Say the word, “quiche” and what comes to mind? Warm creamy cheese and egg cooked in a buttery pastry crust, right? Not this one, but this Paleo Zucchini Carrot Quiche is equally, if not more, delicious than its original counterpart.
This quiche is crustless and I didn’t miss that flaky pastry crust one little bit. It’s dairy-free, grain-free and stuffed with veggies and herbs. It’s made with zucchini, people! Zucchini, that wonder squash that delivers a host of vitamins and minerals (including magnesium, something that I’m always seeking to help with calcium absorption). I used my Spiralizer to julienne the vegetables, but grating them works fine too.
This zucchini carrot quiche makes a quick weeknight meal and the leftovers are great for lunch the following day! Just crack some eggs, chop some herbs, cook some bacon (or buy those pre-cooked crumbles–I won’t judge you), grate some vegetables and toss it all together. Make a salad while it’s getting all bubbly and crispy on top in the oven and dinner is done!
- 2 cups grated zucchini
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 2 cups grated carrots
- 1/2 cup cooked crumbled bacon
- 9 eggs
- 2 tbsp fresh rosemary, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped
- 1-2 tsp oil for oiling the baking dish.
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Grate the zucchini, put in a bowl and sprinkle with salt. Toss and let stand while you prepare the remaining ingredients.
- Cook the bacon and crumble it.
- Grate the carrots.
- Crack the eggs into a bowl and whisk until well combined.
- Chop the herbs.
- Put the zucchini in a cheesecloth bag (or just use your hands) to squeeze out as much water as you can. This will help the quiche to set up nicely.
- Put the drained zucchini in a bowl with the rest of the ingredients and stir until well combined.
- Oil a 9 or 10 inch quiche dish or pie plate. Pour the mixture into the dish and smooth with the back of a spoon.
- Bake at 375 for 40 to 45 minutes until set in the middle, lightly browned and just beginning to brown on the edges.
If you like crustless quiche, try this paleo Lazy Girl Healthy Kohlrabi Quiche, too.