Zucchini and bacon crustless quiche makes a simple, delicious and nutritious meal. It’s quick and easy to make and can be gluten free if needed.

Zucchini and bacon crustless quiche

Sometimes, dinner just needs to be easy.

School, kindy, work, groceries, washing, cleaning… all the things… sometimes they can just get all too much but one thing that is really important to me is getting a decent meal into my family at the end of the day like zucchini and bacon crustless quiche.

Sure, there are occasions when I’ll open a tin of baked beans (and add bone broth and a veggie puree cube from the freezer to give it some extra nutrition), but generally, it’s a priority for me to feed my family well.

We all eat dinner together most nights at the table and since starting it about a year ago dinner time has been a lot more enjoyable.

We actually get to connect as a family at the end of the day whereas before, the kids were eating early then my husband would come home, it would be bath and then they’d watch TV, with basically no family time.

Then, by the time we got the kids to bed and made dinner we’d be too tired to sit up at the table and would eat our dinner on our laps in front of the tv.

A year later…

These days dinner is on the table at 6 (ok sometimes it’s not exactly 6 but close enough). Don’t for a second think my family is perfect and the boys sit at the table and eat nicely.

Most nights there’s running around involved and some frustration trying to get them to eat but it’s a lot better than before.

Sometimes there’s a game after baths, sometimes it’s TV but we’ve always had some time as a family to connect and talk about or days (or just make fart jokes, yep I’m a mum of boys alright!).

One thing is always a given – dinner is easy.

Zucchini and bacon crustless quiche

Somehow it took me about a year to get around to baking this for the first time after my friend sent me her mum’s recipe. I had a friend over to lunch and figured that was the perfect time to test it out.

What are food blogging friends for if not for taste-testing? Oh that’s right they also make brilliant photography assistants.

We only had an hour before she had to return to work but I think we got in at least two photos for every minute.

Zucchini and bacon crustless quiche
zucchini and bacon crustless quiche

You won’t need any fancy skills or equipment although an electric grater does come in handy if you want to certainly avoid accidentally grating your fingertips.

Not quite as gooey as quiche in pastry but not quite firm enough to serve as little squares, this crustless version still holds its own.

I served it simply with a salad made of rocket, roast sweet potato, feta and toasted slivered almonds (yes I made a salad!). It would also go well with this simple side salad.

Tips for making zucchini and bacon crustless quiche

Grating tips

An electric grater makes this recipe a lot easier but if you don’t have one, a food processor or Thermomix works really well for the cheese and the zucchini.

What I do is grate or very finely chop the cheese first, set it aside in a bowl then throw in the zucchini (I don’t bother washing it up) and chop it up. Then to drain the zucchini, I line a bowl with a tea towel and put it in there.

Leave it for about 5 minutes then wring it out to get out the liquid. Just bunch it up like you’re wrapping up a pudding and give it a squeeze until no more liquid comes out.

Which tin to use for zucchini and bacon crustless quiche

I use a quiche pan to make this recipe but I’ve also made it in a square take tin (about 20x20cm) and in a silicone muffin tray (just bake for about 25-30 minutes).

Can you freeze it?

Yes of course. That’s usually my answer for the can you freeze it question. For this, I either portion it out and freeze it or make two at a time, have one for dinner and freeze the other one.

You can freeze it in the tin if you can spare it or otherwise an aluminium tin would work well for freezing. You could cook it in the tin, let it cool, pop the lid on the freeze then defrost on the bench, then heat in the oven in the tin.

Can you use different flours?

Yes you can indeed. I’ve made it with gluten free flour mix, rice flour and buckwheat flour and they’ve all been great but my favourite of them was the rice flour. The buckwheat does make it a little bit bitter.

How to make zucchini and bacon crustless quiche

For a printable version of this recipe scroll to the bottom of the page.

What you need:

  • 5 free-range eggs
  • 1 cup self raising flour (gluten-free if you like)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 375grms zucchinis (3 zucchinis) grated
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 200grms finely chopped free-range bacon
  • 1 generous cup grated cheese

How to:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 175C fan-forced and grease a round quiche dish with a little oil.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, flour and oil together until smooth.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix them in.
  4. Pour the mixture into the quiche dish and bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden on top.
  5. The giant bubble will sink when it starts to cool.
  6. Serve warm straight from the dish.
Zucchini and bacon crustless quiche

It was so tasty Will and I had another serving of it for dinner that night. You could throw in some other veggies if you like, or change up the flavours but I like it just the way it is. Enjoy!

What about you? Do you ever eat the same thing two meals in a row?

You might like some of my other favourite easy, nutritious dinners:

Slow cooked Indian beef curry

Shredded beef

Veggie packed tomato pasta sauce

Moroccan beef


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Zucchini and bacon crustless quiche
Zucchini and bacon crustless quiche - with gluten-free option

Zucchini and bacon crustless quiche - with gluten-free option

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5 free-range eggs
  • 1 cup self raising flour (gluten-free if you like)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 375grms zucchinis (3 zucchinis) grated
  • 1 brown onion, diced
  • 200grms finely chopped free-range bacon
  • 1 generous cup grated cheese

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 175C fan-forced and grease a round quiche dish with a little oil.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, flour and oil together until smooth.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix them in.
  4. Pour the mixture into the quiche dish and bake for 45-50 minutes or until golden on top.
  5. The giant bubble will sink when it starts to cool.
  6. Serve warm straight from the dish.

Notes

Can be frozen - cut into portions first or freeze the whole thing.

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 76 Total Fat 6g Saturated Fat 4g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 2g Cholesterol 19mg Sodium 123mg Carbohydrates 1g Fiber 0g Sugar 0g Protein 4g