crustless portobello quiche

In baking, brunch, culinary experiments, dinner, easy weeknight meals, ethnic food, gluten-free, lunch, vegetarian on 05.01.11 at 9:02 am

some might say that the best part of a pizza is the crust. perhaps the same rules apply with quiche… perhaps they don’t. :)

or maybe i’m just too lazy to make a homemade crust. haha! inspired by a recipe by fellow blogger nest and sparkle, here’s my version of a crustless quiche… great for a low-carb brunch, lunch or breakfast for dinner.

– preheat oven to 375F

prep the portobello:
– heat up 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil (evoo) in medium saucepan on high heat
– sauté 1 shallot (rough chop) until slightly browned
– add 1 portobello mushroom (diced) to pan, sauté for 3-4min
– season w/ ground black peppercorns
– remove from heat & set aside

 (tip: before chopping, gently clean portobello mushroom under running water. carefully remove & discard dark gills using a spoon to scrape them off.)

quiche batter:
whisk together the following ingredients in medium prep bowl:
– 1/2 medium red tomato (diced)
– 1/2 medium orange tomato (diced)
– 1/2 medium yellow tomato (diced)
– 2 scallions or green onions (diced)
– 5 large free-range eggs
– 1 sauteed portobello mushroom (diced)
– 1/3 cup light mozzarella cheese (grated)
– 1/2 cup italian parsley (finely chopped)

bake it:
– pour quiche batter into a round, non-stick baking dish
– bake quiche for 20-25min at 375F, or until golden brown
– allow to cool on rack before cutting quiche

food styling:
– cut quiche into four quarters
– serve quiche wedge w/ organic mixed greens & honey dijon creamy dressing (or your fave salad dressing)

  1. Nothing lazy about this recipe, it looks fabulous. I make fritattas all the time and I don’t consider them lay. Crustless quiches are in the same category.


  2. Fabulous recipe! Not lazy at all. Often a crustless quiche is nicer – if it makes you feel better, you could always call it a self crusting quiche.
    :-) Mandy


  3. Now I am inspired – can’t wait to try this flavour combo!


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