save a tonne of calories!

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I’m all about balance. For every half dozen recipes I give you containing a gazzilion calories, I’ll give you one with a more modest amount. That’s balance right? It’s how I live my life anyway. Can’t understand why I’m not losing any weight…

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This Crustless Quiche recipe is based on an age-old Slimming World recipe that I’ve seen do the rounds in a manner of guises. It uses cottage cheese to bulk it out, where you’d be using milk or cream in a normal quiche. Luckily I love cottage cheese. I genuinely do. I eat it on toast even when I’m not ‘trying to be good’. But I know a lot of folk are a bit wary of the stuff. If that’s you, you can always blend the cottage cheese before adding it to smooth it down. I think it adds texture and extra cheesy flavour, so you definitely should shove it in.

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Obviously this doesn’t have a crust either. Pastry and healthy eating don’t tend to go hand-in-hand. But you actually don’t miss it. Honest. You can fill it with whatever you like too – bacon, sausage, onion, peppers, tomatoes etc – whatever takes your fancy. Below is just what I fancied at the time. This is a really filling dish, with lots of flavour, and well worth giving a go even if you’re not watching the waistline.

Ingredients

4 large / 5 medium eggs
approx. 60 g cheddar cheese, grated
1 tub (300g) cottage cheese (full or low fat, it’s your call)
seasoning

Filling:

4 rashers of smoked bacon, diced
vegetables of choice (I used mushrooms and some frozen chargrilled veg I picked up in the freezer section of Sainsburys)

1. Preheat your oven to 190°C (fan).

2. Either add a tsp of oil to your frying pan, or spray it with oil. Add the bacon and begin to fry over a medium heat.

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3. After about 5 minutes of frying the bacon, add the veg and cook until soft.

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4. In a bowl add the eggs, the cottage cheese and the grated cheddar. Season well.

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5. Mix this all together really well (I use a whisk to get it all really mixed up and break down the cottage cheese slightly).

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6. Place the cooked bacon and veg mixture into a medium casserole dish. I don’t tend to bother greasing this at all.

 

7. Pour over the egg mixture and give it a wee shake to even the mixture out (don’t worry about mixing it in or anything).

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8. Pop this in the oven for about 40-45 minutes, until it is fully set and the top is golden.

Healthy Crustless Quiche - A delicious quiche style dish without the crust and thus the calories, but all the taste! | thehecticcook.com

9. Take it out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Then slice and serve.

Healthy Crustless Quiche - A delicious quiche style dish without the crust and thus the calories, but all the taste! | thehecticcook.com

This is lovely warm, straight out of the oven, but it’s also really nice cold from the fridge. So if you have leftovers, you have a tasty healthy snack on-hand too. My intentions are always good…

Happy cooking!

If you’re looking for healthy dishes you might also like my Spaghetti Carbonara and Pork Chow Mein.