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Gluten Free Quiche

This gluten-free quiche is such a treat for my family. It starts with an incredibly flaky gluten-free pie crust, and is filled with silky eggs and a savory ham and broccoli filling. I make this gluten-free quiche on special holidays or for coffee dates with friends. 

Quiche used to be a luxury when I didn’t have food sensitivities. I ordered it in cafes and bakeries every chance I got. But when I went gluten-free and dairy-free, finding a quiche that checked both of those boxes just wasn’t available. Now, with this recipe, we all can have amazing, cafe-style quiche whenever we want! 

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Dairy-free quiche

Normally, a quiche custard is made with eggs and milk, cream, or heavy cream. Instead of substituting a non-dairy milk that might throw off the taste of the ham quiche (and make it taste weird!), I simply use an extra egg and some water.   

In the gluten-free quiche crust, I use organic non-hydrogentated shortening, which is dairy-free and solid at room temperature. Cold vegan butter can also be used instead, if it’s tolerated.  

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Gluten-free quiche crust

This gluten-free pastry took me years to develop, the recipe is tried and true, and is a favorite among my readers. It can be used to make savory dishes, such as this ham and broccoli quiche, or in sweet treats, like my Gluten-Free Pecan Pie, Gluten-Free Pumpkin Pie, Gluten-Free Cherry Pie, Gluten-Free Apple Pie, and my Gluten-Free Pop Tarts

If you can’t tell, I’m a gluten-free pie fanatic. 

Crustless quiche recipe

Can I use this recipe to make a no crust quiche? Absolutely. Simply prepare the non-dairy quiche filling, and pour it into a greased pie plate (without the crust). Bake in a preheated 350° (F) oven for 35-40 minutes for an easy crustless quiche. 

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Mix your gluten-free quiche up with different add-ins

This dairy-free quiche recipe is a versatile one. You can fill your quiche with whatever vegetables or meats you might have on hand. Here are some of my favorite add-ins:

Pre-cooked Meats:

  • bacon
  • sausage
  • flaked crab
  • flaked salmon or smoked salmon

Vegetables:

  • leeks
  • mushrooms
  • spinach
  • peas
  • bell peppers

Garnishes:

  • green onion or chives
  • fresh tomatoes (of all varieties)
  • avocado

Just remember to saute your vegetables ahead of time (except for spinach, this will cook up easily inside of the quiche as it bakes). 

I recommend using no more than 1 cup of precooked meats, and 2 cups of sauteed vegetables. 

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What to serve with gluten-free dairy-free quiche:

Instant Pot Coconut Milk Yogurt
Artisan Gluten-Free Bread
Gluten-Free Cinnamon Rolls
Gluten-Free Coffee Cake
Gluten-Free French Toast Casserole
Easy Gluten-Free Biscuits from There Is Life After Wheat

I hope you and your family enjoy this gf quiche as much as my family does!
xo,
Mēgan

Did you make this recipe? Tag me on Instagram @allergyfreeak and use the hashtag #allergyfreealaska.

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Gluten-Free Quiche Recipe:

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Gluten Free Quiche

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

This delicious and satisfying Gluten-Free Quiche is filled with silky eggs and a savory ham and broccoli filling. Perfect for an easy brunch or dinner.  

Ingredients

  • 1 unbaked gluten-free pie crust
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped broccoli
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup cooked and diced ham
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • sea salt & fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

To par-bake the gluten-free pie crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 425° (F).
  2. Make the Gluten-Free Pie Crust per recipe directions. Roll out the dough, and transfer it to a glass pie plate; flute the edges as desired.
  3. Place a square piece of parchment paper, a little bit bigger than the pie plate, centered over the dough. Fill the cavity with pie weights, or dried beans.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes, and then remove from oven and set aside.

To make the quiche:

  1. Reduce oven temperature to 350° (F).
  2. Warm the vegan butter in a 10" skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. When the vegan butter has melted, add the onion, broccoli, and garlic, and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until the onions are translucent and the broccoli is just starting to soften. Remove from heat.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and water until smooth. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  5. Place the cubed ham in the par-baked pie crust cavity, and then add the broccoli and onion mixture. Use a spatula to evenly disperse the mixture over the bottom of the crust.
  6. Pour in the beaten eggs.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes, or just until the eggs have set (a little jiggle in the center is okay, the quiche will continue to set up as it cools) and a knife, when inserted into the center of the quiche, comes out clean.
  8. Let the quiche cool for 15-20 minutes prior to serving.

Notes

This recipe is a great base recipe for using whatever vegetables and pre-cooked meats you have on hand. Just remember to saute your vegetables ahead of time (except for spinach, this will cook up easily inside of the quiche as it bakes). I recommend using no more than 1 cup of precooked meats, and 2 cups of sauteed vegetables. 

Can I use this recipe to make a no crust quiche? Absolutely. Simply prepare the non-dairy quiche filling, and pour it into a greased pie plate (without the crust). Bake in a preheated 350° (F) oven for 35-40 minutes. 

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