Side Dish Saturdays: Crustless Cauliflower Quiche

Crustless Cauliflower Quiche

This crustless quiche recipe features fresh cauliflower florets with garlic, Swiss cheese and plenty of fragrant thyme. It’s a light and eggy savory pie that can serve as a side dish or as the main attraction.

Cauliflower is just coming into season in my neck of the woods making it dirt cheap and as fresh as can be. In my house quiche is a go-to meal, the dish we turn to when we’ve exhausted our ideas. Aside from being a dish everyone loves, it’s versatile and we always have eggs on hand. Next time you’re thinking of breakfast for dinner take it one step further and make a quiche instead!

This week’s Side Dish Challenge is cauliflower. The badge is still in the works…I will have it for you soon.


1. Make and post a side dish recipe with cauliflower as the main ingredient between now and Friday, August 20th. 

2. Mention it is for Side Dish Saturdays with a link back to this post. Add your link below by Friday at midnight (Eastern time) and be sure to leave me a comment telling me you did so.

3. No soups, stews or main dishes (unless they can also be a side), please. If you’re unsure don’t hesitate to ask first.

Crustless Cauliflower Quiche

Crustless Cauliflower Quiche
(loosely adapted from Epicurious)

2 1/2 to 3 cups cauliflower florets, cooked
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon butter
1 tablespoon bread crumbs
1 tablespoon Parmesan Cheese, grated
5 eggs
1 cup milk
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped or 1 teaspoon dried
1/2 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
8 ounces Swiss Cheese, shredded
5-6 slices Bacon, cooked, crumbled, optional

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

2. Butter a 9-inch pie pan and sprinkle evenly with bread crumbs and Parmesan.

3.Saute garlic in oil over low heat until fragrant.

4. Arrange the cooked cauliflower over bottom of dish. Sprinkle garlic over top, then bacon if using, then Swiss.

5. Whisk together the eggs, cream, milk, salt and pepper. Carefully and slowly pour over top of the cauliflower and cheese.

6. Bake for 30 minutes or until top is golden and set in the middle. Allow to cool 5 minutes before slicing. Serve as a side dish or as a main with a green salad and a slice of crusty bread.

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Crustless Cauliflower Quiche


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  1. Susi's Kochen u says

    I love cauliflower but have never had it in "quiche form". This sounds and looks incredibly delicious. I'm bookmarking this one :o)

  2. says

    The dish looks gorgeous and what a lovely presentation. I can always eat this kind of quiche. I bought some cauliflowers too, because they're really cheap nowadays. You're post is just right on time.

  3. says

    Have I told you about my quiche obsession? I love quiche. I think it's the most versatile and tasty dish ever.This looks awesome for two reasons: 1. Aforementioned quiche obsession.2. CAULIFLOWER.3. CRUSTLESS CAULIFLOWER QUICHE.Brilliant. Shall test it at next available opportunity!Jax x

  4. Claudia says

    Quiche is also my go to meal – and I love it crustless! Splendid offering. Have never done cauliflower quiche before! That will have to change.

  5. Heather Schmitt-Gonz says

    Oh, that's gorgeous! I'd love to brunch with this outside…with a mimosa 😉 Okay, I have cauliflower…now to work on a dish!

  6. Ann says

    I've actually never had quiche but this looks absolutely delicious. I love cauliflower too so this has to be a hit with me

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