Cheesy Crustless Quiche

I had this crustless quiche recently at a ladies weekend (you know, the kind where husbands and kids are left to fend on their own and the gals take a well deserved break from the regular chaos) and couldn’t wait to try it when I got home. It is pretty rich. In my trial run I substituted some (gasp!) low fat version of cream cheese, and was promptly reminded by my mother that they make up for the fat with carb-loaded filler. I also just used my substitutions as an excuse to eat more. So now I’m sticking with the original full octane approach. Before putting the quiche in the oven I sprinkled it with green onions, bacon, and cherry tomatoes. This is a pretty flexible recipe, you can add whatever additions you want – herbs, mushrooms (dry sauté them first to get out the excess moisture), sausage, etc. Thanks to Cindy for this great recipe!

Cheesy Crustless Quiche Recipe

  • Yield: Makes 8 servings.


  • 1/2 stick of butter (1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups milk
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 5 eggs
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 6 ounces shredded Swiss cheese
  • 3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 3 slices of cooked bacon, crumbled
  • 6 cherry tomatoes, cut in half


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1 Melt the butter in a medium saucepan on medium heat. Stir in flour; cook, stirring until bubbly. Gradually add the milk; cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens. Remove from the heat; set aside to cool, about 15-20 minutes.

2 Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine cottage cheese, baking powder, salt and mustard; set aside.

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3 Beat the eggs in a large mixing bowl. Slowly add the cream cheese, the cottage cheese mixture and the milk/flour sauce. Fold in the Swiss and Parmesan cheeses.

4 Pour into a buttered 10" pie plate. Sprinkle the top with chopped green onions and crumbled bacon. Arrange tomato halves, cut side up, around the top. Bake at 350°F for 40 minutes, until puffy and lightly browned. A knife inserted into the center of the quiche should come out clean. Let rest for 15 minutes, serve.

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  • Amie

    Do you think substituting ricotta for the cottage cheese will ruin the texture?

    I think it would work fine. If you try it, please let us know in the comments how it turns out. ~Elise

  • Linda

    I make this without the cottage cheese. With vegetable it is a savory clafoutis. Very good. I roast the vegetable first too.

  • Lina

    This looks fabulous! I just have a question, I am celiac, so could I substitute a gluten free flour for the all purpose flour?

    Should work, don’t see why it wouldn’t. ~Elise

  • Marielle

    Made this yesterday, substituting cheddar cheese for the swiss cheese and leaving out the bacon. I added mushrooms and green pepper. The whole family loved it! Definitely a keeper. I would say that Frittata is a bit heavier than this.

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