Crustless ham mushroom & spinach quiche
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Recipe: Crustless ham, mushroom & spinach quiche

There’s a new pork stall at the markets. Trunkey’s pigs are not pasture-fed but at least they’re farm-raised with no added hormones or antibiotics. They sell the usual cuts and pork products but the thing that really got my attention was nitrate-free bacon (smoked and plain) and ham. Both contain only three ingredients: pork, water and salt.

Lately we’ve been alternating our meat breakfasts (some kind of minced meat with different veggies and seasonings) with egg-based breakfasts. I make a big tray, cut it in portions and put them in containers so they’re ready to be reheated and consumed during the week. Here’s the recipe for the latest crustless quiche I made with nitrate-free ham.

Crustless ham mushroom & spinach quiche

Crustless ham, mushroom & spinach quiche

This crustless quiche with nitrate-free ham can be made in a big tray, cut it in portions, reheated and consumed during the week.
Total Time 1 hour
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine Modern Australian
Servings 8


  • 3 tbsp ghee or butter
  • 300 g good quality ham preferably nitrate-free
  • 15 eggs
  • 1 leek
  • 200 g mushrooms
  • 1 bunch English spinach
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 180°C.
  • Chop off the green part and the root of the leek, discard. Split white part in half and wash well. Slice it finely.
  • Slice mushrooms.
  • Wash spinach and drain in salad spinner (if you have one. If you don't, you should!). Chop it coarsely.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons ghee or butter in a large pan. Add leek and mushrooms, cook for approximately 5 minutes. Add spinach, let it wilt and turn off stove.
  • Chop ham in 1-centimetre cubes.
  • Whisk eggs and season with salt and pepper. Mix in the veggies and ham.
  • Melt the other tablespoon of ghee or butter and grease the bottom of a large Pyrex baking tray. Pour the quiche mixture and bake until set, 40 - 50 minutes.
  • Cut in portions and serve, or keep in the fridge/freezer for later.
Keyword crustless quiche, eggs, frittata, gluten free, ham, keto, low carb, mushrooms, paleo, spinach

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