This satisfying Keto Quiche recipe is so flavorful and easy it’s one for the record books. Hearty eggs, creamy cheese, and ham are beautifully seasoned and cooked in this quiche. Once that first bite hits your tongue you will be hooked. Keep this recipe handy because you will need it again. This easy low carb quiche recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, and Trim Healthy Mama friendly.
I've always loved quiche. But when I started my weight loss journey I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to eat homemade quiche because I didn't have a good option for a low carb crust. As time has evolved and I have practiced and learned in my kitchen, I am confident in my delicious pie crust recipe. It is the perfect ingredient to make this easy keto quiche.
Granted, there is always the option of making a crustless quiche and there is nothing wrong with that. But once in a while, I crave that tradition of a pie crust with my quiche. This low carb recipe is a win and the combination tastes fantastic together. I am excited for you to taste it and see for yourself. It has become one of my favorite keto breakfast recipes.
Make this along with my Keto Dutch Baby for a fantastic brunch.
Keto Pie Crust - This has almond flour, coconut flour, butter, and water. My almond flour crust comes together in seconds in the food processor! If you prefer you can make this a crustless keto quiche instead.
Large Eggs - You need six large eggs for this recipe.
Cream Cheese - Adding cream cheese makes the quiche light and fluffy. If you can't find cream cheese just sub in heavy cream (aka heavy whipping cream), mascarpone cheese, or ricotta cheese.
Ham - This is a great way to use up leftover baked ham after holidays but deli ham works just as well.
Cheddar Cheese - I use shredded cheddar cheese in my low carb quiche.
Salt & Pepper - You can always season to taste. I will taste the raw egg mixture to check the seasoning. I figure after years of tasting raw cookie dough a little raw quiche won't hurt me either.
How To Make A Keto Quiche
If you’ve never made a quiche before, don’t worry it’s truly so easy! There aren’t many ingredients and there aren’t any hard or difficult steps either. Let’s get started so you can be digging into your ham and cheese quiche soon.
First Step: Warm the oven up to 350 degrees F. Prepare the keto crust and press it into a deep pie dish.
Second Step: Add the ham and cheese to the prepared pie crust.
Expert Tip: I use my easy keto pie crust in this recipe. It only has 3 ingredients plus water and you just press it into the pie plate. No rolling pin required!
Third Step: Mix together the eggs, cream cheese, and salt using a blender until it’s smooth.
Fourth Step: Add the egg mixture to the keto quiche crust.
Expert Tip: To make a keto crustless quiche simply omit the crust! Make sure to grease your pie plate well.
Fifth Step: Bake the keto quiche for 25-30 minutes or until the center is done and set. Serve hot and enjoy!
You can keep this quiche recipe as simple as you want or as complex as you like. Sometimes I am in the mood for extra flavors so I will toss them in. Here are some keto friendly ideas that you may enjoy as well.
Cheese - I love the little bit of spice you get from Pepper Jack. Other great choices are gryuere cheese, parmesan cheese, and swiss cheese. Either exchange all or a portion of the cheddar for any of these for another delicious option.
Bacon - Who doesn’t enjoy some bacon now and then? Cook and crumble some bacon and add it to the quiche.
Peppers - Any variety of peppers you like would work. Red peppers are great because they have a sweetness to them. Jalapenos would also be lovely.
Onions - Chop, slice, or dice some onions and add to the quiche. Or you can sprinkle some green onions on top after baking. Yum!
Tomatoes - Add some diced cherry or grape tomatoes for some extra color and fun.
Sausage - Brown and crumble your favorite sausage. Sprinkle it in on top of the pie crust and follow the rest of the directions. You can include this with the ham or skip it completely.
Vegetables - Sneak in some extra nutrients by adding in some fresh spinach, blached broccoli, or roasted asparagus. I love how gorgeous spinach quiche looks with that bright green color and it is loaded with vitamins and minerals.
Chicken - You don’t have to only make a quiche for breakfast. It’s great for brunch, lunch, or dinner too. Adding cooked rotisserie chicken is a wonderful way to add more protein too.
Sour Cream - It might not be traditional but serving quiche with a dollop of sour cream is delicious!
Crustless - For a crustless quiche recipe just omit the crust. Make sure to grease the pan well.
As you can see there are so many possibilities when it comes to this keto quiche. As long as the ingredients are low carb and work for you, then they can probably be added. To make a classic Keto Quiche Lorraine just sub in bacon, onions, and gruyere for the ham and cheese in my recipe. That variation is one of my favorite quiche recipes.
Is quiche keto?
Most quiche that has crust will not be keto because the crust is most likely made with white wheat flour. Many crustless quiches can be keto. Just check the ingredients.
How do I store quiche?
This cream cheese quiche can be stored in the refrigerator for 3-4 days or frozen for 2-3 months. If you are going to freeze it make sure to wrap the cooled quiche tightly before placing it in the freezer.
How do I reheat leftover quiche?
Leftover low carb keto quiche is still fantastic! I would skip microwaving it if possible because it won’t give you that same texture and flavor as the first day. Instead, I find it’s better when you warm it in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until it’s hot all the way through.
Having breakfast options made ahead can really be a blessing with a keto diet. I try to make a quiche or egg bake on the weekend to just heat up on busy weekday mornings.
- 2 cups chopped ham
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 6 eggs
- 3 oz cream cheese
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 350. Put the ham and cheese on the prepared crust.
- Blend the eggs, cream cheese, and salt in a blender until smooth. Pour the eggs over the fillings.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the center is set.
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Originally Published May 22, 2020. Revised and Republished April 4, 2023.