Shredded zucchini acts as the crust in this recipe for healthier, low-carb quiche Lorraine--quiche with Jarlsberg cheese, bacon and scallions--a brunch classic.

Joy Howard
Source:, June 2018




Instructions Checklist
  • To prepare crust: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat a 9-inch deep-dish pie pan with cooking spray. Stir together zucchini, 1 egg, Parmesan, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a medium bowl. Transfer the mixture to the prepared pan and press it evenly into the bottom and up the sides of the pan. Bake until the crust is set and beginning to brown around the edges, about 25 minutes.

  • To prepare filling and bake quiche: Evenly scatter bacon, Jarlsberg and scallions over the crust. Whisk together eggs and sour cream until smooth. Whisk in milk, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Pour the egg mixture over the other filling ingredients. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F. Bake the quiche until the filling is set in the center and beginning to brown slightly, 35 to 45 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving.

Nutrition Facts

209.1 calories; protein 15.7g 31% DV; carbohydrates 6.8g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 1.1g 5% DV; sugars 4.8g; fat 13.4g 21% DV; saturated fat 5.8g 29% DV; cholesterol 210.5mg 70% DV; vitamin a iu 784.5IU 16% DV; vitamin c 20.2mg 34% DV; folate 56.3mcg 14% DV; calcium 237.4mg 24% DV; iron 1.5mg 8% DV; magnesium 38.6mg 14% DV; potassium 479.2mg 13% DV; sodium 462.5mg 19% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 11% DV.

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Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely delicious. I used turkey bacon as that is what I had and added lacinato kale. Will definitely make again. Read More
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This one is a keeper!!! Turned out excellent!!! Read More
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Wow loved this the crust was better than a dough crust. A winner! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Absolutely delicious!!!! I was skeptical about the crust because I like my carbs but I really didn't miss it at all. It tastes so indulgent but it's healthy! Read More