Quiche with Hash Brown Crust

This quiche is amazing. First of all, it's got a hash brown crust. Second of all, it's got a hash brown crust. Need I say more? Also, this is a great solution for those who want to enjoy a quiche without the gluten. Not that I aimed for it work out that way....I don't always cook gluten free, but when I do, it's usually by mistake.

My chickens have been busy a-laying some eggs, and so I have been coming up with ways to enjoy them! This quiche is one of my favorites. It is a little time consuming, which is why I would classify this sucker as a "dinner quiche."

Not that I am telling you when you should eat it or anything. Do what you want. It's your quiche....do what you wanna do.

But FIRST, you want to make that crust! For that you will need to boil two peeled potatoes for about 20 minutes. I didn't show this because, let's face it, a picture of two potatoes in a pot of boiling water is just not all that exciting... what can I say? But boil them I did, and then I let them cool a spell. Then I put them through my food processor. You could also grate them--your choice. My grater mysteriously grew legs and walked away several weeks ago. I hope it writes home. 

Once you've shredded yer taters, press them into your greased pie plate. Literally. It's so easy. Then salt and pepper them. 

This would also be a good time to say that if you wanted to skip the whole boiling potato thing, and then shredding it thing, you could buy hash browns in the store...I think they have them in the refrigerator section some place. If you are pressed for time, that would be a great solution. 

Next, you are going to pop this in the oven and bake the crust on 375 for 25-30 minutes or until it gets goldeny brown on the edges. You can do this a few hours ahead too, which is what I did because I had the time. If you don't, that's okay too. 

8 eggs. These are from my chickens. It just makes me so happy. See how yellow they are? It's 'cuz my chickens are happy and stuff. Hehe. 

At this point in the cooking my advice is to have your husband pour you a beer. Make sure you say thank you, and then sip it. And then get back to beating them eggs! 

And adding all the gooooooood stuff to it!! What I love about quiches is that you can just add whatever you have. I added onions, turkey, cheese, salt, pepper, and some cayenne. I add cayenne to everything, but really, I think it adds intrigue to any dish. I'm a cayenne gal. 

Then pour it into your prepared crust! 

At this point, I am happy because I am practically done with my quiche. I like to celebrate by talking to it.

"Hello inadvertently gluten free quiche! Are you ready to be baked?" 

And then I bake it. 375 degrees for about 45 minutes. 

Mmmmmm. Who's a purdy quiche--YOU ARE! 
Since this was a dinner thing, I served it with some fresh greens from my garden. I steamed up some kale and beet greens and topped them with some of my prosciutto chips which I crumbled. Heavenly dinner!! 

Quiche with Hash Brown Crust 

Time: 1 hr, 30 minutes | Makes 1 quiche | Difficulty: Medium 

You Will Need: 

2 potatoes, skinned 
1 onion, diced
8 eggs 
1 cup shredded cheese (I used cheddar) 
5 pieces of lunchmeat (I used turkey) 
1/2 cup almond milk (or regular milk) 
dash of cayenne
salt and pepper 


Fill a medium pan with water and bring it to a boil. Add skinned potatoes and boil for 20 minutes. Remove potatoes from pot and allow them to cool about 10-20 minutes or until you can handle them. 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease your pie plate using butter or Pam. I ran out of Pam and was sad...so I used butter, which worked just as well. 

When potatoes are cool enough to handle, you want to grate them into the "hash browns." I used my food processor be cause I couldn't find my grater, but either way will work. Once they are grated, you are going to press them into the pie pan. It should be easy, but you want be sure to make it one even layer. 

Salt and pepper the hash brown crust and then place it in the oven. Bake the crust for about 25-30 minutes, or until the edges are getting a nice golden color to them. Remove from the oven, and let it sit until you are ready to add your eggs. You can do this a few hours ahead, if you like. 

For the filling: break your eggs into a bowl. Add your milk and whisk to combine. Add your cheese, meat, onion, cayenne, and some salt and pepper to the eggs and stir to combine. 

Pour the egg mixture into your prepared hash brown crust. Bake the quiche at 375 degrees for 45 minutes or until cooked through. 

Serve and enjoy this truly wonderful quiche!!!! 


  1. I made this the other day and lawd... it's a.ma.zing. I don't think I'll ever make another pastry based quiche! Thanks for a really great recipe <3

    1. You're welcome!!! Hash brown crust is where it's at, right?!?!? Worth the extra effort every time I shovel it into my gullet! LOL