Crustless Sweet Potato and Goat Cheese Quiche

Let’s take a break from all the food-filled travel posts so I can share one of my newest favorite recipes.

(And by favorite I mean I’ve been making this on back to back weeks.)

It’s healthy. Really!

Sure, I eat fried chicken and pasta (a lot of pasta, actually). But the truth is: when I’m not traveling, when I’m not eating out with friends, when I’m not baking some over-the-top dessert for this blog, I prefer easy, nutritious, home-cooked meals.  I’ve talked about it before: the meals I eat when I’m alone in my kitchen – I eat a lot of fruits and veggies, I prepare a lot of vegetarian side dishes and appetizers that almost invariably become main meals, and I even make some low carb meals.*

*But make no mistake, I always save room for dessert. Everything in moderation, right?

This Crustless Sweet Potato and Goat Cheese Quiche is one of those meals. It’s a cinch to put together, and delivers a powerhouse of nutrition in each slice. It’s packed with spinach (one of the richest sources of antioxidants), sweet potatoes (high in fiber, vitamin B6, and beta-carotene), some cheese (a little dairy), and of course, eggs (protein to keep you fuller, longer).

Spinach is my favorite leafy green (I make a lot of smoothies with spinach in them) and while I honestly prefer sweet potatoes with sweet things (baked and topped with almond butter and cranberries, or sweet potato fries drizzled with maple syrup), when I combine these two with garlic and red pepper flakes, the resulting sautee is so good, it almost didn’t make it into the quiche.

This quiche does not have a flaky, buttery crust (let’s save that for something else, maybe pecan pie?) and in fact I didn’t use any butter at all – but it tastes satisfyingly luxurious, thanks to the creaminess from the goat cheese.

You can play around with your quiche ingredients – sometimes I substitute feta, sometimes I add mushrooms – just be careful not to overfill your pie pan. I like placing the pie pan on top of a cookie sheet; in case of spillage, it’ll be easier to clean up.

A lot of people like quiche for breakfast, and this also reheats nicely in the microwave for a quick weekday lunch or weeknight dinner. I like eating it with a little dipping sauce of Greek yogurt, dijon mustard, and mayo.

Crustless Sweet Potato and Goat Cheese Quiche


6 eggs
1 cup milk (‪I used 1%)
1 10 oz pack of frozen spinach (or 1 packed cup cooked spinach)
1 large sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
pinch of red chili pepper flakes
4 oz goat cheese
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Defrost spinach according to package directions. Drain well and set aside.
  3. Heat olive oil over medium heat, add garlic and saute for a couple of minutes.  Add sweet potato cubes and saute for 10 minutes or until lightly brown and soft.
  4. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat eggs with milk, salt, and pepper.
  5. Add spinach to sweet potatoes in pan to further reduce water and cook for another minute.  Season with salt, pepper, and red chili pepper flakes.
  6. Place spinach and sweet potato mixture in the bottom of a deep pie dish, pour eggs on top, then crumble goat cheese all over. Top with cheddar cheese if using. Bake for 40 minutes until golden brown on top. Let it set for 10 minutes after removing from the oven before cutting into slices.

This is light yet filling, and has become a regular on my lunch rotations. Let me know if you guys make it, and if you have any favorite quiche combinations!


35 Responses to “Crustless Sweet Potato and Goat Cheese Quiche”

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    Amy @ Elephant Eats posted May 24, 2013 at 9:11 am

    oooh, I would never think to put sweet potato in a quiche, but it’s such a good idea! Kind of like that Spanish Tortilla dish made with white potatoes. And it’s so smart of you to elimintate the calorie-laden crust. Honestly, I don’t even like the crust.

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    Melissa posted May 24, 2013 at 9:47 am

    This looks awesome! I’ve never made a quiche before, but I’m going to have to try this.

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    Monica posted May 24, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Love this, Bianca! Now that I’m older, I find myself picking away at the crust of a quiche anyway – love the idea of eliminating it altogether. Next quiche I make will be crustless, I tell ‘ya! (but don’t hold your breath – I haven’t made a quiche since my high school cooking class! : )

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    Megan posted May 24, 2013 at 9:56 am

    This looks incredible. Definitely full of all sorts of good stuff! And no fussy crust to make.

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    Megan posted May 24, 2013 at 10:01 am

    Incredible!! This is one of my favorite quiche combos as well. Great minds think alike!

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    Ameena posted May 24, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Looks amazing…I love quiche and I especially love crustless quiche. Love the addition of sweet potato.

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    Colleen @ Culinary Colleen posted May 24, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    This looks like something I would LOVE to eat for breakfast. So healthy, too!

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    Heather posted May 24, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Yum! This is going into the meal plan for next week. I think I might try Kale instead of spinach though b/c I have a bunch I need to use.

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    Adri {Food-N-Thought} posted May 24, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    This looks delicious. Love the combo!

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    Rhonda posted May 24, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    The quiche looks great and the serving utensil is gorgeous!

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    The Squishy Monster posted May 24, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    What a devastatingly gorgeous combo! (aaand, I’m a glutton for goat cheese) Looks beautiful and sounds AMAZING!

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    Happy Valley Chow posted May 24, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL quiche, definitely making me hungry :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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    Shannon posted May 24, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    this is certain to become a staple in our house :) especially with your suggestion of mushrooms! love.

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    Sacha posted May 24, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    Love this! I’m a sweet potato fiend (seriously, my palms are turning orange because I eat one everyday…TMI) and I love them paired with goat cheese. I’m always looking for filling weekday dinners that make leftovers.

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    CCU posted May 25, 2013 at 4:49 am

    Perfect quiche without the trouble of a crust :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  16. #
    Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen posted May 25, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    I really love the sound of this. Thanks so much for the recipe, definitely one I want to try!

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    yummychunklet posted May 25, 2013 at 7:56 pm

    I think the crust is what always prevents me from making a quiche. Not tonight, though! I’m making this.

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    Monet posted May 25, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    This looks so delicious. I love that it has both sweet potato and goat cheese (two of my current obsessions!) Thank you for sharing this light and healthy and simple meal! Perfect for breakfast or lunch!

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    Emily @ A Cambridge Story posted May 26, 2013 at 9:01 am

    This quiche has the perfect fillings! Love the sweet potato/goat cheese combo and, as much as the crust is delicious, it’s probably a good call for me to omit it sometimes :)

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    Suzanne posted May 27, 2013 at 3:03 am

    This quiche looks pretty darn tasty to me, the spinach with the flavorful sweet potato is a great combo.

  21. #
    Rosa posted May 27, 2013 at 4:00 am

    A great idea! This crustless quiche looks mighty scrumptious.



  22. #
    Joanne posted May 27, 2013 at 8:12 am

    I was sold as soon as you mentioned sweet potatoes and goat cheese! Crust or no crust, I need this in my life!

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    grace posted May 27, 2013 at 9:44 am

    this fritatta sets up quite beautifully! i love the colors, and though i can’t think of a time when i’ve had sweet potatoes with eggs, there’s no reason to think i wouldn’t love it!

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    Honey What's Cooking posted May 27, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Oooh.. yum, this looks so good.
    I wonder what is the difference between a quiche and a frittata.

    • Bianca Garcia replied May 27th, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      I thought about that too! Aside from the crust, quiche usually has a custard-like base (eggs and cream, or eggs and milk) which lends to its creaminess and almost delicate texture; a frittata is usually more firm. Frittatas are also usually cooked in the stovetop then finished under the broiler, while a quiche is baked :)

  25. #
    Erica @ In and Around Town posted May 28, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Just was discussing making a crustless quiche this weekend – this is definitely a sign that it will be happening in my kitchen soon – do delicious, love the goat cheese!

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    Ashley posted May 28, 2013 at 11:49 am

    This looks so delicious and nutritious! I’ve been meaning to make a quiche to use up some broccoli…so thanks for the motivation and inspiration!

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    Meghan posted May 28, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    This looks amazing. I have been struggling with healthy eating, and this looks like an easy fix!

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    Natalie posted May 28, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    Amazing addition of sweet potato, great job!

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    Dana @ Simply Romanesco posted May 29, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    This is absolutely delicious! Sweet potato, spinach and goat cheese – some of my favorite ingredients in one perfect quiche! Love it! :)

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet posted May 30, 2013 at 6:46 pm

    I really love this and will definitely be trying it, a combination of some of my favorite things!

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    Leah posted June 3, 2014 at 12:13 am

    Any need to Pam dish?

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    Kathleen Spaeth posted January 18, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    What a very delicious Recipe! I must admit that I switched Fresh Kale for the Frozen Spinach (since I like to eat local and my CSA Share just came with some fresh Red and Green Kale). I also used Fresh Shaved Asiago Cheese instead of the Cheddar Cheese. Everything cooked up beautifully. I also plan on enjoying the Leftovers later in the week (as a nice Protein Boost prior to Downhill Skiing). Sometimes it is hard for me to get my Husband to eat Sweet Potato (and Kale and Goat Cheese), but he liked this Recipe. This Recipe is a keeper!


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