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a plate with crustless quiche

Crustless Spinach and Bacon Quiche Squares Recipe


A perfect breakfast quiche for mornings when entertaining overnight guests. The recipe can be adapted to include your favorite vegetables, breakfast meats and cheeses.


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  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups cottage cheese (small curd)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (melted) + more to butter pan
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 (10 ounce) package chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese – cheddar (Gruerye, Swiss are great options too!)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a 9 x 9 inch baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, baking powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. Stir in the cottage cheese, butter, and mustard.
  4. Add the spinach, bacon and cheese and stir gently.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for about 25 to 30 minutes or until the center is just set.
  6. Let cool slightly and cut into 16 squares.


The recipe can be adapted to include your favorite vegetables, breakfast meats and cheeses.

Substitute 2 cups of steamed or sauteed vegetables for the chopped spinach.

Substitute about 1/2 cup cooked breakfast sausage or ham for the bacon.

Substitute your favorite cheese for the cheddar.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: breakfast
  • Method: bake in oven
  • Cuisine: French


  • Serving Size: 2 squares of quiche
  • Calories: 202
  • Sugar: 0.9 g
  • Sodium: 727 mg
  • Fat: 12.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.3 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.2 g
  • Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 22.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 164 mg

Keywords: quiche, crustless quiche, breakfast quiche, quiche without a crust, brunch, bacon