We posted our first hash brown quiche recipe a couple years ago, and since you guys loved it we thought we would make another one that is our Spring Quiche with a Hash Brown Crust. I really love the hash brown crust because you get all the good things about breakfast in one dish. Personally I love how crispy the hash browns get at the edges. This one is also perfect for Easter brunch!
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.
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Spring Quiche with a Hash Brown Crust
hash brown crust
- 20 ounces frozen hash browns, thawed
- ½ cup shredded white cheddar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon cracked black pepper
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 shallots, each sliced into thin wedges
- ½ pound asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
- ⅔ cup heavy cream or whole milk
- 1 cup shredded white cheddar cheese
- 1 tablespoon minced thyme
- 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 toss 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 there aren’t any holes in the crust, which will cause leaking.
- Place the crust in the freezer and freeze for 30 at least 30 minutes.
- 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 shallots and lightly caramelize for about 10 minutes. Add asparagus to skillet and continue to caramelize for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from heat and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs and cream. Whisk together until light and fluffy. Add remaining ingredients, including caramelized shallots and asparagus and stir together until completely combined. 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 barely 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 from oven and cool for 10 minutes.
- Slice quiches into wedges and serve.
- *Makes 1 (9 inch) quiche
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Perfect! Mine even looked as good as the photo!! I put the hash browns in a cotton dish towel and asked my husband to twist it. Thanks for the recipe!!
I’m super excited to find this recipe. I LOVE quiche, hubs, not so much. He’ll eat it with bacon, but I bet the hasbrown part will hook him.
Also, I use my springform pan to make deep dish pizza… bet this will make a great thin crust to try!
Can the hash brown crust be frozen overnight and then par-baked the next morning?
So are the sides of the springform pan removed completely for the additional 10 minutes of baking? The directions say to loosen not actually remove.
Yes, the sides of the pan is completely removed
I need to make this for a large group & only have 1 spring form pan the correct size. Can I make this in a 9 x 13″ pan & if so what changes in timing would you recommend.
Hi! Yes the 9×13 should be just fine, the crust just may not crisp up as much. I think the cooking time might shorten by just 5-10 minutes, but i would start checking for doneness after about 30 minutes.
turned out great, liked the potato crust idea
I used your idea for a hash brown crust on a quiche I was making and it was lovely. A real inspiration. It was crispy and blended nicely with the ingredients that I had on hand. Thankyou.
oh that’s great! so glad you enjoyed it!
Love the freezing idea for the crust! These are great for folks who eat gluten free. Or if you are cooking for a crowd and want the GF folks to be able to fig in, too.
I’ve never heard of a hash brown crust but it sounds incredible. Must try this for our next family get together! Pinned!
nice quiche recipe, hash brown crust is a nice touch, thank you
i have a 10″ springform pan. how do you think this would affect the cooking time?
I don’t have access to hash browns here. Can I user he same amount of shredded potato instead ?
Thanks and have s nice day !
I don’t think the cooking time will be greatly effected, but I would still keep an eye on the quiche near the end of the baking time to make sure everything is cooked through.
Could one use grated potatoes instead of frozen? Wanting to avoid the preservatives and often sugar that are in store-bought varieties. Any suggestions? I would love to make this for Easter.