Tangy Gluten-Free Lemon and Gruyere Quiche Bites Recipe

Oh, dear readers! I have a recipe that will make you leap with joy and savor every bite of its deliciousness! This recipe is one of my personal favorites, and I am excited to share it with all of you. May I introduce to you the gluten-free lemon and Gruyere quiche bites!

Gluten-free quiches satisfyingly sweet and savory, nutty Gruyere fresh out of the oven with earthy spices perfectly balanced crust. These quiches are so versatile that they can be served for breakfast brunch or as a snack any time of the day. The best part? They are gluten-free and dairy-free!

These mini quiches are perfect for anyone who follows a special diet but still desires to indulge in some delicious mini quiches that are easy to whip up. Trust me; they won’t disappoint your taste buds.

Are you ready to dive into this delightful fusion of flavors? Let’s gather all the ingredients, roll up our sleeves, and get cooking!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Gluten Free Lemon & Gruyere Quiche Bites
Gluten Free Lemon & Gruyere Quiche Bites

Hark! Listen well, fair folks! Lo and behold, a recipe that shall satisfy thy cravings and make thy taste buds sing with pleasure! Forsooth, this gluten-free lemon and gruyere quiche bites recipe is a mouth-watering delight that shall leave thee craving for more.

Fret not, for this recipe is a feast not only for the taste buds but also for the body. It contains fresh herbs such as tarragon and thyme that add a fresh earthy taste to the quiches, along with black pepper and salt to balance the flavors perfectly. The cheese used in the recipe is the nutty gruyere that adds a savory punch to every bite.

The crust of these mini quiches is best gluten-free, ensuring that thy body can digest it with ease. Moreover, they contain no dairy or gluten that may cause discomfort or allergic reactions to some folks. Hence, these quiche bites are an ideal snack or breakfast dish, perfect for those who wish to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

These mini quiches are also very versatile in terms of substitutions and variations. One can add broccoli or spinach to make them even more nutritious. Alternatively, one may add ham or bacon to make them meatier. For those who prefer a crustless version, it can always be made into mini muffins or quinoa cups.

In conclusion, this delicious mini quiche recipe is satisfyingly sweet and savory-nutty with fresh earthy spices. It’s easy to make and perfect for breakfast, brunch or as a snack. It’s also a great option for those who require free gluten-free diets without compromising on taste. So why wait? Make these lemon gruyere quiche bites today and relish in the delightful combination of wholesome goodness!

Ingredient List

 Golden bites of goodness: gluten-free lemon and gruyere quiche bites!
Golden bites of goodness: gluten-free lemon and gruyere quiche bites!

Here are the ingredients you will need to create these delicious gluten-free lemon & gruyere quiche bites that are going to blow your mind.

Crust Ingredients:

  • Gluten-free all-purpose flour
  • Salt
  • Unsalted butter
  • Ice-cold water

Quiche Filling Ingredients:

  • Yellow onion
  • Red bell pepper
  • Gruyere cheese
  • Fresh tarragon
  • Fresh thyme
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Lemon zest

These delicious mini quiches satisfyingly sweet and savory, with a nutty gruyere paired with fresh earthy spices and perfectly balanced crust. Not only are they gluten-free and dairy-free, but this recipe also includes an option to omit the dairy completely for a dairy-free version.

The Recipe How-To

 Easy, cheesy, lemon-y: these quiche bites are perfect for a brunch or appetizer.
Easy, cheesy, lemon-y: these quiche bites are perfect for a brunch or appetizer.

Now that we’ve covered the ingredients, let’s get to cooking these gluten-free lemon and gruyere quiche bites. Follow these simple steps to create a delicious and healthy snack or breakfast option!

Step 1: Prep Work

Begin by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grab a mini muffin pan and lightly grease each cup with butter or a dairy-free alternative.

Step 2: Make the Filling

In a pan over medium heat, add in diced yellow onion, diced red bell pepper and fresh herbs such as tarragon and thyme. Season with salt and black pepper, and let cook for around 5 minutes until the vegetables have softened.

In a mixing bowl, whisk together 2-3 large eggs, 1/4 cup of milk (or non-dairy milk) and shredded gruyere cheese. Add in the cooked veggies and stir everything together until well combined.

Step 3: Assemble the Quiche Bites

Using a spoon, fill each muffin cup with the egg mixture until it reaches the top. Don’t worry if there’s a little bit of overflow, that’s perfectly normal!

Step 4: Bake

Place your muffin tin in the oven and bake for around 12-15 minutes, or until the quiche bites are puffed up and just starting to turn golden brown on top.

Step 5: Serve!

Once your mini quiches have cooled for a few minutes, use a small knife or spatula to carefully remove them from the muffin tin cups. Serve solo as a snack or alongside other dishes for brunch.

Enjoy these delicious, perfectly balanced bites – they’re savory, nutty and satisfyingly sweet all at once!

Substitutions and Variations

 Lovers of lemons and cheese, rejoice! These quiche bites tick both boxes.
Lovers of lemons and cheese, rejoice! These quiche bites tick both boxes.

Hark! If thou wishest to make some changes to this delightful gluten-free lemon and gruyere quiche bites recipe, here are some substitutions and variations that will zest up thy concoction.


– Instead of yellow onion, thou canst use red onion or shallots for a slightly sweeter flavor.

– If thou dost not fancy gruyere cheese, substitute it with cheddar, Swiss, or mozzarella cheese for a delicious twist. However, bear in mind that it will affect the overall taste of thy quiche.

– Thine lactose intolerant tongue need not worry, as thou canst use almond milk instead of cow’s milk. In addition, if you want to make dairy-free quiche bites, you can substitute the butter with vegan butter.


– Thou canst add some fresh spinach to the recipe to make a gluten-free spinach and gruyere quiche bites.

– Add some caramelized onion and bacon for an extra smoky flavor that will dance on thy taste buds.

– If thou hast leftover lobster from thine previous feast, mix it with the eggs and create a crustless mini lobster quiche fit for a king!

Whether thou art gluten-free, dairy-free or not, these variations and substitutions will add even more zest to thy gluten-free lemon and gruyere quiche bites recipe. By mixing and matching ingredients, thou wilt discover new flavor combinations that art uniquely thine own.

Serving and Pairing

 Gluten-free doesn't have to mean flavor-free: bite into these quiche bites for proof.
Gluten-free doesn’t have to mean flavor-free: bite into these quiche bites for proof.

Verily, these gluten-free lemon and gruyere quiche bites are no ordinary snack, but a delectable treat fit for the gods! The combination of the earthy spices, subtly sharp gruyere cheese, and savory nutty flavors come together to create a perfectly balanced crust that crumbles in your mouth with every bite.

For the best gluten-free mini quiche experience, I recommend serving them warm, fresh out of the oven. The heat will bring out the rich flavors of the eggs and cheesy goodness that are sure to tantalize those taste buds. To keep them warm, you can place them on an oven-safe dish and keep them in a low-temperature oven until it’s time to serve.

Pairing these delicious mini quiches satisfyingly sweet and savory with some fresh tarragon or thyme leaves will add additional fresh flavors to your palate while enhancing their natural goodness. Adding a sprinkle of black pepper and salt on top of the quiches will also give an extra boost of flavor.

I also recommend serving these bites with a healthy green salad dressed in a vinaigrette made with freshly squeezed lemon juice to complement its tangy flavor. These gluten-free quiche bites can be served as an appetizer at any breakfast, brunch or as a snack recipe throughout the day.

Finally, if you desire even more indulgence, you can serve these mini quiches alongside other quiche varieties such as spinach or lobster-filled mini quiches, caramelized onion and bacon tarts, or even crustless mini quiches for your vegetarian guests. They’re endlessly versatile and pairs well with all savory and sweet dishes alike!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 These mini quiches are loaded with protein thanks to the gruyere and eggs.
These mini quiches are loaded with protein thanks to the gruyere and eggs.

Friends, if thou art thinking of making this delightful Gluten-Free Lemon & Gruyere Quiche Bites Recipe for a breakfast, brunch or snack recipe, then let me tell thee that it’s a great option to make ahead, store and reheat. Yes, ‘tis true! That’s what makes these quiche bites gluten-free and dairy-free, perfect for busy mornings, meal prep or when thou desireth a delicious mini quiche on the go.

To make ahead, after baking the quiche bites and letting them cool down to room temperature, simply store them in an airtight container in thine refrigerator for up to three days. Thou may even freeze them for longer storage. For best results, wrap each quiche bite individually in parchment paper or foil and place them in a freezer-safe container. They can stay frozen for up to three months.

Reheating these bites gluten-free is also easy-peasy! First, preheat thy oven to 350°F (175°C). Then, remove the desired number of quiche bites from thine refrigerator or freezer and let them thaw at room temperature for about 30 minutes. If it’s just one or two quiches thou art reheating, then quick reheating in thine toaster oven would also work like a charm.

For baking in the oven, transfer the quiches to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake them for about 10-12 minutes until they are heated through and crispy on the edges. For reheating frozen quiches directly from thy freezer, increase the baking time by 5-8 minutes. Once heated through, let the quiches cool for 2-3 minutes before enjoying!

In conclusion, with scrumptious ingredients such as fresh tarragon and thyme balanced perfectly with nutty gruyere cheese and bright lemon zest all nestled in a buttery gluten-free crust, these Lemon & Gruyere Quiche Bites are an absolute delight. And with the make-ahead, storing, and reheating tips shared above, thou can enjoy their deliciousness anytime without any fuss.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Zesty, tangy, savory: these quiche bites hit all the right notes.
Zesty, tangy, savory: these quiche bites hit all the right notes.

For a perfectly baked Gluten-Free Lemon and Gruyere Quiche Bites, there are a few tips to keep in mind. Firstly, be mindful of the temperature of your oven. Make sure that it’s preheated to 375°F, which is the ideal baking temperature for this recipe.

Additionally, don’t over-fill the mini quiche crusts with the egg mixture. It’s important to only fill them about two-thirds full to ensure they don’t overflow or become too dense.

To take these savory bites up a notch, consider mixing in some fresh herbs like tarragon and thyme into the egg mixture for some added depth of flavor. A pinch of black pepper and salt can also help elevate the taste profile.

When shredding the Gruyere cheese, make sure it’s fresh and not pre-packaged as it may contain additives or anti-caking agents that could affect the taste and texture of your quiches.

While baking these scrumptious little quiches, keep an eye on them after 20 minutes since they tend to cook quickly due to their mini size. Once fully cooked, you’ll notice that the edges of the crusts are golden-brown and that the center of each quiche has a slight wobble when shaken.

And lastly, allow your quiches to cool down before serving so that they set correctly and maintain their shape. Once cooled down, serve with a garnish of fresh tarragon or thyme for an aesthetically pleasing presentation.

By following these simple tips, you’ll be able to whip up a batch of Gluten-Free Lemon and Gruyere Quiche Bites that are perfectly crispy on the outside, savory and nutty on the inside with a hint of lemony goodness!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you are in search of a delicious, gluten-free, and dairy-free quiche recipe that combines sweet, savory, and nutty flavors in a perfectly balanced crust, this Lemon & Gruyere Quiche Bites Recipe is the perfect match for your taste buds. The recipe’s versatility enables you to experiment with various fillings to suit your preferences and dietary needs, such as the broccoli quiche lorraine bites or caramelized onion bacon quiche.

Moreover, the quiche muffins are an ideal breakfast or brunch option and could serve as a savory snack recipe for any occasion. With the free keto option omitting the pie crust and featuring spinach gruyere egg bites or mini ham cheese quinoa cups, anyone could enjoy these mini quiches satisfyingly.

Remember that refrigerating the leftovers ensures you can enjoy them for days to come. Serve them either hot or cold with a side salad as a light meal or appetizer. I can promise you will not be disappointed in this wonderfully flavorful dish.

Try out this Lemon & Gruyere Quiche Bites Recipe and impress your guests with a delightful treat that is easy to make yet bursting with flavors. It’s time to indulge in good food that satisfies both your taste buds and nourishing needs!

Gluten Free Lemon & Gruyere Quiche Bites

Gluten Free Lemon & Gruyere Quiche Bites Recipe

These delicious mini-quiches are both satisfyingly sweet and savory. The nutty Gruyere and fresh earthy spices are perfectly balanced with the crust made from Pamela's Gluten Free Lemon Shortbread cookies. This recipe is easily doubled to make 36-40 mini quiches or one 9-inch pie (***see baking notes at bottom of recipe for whole pie.).
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 17 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Gluten-free
Servings 18 mini quiches
Calories 61.5 kcal


  • 0.5 (7 1/4 ounce) package lemon shortbread cookies (Pamela's Gluten-Free brand recommended)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 ounces gruyere cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh tarragon
  • 1/2 cup turkey bacon (gluten-free, cooked and crumbled)


  • Crush the cookies in food processor or large Ziplock bag, then stir in melted butter.
  • Put 1 teaspoon cookie mixture into 18-22 mini tart or mini muffin cups. Tamp down with thumb or tart press to create a bottom crust.
  • Combine the rest of the ingredients except the turkey bacon.
  • Spoon about 1-2 Tablespoons of the mixture into each mini tart cup.
  • Sprinkle turkey bacon over the tops of each quiche.
  • Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  • If desired, broil 2-5 minutes or until lightly browned on top.
  • ***To bake a full pie: Cover with foil and bake at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Remove foil and broil 2-5 minutes or until lightly browned on top.

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Serving: 477gCalories: 61.5kcalCarbohydrates: 4.4gProtein: 2.3gFat: 3.8gSaturated Fat: 1.7gCholesterol: 27.9mgSodium: 69.8mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 1.1g
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