We love this recipe for our Bacon Cheddar and Chive Quiche with a Hash Brown Crust! The hash brown is actually really easy to make and gets really crispy, just the way great hash browns should be. It’s a really great texture to add to the light and fluffy quiche. This quiche recipe has all your favorite breakfast items in one dish, and makes it a super good option when you’re having people over.
This Bacon Cheddar and Chive Quiche with a Hash Brown Crust can also be made and baked ahead of time, then frozen so you can enjoy it at another time. You can also bake it and cut it into wedges, then freeze each piece individually so you have a great breakfast for busy weekdays to easily reheat and take with you to work. To freeze quiche, bake as instructed then cool completely. Place in freezer uncovered until fully frozen. Tightly wrap with foil or plastic wrap. When ready to serve preheat oven to 425˚F. Place quiche onto a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until warmed through and crust is crisp. Remove from oven, slice and serve. It’s perfect for when you want something really delicious on a busy morning.
We also have this version with asparagus instead of bacon for a little variety. We used this spring form pan. Although it costs a little more than the average spring form pan, it’s a great quality and allows the quiche to release from it easily every time! Enjoy!
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Bacon Cheddar and Chive Quiche with a Hash Brown Crust
- spring form pan
hash brown crust
- 20 ounces frozen hash browns thawed
- ½ cup white cheddar shredded
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 2 tbs unsalted butter
- ½ onion thinly sliced
- 6 large eggs lightly beaten
- ½ cup heavy cream or whole milk
- 4 rashers bacon crispy cooked and crumbled (a rasher is a slice of bacon)
- 1 cup white cheddar cheese shredded
- 1 tbs chives thinly sliced, plus more for garnish
- salt and pepper to taste
- Squeeze as much liquid from the thawed hash browns as possible and place into a large mixing bowl. Add cheddar, salt and pepper and stir together.
- Lightly grease a 9” spring form pan with cooking spray and evenly press the hash browns mixture into the bottom and sides of the pan, making sure you don't have any holes within the crust (this is important to prevent any leakage)
- Place the pan in the freezer and freeze for at least 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 425˚F.
- Place frozen crust until the oven and par-bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and slightly cool.
- In a skillet melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and lightly caramelize for 10 to 15 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs and cream. Whisk together until light and fluffy. Add remaining ingredients, including caramelized onions and stir together until mixed up. Season with salt and pepper.
- Pour filling mixture into the par-baked crust and place into the oven.
- Lower oven temperature to 375˚F and bake the quiche for 25 to 30 minutes or until the eggs have just set.
- Remove quiche from oven and score the perimeter with a paring knife. Loosen springform pan from sides of quiche and place quiche back into the oven for an additional 10 to 15 minutes. (this will help the crust get crisp on the sides)
- Remove quiche form oven and cool for 10 minutes.
- Slice quiches into wedges, top with sliced chives and serve.