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Kale, Bacon, White Cheddar Crustless Quiche

Winter is the season for greens. They can be used so many ways from salads, to soups, to a simple side dish. I had some leftover steamed Kale and thought bacon and a sharp white cheddar cheese would make a lovely quiche. I do love a good crust but I made this one crustless. Great if you want to cut the carbs or go gluten free as I am. I promise you won’t miss the crust and I think you’ll like this better while saving some calories. I used a gluten free flour mix but feel free to use any flour you have on hand. This quiche is perfect for brunch or for a light supper.

Kale, Bacon, White Cheddar Crustless Quiche

8 ounces bacon

½ cup diced onion

1 garlic clove, minced

¼ white wine

1 cup chopped cooked kale

2 tablespoon parmesan

4 large eggs

½ cup half and half

1 ¼ cup milk

1 tablespoon gluten free flour

Generous pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper

¼ cup chopped, garlic chives

½ cup shredded extra sharp white cheddar cheese

Preheat oven 350⁰

cooking bacon and onionadd steamed kale to warm

Chop bacon and cook in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until almost crisp; pour excess bacon grease into a dish for another use. Add onion and garlic; sauté for 2-3 minutes over medium-high heat until the onion just starts to soften, add a splash of white wine and scrape up bits stuck to pan. If you don’t have a bottle of wine open you can substitute chicken broth or even in a splash of water. A nice wine will go great with the meal. A piece of quiche, a glass of wine, some great bread… and you can pretend you’re in France for the evening. I drifted off for a moment, now back to cooking. Add the kale, stir and turn off heat.

parmesan in pie dishadd kale/bacon mixture

In a deep dish pie plate sprinkle the parmesan over the bottom of dish. Evenly spread the kale/bacon mixture over the parmesan.

egg mixtureadd custard and top with chivesready for the oven

In a large glass measuring cup, whisk eggs until foamy, add half and half, milk, flour salt and pepper to taste; mix well. Pour egg custard gently over the fillings.  Sprinkle garlic chives and cheese over the top.

Kale, Bacon, White Cheddar Crustless Quiche

take a bite

Place in preheated oven and bake until quiche is just set in the center, 40-50 minutes. Cool on rack for 15 minutes before serving.

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One Response to “Kale, Bacon, White Cheddar Crustless Quiche”

  • Angela says:

    Hi, Cathy! Great blog. I just printed the kale-bacon-cheddar crustless quiche recipe; can’t wait to try it. Do you have any tasty recipes using very ripe bananas?

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