Basic Crustless Quiche Recipe with Ham and Asparagus

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Have you ever made a basic crustless quiche recipe using ham and asparagus before? Now that asparagus is in season and available locally again, it’s the perfect time to start using it in a quiche. It can be on the expensive side when it’s not in season.

Basic Crustless Quiche Recipe with Ham and Asparagus

Basic Crustless Quiche

Quiche is typically made as a savory dish using eggs that is baked in a single pie crust. It can be made with a variety of different meats, vegetables, and cheeses. So, it’s a great way to use up leftovers or excess garden produce. Plus, it can be served hot or cold so it’s great for summer eating.

This basic crustless quiche recipe is made without a bottom crust so it’s a perfect choice for those that are following a gluten-free or primal diet. It usually contains no grains at all since the bottom crust is not present. 

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Is a frittata the same as a crustless quiche?

Eggs are the star in both frittatas and quiches. But, a frittata generally has very little if any milk or cream in it. In a quiche, you will use heavy cream to give it a custard-like texture. A frittata is more similar to an omelet.

Is quiche high in carbs?

I’m all about low-carb eating and quiche is generally a good choice. A traditional quiche has a bottom crust so this basic crustless quiche is a better choice. A crustless quiche should be very low carb. You will have some carbohydrates from the cheese and cream. 

Basic Crustless Quiche Recipe with Ham and Asparagus

How long does crustless quiche last?

As with most egg-based dishes, you should use this within three to four days of making it. You can freeze this basic crustless quiche recipe by the slice by putting each slice in a freezer bag. It should last almost indefinitely that way provided it does not get freezer burn.

Can I make quiche ahead of time?

Most definitely! This basic crustless quiche recipe is a fantastic choice for summer barbecues because you can make it the day before and chill it. Then, just reheat it when you want to serve it. Or, you can serve it cold.

asparagus on a cutting board

Can I make quiche filling the night before?

To save time when making this basic crustless quiche recipe, you can precook and pre-chop the quiche ingredients. Just chop the ham, asparagus, and cheese ahead of time. I would not add the eggs until right before you are going to bake it. Then, you’ll just need to assemble it and cook it right before you eat.

How do you store quiche after baking?

Simply allow the quiche to cool, cover it, and store it in the refrigerator for up to 3 to 4 days. After making this basic crustless quiche recipe, the quiche should be stored in the refrigerator within two hours of cooking it to avoid any foodborne illness.

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What goes with quiche?

We usually consider this basic crustless quiche recipe to be a meal in itself. However, if you want to serve something with it, consider a cup of soup, some roasted asparagus, or a side of sausage depending on what you put into the quiche itself.

This quick crustless quiche can be on the table in about an hour if you want to eat it hot. Or, make it the day before and refrigerate it to serve it cold the next day. 

ham and asparagus being chopped

Is this crustless quiche keto friendly?

Yes, to the best of my knowledge, all of the ingredients are allowed on the keto diet. To be safe, it’s best to look for an organic or all-natural ham to avoid artificial ingredients. You can also enjoy this basic quiche recipe on the primal diet (but not Paleo since it has dairy). You can leave out the ham and make it vegetarian.

One of the reasons that I love making quiche is that it’s so flexible. So, while this basic crustless quiche recipe calls for ham and asparagus, you can easily make an easy spinach quiche by using spinach instead. Or, make it a crustless bacon quiche by using bacon instead of ham. You have so many possibilities.

Basic Crustless Quiche Recipe with Ham and Asparagus

You will need a 9 x 9 glass baking dish to make this basic crustless quiche recipe. I like this one because it has a cover. So, it’s perfect for serving the next day. 9×9 is the perfect size to display the asparagus spears.

Asparagus Ham Basic Crustless Quiche Recipe

I hope you enjoy this easy crustless quiche recipe!

Basic Crustless Quiche Recipe with Ham and Asparagus

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Basic Crustless Quiche Recipe with Ham and Asparagus

Basic Crustless Quiche Recipe with Ham and Asparagus

This basic crustless quiche recipe uses ham and fresh asparagus for a delicious spring or summer meal.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 6 eggs
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup ham, coarsely chopped
  • ½ pound asparagus, washed and trimmed


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spritz a 9 inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In the baking dish, toss together cheddar cheese (reserving a small amount for garnish) and ham.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and seasonings. Pour mixture over ham and gently move ham and cheese until the egg mixture is evenly distributed.
  4. Place asparagus on top of egg mixture.
  5. Bake for 45 minutes or until the eggs are completely set. Remove from oven and sprinkle remaining cheese over the asparagus.
  6. Allow quiche to rest for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 261Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 323mgSodium: 720mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 24g

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