Low Carb Bacon & Swiss Cheese Quiche
I’ve been eating low carb for the past few weeks. Doing Keto as much as I can be and just trying to adapt certain foods to lower carb options. This is a recipe I’ve posted before however I made this less carbs and I came out DELICIOUS. It may even have an edge over the original recipe.
A few things to keep in mind, the crust on this is NOT like a regular crust. It taste and smells delicious but it definitely doesn’t firm up the same and may fall apart slightly. HOWEVER, it’s super tasty and even when I make the regular version the crust seems to still fall part, so give this a try!
Check it out if you are looking for a great quiche idea with less carbs!
1 ½ cups almond flour, fine
6 T melted butter
½ t garlic powder
¼ t salt
8 slices cooked bacon, chopped
1 small onion (1/2 cup), small diced
¾ cup swiss cheese, shredded or small diced
1½ cups heavy cream
¼ t salt
¼ t pepper
Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. For the crust: In a medium bowl mix together almond flour, melted butter salt and garlic powder . Mix well. Grease an 8 inch deep pie pan and press in the crust mixture evenly over the bottom of the pan and up the sides.
Note: I used less almond flour to make it less carbs, so this isn’t going to come completely come up the sides of the pie pan. Try and make it as even as possible when pressing into the pan.
Poke a few holes with a fork on the bottom of the crust and bake in the oven about 8-12 minutes until it starts to get brown. (It will continue to bake with the mixture)
Remove the crust from oven and let sit while making the filling.
In a bowl whisk 4 eggs well, add in the heavy cream and mix until fully incorporated. Season with salt and pepper.
Add the bacon, onion, and Swiss cheese to the bottom of the pie pan. Gently pour in the egg mixture. Bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes. Check the middle of the quiche to make sure it’s cooked and no longer “giggles” put a knife in the middle to make sure it comes out clean. Let set at least 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
Notes: I figured about 5.25 net carbs for an 1/8th of this quiche. The Carbs are coming from the almond flour and the onions. Some almond flour may be different in net carbs so make sure to check your labels. If you don’t have a deep pie pan just use 1 cup of heavy cream and 3 eggs everything can stay the same.