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Crustless Ham and Cheddar Quiche - A Family Feast

I absolutely love quiche – but it can be a little time consuming to make, especially when pie crust is involved!   But today’s Crustless Ham and Cheddar Quiche is the best of both worlds – simple to make but still with a delicious, cheesy quiche flavor!

Crustless Ham and Cheddar Quiche - A Family Feast

It’s similar to a traditional quiche recipe – filled with diced ham, onions, carrots and cheddar cheese – but this crustless ham and cheddar quiche bakes up light and puffy in the oven thanks to the addition of baking mix in the batter!

Crustless Ham and Cheddar Quiche - A Family Feast

It’s perfect for a quick family meal – and any leftovers make a delicious lunch on the go! We used the homemade baking mix recipe that we shared yesterday to make this easy crustless ham and cheddar quiche – but feel free to use a boxed baking mix if you prefer. You can also swap in different meats and vegetables to make this recipe your own. Enjoy!

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Crustless Ham and Cheddar Quiche - A Family Feast

Crustless Ham and Cheddar Quiche

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 ½ cups carrots, peeled and cut into medium sized pieces
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon cold butter
  • ½ cup baking mix (see recipe here)
  • 8 ounces cooked ham, cut into medium sized pieces
  • 2 cups shredded yellow sharp cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium pan, sauté onions and carrots in olive oil over medium heat for four minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs and add milk to combine.
  4. With pastry cutter, mix cold butter into baking mix until small pea sized pieces form. Add this to the egg and milk mixture and with a whip, whisk until combined.
  5. Add ham and cheese to egg mixture and stir with wooden spoon to combine.
  6. Add cooked carrot and onion to mixture and stir again.
  7. Spray a regular sized pie plate with pan spray and pour egg mixture into pie plate.
  8. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted into center comes clean and serve cut into wedges.

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  • Angela {Mind Over Batter} wrote:

    How gorgeous is this quiche?! I wouldn’t even miss the crust. Its one extra step getting between me and this deliciousness, anyway.

    • Martha wrote:

      It definitely is easier Angela! Thanks!

  • Sarah Walker Caron (Sarah’s Cucina Bella) wrote:

    I love ham and cheese quiches — and love the idea of this crustless one! YUM.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Sarah!

  • Karissa | Sweet as a Cookie wrote:

    I love that this is crustless. I would love to enjoy this for breakfast!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Karissa!

  • Renee – Kudos Kitchen wrote:

    As a family, we love quiche but during the summer months I never think to make it. Thanks for the reminder now that the cooler weather is here. This will be a perfect addition to our breakfast-for-dinner-Thursday nights.

    • Martha wrote:

      I love breakfast for dinner Renee! Hope you enjoy the recipe!

  • Amanda @The Kitcheneer wrote:

    Ham and cheddar are my favorite things to add to my eggs! So this quiche looks perfect! Also, it’s a nice low carb option!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Amanda!

  • Paula – bell’alimento wrote:

    I’m a big fan of quiche and this looks scrump dilly icious

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Paula (your comments always make me smile!)

  • Looks yummy! I think my two little ones would gobble this up.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Ashley!

  • Jessica (Savory Experiments) wrote:

    Ham and cheddar is my most favorite flavor combination! Can’t wait to try!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Jessica!

  • Lauren Kelly Nutrition wrote:

    I love crustless quiche and this one looks delicious!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Lauren!

  • Ginny McMeans wrote:

    What a great recipe. I have made so many quiche’s in my life and never one without crust. This is a go.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Ginny!

  • Marjory @ Dinner-Mom wrote:

    Looks so good. I love quiche…but not the crust (well I love the crust…but, I don’t need the crust!) So…this is perfect!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Marjory!

  • foodwanderings wrote:

    I don’t eat ham but I can substitute it with other meats to make this beautiful crustless quiche!! Looks yum!

    • Martha wrote:

      Yes – absolutely – this recipe is very forgiving so you can change the ingredients to suit your family’s tastes!

  • I especially like this recipe since pie crust is my number one nemesis in the kitchen. It frustrates me no end,which makes this crustless quiche quite perfect for me!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Lana!

  • Lora @cakeduchess wrote:

    Sometimes I’m lucky and my mom comes by w/some of her homemade baking mix. It’s so convenient for so many recipes. Your quiche looks fantatic!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thank you Lora!

    • Betty819 wrote:

      Is your Mom’s homemade baking mix made with Bisquick? Maybe she has her own recipe..think she’d share it with everybody on your blog?

  • Amy @Very Culinary wrote:

    This is a great crustless version – and I love that you added in carrots!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Amy! (We try to sneak in vegetables any way we can!)

  • Stephanie @ Back For Seconds wrote:

    I want this for lunch! It looks seriously amazing!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thank you Stephanie!

  • Crystal Barrett wrote:

    I needed this for breakfast this morning! Yum!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Crystal!

  • Christie – Food Done Light wrote:

    I do adore a quiche. I love the golden brown you have gotten on the top. I know it is going to be cheesey delicious.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thank you Christie!

  • christine wrote:

    Quiche is my go to holiday morning meal. I’ll be interested to try this crustless version to mix things up this year

    • Martha wrote:

      Hope you enjoy it Christine! (It’s super easy!)

  • Heather // girlichef wrote:

    This sounds delicious, and I love how quickly it comes together without the crust. The perfect thing for brunch!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Heather!

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