Easy Crustless Zucchini Pie recipe made with 7 simple ingredients including sweet summer zucchinis. This light and creamy pie is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dinner! 

We also love the rich flavors in crustless zucchini quiche, crustless broccoli quiche and crustless spinach quiche.

Crustless zucchini pie with parsley, zucchini and  napkin on a counter.

What Is Crustless Zucchini Pie?

Light and summary crustless zucchini pie is a healthier version of a traditional quiche or frittata without the pie crust. With this recipe you can skip the extra calories and flaky crust, and enjoy a nutritious pie that’s low carb and packed with zucchini!

This zucchini pie recipe is an old recipe of mine that I am bringing back with some minor adjustments. It is juicy with a distinct taste of corn baked in flavorful sauce and cheese. Just like enchiladas but much easier.

I assume you could easily add a cup of shredded chicken or just make my chicken zucchini casserole full of enchilada flavor or low carb chicken enchiladas another time.

Ingredients for Zucchini Pie

The ingredients of crustless zucchini pie are very basic, you likely have most in your kitchen or garden right now.

Marinara sauce, corn tortillas, zucchini, eggs, diced green chilies, Tex-Mex cheese, parsley.
  • Eggs: 5 large eggs. You can use room temperature eggs or cold eggs.
  • Shredded zucchini: Use up those garden zucchinis! You’ll need 3 cups with no liquid, I used 3 medium zucchinis.
  • Corn tortillas: This healthy zucchini pie uses chopped corn tortillas that are gluten-free and full of fiber.
  • Cheese: Adds a pop of flavor. I used Tex Mex shredded cheese this time but cheddar cheese works great too.
  • Sauce: You can use marinara sauce or enchilada sauce.
  • Diced green chilies: For a touch of spice.
  • Herbs: Fresh herbs add the best flavor. Use fresh parsley or fresh cilantro.
  • Cooking spray: I use Misto, but you can use whatever you have on hand.

How to Make Crustless Zucchini Pie

I love the mixing and dumping part of this crustless zucchini pie recipe! Here is a quick overview with photos, you’ll find a full recipe card below.

Step by step process how to whisk eggs and mix and bake all crossword zucchini pie ingredients in a baking dish.
  • Prep: Preheat oven to 375 F and spray a 9″ baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Combine ingredients: Add eggs to a large bowl and whisk. Then add zucchini, tortillas, 1 1/2 cups cheese, marinara sauce, green chilies and parsley. Mix to combine.
  • Bake: Pour the egg mixture into the baking dish and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Do not worry about the liquid, it will get absorbed by tortillas and eggs. Bake for 40 minutes or until the liquid has disappeared. The cheese on top will be golden brown, and a knife inserted in the middle should come out clean.
  • Cool and serve: Remove zucchini pie from the oven and let it cool for an 1 hour until it’s just warm. Cut into 10 even slices and serve warm or cold.

Tips for Best Results

Follow these 3 easy tips for the best vegetarian zucchini pie.

  • Grate zucchini coarsely: For perfectly sized flecks in every bite, use a food processor or the large holes on a box grater to shred the zucchini.
  • Squeeze zucchini well: The extra water content in zucchini can make your pie soggy. Place the shredded zucchini in a linen towel, wring it into a ball, and squeeze to remove all the excess liquid. You can also mix it with salt and let it rest for 15 minutes before squeezing, the salt helps extract the liquid.
  • Let it cool: Before slicing. The inside will continue to cook once removed from the oven, and the pie will taste better after it rests.
A slice of zucchini pie served on a plate with pie in a baking dish in the background.

Variations

Healthy zucchini pie is endlessly customizable. Feel free to use whatever mix-ins you have on hand and make it your own.

  • If you don’t have a pie dish: Bake in a square 9×9 dish.
  • Double the recipe: This savory pie will have people asking for seconds. Bake in a 9×13 baking dish for 1 hour and check that no liquid remains.
  • Add protein: Grilled chicken is a great addition for lunch and dinner. I also love adding ham, bacon, or crumbled sausage for breakfast and brunch.
  • Use different cheese: This recipe works well with crumbled feta, goat cheese, mozzarella cheese, Swiss cheese, or asiago cheese.
  • Add other vegetables: Reduce zucchini by 1 cup and add thinly sliced bell peppers, broccoli or cauliflower.
  • Use egg whites: You’ll need 3 tablespoons of egg whites per 1 large egg.
  • If you don’t have green chilies: Omit it, use a few tablespoons of diced jalapenos or add 1 teaspoon of chili powder or taco seasoning.

What to Serve with Zucchini Pie?

This vegetarian zucchini pie is perfect on its own for breakfast, a healthy lunch or healthy dinner.

It also makes a delicious side dish that pairs well with healthy fruit salad, spinach avocado salad, Mexican kale salad, roasted potatoes, or crostini.

And we love serving it with grilled protein for dinner. Our favorites are grilled salmon and grilled chicken breasts.

How to Store

Store: Allow the pie to cool and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Freeze: Once the pie is fully cooked and cooled, place it in an airtight container and keep in the freezer for up to 3 months.

To reheat, simply place a slice on a plate and microwave. Or reheat in the oven at 375 F for 10 minutes.

FAQs

Are corn tortillas better than flour tortillas?

Nutritional facts of corn tortillas are similar to whole wheat tortillas. In a comparison based on calories, fat and ingredients list of whole wheat tortilla vs. corn, corn wins. Even a shorter list of ingredients makes sense, real food = corn and water.

Can I use flour tortillas?

Yes, if that’s what you have on hand, go for it!

Can I omit tortillas?

No. The tortillas absorb the liquid, add texture, and flavor.

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Sliced crustless zucchini pie in a baking dish, napkin and slice of pie on a plate.
Crustless zucchini pie with parsley, zucchini and linen napkin on a counter.

Crustless Zucchini Pie

Easy Crustless Zucchini Pie recipe made with 7 simple ingredients. This light and creamy pie is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or dinner!
5 from 10 votes
Servings 10 slices
Calories 170
Diet Gluten Free
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 52 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 5 large eggs
  • 3 cups shredded zucchini measured after liquid squeezed out (3 medium zucchini)
  • 5 corn tortillas coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups Tex Mex or cheddar cheese shredded
  • 3/4 cup marinara sauce or enchilada sauce
  • 4 ounces can diced green chilies
  • 1/2 cup parsley or cilantro finely chopped
  • Cooking spray I use Misto

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 375 F degrees and spray 9" pie baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs. Add zucchini, tortillas, 1 1/2 cups cheese, marinara sauce, green chilies and parsley. Mix well to combine.
  • Transfer mixture into previously prepared baking dish, sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cups cheese and bake for 40 minutes or until the liquid has disappeared, the cheese on top browned or the knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  • Remove pie from the oven, let cool for about 1 hour or until just barely warm and cut into 10 slices. Serve warm or cold.

Notes

  • Store: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
  • Freeze: Fully cook, cool completely and freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Reheat in a microwave or in the oven at 375 degrees F for 10 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 284mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: North American
Author: Olena Osipov
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Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is amazing! I’ve already made it twice in one week. I added chopped green onion the second time. It was easy to make and versatile enough to have for breakfast or dinner! I loved the flavor and texture of the corn tortillas. The first time we ate it right away and it seemed a little “runny”. But the next day after being in the refrigerator, it came out perfect!

  2. 5 stars
    This was even better than expected! I used my spiralizer on the zucchini instead of shredding, which gave the quiche some texture. I also used your homemade enchilada sauce recipe, which was so easy and much healthier than the pre-made kind. Next time, I’ll add some more veggies, perhaps green peppers or spinach. Definitely making this again.

  3. 5 stars
    Just made this and it was SO GOOD!!! The entire family gobbled it up. Will certainly make it again. Many thanks for the excellent recipes. : )

    1. Well, if you add 2 more eggs, it will work. Will be more of a frittata. Also you can try to substitute cheese with Daiya. It is widely available in North America.

        1. Great! Yeah, I first saw Daiya at the Vancouver food show and was really impressed with its ingredients, taste and the ability to melt like a dairy cheese.

  4. 5 stars
    Looks yummy! I love quiches and always happy when I find original recipes that change from my own recipes!

5 from 10 votes (1 rating without comment)

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