Keto Ham & Cheese Quiche (Carnivore, Gluten Free)

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This easy keto ham and cheese quiche is a great way to use left over ham or swap with chicken. Every mouthwatering bite has creamy mascarpone and mozzarella mixed throughout, making this a decadent, satisfying keto meal! 

Though a quiche is typically made with a savory pie crust, you can enjoy a keto quiche without one and save yourself on the carb amount. Most quiche recipes use a heavy amount of cream because of having a crust to help stabilize it, but I’ve got a technique below that works just as well for this creamy, savory, crustless keto quiche. 

Yes you certainly can if you don’t want to purchase mascarpone. Cream cheese has less fat content than mascarpone and will need to be softened in order to spoon out into the quiche. Mascarpone is Italian cream cheese using full fat cream which gives it a softy, velvety smooth texture right out of the fridge. It does have a slight sweeter taste than American cream cheese but in this keto quiche that sweetness is masked by the saltiness of the ham. Either will work though in this delicious crustless keto quiche. 

While you can certainly add a keto pie crust, like my Coconut Flour Pie Crust, you really won’t even miss it. Adding a sprinkle of grated parmesan over the greased pie dish helps prevent any type of soggy base. This is exactly what I did for my Keto Crustless Spinach Pie recipe which has rave reviews. Of course you will save on the total amount of carbs having this keto quiche without a crust, but again it’s your preference.

Once you’ve enjoyed a piece and there are some left overs, simply cover it well with parchment and plastic wrap and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. I would not suggest freezing this quiche.

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You can choose from Three Meal Plan Options:

  1. Low Carb Meal Plan includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks with 40 net grams of carbs or less per day. 

  2. Keto Meal Plan includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks with 20 net grams of carbs or less per day.

  3. Intermittent Fasting Keto Meal Plan includes 2 meals per day plus one protein/fat rich snack daily with no more than 20 TOTAL carbs per day.

Keto Ham & Cheese Quiche

Author Brenda Bennett/Sugar-Free Mom

Ingredients

  • 2
    tbsp
    butter
  • 2
    tbsp
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 8
    ounces
    cooked ham
    chopped
  • 4
    large
    eggs
  • 1.5
    cups
    heavy cream
  • 6
    ounces
    mozzarella cheese
    shredded
  • 1/4
    tsp
    salt
  • 1/8
    tsp
    pepper
  • 4
    ounces
    mascarpone cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Grease a 9 inch pie dish with 2 tablespoons butter and place onto a large sheet pan. Sprinkle grated parmesan over the bottom of the dish.

  3. Scatter the cooked ham into the bottom of the pie dish.

  4. Whisk the eggs, heavy cream, mozzarella, salt and pepper in a bowl. Pour this mixture over the ham in the pie dish. Drop tablespoon sized pieces of mascarpone all over the mixture in the dish. Alternately you can also whisk the mascarpone in with the egg mixture if you prefer then add to pie dish.

  5. Bake for 60 minutes or until center is set, but still slightly jiggly. Allow to cool about 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.

  6. Enjoy immediately and place any left overs in a covered container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Facts

Keto Ham & Cheese Quiche

Amount Per Serving (1 serving)

Calories 386
Calories from Fat 306

% Daily Value*

Fat 34g52%

Saturated Fat 21g131%

Cholesterol 153mg51%

Sodium 621mg27%

Potassium 130mg4%

Carbohydrates 2g1%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 15g30%

Vitamin A 575IU12%

Vitamin C 7mg8%

Calcium 157mg16%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Blessings, Brenda

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