Crustless Crab Quiche

"This is a lowfat, delicious quiche! I am always asked for this recipe (I serve often at brunches). Can be made ahead & baked next day, and/or frozen. Leftovers are wonderful when warmed in microwave and placed on toasted english muffin. My 2 year-old loves it too. NOTE: Do not use real crab meat; it will not come out the same. "
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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees (375 degrees for glass plate).
  • Spray a 9" pie plate with non-stick spray.
  • Combine chopped crab, onion and cheese.
  • Press into pie plate.
  • Beat together remaining ingredients except paprika and pour over the crab.
  • Sprinkle with paprika.
  • Bake 30 minutes.

Questions & Replies

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  1. drsarahy957
    Asked to save a recipe, and it said that it’s saved to a board. But where is that board so I can find my recipe later?
  2. Nancy R.
    Anybody tried using a Milk substitute? Flax milk or Coconut Cream? Trying to avoid milk.


  1. RedRacer
    I was apprehensive about this, but it was very yummy! I sauteed the onions in 1/4 tsp. of butter before I put them in the crab mixture. I also added a little Old Bay and some cayenne for some kick. It turned out great and I will definitely make it again.
  2. ltdsaloon16r
    Very tasty dish, easy to make and quite economical too. I used grated Edam cheese and red onion. Thanks for posting.
  3. NC-QT
    Deliciously light. <br/>I altered the recipe slightly. I used green onions because I had some I needed to use and added a cup of thawed chopped spinach because my family doesn't believe it's a quiche without spinach. :o). Also, since I added in the spinach I threw in another egg.<br/>The only change I'd like to try in the future would be to add a pinch of old bay seasoning to the crab mixture.<br/>All in all, it's a wonderful weeknight meal when served with a salad on the side.
  4. burnsy7
    Hi there. WOW what a quiche.I made this exactly as recipe stated but with real crab meat (aussie mud crabs). My fussy hubby went back for thirds. A definite keeper
  5. Linda E.
    This was amazing. First made it to recipe which was yummy and second, did as others had suggested and sautéed the onions first and added some hot sauce. Was equally yummy...such a versatile recipe. Will definitely make again!!


  1. samjess
    I added 2 eggs, used 1 C half & half + 1/2 C whole milk, used about 1 1/4 C cheese, cut up the crab into large dice, and baked about 45-50 minutes. It was PERFECT!!
  2. Momof2kiddos
    What a great recipe - it wasn't my favorite because it was a little onion-y for my taste, but my kids ate it up (acutally I only took one bite and my 14 month old ate the rest of my slice). It dissappeared at a potluck I took it. It was so easy to make too. I used minced onion instead of fresh, and I only had a 5oz can of evaporated milk so I used that and some 1% milk, To make up for the blandness some people mentioned I included 1 dash worcheshire sauce and 5 drops of hot sauce. I used a glass pie plate and need to add about 8 minutes to the baking time.



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