Who needs pie crust when you have this Keto Smoked Salmon Everything Quiche that’s perfect for a lazy weekend brunch?
Hopefully, your weekend included brunch in some form. I mean, is it really the weekend if there’s no brunch? This Keto Smoked Salmon Everything Quiche made our morning and I think it’ll do the same for you!
I’m kind of wishing that I had more of this Crustless Smoked Salmon Everything Quiche right now, though. It really is the perfect rich and delicious breakfast or lunch!
I made this quiche based on one of my favorite quick meals, an everything bagel with cream cheese and smoked salmon, topped with red onion and capers. Mmmmm.
Even though this quiche has no pastry, that doesn’t mean that it’s any less tasty! Quite the contrary! The smoked salmon, everything seasoning, and capers really have a chance to shine.
I know it goes without saying that I love all of my recipes, but I see myself making this every weekend… no joke. It’s easy, friggin’ delicious, and low-carb and Keto since there’s no crust!
Enjoy it with a simple side salad and fresh tomatoes and you’re ready to go!
Keto Smoked Salmon Everything Quiche Ingredients & Subs
heavy cream — If you don’t want to use the heavy cream and whole milk combo, you could opt for 1 cup of half & half instead.
whole milk 👆🏻
hot sauce — You need just a dash, and it doesn’t make it spicy but adds the perfect amount of zing. If you don’t already have any though, don’t worry about it!
smoked salmon — Lox
capers — If you don’t have them, buy a jar for this and then make my Slow Cooker Chicken Dijon. They’re found around the olives at the grocery store.
red onion — You can opt-out if the onions are too harsh for you, or use green onions or chives for just a hint of onion flavor.
cream cheese — I love using cream cheese as a nod to the cream cheese on an everything bagel, but if you want something with a little more flavor, you could use feta or goat cheese or even a shredded option like white cheddar, Swiss, or gruyere.
everything bagel seasoning — You can find this absolutely anywhere these days, but I usually get a big jar at Costco or a small one from Trader Joe’s.
fresh dill — Optional but absolutely necessary in my opinion. I have to have loads of fresh dill on my Lox bagel and the same goes for this salmon quiche! I would not do dried. Chives are also a great herb option for this.
How to Make Keto Smoked Salmon Everything Quiche
Preheat oven to 375ºF and liberally grease a standard pie dish.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, milk, salt, and hot sauce.
Pour the egg mixture into the greased pie dish, then top with the smoked salmon pieces, capers, and red onion. Dot the cream cheese around the quiche and top with everything bagel seasoning.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the eggs are just set. Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving, garnish with chopped fresh dill, if desired.
How to Store and Reheat Quiche
Allow the quiche to fully cool down to room temperature before attempting to store it in any way. Wrap the leftovers tightly in a plastic wrap, then place in an airtight container. The quiche will last 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.
Feel free to freeze your quiche! Wrap the cooled quiche in plastic wrap, then place in a freezer-safe container or bag. I would only freeze for a month or so without compromising texture and flavor.
I would recommend reheating in the oven, but of course, you can always microwave in a pinch! To reheat in the oven, bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 15ish minutes.
If you choose to use a pie crust, you can partially pre-bake the crust up to 3 days ahead of time (instructions below).
What is the difference between this Salmon Quiche and a Frittata?
Not a whole lot! Traditionally, a quiche is baked slowly in a savory pie crust. Obviously, this one is crustless. A frittata is also crustless like this quiche but it’s cooked a lot more quickly. There’s also a lot of cream and milk in a quiche, making it richer and essentially a custard.
This Spiralized Potato and Sausage Frittata is absolutely delish but is more dense and eggy than this creamy and fluffy quiche.
Can I use a pie crust with this Quiche?
Of course! If you have no desire for this to be low carb or keto, feel free to pour the filling in a pie crust-lined pan.
I recommend par-baking the crust a bit beforehand. To do this, preheat the oven to 375°F. Once your crust is settled in your pie pan, line it with parchment paper. Fill with pie weights or dried beans in an even layer and bake until the crust is starting to brown about 15-16 minutes.
Remove the pie crust from the oven and carefully lift the parchment paper, with the weights, out of the pie. Prick holes all around the bottom crust with a fork. Return the pie crust to the oven for, about 7-8 minutes. Proceed to fill the crust with the filling and bake for another 30-35 minutes.
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This post was originally published on Jul 9, 2017.
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- A few dashes of hot sauce
- 4 ounces smoked salmon, torn into bite-sized pieces
- 2 tablespoons capers, drained
- 1/4 cup diced red onion
- 2 ounces cream cheese
- 2 tablespoons everything bagel seasoning
- Chopped fresh dill, to serve
- Preheat oven to 375ºF and liberally grease a standard pie dish.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, milk, salt, and hot sauce. Pour the egg mixture into the greased pie dish, then top with the smoked salmon pieces, capers, and red onion. Dot the cream cheese around the quiche and top with everything bagel seasoning.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes or until the eggs are just set. Allow to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving, garnish with chopped fresh dill, if desired.
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