Quiche Lorraine with Zucchini Crust


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.

quiche lorraine with zucchini crust
Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
1 quiche



  • 3 ½ cups shredded zucchini (about 2 large), squeezed and drained

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground pepper


  • 5 slices bacon, cooked and chopped

  • ¾ cup shredded Jarlsberg cheese

  • 2 scallions, chopped

  • 5 large eggs

  • 1 tablespoon sour cream

  • 1 cup low-fat milk

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon ground pepper

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. 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.

  2. 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 (per serving)

209 Calories
13g Fat
7g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 209
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 16g 31%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 211mg 70%
Vitamin A 785IU 16%
Vitamin C 20mg 22%
Folate 56mcg 14%
Sodium 463mg 20%
Calcium 237mg 18%
Iron 2mg 8%
Magnesium 39mg 9%
Potassium 479mg 10%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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