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Healthy Quiche With Hash Brown Crust (Whole30, Dairy-Free)

Mind-blowingly easy and tasty, Healthy Quiche With Hash Brown Crust is delicious for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner. Packed with veggies and dairy-free, this healthy quiche is also Whole30 compliant. Easily adaptable for a Vegetarian meal.

A slice of quiche with hash brown crust in a cast iron pan

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I kid, I kid. But hey, how about this quiche? I mean, hold me. Let’s count down its bona fides: gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian adaptable, and Whole30 AF! But if you think all those things mean it’s boring and tasteless, then you didn’t hear my nine-year-old picky eater call it delicious.

What Kind of Potatoes Should I Use?

frozen hash browns, eggs, and other ingredients for a quiche with a hash brown crust

For convenience sake, using shredded hash browns makes assembling this healthy quiche a quick process. It can be really hard to find Whole30 compliant frozen hash browns but Cascadian Farms are a great choice if they are carried at your local store.

Want to make your own hash browns? Using Russet potatoes are fabulous for this dish and are easily found at any grocery store. Potatoes are on the Dirty Dozen list, so if your budget allows, buying organic is a solid choice.

Where Do You Get Whole30 Compliant Bacon?

I’m blessed that we have a local butcher for buying organic meat, but we also have a monthly Butcher Box subscription. Butcher Box sources only organic and free-range meat for their customers and ships them to your home once a month. And yes, they have compliant bacon!

The meat is super high-quality and we’ve always had an amazing selection sent each month. In addition to what they pick for you, you’re able to add specific cuts and types of meat to your box.

Even with our local source, we still look forward to our monthly Butcher Box delivery.

Here’s How to Make Quiche With Hash Brown Crust:

*Detailed & printable recipe card at the bottom of the post

Mix potatoes with olive oil, ghee and garlic salt. Press into your baking dish. Pro tip: if you want to use a pie plate, spray it liberally with cooking spray or brush with ghee. If using a cast iron skillet, preheat it in the oven for a few minutes and then brush with ghee. Bake hash brown crust at 425 degrees for 30 minutes.

A hash brown crust in a cast iron skillet

Add your veggies and (cooked) meat if using.

Mix your eggs, dill, and milk (Nutpods in this case) and carefully pour into the hash brown crust. Some egg will likely leak through the crust and into the baking dish. That’s fine. I mean, who are you, Martha-freaking Stewart? This thing is going to be amazing and delicious…who gives two craps about a little leaked egg? Not this girl.

three photos showing how to make a quiche with a hash brown crust

Lightly cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and bake until the egg is set in the middle (about 20 minutes).

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • Nutpods are a creamy non-dairy milk that is Whole30 compliant. If you’re unable to find it, sub in your favorite non-dairy milk.
  • If you consume dairy, feel free to sub in half-and-half or whole milk for the Nutpods.
  • To make this recipe 100% dairy-free, use all all olive oil in the crust instead of the ghee.
  • If you consume dairy and want to add cheese, I would add two slices of swiss on top of the baked crust, pour in the egg mixture, and then add 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar once you take the foil off while baking.
  • Not dairy free? Sub in melted butter for the ghee.
  • You can serve this quiche with hash brown crust either cold or hot. It reheats really well so if you want this to be a make-ahead dish, bake it in a pie plate (keep cast iron out of the fridge). Reheat at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

a slice of quiche with hash brown crust on a plate with a fork

Variations

  • You’re welcome to add whatever vegetables you’d like. If the veggies have a high water content (zucchini, etc.) I would saute them ahead of time to keep the quiche from getting soupy.
  • Cook down sliced onions in ghee for a caramelized onion quiche.

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5 from 3 votes
Healthy Quiche With Hash Brown Crust (Whole30, Veg adaptable)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 5 mins
Total Time
1 hr 15 mins
 

Mind-blowingly easy and tasty, Healthy Quiche With Hash Brown Crust is delicious for any meal. This healthy quiche is packed with veggies and is Whole30 compliant.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten-free breakfast, gluten-free quiche, whole30 breakfast
Servings: 6
Calories: 240 kcal
Author: Sarah Cook - Sustainable Cooks
Ingredients
  • 3 cups potatoes shredded
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup Nutpods or non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 tsp dill
  • 1 cup broccoli chopped
  • 1 cup spinach roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup artichoke hearts drained if using frozen or canned
  • 1 cup ham or other cooked meat of choice
Instructions
  1. Frozen hash browns: Thaw frozen hash browns. Place on a clean kitchen towel and cover with another towel. Press to remove excess moisture.

    Fresh potatoes: Peel and grate your potatoes with a box grater or a food processor with a shredder disk attachment. Place in a strainer and rinse with cold water until the water runs clear. Squeeze to remove excess water. Place on a clean kitchen towel and cover with another towel. Press to remove excess moisture (I use a cast iron skillet to press the extra moisture out).

  2. Mix potatoes with ghee, olive oil and garlic salt. Press into your baking dish. Pro tip: if you want to use a pie plate, spray it liberally with cooking spray or brush with ghee. If using a cast iron skillet, preheat it in the oven for a few minutes and then brush with ghee. Bake hash brown crust at 425 degrees for 30 minutes.

  3. Add your veggies and (cooked) meat if using.

  4. Mix your eggs, dill, and milk (Nutpods in this case) and carefully pour into the hash brown crust. Some egg will likely leak through the crust and into the baking dish. That's fine. 

  5. Lightly cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and bake until the egg is set in the middle (about 20 minutes).

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Quiche With Hash Brown Crust (Whole30, Veg adaptable)
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 129mg 43%
Sodium 250mg 10%
Potassium 616mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 16.7%
Vitamin C 35.4%
Calcium 6.6%
Iron 24.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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9 comments on “Healthy Quiche With Hash Brown Crust (Whole30, Dairy-Free)”

  1. This looks super good (and might I saw, tomato herb styling is on point 👌). I love the idea of the hashbrown crust for a gluten-free option, and how tasty and versatile the recipe is. I’d make a vegetarian version, of course, but love the inspiration!

  2. This looks delicious!! 😋

  3. Great idea! Love that crust.

  4. Ghee is lactose free, but not dairy free.

    • Hi Jessica, you can use all olive oil in the crust if you need it 100% dairy-free. Thanks for pointing that out as I have updated the post to make that point more clear.

  5. This sounds amazing! I’ll be making this very soon!

  6. Tried this out tonight and it was great. Our version had mushroom, ham, onion and cheese as that is what I had on hand in the fridge. We have enough left over for supper tomorrow night as well so that is a huge bonus. Thanks!