Crustless Quiche With Tomato, Basil and Fresh Mozzarella

This easy crustless quiche recipe with tomato, basil and fresh mozzarella is reminiscent of a caprese salad.

May/June 2016

  • A lighter breakfast with plenty of flavor is this crustless quiche.
    Photo by Kellsey Trimble

Total Hands-On Time: 1 hr 5 min

Preparation Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 45 min

Yield: 8-9 servings

Crustless quiche is a lighter, quicker take on a country breakfast favorite.


• 1 tablespoon oil or butter
• 1/2 onion, chopped
• 3 cloves garlic, minced
• 6 large eggs
• 1 cup milk
• 1 teaspoon salt
• 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
• 2 to 3 medium tomatoes, sliced 1/4-inch thick
• 3 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
• 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, sliced


1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease 9-inch pie plate or 9-inch square baking dish; set aside.

2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add and sauté onion and garlic until tender. Remove from pan and set aside to cool.

3. In large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Stir in cooled onion and garlic.

4. Place layer of tomatoes in bottom of prepared dish. Pour egg mixture over tomatoes, and sprinkle with chopped basil. Top with layer of mozzarella slices, and cover with remaining tomato slices.

5. Cover with foil, and bake for 35 minutes. Remove foil, and bake for an additional 10 minutes, or until center is set. Cool slightly before serving.

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