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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.