Happy spring everyone! If you’re like me you’re getting antsy for warm weather, flowers, greenery, spring produce, shorts…I could keep going, but I think you get the point, I am welcoming spring with open arms! Along with spring comes a couple of holidays, starting with Easter. Today I’m sharing this delicious and lightened up Crustless Vegetable Quiche that is a must for Easter brunch or breakfast!
There are so many reasons I adore this quiche. First it’s crustless. Not only does this mean there is a ton less calories and fat, but I also don’t have to mess with a crust. Don’t get me wrong I love the rich traditional quiche every now and then, but with all the other goodies that will be served up with Easter brunch I wanted to make a quiche that was a little lighter.
Second reason I love this crustless vegetable quiche. It’s packed with vegetables, one of them being asparagus, which for me is one of the most delicious spring veggies. Along with the asparagus you will find zucchini, mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes. I made this quiche vegetarian because if your brunch table looks like ours there will be plenty of meat options to keep the carnivores happy!
Third reason I love this quiche, dairy! We’re talking three kinds. The quiche not only includes milk and cheese, but cottage cheese as well. Uh oh, did I lose some of you? Not a cottage cheese fan? I promise you will never know it’s in there. It becomes so well incorporated in the eggs, vegetables, and cheese, that you won’t detect it at all. The great thing about the added cottage cheese is the extra dose of protein it gives the vegetable quiche, meaning you’ll be too full for that second cinnamon roll or danish, this is a good thing as far as your waistline is concerned.
The last reason I love this crustless vegetable quiche is that it can be made ahead of time. Chop your vegetables, crack your eggs, mix in all that delicious dairy, then bake it off in the morning for a stress free breakfast. While it’s baking you’ll be able to prep other dishes or sit back and relax with your family and guests. I’ve hosted far too many brunches and dinners where I was running around like a chicken with my head cut off. It’s far more relaxing and enjoyable for you and everyone else if you can get as much done ahead of time as possible. Be sure to add this healthy and delicious crustless vegetable quiche to your brunch menu this Easter!