Cheesy Zucchini Quiche


This cheesy crustless zucchini quiche has plenty of leeks and zucchini enveloped in a light custard. Feta and fontina cheeses add a rich depth of flavor. Serve it for brunch or anytime you have extra zucchini on hand.

Cheesy Zucchini Quiche
Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
6 slices


  • 1 pound zucchini (about 2 medium)

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 ½ cups sliced leeks (about 2 medium)

  • ¼ teaspoon salt, divided

  • 6 large eggs

  • ¾ cup half-and-half

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh chives, divided

  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese, divided

  • 1 cup shredded fontina cheese, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Very thinly slice zucchini with a mandoline or very sharp knife to equal about 4 cups (reserve any extra zucchini for another use).

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add leeks, 3 cups of the zucchini slices and 1/8 teaspoon salt; cook, stirring often, until the vegetables are beginning to soften, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let the vegetables cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, whisk eggs, half-and-half, 3 tablespoons chives and the remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  4. Lightly coat a 9-inch glass pie pan with cooking spray. Spread half the vegetable mixture in the prepared pan; sprinkle with 1/4 cup feta and 1/2 cup fontina. Top with the remaining vegetable mixture and the remaining 1/2 cup fontina. Slowly pour the egg mixture evenly over the top. Arrange the remaining 1 cup zucchini slices in an overlapping circular pattern over the top and sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup feta. Place the pie pan on a rimmed baking sheet; bake until puffed and set in the center, 35 to 40 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon chives. Let cool slightly before cutting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

283 Calories
19g Fat
9g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 283
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 15g 30%
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 229mg 76%
Vitamin A 1326IU 27%
Vitamin C 19mg 21%
Folate 69mcg 17%
Sodium 360mg 16%
Calcium 252mg 19%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 37mg 9%
Potassium 385mg 8%

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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