Low-carb and delicious Cheesy Cauliflower Swirl Quiche!

Low-carb and delicious Cheesy Cauliflower Swirl Quiche!

Can you tell that I have a thing for quiche? This is the fourth quiche I’ve posted here on the blog, the others being my Sweet Potato Quiche, Sweet Pepper Quiche, Sun-Dried Tomato Quiche and Mushroom Onion Quiche Bites

The thing is, quiche is an incredible way to experiment with new flavors in a simple format. I was inspired to make this quiche by my friend Caitlin’s Low Carb Cauliflower Macaroni and Cheese. Cauliflower is the sleeper champion of Paleo cooking… and creative Paleo food bloggers do all kinds of things with the unassuming vegetable: pizza crusts, “rice”, creamy soup, and the aforementioned macaroni and cheese. Although those with dairy issues should skip this particular recipe, cauliflower and cheddar seem made for each other.

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What’s up with the swirl? I’m not a huge fan of the unvaried look of a plain quiche, so I shredded some bell pepper to add a pop of color and geometric interest. Omit if you’re pressed for time, but it’s an easy way to bring the dish to the next level! 

Cheesy Cauliflower Swirl Quiche

Preparation 30 mins 2017-11-18T00:30:00+00:00
Cook Time 1 hour 2017-11-18T01:00:00+00:00
Serves 4     adjust servings

Cheesy cauliflower quiche gets a visual upgrade with a chopped red bell pepper swirl.


  • 1 small cauliflower
  • 1/2 cup finely grated cheddar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil + more for greasing pan


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Using coconut oil, grease a non-stick 8" fluted tart or pie pan with a removable bottom and set aside.
  2. Roughly chop the cauliflower, then pulse in a food processor until very finely chopped (approximately the consistency of couscous).
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon of coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the processed cauliflower, stirring frequently, until softened (about 15 minutes).
  4. Transfer the cauliflower to a bowl and stir in the grated cheese, making sure it's incorporated fully into the mixture as it melts. Add the salt.
  5. Allow the cheesy cauliflower mixture to cool until it's just warm to the touch, then stir in the eggs. Beat until mixed, then spoon into the greased pan and level with the back of a spoon.
  6. Roughly chop the bell pepper, then finely shred in a food processor. Using your fingers, sprinkle the pepper in a rough spiral in top of the cauliflower mixture. Using the tip of a knife, clean up the edges until you have a tidy geometric design.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour, or until browned on the top. Remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature, then remove from pan and serve.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 143kcal Calories from fat 94
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 94mg 31%
Sodium 314mg 13%
Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 3g
Protein 8g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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