My LOVE affair with quiche..

Jibber Jabber
By Jibber Jabber Latest Reply 2015-12-10 17:49:46 -0600
Started 2015-01-09 13:30:16 -0600

I have always loved quiche…I would make baby ones for my parties…bake big ones on the weekends…but since being diagnosed I have learned to love them even more…Just one basic recipe can be turned into so many yummy very low carb creations…mushroom swiss with bacon…cheddar and broccoli..asparagus and goat cheese…today I am making a spinach feta quiche…and I can not wait for it to come out of the oven!!!!! No crust of corse!!!!!

45 replies

Moonbeam2u 2015-12-10 17:49:46 -0600 Report

I've been making a huge crustless quiche every week, so easy and so convenient to just grab a piece of it in the mornings or even for lunch!

MarkS 2015-01-21 12:43:41 -0600 Report

So I have a question. How do you make quiche without the crust? Do you have to grease the quiche dish to keep it from sticking? Is the "filling" the same as if you are using a crust? And, do you have a recipe for a crust that is good or should I say acceptable on a diabetic diet whatever that might be!

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-01-21 17:22:26 -0600 Report

Hi Mark
Crestless quiche is actually called a frittata Just spray the dish your baking it in with cooking spray such as Pam. I really don't know
of a recipe that's low carb crust. That's why I prefer frittatas. VL

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-01-09 23:09:31 -0600 Report

Hi jib jab,
You have my mouth watering, when do we eat? Lol. Hugs, VL

ibemaxie 2015-01-10 07:01:25 -0600 Report

Today is first time I have posted, I find to lose weight and keep my weight under control is I have to limit my carbs to less than 100 each day and lower, does that have any meaning as to why? What is average count of carbs a day should one have for maintaining diabetes?

RosalieM 2015-01-10 12:08:24 -0600 Report

Hi welcome,
We all experience the same thing. Here is the reason why. Your body burns carbohydrate first for energy. If you do not give it enough carbohydrate, your body learns to burn fat for energy. When it burns fat, your lose fat and weight. How many carbs do you need? If you want to lose weight, cut all carbs from sugar, starch like potatoes, rice anything made from flour. When you want to stop losing weight, add some carbs back. For diabetes get your carbs from vegetables (no potatoes)and fruit only and your blood sugar will go down. Along with fruit and vegetables, eat protein (meat) fat and fiber.

GabbyPA 2015-01-09 18:13:55 -0600 Report

A crust-less quiche is a fritatta for the most part and I have a lot of recipes for those as well. YUM. I am on a breakfast taco kick right now, not quite as low carb as a quiche, but yummy too. You cannot go wrong with an egg based breakfast.

Pegsy 2015-01-09 15:53:35 -0600 Report

I make a big (crustless) quiche on the weekend, usually Sunday evening and we eat that for breakfast all week long. Sometimes we heat it up, sometimes we eat it cold. It is my go to breakfast because my day starts so early. It's an anything goes recipe for me. About the only constant is the eggs. I use all sorts of cheeses, sausage, turkey bacon, whatever veggies I have around. It's always good and my hubby appreciates the variety. Add a slice of low carb toast and I'm off and running.

sweetjoy 2015-01-09 15:20:47 -0600 Report

Waaaah, of course crust is my favorite part. :)

jayabee52 2015-01-09 16:11:51 -0600 Report

Howdy Sweetjoy
I make mine without the crust also. Too many carbs in the crust!

Even before I was Dx'd with T 2 the crust was the least favorite part of the pie. It was relatively tasteless to me. So now that I am on a low carb, high protein meal plan I can easily skip the carbs which come with the crust. ESpecially since there is not much nutrition in it.
God's best to you.


sweetjoy 2015-01-10 10:44:57 -0600 Report

I'm having to retrain myself but it's really hard. as a child, i asked my mom if i couldn't have the crust from the chicken without the chicken. i used to make pie crust cookies… wonder why i'm diabetic?

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-10 18:49:25 -0600 Report

LMAO…I use to wait until everyone finished their pie and go and polish off their crust…oh the things we did when we were kids..

valentine lady
valentine lady 2015-01-09 23:02:49 -0600 Report

Hi sweetie ( James),
I had no idea your cooking was so sofisticated. Looks like we'll share kitchen duties. LOL
Love you,

jayabee52 2015-01-21 12:51:03 -0600 Report

LoL, P,
Kitchen duties? When you get here I thought I'd take a long vacation from the kitchen! Been eating my own cooking for too long! LoL! (just jerking your chain)

RebDee 2015-01-09 14:14:37 -0600 Report

Sounds delicious. Could you send me the basic recipe and how much of the other products do you put in, and how big is it? I think I would love mushroom, swiss (or mozzerella) and onions and tomatoes and/or spinach or asparagus.. I don't mix meat and milk products. I am glad to know that there is no crust.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-09 16:06:23 -0600 Report

you just sautee any vegtables you want to put in and lay them on the bottom of a pie pan..( I spray mine with pam first)…you put any kind of shredded cheese you want on top…as much or as little as you like…then in a bowl beat 6 eggs and 1/2 cup heavy cream with salt and pepper and pour over your veggies and cheese..bake at 350 for about half an hour (until the top is set)…I usually serve this with a little sour cream and/or olives…yummy..

sweetjoy 2015-01-10 10:47:14 -0600 Report

do you put the cheese on top of the veggies or wait and put it on top of the pie?

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-10 10:51:26 -0600 Report

I put it on top of the veggies…only because I don't like my cheese to brown..I like it gooey in the middle..and my quiche browns a little on top…sometimes if I have some in the house I will sprinkle a little parmesan cheese ON TOP of the quiche..

MarkS 2015-01-09 13:43:43 -0600 Report

Now I am really hungry. May I come over to eat quiche, whatever variety is in the oven?

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-09 13:54:00 -0600 Report

Do you live in the New Orleans Metro area??? If so come on over!!!..Now mind you I would NEVER live in New Orleans…bad enough I have to go there for college…I live in one of the burbs..

debcox 2015-01-09 13:40:57 -0600 Report

I love quiches also and make mine crustless also. So yummy because you can put pretty much anything in them. My favorite is spinach and onions. I usually use muenster cheese (my favorite) but I have used some Irish cheese and a combination of cheddar, monterey and mozzarella cheeses.

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-09 13:58:48 -0600 Report

CHEESE!!!!..Behold the power!!!!

jayabee52 2015-01-21 12:54:52 -0600 Report

Rats! Jib jab, I have to avoid cheese (all dairy procucts actually) due to my restrictions from dialysis. It makes eating out rather tricky as it seems like SO much of today's menus include cheese in or on it. So omlets with cheese are out for me.

RosalieM 2015-01-09 13:39:58 -0600 Report

I made a quiche today for lunch on top of the stove in a ceramic lined frieing pan.
It had sausage (homemade), colored peppers, onions, cheese, mushrooms and eggs. I added a heaping tablespoon of that raw corn starch that is in the Extend bars. The quiche made me so full because of the corn starch that I have enough left for another meal. I sautéed the everything but the eggs and cheese in butter, when it was tender, I added the eggs and cheese and put a lid on it
and turned the heat real low until the eggs were cooked. It cost less than heating
up the oven.

sweetjoy 2015-01-10 10:49:43 -0600 Report

you make your own sausage?? i don't know about Extend bars nor the raw corn starch. is it regular corn starch?

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-09 13:56:59 -0600 Report

I just sautee all my veggies until all the water is gone…today onions and spinach…put in my pie dish…add the cheese on top. then maybe some bacon or ham…then beat 6 eggs with 1/2 cup heavy cream a little salt and a little pepper…and throw in the oven for 30 minutes…happy happy

RosalieM 2015-01-09 14:54:41 -0600 Report

That sounds really good too. I am so frugal that I don't heat the oven unless I fill it up with food for the future meals. Hence the top of stove quiche.

RebDee 2015-01-09 14:17:29 -0600 Report

Would egg whites, coconut or almond milk work?

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-09 16:07:26 -0600 Report

I have never tried it with egg whites would probably work..and yes you can replace the cream with coconut milk or almond milk…

GabbyPA 2015-01-09 18:15:49 -0600 Report

Oh, add some curry powder with the coconut milk and add shredded chicken....curry chicken quiche. YUM

GabbyPA 2015-01-09 19:05:19 -0600 Report

I think I am going to explore that idea. I have an open can of coconut milk in my fridge and some chicken...I will let you know how it goes.

marianrandy 2015-01-09 13:39:46 -0600 Report

Sounds delicious but I have to admit I have never liked quiches. I believe eggs are for breakfast or on salads only. They sound out of this world. Good for you!

Jibber Jabber
Jibber Jabber 2015-01-09 13:58:13 -0600 Report

eggs are my friend…I regret letting my doctor scare me off of them…they are back and they are for any time of the day!!!! (smile)

RebDee 2015-01-09 18:02:33 -0600 Report

I love eggs. I wish I could still eat hash brown potatoes but sadly no white diet says no white potatoes.