This Gluten-Free Quiche with a Hash Brown Crust is an easy, healthy & filling recipe! Eat it as a protein-packed breakfast or quick dinner! It's make-ahead, gluten-free and vegetarian friendly!

Mornings are the best. I love waking up with the sun, enjoying the quiet hours before the rest of the world begins to stir, and eating my breakfast in peace while my kids are still asleep.

However, you will never catch me eating a savory breakfast first thing in the morning. If you follow me on Instagram then you know that I eat the same thing every day…this Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Smoothie and Peanut Butter Oatmeal Breakfast Bar.  Just the thought of eating something cheesy and eggy with my morning coffee makes me cringe a little bit.

BUT, I do love eggs and egg dishes like this Gluten-Free Quiche with a Hash Brown Crust! We just choose to eat them for lunch or dinner instead of as our first meal of the day.

True story: The other night while we were enjoying this Gluten-Free Quiche with a Hash Brown Crust for dinner Gabe said, “Do people really eat eggs for breakfast?!” LOL yes Gabe, yes people do…just not us! 😉

This Gluten-Free Quiche with a Hash Brown Crust is an easy, healthy & filling recipe! Eat it as a protein-packed breakfast or quick dinner! It's make-ahead, gluten-free and vegetarian friendly!

I have already shared this recipe for a gluten-free crustless quiche, which is definitely a family favorite! However, sometimes you just need a good, hearty crust to enjoy with your eggs! Using hash browns instead of a flour-laden crust makes this recipe naturally gluten-free AND really filling! This recipe fed my entire family {2 adults and 3 kids} plus we had leftovers!

I almost forgot to mention that this Gluten-Free Quiche with a Hash Brown Crust is not just easy and delicious but it’s also good for you! Loaded with protein and veggies, this one-dish meal is perfect when you need to make something quick and easy!

This Gluten-Free Quiche with a Hash Brown Crust is an easy, healthy & filling recipe! Eat it as a protein-packed breakfast or quick dinner! It's make-ahead, gluten-free and vegetarian friendly!

I usually serve this Gluten-Free Quiche with a Hash Brown Crust warm with a side salad. However you can easily make it ahead of time and serve it cold if that’s how you prefer your quiche! It can also be made ahead and warmed in the oven when it’s mealtime!

It’s the perfect healthy recipe to serve on a holiday morning, or for a celebratory brunch! I have brought this dish to many a baby shower! 😉

This Gluten-Free Quiche with a Hash Brown Crust is an easy, healthy & filling recipe! Eat it as a protein-packed breakfast or quick dinner! It's make-ahead, gluten-free and vegetarian friendly!

Gluten-Free Quiche with a Hash Brown Crust: Method

I just have a few notes/tips for you about making this recipe!

  1. Bake your crust first. The hash brown crust needs to bake in the oven for about 30 minutes at 400 degrees F. It needs to be slightly brown before removing it and filling it with the egg mixture.
  2. Shape the crust after 10 minutes of baking. If you use frozen hash browns without thawing them you will need to remove the crust after 10 minutes of baking and shape it to the pan with the back of your spoon. Be sure to press it into the bottom and sides of your pie dish. This will ensure that there are no cracks for the egg filling to seep through!
  3. Decrease the oven temp! Don’t forget to decrease the oven temperature to 350 degrees F when you put the filled quiche back in the oven! Decreasing the temperature ensures that the egg filling gets completely cooked without burning the crust!
  4. Cook the veggies!  If you use bacon cook the bacon until it begins to brown and release some grease, then add your veggies and cook until soft. If you do not use bacon you will need to cook the veggies in additional olive oil or butter!

This Gluten-Free Quiche with a Hash Brown Crust is an easy, healthy & filling recipe! Eat it as a protein-packed breakfast or quick dinner! It's make-ahead, gluten-free and vegetarian friendly!

Gluten-Free Quiche with a Hash Brown Crust: Substitutions 

Here are a few totally acceptable substitutions you could make in this recipe!

Frozen hash browns. If you’re super ambitious you can make your own hash browns with any variety of potato you choose. And if you do…I tip my hat to you! Well done! 😉

Butter/olive oil. Th crust needs two TBS of fat of some kind. Feel free to use all olive oil, all butter, or substitute another neutral oil like avocado. I do love the flavor that comes from using butter!

Fat free milk. Any variety of milk works well here! The higher the fat content the richer your Gluten-Free Quiche with a Hash Brown Crust will taste.

Honey Mustard. I almost always include a little mustard in my baked egg dishes! I love the touch of flavor it imparts! Feel free to use your favorite variety! Dijon is especially delicious!

Bell Peppers. The sky’s the limit with the variety of veggies you can use in this dish! Pick your favorites and have fun!

Cheese. Again pick your favorite variety of cheese to use in this dish! We love cheddar but mozzarella is also delicious!

Bacon. You can easily omit bacon for a vegetarian option. You will need to add another TBS of oil or butter to cook the veggies in before adding them to the egg mixture. You may also need to increase the amount of salt in the recipe if you choose to omit bacon! You can also substitute breakfast sausage, ham, or any other meat you love!

This Gluten-Free Quiche with a Hash Brown Crust is an easy, healthy & filling recipe! Eat it as a protein-packed breakfast or quick dinner! It's make-ahead, gluten-free and vegetarian friendly!

Gluten-Free Quiche with a Hash Brown Crust

Ingredients

    Crust:
  • 1 (15 oz) package of frozen hash browns
  • 1 TBS butter, melted
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • Filling:
  • 5 large eggs
  • ½ cup fat free milk
  • 1 TBS honey mustard
  • ½ tsp garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 4 slices bacon, finely diced
  • 1 small green pepper, diced
  • 1 small red pepper, diced
  • 1 cup cheese (I used sharp cheddar)
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced thin.

Instructions

    Crust:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Grease a 9” round pie plate and set aside.
  3. Mix together hash browns, butter, olive oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Press into the prepared pie plate.
  5. Put pie plate and crust into preheated oven.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes, remove crust and use a metal spoon to press it into the pan and shape the edges.
  7. Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes (30-35 minutes of total bake time) or until the crust just begins to brown then set aside.
  8. Filling:
  9. Once the crust is baked, reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  10. Cook finely diced bacon in a sauté pan over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until it just begins to brown.
  11. Add died bell peppers and cook until soft and bacon is browned (about 4-5 minutes).
  12. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  13. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, honey mustard, garlic salt and pepper.
  14. Add cheese and stir to combine.
  15. Add cooked bacon and peppers and stir.
  16. Pour filling into prepared hash brown crust.
  17. Top with tomato slices and bake in the preheated oven (set at 350 degrees F). for 35-45 minutes or until filling is set. And top is golden brown.
  18. Let stand for at least 15 minutes before serving warm. Or store in the refrigerator and serve cold!
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This Gluten-Free Quiche with a Hash Brown Crust is an easy, healthy & filling recipe! Eat it as a protein-packed breakfast or quick dinner! It's make-ahead, gluten-free and vegetarian friendly!