Crustless Swiss Chard Quiche

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

I have been working on perfecting the perfect crustless quiche recipe for years. I always use spinach, but I bought some Rainbow Swiss Chard at the local farmer's market today, and I thought I'd give it a try in quiche. I used Rainbow Chard (pink/yellow/white/orange stems---- BEAUTIFUL), but you can use any chard (or try substituting other greens) I do notice that fresh greens give a much better taste than frozen greens though!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Wash and dry swiss chard. Cut off the very ends of the stems. Roughly chop (leaving stems intact) the chard.
  3. Add onion and Chard to the oil and saute until stems are tender (do not overcook). Add salt & pepper to taste.
  4. Meanwhile, grate 2.5 cups of cheese. Use whatever varieties you want/have. Be creative! I used Swiss, Cheddar, Parmesan, and Cojito.
  5. Wisk eggs. Add milk and cheese. Fold in the onion/chard mixture. Add salt & pepper to taste, if necessary.
  6. Pour into a pie dish that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray.
  7. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown and no liquid seeps when you poke it with a knife.
Most Helpful

Wonderful! I'm not a big fan of "greens", so this was a great way to utilize the Rainbow Chard from my CSA. I sauteed 1.25 lb of chard with a whole sweet onion and a few sliced garlic cloves. With so much chard, I used 6 eggs and 1.5 cup skim milk. I whisked about 1 Tbs of homemade pesto into the egg mixture. Yum! I used a combination of Swiss and Italian Blend shredded cheeses with a bit of leftover crumbled feta. I baked this in a 10" square CorningWare casserole for 45 minutes. Infinitely adaptable!

jvgrossman June 06, 2011

This is a fantastic recipe! I get a lot of chard from my CSA, and this is a great way to use it! And, the recipe is incredibly easy - takes no time at all to make this. I've pretty much followed the recipe - but I do use an entire bunch of chard instead of half, and I experiment with the cheeses (basically whatever I have on hand goes in), and it always comes out great. I've done a mozzarella/cheddar combo, cheddar only, and this last time I used feta and cheddar with great results. I once used spinach instead of chard for a New Year's brunch (I was afraid people might balk at the idea of chard), and I received compliments on that as well. I'm going to try it with shredded zucchini next - just got a ton of that from the CSA :)

avnetd1 July 12, 2011

This was incredible and SO easy! I actually cut the stems out of the chard, chopped them and cooked them a bit first, then I added the leaves. I subbed 1 leak for the onion. I used Trader Joe's Iberico cheese (like a manchego) and parm because that's what I had on hand. LOVE LOVE LOVED this recipe! Will definitely make for brunch, dinner, or even breakfast at work!

laura.e.shepard January 17, 2012