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Crustless Vegetable Quiche

4.95 from 36 votes

posted: 03/29/17

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This Crustless Vegetable Quiche is easy to make and only 120 calories a slice! This is an easy breakfast quiche recipe that is perfect to make for any brunch or even for a weekday breakfast.

The left overs are great! This vegetarian no crust quiche recipe is great if you are looking eat lighter.

On a white plate, a slice of the Crustless Vegetable Quiche has broccoli, red peppers, cheese, and more peaking out.

This week I’ve had a few friends casually talk to me about dealing with grief . . . or rather dealing with people who are dealing with grief. I’m always careful about what I say, because even though I have been through it and then through it some more, I don’t want to say the wrong things. But I feel like it would be almost negligent for me to say nothing.

An overhead photo of the Crustless Vegetable Quiche in a ceramic pie pan

The question beneath their casual talk is this:  What do you do for someone who lost someone or is currently in the process of losing someone? The people who have talked to me recently are talking about THE BIG losses. Children. Spouses. The kinds of loses that are soul crushing. And I know that sounds dramatic, but when you are in it, that is exactly how it feels. Like your soul is crushed and you will never quite be the same.

And you won’t.

I tend to believe that the universe talks to you. Sends people your way who you need to learn something from. And maybe I’m taking it a step too far, but I feel like if I can possibly help one person by writing about this (even if it is paired with a crustless vegetable quiche recipe . . . . maybe especially if it is paired with a crustless vegetable quiche recipe) than I should write.

So this is my advice.

Bear witness.

And this isn’t actually my advice. This is the advice from my old therapist who got me through the death of my mom, through Elliot’s death, and the intensely difficult pregnancies that followed. She said that there is nothing you can actually do to help someone who is grieving. There are no cards that will make them feel better. No plants. No meals. Those things are wonderful, don’t get me wrong. But they won’t actually fix anything.

The greatest gift you can do for someone who is grieving is: Bear witness.

I think that can mean so many things. It can look like so many different things. But I think what it boils down to is allowing the person who is grieving to feel however they are going to feel in whatever moment they are going to feel it for as long as they are going to feel it while letting them know you love them and passing no judgement.

A slice of the Crustless Vegetable Quiche was taken out of the whole quiche showing the the different produce in the quiche.

I am going to be brutally honest.

After Elliot died, there were people who did this beautifully. There were people who let us be exactly where we were at. Over and over and over. And there were people, some of the very people we thought would be there for us, who did the exact opposite. And that sucked.

You can’t make it better. Please don’t try. Bear witness.

And remember that the thickest part of the grief comes later. It comes six, nine months down the road. Maybe even years later for some people. It doesn’t mean they aren’t moving on. Grief is a debt that has to be paid (another great line from my great therapist) and people have to be allowed to pay it in their own time.

That’s it.

Woah. Super heavy for a brunch recipe, aye?

Thank you for forgiving me all this talk of grief, friends. It’s a huge piece of who I am and I don’t suspect this will be my last post like this.

On a white plate, a slice of the Crustless Vegetable Quiche has broccoli, red peppers, cheese, and more peaking out.

Crustless Vegetable Quiche!

You guys, this quiche is so crazy good! And its made with loads of veggies, a little cheese, egg whites, a few eggs, and skim milk, so it’s only 120 calories a slice! I loooooove brunch recipes, but so many of them are totally loaded with calories. I love this lighter option that is still packed with flavor. Give me a slice of this and a cup of coffee and I am a happy happy girl.

Other Light Breakfast Ideas

If you are looking for other light breakfast ideas, try this quinoa breakfast recipe. If you need another easy breakfast, make these cheese and sausage egg muffins or another great quiche make my crustless spinach quiche.

4.95 from 36 votes

Crustless Vegetable Quiche

Serves: 8 servings
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Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 48 minutes
This Crustless Vegetable Quiche is easy to make and only 120 calories a slice!  So delicious! 


  • 1 TBSP extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 red pepper diced small
  • 3 cups chopped broccoli florets
  • 1/2 a yellow onion diced small
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 egg whites
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp oregano
  • 1/2 tbsp basil
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a nine inch quiche dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil. Then add the garlic, peppers, broccoli, and onion. Cooking, stirring intermittently over medium heat until the vegetables are soft, about eight minutes.
  • While the vegetables are cooking, whisk together the eggs and egg whites. Then whisk in the milk, salt, pepper, oregano, and basil. Stir in the mozzarella and feta cheese.
  • Once the vegetables are cooked, pour them into the quiche dish. Pour the egg mixture over it, gently smoothing it out so it is all even. Put in the oven and bake for 40 minutes or until the edge of the quiche starts to pull away from the side. Let set for 10 minutes and then serve and enjoy!
Calories: 120kcal (6%) Carbohydrates: 6g (2%) Protein: 9g (18%) Fat: 7g (11%) Saturated Fat: 3g (19%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 103mg (34%) Sodium: 379mg (16%) Potassium: 249mg (7%) Fiber: 2g (8%) Sugar: 4g (4%) Vitamin A: 1100IU (22%) Vitamin C: 78.4mg (95%) Calcium: 140mg (14%) Iron: 0.9mg (5%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American

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  1. Cathleen says

    Wishing all good blessings to you and yours. I’m so sorry for your losses.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you Cathleen!

  2. Sarah says

    Thank you very much for sharing the breakfast quiche! Thank you for sharing your story about grief! I am sorry for your loss! Thank you for every recipe that you share!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you so much for these sweet words, Sarah!

  3. Lynn Bakst says

    5 stars
    I made this veggie quiche today and it came out just perfect. I didn’t have mozzarella so I added extra feta. I only use almond milk so added that to the eggs. I also added cauliflower. It is quite delicious. I ended up freezing in single-serve portions. Highly recommend.

    • Lisa Longley says

      Glad to hear you liked it!

  4. Michele says

    I made this tonight for my husband. I just used 6 eggs and omitted the cheese. I threw in mushrooms with it and he really enjoyed it.

  5. Liat Kozuch says

    I added some shredded cheddar on the top … hope thats ok! thanks for this awesome recipe!

    • Lisa Longley says

      Of course that’s okay! I hope you enjoyed it

  6. Mandy says

    Hi l was just wondering if you could help me with some recipes we are vegetarian in this house I’m at my wits end trying to cook something different we don’t like mushrooms thank you in advance

    • Lisa Longley says

      I don’t have a huge amount of Vegetarian Recipes, but I do have some and we are working on more!

  7. Cassandra H says

    5 stars
    I told you from the beginning that I picked your app of receipts because I felt like I’ve cooked the like you for a long time. I feel like you’ve given me the push to cooked meals again. Today I read the crustless quiche. And yes I’ve made this and love it. I’ve made many receipes of yours,with a little revision, Everyone has commented that “Dinner was so good Nanna” I just smile and in my mind send a Thank you,Lisa. To read your story about Grieving, I want to Thank You for the great job opener and please don’t stop enlightening us. It’s always good to hear about what people have to say, it just helps to listen and apply. Happy Receipes, Lisa, Thankfully Cassandra

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you so much for this kind comment, Cassandra!

  8. Ginny says

    It looks wonderful..Plan on making it this weekend..& if we like it, will make it for “Card Club” ladies for lunch..

    Will let you know what we think of it..

    • Lisa Longley says

      I hope you love it!

  9. Catherine says

    Lisa –
    What you wrote about grief is appreciated. None of us will
    Escape heart wrenching grief.
    We just don’t know when
    May God bless you for your empathy .

    • Lisa Longley says

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Catherine.

  10. Amy says

    This sounds and looks wonderful. I only eat egg whites. I’ve never made a quiche for this reason. Can a quiche be made with only egg whites or is the yolk an important part that can’t be left out? Hope to try it soon.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I haven’t made it without the yolks, but it can definitely be done. You will need to substitute 2 egg whites for every 1 egg you take out.

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