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Crustless Ham and Cheddar Quiche

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

Crustless Ham and Cheddar Quiche - A Family Feast

4 from 1 reviews

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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, whip 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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  1. This sounds delicious, and I love how quickly it comes together without the crust. The perfect thing for brunch!

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

  3. 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.

  4. I needed this for breakfast this morning! Yum!

  5. I want this for lunch! It looks seriously amazing!

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

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

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

  10. 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!

  11. Ginny McMeans :

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

  12. I love crustless quiche and this one looks delicious!

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

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

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

  16. 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!

  17. 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.

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

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

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

  21. ham + eggs + cheddar is always a winning combo!

  22. This is perfect for holiday brunch! Pinning!

  23. My favorite part is normally the crust but I can totally see how crispy the edges of this quiche is. Perfect!

  24. will it be just as good made the day before. Thank you,

  25. AS A NEWCOMER TO YOUR SITE, THANKS! SO FAR I REALLY LIKE IT. I FOUND IT FROM A POST FROM FRIEND ON FACEBOOK. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

  26. Would love to try this-is there any way to make it without making such a big batch of the baking mix because I don’t know what else I would use it for.

    • Hi KC – If you have boxed Bisquick already you can substitute that. Otherwise, you could try cutting the baking mix recipe in half or even thirds to make less. The baking mix can be used to prepare pancakes, biscuits, pizza crust, or any other recipe you would typically use with Bisquick. Hope that helps!

  27. Made this delicious dish last night and loved it! So often, quiche doesn’t have enough of the cheesy goodness to suit me, but yours definitely did! And, we loved the carrots in it! I had some asparagus ( so good this time of the year) so I added it. The resulting “batter” looked a little heavy on ingredients, so I added another egg and a little more milk. It came out perfect! If others add more veggies, etc., as opposed to substituting, they might want to consider adding an extra egg and @ 1/4 cup more milk. Thank you for this recipe that’s as good to eat as it is pretty to look at!

  28. I’m curious if you have ever made this dairy-free (eg. using an almond milk other alternative in place of regular milk and coconut oil or other alternative in place of butter). If so, how did it turn out, and do you have any suggestions you could give?

  29. Donette Mullen :

    I made the crustless ham and cheddar quiche tonight for dinner and loved it! It’s a keeper recipe for sure as I can change ingredients to the base for breakfast, brunch, and dinner! Thank you for a great recipe!

    • You’re very welcome Donette! We’re very glad you enjoyed the recipe – and yes – the recipe can easily be adapted with other ingredients mixed in.

      • Just made this and my husband and I loved it. Question?? Since, the baking mix recipe has butter in it already, do you need to add the additional butter as shown in this recipe? I will be using this as a base since it is so easy and delicious! Thank you.

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