Crustless Spinach Quiche

Atkins Crustless Spinach Quiche
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Style: French
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1









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  • 2 tsp Canola Vegetable Oil
  • 6.5 oz Frozen Chopped Spinach
  • 0.5 cup chopped Scallions or Spring Onions
  • 1 cup Heavy Cream
  • 1 cup shredded Muenster Cheese
  • 0.25 tsp Salt
  • 4 large Egg (Whole)
  • 0.13 tsp Nutmeg (Ground)
  • 0.25 tsp Black Pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a 9 inch pie pan.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft. Stir in spinach and continue cooking until excess moisture has evaporated.
  3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, cream, cheese, salt, 1/8 tsp nutmeg and pepper.  Add spinach mixture and stir to blend.  Pour into prepared pie pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until eggs have set, about 30 minutes.  Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In order to calculate Net Carbs of any whole food item, it's a simple calculation based on the Nutrition Facts panel:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber = (Equals) Net Carbs

For low carb products sweetened with sugar alcohols (ie: glycerin, maltitol, etc), refer to the Nutrition Facts panel of the product:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber - (Minus) Sugar alcohol = Net carbs

This reflects the fact that Dietary Fiber doesn't impact blood sugar levels. Sugar alcohols also have a negligible impact on blood sugar, they too are subtracted from total carbs to yield the Net Carb count.