Meat Crust Quiche

Meat Crust Quiche
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Meat crust quiche? What is this nonsense? You read that right! You can still have your crust and your quiche and your low carb lifestyle. You’re welcome.

What Kind Of Meat are we talking about?


You can choose your favorite lunch meat to layer as the crust. Or you can find whatever is on sale if you don’t have a particular favorite. I’ll be honest, Costco frequently has packs of lunch meat on sale and I don’t even really care what the flavors are. I just prefer to source nitrate-free varieties.

Basically, line your 9″ pie pan with lunch meat, making sure to overlap the edges so that it creates a seal of sorts. Some of the egg mixture might get through, but no big deal.

Low carb quiche using lunch meat as the crust. Filled with delicious veggies. #Keto #GF #Lowcarb #THMS

What ingredients for this keto meat crust quiche recipe?

As I’m sure you’re aware, quiche rules are pretty flexible. If something that I put in this recipe isn’t your favorite, skip it, or replace it with something you do like. There are no hard and fast rules here! Just do what you do and make this meat crust quiche as soon as you can.

For this quiche I used

  • Eggs
  • Onion
  • Fresh Spinach
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Butter
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Paprika
  • Garlic
  • Cottage Cheese

For what it’s worth, I prefer to use Daisy cottage cheese because the ingredient list is understandable: Ingredients: Cultured Skim MilkCreamSalt.

I was flabbergasted when I saw an ingredient list for cottage cheese including: Cultured Pasteurized Grade A Skim Milk and Cream, Whey, Contains Less than 2% of Modified Food Starch, potassium citrateSaltCalcium Phosphate, Xanthan Gum, Sodium PhosphateLactic Acid, Guar Gum, Potassium Chloride, Natural Flavor, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D3.

Huh? Why so many additives. How does Daisy do it with three ingredients and you need 15? I digress. This is why ingredient checking is important, folks.

Tips for making this meat crust quiche extra awesome!

I’m sure you’re tempted to just slice some onion and toss some bell pepper into the mix and call it good, hoping it will bake to perfection.


Go grab your cast iron skillet and heat some butter then fry those thin-sliced onions and bell peppers. The flavor is so much richer when you take this extra step.

Low carb quiche using lunch meat as the crust. Filled with delicious veggies. #Keto #GF #Lowcarb #THMS

If you want a low carb or keto breakfast quiche, this is IT. It is filling and packed with protein, fats, and veg!

If you’re wanting something that you can use for meal prepping, this is an awesome option! Eat some today, pack up individual portions in meal prep containers and you’re golden! A serving of Roasted Broccoli would pair perfectly with this quiche.

More Brunch Recipes to Try

Keto Chaffles

Low Carb Aebleskiver Pancake Balls

Crunchy Keto Grain-free Granola

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Low carb quiche using lunch meat as the crust. Filled with delicious veggies. #Keto #GF #Lowcarb #THMS
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Meat Crust Quiche

A savory quiche using lunch meat as the crust. Filled with greens, veggies, and eggs that are spiced to perfection. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Breakfast, Eggs, Keto, Low Carb, Meat, THM, THM-S
Cuisine: American, French
Breakfast, Cottage Cheese, Eggs, Keto, Low Carb, Meat, Quiche, THM-S
Servings: 6
Calories: 193kcal


  • 10 slices Lunch meat* Any variety
  • 8 Eggs
  • 1 cup Cottage cheese
  • 2-3 cups Fresh Spinach
  • 1/2 cup Onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup Red Bell Pepper thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Smoked paprika
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • Shredded Cheese Optional



  • Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  • Saute onions and bell peppers in butter until golden/caramelized. Remove from heat and allow to cool. 
  • Take a 9″ glass pie pan (or similar oven-safe dish) and line it with lunch meat, overlap the edges to make sure that no glass is exposed. Bring the meat up to the edges to the top. 
  • In a large bowl, mix eggs, cottage cheese, salt, pepper, paprika, and minced garlic. 
  • Fold in salad greens, onion, and red bell pepper. 
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pie pan. 


  • Bake for 35-40 minutes at 375°F or until the egg is cooked through. You can use a toothpick or wooden skewer to check. Insert it into the middle of the quiche and if it comes out clean it means the egg is cooked through. 
  • Enjoy! (Optional: you can top with shredded cheese!)


*Lunch meat slices can vary greatly in size. I used meat that was about 4″ in diameter. If your slices are much larger you can use fewer slices! 
You can add optional shredded cheese at the end. 

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