Crustless Broccoli Cheddar and Shallot Quiche

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  • May 08, 2020
crustless quiche with serving

Sunday is Mother’s Day. But we are in quarantine. So, you are either cooking your own celebratory brunch, are lucky enough to have someone cook for you or are enjoying a quiet Sunday morning eating your favorite breakfast. The good news is that this Crustless Broccoli Cheddar and Shallot Quiche is so easy to make that you win no matter what. 

crustless quiche in oven

Having bought a big bag of fresh broccoli from Costco back in anticipation of this strange time we are living in, I have been incorporating it into a multitude of different recipes. The beauty of this quiche recipe is that you can adapt it to whatever vegetables, milk and cheeses you like. It’s a great way to use leftover veggies or chicken you might have hanging out in the fridge, too. 

batter for crustless quiche

Crustless Broccoli Cheddar and Shallot Quiche

In every effort to watch calories, this recipe is without the crust. It’s made with a custard style egg mixture so it seems richer than it really is. The use of a shallot instead of a white or red onion offers a milder and sweeter onion flavor but ever so subtly so as not to become an egg, cheese and onion dish. 

Plus, I had to add my new favorite seasoning that is showing up in every dish I can throw it in. Any idea what it is? I first had it on my bagels and now it has become a part of my regular rotation of seasonings. Have you guessed it yet?! Ok, I’m going to tell you…Everything but the Bagel Sesame Seasoning blend. It’s a mixture of sesame seeds, sea salt flakes, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion, black sesame seeds, and poppy seeds. And it is so good!

You can use a variety of baking dishes for this recipe whether a traditional pie pan or one like I used, which is porcelain. This one is made by Apilco which is a brand that makes beautiful dishes that not only are ovenproof but also look elegant on a table as a serving piece. In fact, my dinnerware is also made by Apilco. It is chip resistant (how I value this feature given the cracked ceramic plates I have had in the past!) and can go in the microwave, dishwasher and oven to keep food warm.  

Since eating eggs (or cereal) doesn’t have a time of day requirement in my kitchen – why can’t we eat cereal for dinner too?! – I’ve made this quiche for dinner enjoying a glass of wine along with it. It’s just that tasty. If you are preparing brunch this weekend for Mother’s Day or are in the mood for comfort food, try this Crustless Broccoli Cheddar and Shallot Quiche. It’s going to become your go-to recipe whether cooking for one or a crowd. 






crustless quiche with serving

Crustless Broccoli Cheddar and Shallot Quiche

A crustless quiche made with ingredients found in your refrigerator from fresh bought to leftovers. Easily adaptable to become of one of your favorite dishes to serve at home for your family or while entertaining. Can be made in advance too and frozen.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Breakfast, Main Course, Side Dish


  • 4 cups broccoli, chopped, steamed fresh or frozen
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 5 eggs, large
  • 1/2 shallot, minced or small diced
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2/3 cup milk, skim or 2%
  • 1/4 cup half and half cream
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp Everything But The Bagel seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • pinch nutmeg, grated


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Coat pie pan or shallow baking dish (approx 9 inches) with non stick spray, oil or butter.
  • In glass bowl, steam chopped broccoli for 2-3 minutes with a 1/4 cup water. You want them slightly soft but not mushy.
  • Heat olive oil in fry pan. Saute shallots just till lightly browned. About 1- 2 minutes.
  • Beat eggs till mixed. Add salt, pepper, Everything seasoning, nutmeg and milk. Blend. Add broccoli and shallots. Mix. Fold in cheese.
  • Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake 35-40 minutes till cooked through and lightly browned on top.
  • Slice and enjoy.
Keyword Broccoli, Broccoli Cheddar, brunch, eggs, frittata, quiche


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