Crustless Sausage and Spinach Quiche

This Crustless Sausage and Spinach Quiche with Italian chicken sausage, spinach and cheese is an easy and healthy recipe for breakfast, brunch, or dinner.

Crustless Sausage and Spinach Quiche cut.
Crustless Sausage and Spinach Quiche

Spinach and Ricotta Quiche and Chicken Quiche are so popular on my site, but I often get asked how to make it crustless. For this low-carb version, I made this with no crust, with chicken sausage and spinach plus I used some light cream to give the eggs more of a creamier custard texture, as most quiches have rather than a spongier baked egg texture. This turned out delicious! It’s so easy to make and is perfect for any meal of the day. For some more crustless quiche recipes, try my Crustless Quiche Lorraine and Crustless Broccoli Cheddar Quiche.

Crustless Sausage and Spinach Quiche on a plate.

This Crustless Sausage and Spinach Quiche is so tasty you won’t even miss the crust. Skipping the crust saves on the calories and carbs, making this quiche low- carb, keto, and gluten-free.

How do you keep a crustless quiche from sticking?

Spraying the pie dish with oil is critical in preventing a crustless quiche from sticking. You can also line the dish with parchment paper.

Can a quiche be made the night before?

Yes, quiche is great for meal prep. You can make it ahead of time and bake it the next day before you’re ready to eat.

What should I serve with quiche?

If you’re serving quiche for breakfast, serve it with fruit salad or hash browns. For dinner, it’d be great with a nice green salad or your favorite roasted vegetables like Parmesan Crusted Delicata Squash or Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Shallots with Balsamic Glaze.

Italian Sausage Quiche Variations & Tips:

  • Swap the spinach for any wilted greens.
  • Use Romano cheese instead of Parmesan.
  • If you’d like a quiche with crust, you follow this recipe made with pie dough from the supermarket.
  • If you’d like individual portions, make crustless quiche muffins by pouring the egg mixture into a muffin tin. Bake at 350 degrees for 28-30 minutes.
  • Make Ahead – refrigerate the quiche for up to 4 days and reheat in the microwave.

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Crustless Sausage and Spinach Quiche

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233 Cals 21.5 Protein 6.5 Carbs 14 Fats
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 55 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Meal Prep
CUISINE: French
This Crustless Sausage and Spinach Quiche with Italian chicken sausage, spinach, Havarti, and Parmesan is an easy and healthy recipe for breakfast, brunch, or dinner.

Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • 3 links sweet Italian turkey or chicken sausage, removed from casing (8.5 ounces total)
  • 12 ounce bag baby spinach
  • 1 cup grated light havarti or cheddar
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2/3 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 cup half & half cream
  • 5 large eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • pinch freshly grated nutmeg

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a pie dish with oil.
  • Cook the sausage in a large skillet over medium heat, breaking up until cooked, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the spinach and reduce heat to low, cook until wilted stirring occasionally, about 7 minutes. Drain spinach well.
  • Evenly spread the spinach sausage mixture in the prepared dish and top it evenly with the grated havarti and parmesan cheese.
    sausage and spinach
  • Make the custard mixture by whisking together the milk, half and half, eggs, salt, black pepper, and the nutmeg.
    eggs and cream with whisk in a bowl.
  • Pour the custard into the dish and bake 35 to 40 minutes, until the center is set.
    Crustless Sausage and Spinach Quiche
  • Cut the quiche into 6 pieces and serve.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1/6, Calories: 233kcal, Carbohydrates: 6.5g, Protein: 21.5g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 208mg, Sodium: 652mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g
Blue Smart Points: 5
Green Smart Points: 6
Purple Smart Points: 5
Keywords: brunch quiche, sausage quiche

 

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52 comments

  1. Love this quiche! Super easy to make and delicious!

  2. Great for my breakfast prep for the week!

  3. Can I leave the half & half out? I like more of an omelet texture.

  4. This quiche is so delicious. My husband went crazy for it. Finished the last piece yesterday and asked me to make it again today. Taste great heated up the next day. Highly recommend. 

  5. My husband and I love this quiche! We have been making it almost every week. It’s so easy and delicious! 

  6. This quiche is AMAZING Truly one of the best recipes I have ever made!! We loved it

  7. Gina, 
    Can this be cooked the night before and warmed in the oven in the a.m.? 

  8. Would it be possible to post the nutrition info for your recipes please? Thank you!

  9. I made this and thought the spinach was too strong. I remade it substituting broccoli and red pepper. It was wonderful. Thank you for the base.

  10. What would you eat with this for a dinner?? 

  11. I love this recipe well all your recipes.!  We have the cook books and your website. This is such a simple recipe and so good. The first time I made it with the cheddar thus tike with the Harvarti cheese. I do use lactaid milk and  it works perfectly .  I do add some garlic and onion to mine. 

  12. Hello, what is the size of a pie dish?
    Thanks, Tala

  13. Delicious! I omitted the half and half and used gruyere instead of havarti, since that’s what I had on hand. Also instead of physically draining the spinach, I just cranked up the head for a few minutes until the liquid was mostly evaporated. I think this could serve as a great base recipe — I may try swapping the sausage for mushrooms next time to make it vegetarian. 

  14. If I don’t use half and half, how do I adjust the milk in the recipe?

  15. This recipe looks amazing…can I substitute fat free milk for the 2% and half and half., if so would it be the same proportions.

    Thank you

  16. New here and have a question about Smartpoints. Its says it is 6 points for green but is this 6 points for the whole quiche or 6 points per piece? Also if it is per piece how do i know how big it should be? I just started WW and found this website and still trying to understand how everything works.

  17. Fantastic! I used only 2 sausage links and added a green pepper. Cooked the meat/spinach in a cast iron and then used the same skillet right in the oven to save on clean up.

  18. Tried this this AM- I love all of Gina’s quiches but I think this one is my favorite. Easy too! I used milk I had on hand-no half and half today. Love how these recipes are so adaptable to what we have on in fridge or cupboard. Thank you Gina.

  19. Another great crustless quiche from Gina!

  20. This sounds delicious! Has anyone made this with Egg Beaters? 

  21. This is delicious! My husband and I loved it. I did not have the exact ingredients so improvised a bit. I used 2 Italian sausage links (had no turkey or chicken); I used cheddar cheese and leftover cooked spinach. Also added sautéed shallots. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I make the crustless zucchini quiche quite often and this was a nice change and a keeper for sure. Thanks, Gina!

  22. This is absolutely  delicious! I tweaked the cheese and used 2 sams choice chicken apple sausages for 3 green smart points each.

  23. Spinach is my favorite! I didn’t know that I can make something out of it like this recipe, very interesting idea and dish. This will be a perfect meal for me! Healthy and at the same time it looks delicious and easy to make. Thank you!

    • Delicious! I made some modifications because I did not have all of the exact ingredients. I used apple chicken sausage, spinach and broccoli, low fat cheddar, and added sautéed onion. My husband and mom loved it!

  24. How cow, y’all. I made this today, planning on putting it into a deep dish pie crust, and the recipe makes enough to fill TWO deep dish pie crusts, so I guess I’ll be freezing one!

  25. I’d like to have this for my lunch next week. Is it safe to meal prep it tomorrow and have it for next 5 days?

  26. SOOO easy and savory. I made with spicy chicken sausage … maybe a bit spicy for me, but hubs loved it. Had to sub with mozzarella. AND because I did not carefully read the recipe 🙂 I only had 5 oz. of spinach. Still wonderful and I will make again.
    With all the sausage and cheese, this is very filling.

  27. Another hit for the whole family!! Tweaked it a bit to make it lactose free by using cheddar and Romano cheese and lf  half and half and lf milk. Thanks for another winning recipe to go into rotation!!

  28. This was so delicious! My husband and I loved the flavors. I made a few changes as I saw this pop up on my feed this morning and really wanted to have it ready after church today. I happened to have a bag of frozen spinach on hand and spicy Italian Turkey sausage. Both worked well, in fact I think I will always use the spicy Italian sausage.
    Thanks for a great recipe!

  29. Don’t laugh, but I made this and forgot to add the cheeses and it was still delicious! I will sprinkle the harvarti on top before I reheat left overs. This election has my head all over the place!

  30. Wow this exceeded expectations. I only made it because I had all the stuff in the fridge. Used oat milk instead of 2% and it’s perfect. 

  31. Excited to try this! Can you use frozen spinach? If so, recommendations on how much?

  32. Could I substitute almond milk for the 2% milk and half & half?

  33. This recipe is SO good and healthy. The only change I made was I used Beyond Meat sausage. I served it with a lightly dressed arugula salad. Delicious and the variations are endless. Keep the great recipes coming!

  34. Quiches are my go to any night I don’t want to spend a lot of time cooking. My husband loves them. No matter what I put in, sausage, bacon or ham with vegetables, it is good. Those with a salad makes for a nice and easy delicious dinner.

  35. I’m the oven right now! So easy. I did add bell pepper to up the veggies. I couldn’t believe that 12oz of spinach was the correct amount, but holy crap that cooks down to nothing!

  36. How do you think this would freeze? My sister is having a baby soon and trying to make her a lot of healthy options to have on hand. 

    • I made this with mushrooms instead of spinach. One of my breakfast meal preps along with the crustless broccoli quiche. Both are excellent.

    • I have frozen quiches before and they turn out well. In fact I did so before I had my baby so I would have a quick meal. I am planning to freeze this too bc I need it for next week but only have time to make it today.