Keto Quiche

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This keto quiche recipe is a simple yet elegant egg-based dish that is perfect for a low carb breakfast or brunch! Less than 3 net carbs per serving.

Want more keto breakfast recipes? Try my keto breakfast casserole, sous vide egg bites, egg white omelette, and crustless quiche.

Keto quiche

If there’s one dish that’s easy to make and yet makes you feel fancy, it has to be a quiche. While a traditional quiche is a far cry from being keto-friendly, my low-carb quiche looks, tastes, and smells like the real thing!

Table of Contents
  1. Why I love this recipe
  2. Ingredients needed
  3. How to make keto quiche
  4. Arman’s recipe tips
  5. Storage instructions
  6. Frequently asked questions
  7. More keto brunch recipes to try
  8. Easiest Keto Quiche (Recipe Card)

Why I love this recipe

  • Simple ingredients. You only need five ingredients for the filling, and it’s easy to customize. 
  • Just like the real thing. It uses a homemade keto pie crust which is perfectly buttery and crisp. 
  • Versatile. It’s perfect to enjoy hot or cold, so you can eat it directly out of the fridge. You also have the option to make it without the crust, which will then make this recipe under 1 gram of net carbs!

Ingredients needed

  • Low-carb pie crust. What makes this quiche stand out is the homemade crust used- It’s perfectly buttery and firm and holds the filling perfectly. 
  • Eggs. room temperature eggs. 
  • Heavy cream. Room temperature cream. You can use double cream or thickened cream. 
  • Ham and bacon. I like to swap out half the bacon with chopped ham to cut down on the fat content and also reduce the oiliness. You are welcome to use all bacon or all ham if you wish! 
  • Cheddar cheese. Freshly grated is always superior to the pre-shredded kind. 
  • Green onions. Finely sliced. 

How to make keto quiche

I’ve included step-by-step photos below to make this recipe easy to follow at home. For the full printable recipe instructions and ingredient quantities, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Step 1- Blind bake the crust. Start by preparing the pie crust and blind baking it so it will be sturdy enough to hold the fillings. Let the crust cool completely before preparing the filling.

Step 2- Make the filling. Crisp the bacon in a pan, then set it aside on a paper towel to soak up excess oil. In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs, heavy cream, ham, crispy bacon, cheddar cheese, and green onions until completely combined.

Step 3- Bake the quiche. Transfer the mixture into the pie crust and bake for 40-45 minutes or until the middle of the quiche has set. Remove the quiche from the oven and let it cool for ten minutes before slicing and serving. 

how to make a keto quiche

How to make this without a crust

To make a keto crustless quiche, simply omit the crust and bake the quiche in a generously greased ceramic or glass pie or tart pan. Reduce the cooking time to 25 minutes and let the quiche sit for 20 minutes before serving. 

Arman’s recipe tips

  • Cover the pie crust with tin foil when baking the quiche will the filling. This will ensure it doesn’t burn or overbrown. 
  • For a creamier quiche filling, remove from the oven when the tops ‘just’ look done, and let the quiche rest for 20 minutes. The filling will firm up slightly but still be creamy, almost like a custard. 
  •  If you love an extra cheesy quiche, sprinkle some shredded cheese over the top halfway through the baking time.

Flavor variations

The beauty of any quiche is how easy it is to customize. This keto version is no different, and here are some of our favorite ways to change it up:

  • Quiche Lorraine- Add bacon and replace the heavy cream with Creme Fraiche. 
  • Impossible quiche- Add ham and chopped onion, and use strictly cheddar cheese for the cheese portion (not mozzarella).
  • Bacon and leek quiche- Fold through chopped bacon and leeks, and omit the spinach. 
  • Spinach and ricotta quiche- Replace half the heavy cream with smooth ricotta cheese. 
  • Ham and tomato- Add ham and chopped tomato, and omit the baby spinach, if desired. 

Storage instructions

To store: Leftovers should always be stored in the refrigerator, completely covered. It will keep for up to 1 week.

To freeze: Place slices of the cooked and cooled quiche in an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to six months. 

Reheating: While the quiche can be enjoyed cold or at room temperature, you can also enjoy it warmed up. Reheat in a preheated oven for 5-6 minutes. 

low carb quiche

Frequently asked questions

Can I make this quiche ahead of time?

If you’d like to prepare this quiche in advance to enjoy at a later time, I recommend you bake it first. If you have an uncooked crust and raw egg mixture, it will soften the keto pie crust, which will seep the egg mixture out. Make the quiche up to three days in advance.

Can I use coconut flour in the crust?

This keto quiche crust is made with almond flour and cannot be substituted with coconut flour.

More keto brunch recipes to try

keto quiche recipe

Easiest Keto Quiche

5 from 277 votes
This keto quiche recipe is a simple yet elegant egg-based dish that is perfect for breakfast or brunch! Less than 3 net carbs per serving, you can enjoy it with a crust or crustless! Watch the video below to see how I make it in my kitchen.
Servings: 12 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 50 minutes

Video

Ingredients  

  • 1 keto pie crust
  • 5 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup bacon chopped
  • 1/2 cup ham chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/3 cup green onions sliced

Instructions 

  • Prepare the crust as instructed and blind bake it. Add dried beans or pie stones to it before baking so it doesn’t rise and also add tin foil around the edges so it doesn’t burn. Let the crust cool completely. 
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Add the bacon to a pan and cook until crispy. Set aside on paper towel. 
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs. Add the heavy cream, ham, bacon, cheese, and green onions. Stir until mixed.
  • Transfer into the pie crust and add tin foil around the edges to prevent the crust from burning. Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until just set in the middle. 
  • Remove from the oven and let rest for a few minutes, before slicing and serving.

Notes

For a crustless quiche, transfer the mixture into a glass baking dish and bake for 25 minutes.
TO STORE: Leftovers should always be stored in the refrigerator, completely covered. It will keep for up to 1 week.
TO FREEZE: Place slices of the cooked and cooled quiche in an airtight container and store it in the freezer for up to six months. 
TO REHEAT: While the quiche can be enjoyed cold or at room temperature, you can also enjoy it warmed up. Reheat in a preheated oven for 5-6 minutes. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 177kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 6gFat: 15gSodium: 258mgPotassium: 65mgFiber: 3gVitamin A: 569IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 68mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 2g
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! I omitted the ham and increased the bacon. We had half the quiche left over and popped it in the freezer. When we defrosted we warmed it a little in the oven and it was as if it had been freshly made- the pastry still perfect. I’m not a pastry maker but this was so easy and came out the fluted pie dish so easily and held its shape. its a firm favourite in our household.

  2. 5 stars
    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! I just made this with your keto pie crust recipe and its perfection. You’d never know this was a keto dish, the crust is flawless and well who doesn’t like bacon, ham and cheese. This is going to get made a lot in my house and I’m planning to bring it to holiday gatherings this year!

      1. Not that I’ve tried- full fat canned coconut milk may be a good option to experiment with.

  3. This quiche was absolutely delicious and I even omitted the crust. I’ve been making quiche all my life and I honestly think this was the best I’ve ever eaten. I used all ham and added some sauteed mushrooms.

  4. 5 stars
    I made the crustless version and I have a new favourite lunch! Paired with Veggies as salad or stir fry, and it’s a brilliant complete meal 🙂

  5. Just made the crust less version using ham, onions and cheddar cheese. Baked in glass pie plate but needed to bake for 35 minutes. Turned a out perfect. The best I have ever made next time will Add some spinach. Thank you for your great recipes

  6. 5 stars
    I also made it crustless, because we were hungry and I didn’t want to take the time to make a crust. I used an aluminum pan, so I buttered the pan well, then dusted it with a few tablespoons of almond flour. I then took a piece of plastic wrap, wadded it up, then used it to dab the crust all around, to set it. I didn’t have green onions, so I substituted regular onion. I also added peeled, cooked stems of broccoli (why waste them?) and a few shakes of salt and pepper. It came out great!

  7. Looks good and I can’t wait to try… here’s my question: in the notes you call for baby spinach and in the photos there is baby spinach but you say don’t use “fresh” as it requires precooking?? As far as I know baby spinach is fresh! I’m assuming any fresh spinach would cook in the egg mixture anyway.

    1. Hi Steph! Sorry for the confusion, I should have written fresh non-baby spinach (the dense and tender ones)- you are correct, this is fresh baby spinach 🙂 I found sometimes using English spinach to take quite an extra bit of time to cook 🙂