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Eggs aren’t just for breakfast anymore, and a hamburger isn’t just for dinner! Bacon Cheeseburger Crustless Quiche is made with ground beef, bacon, and cheese, plus your favorite burger toppings. This satisfying and delicious recipe is extra quick and easy, plus gluten free and keto-friendly. Everyone will be begging for seconds when you serve this low carb quiche recipe for breakfast, brunch, or my favorite, brinner.
Bacon Cheeseburger Keto Quiche Recipe
When you add a flavorful ground beef mixture plus bacon and cheese to your eggs, you transform what some might consider a dainty little brunch dish into a truly hearty and satisfying meal. Plus, when you skip the crust, you also skip out on a lot of the work and a lot of the carbs. It’s truly the easiest way to make a gluten free quiche recipe versus trying to make a gluten free crust.
Of course, you have eggs and gooey cheese. But when you sink your teeth into meaty bits of beefy burger and ketchup and crumbled bacon, this hamburger quiche has so much more flavor than any egg dish you’ve tried before.
It makes a perfect low carb breakfast, brunch, or brinner, but you can also serve it with toasted gluten free buns or fries.
Frittata vs crustless quiche
A quiche is a savory baked egg custard dish. This means the eggs are typically mixed with milk or cream, and fillings like meats, vegetables, or cheese are added. And most often this mixture is poured into a crust before baking. To make it gluten free and low carb, you can forego the crust entirely.
The lack of crust is what makes some people confuse crustless quiche with a frittata. However, a frittata differs from quiche in that it is more like an omelet with no milk added. You start by cooking the eggs partially in a pan on the stove, top it with your add-ins, and then finish it in the oven. So the overall cooking time is really just minutes, while a quiche usually needs at least 30 minutes in the oven, and sometimes more if it has a crust.
This crustless quiche has only about 200 calories and 3 grams of carbs in one slice (about one-eighth of the quiche). This will vary slightly depending on what type of milk you choose, as well as the brand of ketchup, and other ingredients. By making it without a crust, you are not only making it gluten free and keto, but also foregoing an additional 100 calories and nearly 15 grams of carbs per slice.
Here is a quick overview of the simple gluten free ingredients you’ll need and how to make it. The full amounts and detailed instructions are listed in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- Eggs. You’ll need standard large eggs.
- Milk. Any milk will do.
- Salt and pepper.
- Dry mustard. I add this to all of my egg dishes to deepen the flavor. I like Colman’s Dry Mustard.
- Bacon. Cook it till crispy in a skillet or use another of these five ways to cook bacon.
- Onion. Feel free to reduce the amount to lower the carb count.
- Ground beef. Depending on your preference, you can use lean ground beef or an 80/20 mix.
- Ketchup. You can use your favorite brand, even one that is sugar free. Or make your own homemade ketchup.
- Worcestershire sauce. In the U.S., Lea & Perrins is gluten free. Some people do not consider it strict keto, so you can make your own or use coconut aminos.
- Cheddar cheese. Yellow or white is fine, and extra sharp makes it extra tasty.
- Burger toppings. Feel free to serve it with lettuce, tomato, onions, avocado, or any other burger toppings you love.
How to Make Crustless Quiche
Let’s get started…
Make the egg mixture. Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and dry mustard and set aside.
Make the ground beef mixture. Saute onion in oil or reserved grease from cooking the bacon. Add the ground beef and cook until browned. Stir in Worcestershire sauce and ketchup.
Bake the quiche. Spread the meat mixture in a glass pie plate, and top with bacon and shredded cheese. Pour the egg mixture over the top and bake at 400°F for about 30 minutes.
Make-Ahead and Storage
While a traditional quiche runs the risk of the crust getting soggy if you chill or freeze it and then reheat it, this gluten free quiche does not have that problem. It is perfect for meal prep because you can make it over the weekend and reheat a slice in the microwave as you need it.
Leftovers can be wrapped or transferred to a storage container and kept refrigerated for 3 or 4 days. It can also be frozen for up to 2 months. You can store it whole or in individual slices.
The crustless quiche can be reheated in individual slices in the microwave. Cooking time will vary but check it every 30 seconds or so to keep the eggs from overcooking and getting rubbery. But be sure to heat it until it is steaming hot.
You can also place the full quiche (thawed, if it was frozen) in the oven at 350°F until it is hot. Truthfully, it is even good cold or at room temperature.
You have so many options to serve this hamburger quiche for breakfast, brunch, or dinner. Your choice of toppings and sides allows you to keep your meal keto, gluten free, or however you like it.
- Toppings. Serve with your favorite burger toppings, like lettuce, tomatoes, and avocado, a dollop of Big Mac Sauce, or even more ketchup, like one of these 4 Variations of Homemade Ketchup.
- Fries. A burger always goes great with fries, so you make air fryer French fries or keto air fryer jicama fries.
- Veggies. A classic pairing is to add Air Fryer Onion Rings, but roasted asparagus is wonderful too.
- Brunch sides. Round out brunch with some Gluten Free Avocado Toast and Waldorf Fruit Salad.
- Side salad. Or complete dinner with a simple side salad and Blue Cheese Dressing.
More keto dinner recipes
- Keto Stuffed Pepper Soup
- Low Carb Shepherds Pie
- Cheesy Skillet Chicken Enchiladas
- Keto Chili
- Keto Broccoli Cheese Soup
- Meatball Parmesan Burgers on a portabello mushroom “bun”
- Bacon Cheeseburger Stuffed Zucchini Boats from Sugar Free Mom
Bacon Cheeseburger Crustless Quiche
- 3 slices bacon, cooked until crisp
- 1 teaspoon oil or reserved bacon grease
- half of a medium onion, chopped
- 1/2 pound lean ground beef
- 3 Tablespoons ketchup
- 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- Additional ketchup, tomatoes, avocado, lettuce, or other burger toppings for serving
- Preheat the oven to 400°F, and coat a 9-inch glass pie plate with oil or coking spray.
- Heat the oil or bacon grease in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and pepper, and saute for several minutes until soft and translucent.
- Add the ground beef and cook until fully browned, breaking it up as it cooks. Drain off any excess grease.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the ketchup and Worcestershire sauce.
- Transfer to the meat mixture to the prepared pie plate, and top with the bacon and shredded cheddar cheese.
- Whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, and dry mustard, and pour over the meat and cheese in the pie plate.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until egg is cooked through and top is browned.
Does this recipe Freeze? I am looking for meals I can freeze the left overs and microwave later.
I am putting together Freezer meals in case i need to isolate due to covid
Yes, you can freeze it. Just be sure to thaw it completely and don’t leave it too long in the microwave because eggs can get tough if you microwave too long. Sending you no-quarantine vibes, but good idea to be prepared just in case!
I tried this recipe at home yesterday, and it turned out to be really delicious..
Thank you so much for such a yummy recipe.
Gonna save this and will share with others.
Keep sharing 🙂
I am so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing!
If you’re missing the crust, for a nice twist line the pie pan with a flour tortilla first.
Fantastic idea! Thank you for sharing 🙂
Thanks 🙂 I do that all the time with quiches, and if the pan is oiled you get a nice flaky crust effect. To make it fit the pan better, nuke it in a plastic bag for 10 secs or so to get it nice and flexible first.
Awesome tip, Jim…. thank you!
My hubby loved it. I liked it with avocado and tomato. I’m glad I checked it at 25 minutes though, because it was done.
Oh good! Thanks. Yes, some ovens cook a little differently!
I’m a real man who also is a great cook. This was only OK and I won’t make again. My wife agrees. We both think there are far better burger “quiche” options out there.
I’m sorry you didn’t like it. It’s been one of our favorites.
I don’t see where to add the bacon or dry mustard. Am I missing something?
I just crumbled the bacon and added it as well as the dry mustard when I mixed in the ketchup.
You are right, I missed the bacon, so I fixed it. The dry mustard is whisked into the egg mixture.
Did I miss the nutrition info or is it not there?
I’m sorry, I do not calculate nutrition info
Looks great! Doesn’t say when to put the bacon in, but I will try adding it to the meat mixure at the time the ketchup and worcestershire is added.
Looks awesome! I am a big fun of breakfast for dinner on occasion, and this would definitely work. Maybe with some hash browns (not atkins friendly of course, but why not?).
What a fabulous new recipe for our next brunch! I can’t wait to make it!!
I saw this on The Country Cook Weekend Potluck and just have to pin it! Thanks!!
Thanks so much!
This is PERFECT! I am not only gluten-free, but I am also just starting Atkins! 🙂 I’m doing it with my sister for support, not that I can’t stand to lose weight myself…just I’ve never been one to try ‘fad’ diets. Visiting from Show Stopper…mind if I take a look around? Don’t worry, I wiped my feet at the door!! 😉
This looks amazing! Just printed it and I reckon it’s going to become a favourite for dinner!
Thanks! Same for us too!
I would surly consider this manly!! My man would love it!
Nice spin on Bacon Cheeseburgers Brianne!
This sounds delicious and a perfect simple, summer dinner. I love that it’s crustless, kudos!
Now this is how you make a quiche into man food! YUM!
What funny is my husband enjoys quiche with the crust and all. I’m sure he would enjoy this one very much since cheeseburgers are on the top of his favorites list.
I loved hearing more about your early courtship days with your hubs, Brianne. Smart man to woo you with ice cream, Atkins diet be damned! You are brilliant for stuffing cheeseburger into quiche – two of my favourite foods! I think I could finish one of these off just my myself. That means I’ll have to make two – one for me and one for my husband. I hope you guys had a great Father’s Day yesterday!
I’m so glad your version of our family favorite cheeseburger frittata has been a hit in your house! I think I am due to put this on our menu again soon!
This is perfect man food! My husband would love this!
I love this idea to beef up quiche. It looks fantastic!
I like the idea of man quiche—great flavor combination too. Bacon is always welcomed in our home and Cory would gobble this up in a minute. Thanks for sharing!
Want! Looks amazing!
I love the idea of a bacon cheeseburger quiche! It is so unexpected but so delicious.
I have to try this! It sounds and looks so yummy! I think it will be great for people on low carb diets.
A man quiche indeed! My hubs is a huge fan of Atkins and is on a modified Atkins now. It really works for him, but it’s like the opposite of how I eat. I too am a #badinfluence. LOL. He would really love this. And so would the kids. I think the next time they come, I’m making this. Such a great idea.
This is definitely a manly quiche if I ever saw one. I like the story you told about your first date, that’s cute he sacrificed his diet for ice cream and the chance to impress you lol. He’s a keeper!
ManQuiche!! I love it! We eat a lot of low carb, so this is definitely going on the menu soon! pinned!
This makes me think of the first pizza my dad ever made on his own… double bacon cheeseburger! I added onion and peppers to mine but it was such a fabulous combination. A quiche would be amazing!
Real men do eat quiche especially when it is as yummy as this!!
You better believe it, Tara. Thanks!
This adds a whole new amped up dimension to quiche. Superbly photographed too!!!
Not just eggs and veggies here!
Now whoever said real men don’t eat quiche never tried your recipe. It’s on my list of things to make. Pinning for later.
I love that he broke his diet for your first date, very cute. This quiche sound amazing. I have been looking for some good crustless quiche reipes as mine never turn out so I think I will try it this week.
Good thing it worked out, right? 🙂
Now this is a quiche my Husband would totally eat. Me too for that matter. lol Yum!
I enjoyed it just as much as my guys!
Everything about this screams “man food”– perfectly delicious!
Agreed – thanks!
Yup, this might actually get my quiche avoiding hubby to ask for seconds! It looks terrific, Brianne!
Beef and bacon always help!
My husband is almost always eating lower carb so this brunchy dish is man enough for him! And looks good for me too 🙂
This will be perfect for him!
What a fantastic idea! It looks delicious, especially with home-made ketchup!
It was definitely a hit!