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Easy No Crust Quiche

on January 25, 2019

The recipe for today is Easy No Crust Quiche. This one comes from my mom, and as you can see from her note on the card, she thought this one was “Very Good” in 2008. Grandma started writing the dates she made these recipes, and then whether or not she liked them, and then how much she liked the recipe, (occasionally she even wrote little notes on the recipe cards she sent us that told how she might have changed something in the recipe). I love it so much that she did that for us! That makes it so much easier for the family to know which ones are the best ones. Believe it or not, I have seen some recipes in a cookbook where she wrote “terrible” on them! Now the rest of us keep track of recipes in this same way – my mom, me, my sister (I think my sister does it, too), and even my kids now write in their cookbooks the date they first made a particular recipe and how they liked it. It’s fun to look back and be able to see how long ago you first tried something. I’m sure that in this photo of me from when I was a 1-year-old, I was reading in a cookbook and planning what I would make next. I think I’m even drooling!

I was an early and voracious reader, and I’m SURE that I was reading a cookbook here. Anyway, we’ll be looking back at the family cookbooks for years to come and seeing those little notes, knowing that someone cared and loved us enough to make sure we would only take the time and effort to make just the “Very Good” ones – they’re the most delicious ones, too!

Here is the recipe as I made it:

Easy No Crust Quiche

In a buttered 9″ pie pan put:

1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Cover with:

6 slices of crisp bacon, cut in pieces or about 1 cup diced ham (I used 1 cup of diced, frozen, leftover Christmas ham)


4 eggs


1 1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup flour mixed into 2 Tablespoons softened butter (I melted the butter and mixed them all together – it made the mixture a bit lumpy)

Carefully pour over cheese and meat.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Turn oven down to 250 degrees and bake 20 minutes more (I had to go about 15 minutes more until it stopped jiggling in the middle).

She does have a half recipe written down on the card, but why? Just make the whole one.

I’m so glad I cut some of our leftover Christmas ham into cubes – they’re ready to go at a moments notice – like into this Quiche!

When adding the flour and butter to the mix, I’d try mixing them together next time first. Maybe then there wouldn’t be lumps. It didn’t matter in the end anyway.

I gave this an extra 15 minutes or so because it was jiggly in the middle. Once it cooled a bit, it firmed up pretty well, but it is a bit delicate.

You can see the layers – the cheese makes the “crust”. It totally looks like one of Grandma’s typical Scandinavian-style dishes – very pale. I’d add veggies into this – that’s just me.

My husband has a “thing” for cilantro, so he added some before devouring this Quiche for lunch. I think it not only added to the flavor, but it looks pretty. You could totally service this for breakfast, for brunch, or for lunch or a light dinner. I love a good quiche, and I have made Quiche Lorraine, but this Quiche is ridiculously easy to make and is ridiculously delicious. Your friends and family are gonna LOVE this one! Try this Easy No Crust Quiche now – right now!



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