One of the main Ketogenic Diet essential foods is eggs. Rich in protein and the fats you need to keep fueled, it’s no wonder you’re looking to add them into your diet more. With a quiche, it’s a perfect breakfast, lunch or dinner option and is surprisingly good as a cold leftover, too. However, the Keto diet demands very low-carbs, which means buh-bye to your beloved quiche crust. That said, we don’t believe in sacrifices, we believe in substitutes…or, probably even an upgrade in this case.

By baking cheese slices in your pie pan before adding your egg, meat & veggie mixture to it, you create a crispy crust that’s incredibly complimentary to the quiche. All the while, it’s helping add more fats to your diet without compromising your carb intake one bit.

Yeah, we definitely think this is an upgrade from traditional quiche crust. Try it, and you’ll agree!

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4-6 slices real cheddar cheese (or substitute for 1 cup shredded cheese)
  • 6 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cream (we used 10%, you can use heavy cream or milk)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/4 cup frozen spinach, thawed (can sub for a handful of fresh)
  • 3 slices of ham, chopped
  • Dash of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste

Equipment

  • Pie Pan
  • Mixing bowl

Method

  • Preheat oven to 400 degreesFahrenheit, and line the bottom of your pie pan with cheese slices (make sure it's real cheese). Place in the oven for 8-10 minutes until bubbly and golden brown. Set aside to cool slightly.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine eggs, cream, shredded cheese, ham, spinach, cayenne (optional), salt and pepper and whisk until well blended.
  • Pour mixture over the cheese crust, and return to the oven (now 325 degrees) for 30-35 minutes, or until fully baked through.
  • Remove from oven and let cool slightly before slicing up to serve. Enjoy!
Sarah Nicole

Since successfully losing 100lbs by changing her relationship with food and her body, Sarah has taken her passion for food and balanced it between cucumbers and cupcakes. When she's not bustling her way around a kitchen, you can find her working out or winding down at home with her 3 kids and pug. Follow Sarah's journey on Instagram @TheBirdsPapaya.

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