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Delicious and easy to make, Fluffy Cottage Egg Casserole | Crustless Quiche is a yummy make-ahead breakfast casserole that great for breakfast or brunch and time of year.

Indulge in a delectable and effortlessly prepared delight with the Fluffy Cottage Egg Casserole | Crustless Quiche. This mouthwatering make-ahead breakfast dish offers a blend of flavors that tantalize the taste buds, making it an ideal choice for both breakfast and brunch. Its simplicity in preparation, combined with its versatility throughout the year, ensures a delightful culinary experience. With a medley of ingredients, including eggs, cheeses, and a touch of spice, this casserole promises a satisfying start to any day.

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 Cottage Egg Casserole

Fluffy Cottage Egg Casserole

The term ‘cottage’ in the recipe pertains to cottage cheese, not the concept of a cottage as a house. Furthermore, you may see similar recipes referred to as crustless quiche. That title wouldn’t be wrong, considering it is.

This casserole can be mixed the night before and baked when ready for busy mornings or serving a crowd. Fluffy Cottage Egg Casserole | Crustless Quiche is the perfect baked egg recipe for brunch, and it’s packed with protein!

Cottage Egg Casserole | Crustless quiche on a fork.

Crustless Quiche

Two things make this recipe well-liked by everyone! One is a method, and one is an ingredient.

  1. Cottage Cheese! – Yes, cottage cheese makes this recipe creamy. It adds richness without making the eggs ‘heavy.’
  2. As well, 1 and 3/4 of cottage cheese is a 16-ounce container.
  3. The second secret to this recipe is whipping the eggs. I used the whisk attachment on my electric mixer and whisked the eggs until they were pale yellow and foamy.
  4. I used a 4-ounce jar of diced pimentos. You can omit or use red, orange, or green bell pepper. You can also dice a jalapeno for a little spice.
  5. Finally, for the cheese, I used cheddar and Pepper Jack. You can use all cheddar or all Pepper Jack. You can substitute your favorite cheese as well. Some options that would be delicious are Swiss, Gouda, Colby, or Fontina.
 Cottage Egg Casserole

Can I add other vegetables to my Cottage Egg Casserole?

Yes! Mushrooms, broccoli, and spinach would all be delicious additions.

Can I make this ahead of time?

To make this the night before, simply mix everything, cover, and refrigerate. In the morning, pour into the baking dish and bake. Because the mixture will be cold, you must increase the baking time. Start with five additional minutes and watch it closely.

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Cottage Egg Casserole in a dish with a spoon.

Please remember that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on the products used.

Square slice of Cottage Egg Casserole on a saucer.

In conclusion, the Fluffy Cottage Egg Casserole | Crustless Quiche is a testament to the joy of uncomplicated yet scrumptious breakfast options. Its fluffy texture and harmonious fusion of cheeses and peppers offer a delightful burst of flavors with each bite. Whether relishing it on a leisurely weekend morning or preparing it ahead for a busy weekday, this versatile dish provides a comforting and delicious meal for any occasion.

Embrace the convenience and savory essence of this casserole, which will surely become a beloved addition to your breakfast repertoire.

Dish with Cottage Egg Casserole | Crustless quichein it and spoon.
Fluffy Cottage Egg Casserole | Crustless Quiche

Fluffy Cottage Egg Casserole | Crustless Quiche

Delicious and easy to make, Fluffy Cottage Egg Casserole | Crustless Quiche is not only perfect for Easter brunch, but it's fabulous year round!
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 8 servings
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  • 8 large eggs at room temperature
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 and ¾ cup cottage cheese
  • 2 cups cheese I used cheddar and Pepper Jack, shredded
  • 4 ounces diced pimentos bell pepper or jalapeno can be substituted
  • butter, vegetable oil, or shortening to grease baking dish


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 2-quart baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, whisk eggs. I use an electric mixer with the whisk attachment.
  • Add flour, baking powder, salt, and pepper and mix well. Stir in cottage cheese, shredded cheese, and pimento.
  • Pour in egg mixture into prepared pan and bake for 45-55 minutes. Cook time will vary depending on the shape of your baking dish. Allow more time for deep dishes. Cover the top with foil if it starts getting more brown that you prefer.
  • Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.


Calories: 227kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 240mg | Sodium: 403mg | Potassium: 187mg | Vitamin A: 965IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 257mg | Iron: 1.8mg
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  1. Is the flour necessary for this recipe to come together? I would like to omit it if I can. Thanks!

    1. I’m not Paula, but I’m leaving out the flour and baking powder. I’ve also added broccoli and onion and 3/4 c sour cream. I don’t even know what collapse means in a quiche, so I’ll be back to let you know how it worked lol sorry Paula, I had to flick my two pennies in 😀 I change up everything.

  2. Love this!!! Made a file called “dont lose this” just to make sure I don’t lose track of it.
    I am thinking of baking it in muffin tins for quick grab and go in the mornings.
    Also going to freeze some to see how they hold up.

    1. Hi Becky- how’d freezing go? I’m thinking these would be great preportioned to grab for work

  3. 5 stars
    I added 1 tsp dried minced onion. It turned out great! Very easy 🙂

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