Hash Brown Crust Quiche with Ham and Sharp Cheddar

Hash Brown Crust Quiche with Ham and Sharp Cheddar

Toasty, golden hash browns make for a brilliant gluten-free crust for this delicious quiche. You’re going to love how easy this is to make. All you have to do is press hash browns into a pie shell and bake until crisp on the edges, then add your favorite fillings.

We’ve used ham and sharp cheddar; however, you can adjust the mix with whatever you like. Broccoli and cheddar is delicious, or try bacon, Swiss cheese and sautéed onions, or toss some goat cheese with roasted veggies and greens for a bright vegetarian brunch. We are seriously in love with how tasty this recipe turned out to be. It disappeared super-fast because we used some of the following not-so-secret ingredients. Felix and I love mustard, so a bit of Dijon went in, plus some Parmesan for a layer of umami flavor. So yummmmy!

The hardest part about this recipe really is just letting it rest long enough to set and cut a clean piece out of it. If you can’t wait, we understand. Ugly quiche is still delicious quiche. This is a perfect recipe for holidays and gatherings, being that it’s easy to make ahead and travels really well. We think everyone is going to be asking for this again and again. We certainly will be!

Hash Brown Crust Quiche with Ham and Sharp Cheddar Recipe
15 min
1 hour

PREP TIME: 15 min
COOK TIME: 1 hour


16 oz frozen hash brown shredded potatoes, thawed
4 T butter, melted
1 T Dijon mustard
½ t garlic powder
pinch of salt and pepper
6 eggs, beaten
1 ½ c sharp cheddar, shredded
4 green onions, chopped
¼ c red peppers, roasted
½ c diced ham
3 slices bacon, cooked until crisp
½ c half and half
chives for garnish
dash of hot sauce


Hash Brown Crust Quiche with Ham and Sharp Cheddar

Heat oven to 450°. Prepare a pie pan with baking spray. Combine hash browns, butter, mustard, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

Hash Brown Crust Quiche with Ham and Sharp Cheddar

Press into pie shell and bake 25 min, until golden brown. Reduce oven temp to 350°.

Hash Brown Crust Quiche with Ham and Sharp Cheddar

Meanwhile, combine eggs, cheese, onions, peppers, ham, bacon, half and half and hot sauce.

Hash Brown Crust Quiche with Ham and Sharp Cheddar

Pour into hash brown shell and bake at 350° for 30 min until center is puffed and bounces back when pressed gently. Let rest 15 min minimum before slicing. If making it ahead, simple reheat in a 325° oven for 15 min. Garnish with freshly chopped chives and serve with plenty of hot sauce, if desired.

Meet the Makers

Felix & Greg

Felix and Greg


Recipe Creator & Food Photographer
An artist and shutterbug, Felix finds beauty and inspiration in food and nature. He invents and photographs the recipes you’ll find here.


Professional Chef & Food Blogger
A food aficionado and lifelong music fan, Greg is an experienced artisan chef. He’s also co-recipe creator and food blogger at Felix & Greg.

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  1. Cathleen April 30, 2021 at 1:26 pm

    Making this one to add to Mother’s Day brunch! Thanks, guys!

  2. Debra Messinger June 2, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    Looks Amazing!! Can’t wait to try this recipe!!

  3. Rene June 18, 2021 at 11:17 am

    This looks great! How would I use fresh shredded potatoes instead of the frozen hash browns? Steam them first?

  4. Lisa October 20, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    Yummy guys! Can’t wait to make this for Sunday brunch.

  5. Corrie May 28, 2023 at 5:02 pm

    I made this recipe for a sisters weekend get together & it was a Huge Hit!!!
    It’s a fast & easy recipe to put together but the favor of the dish is very delicious!!! I will definitely be making this Quiche again…Soon!
    Easily 5 Stars!!!

  6. Mavis Schalk June 19, 2023 at 5:29 am

    Loved it! Can I make it with Swiss cheese?

  7. Billie Brown July 31, 2023 at 9:37 pm

    Sound so good will make it tomorrow

  8. Laci Jean August 6, 2023 at 11:05 am

    Make sure to use your largest pie dish. Had to turn heat down to 400 and cook hashbrown crust for a lot longer than the 25 mins so top edge wouldn’t burn but rest would brown. Roasted my red bell pepper in air fryer on roast setting @ 400 for 25 mins w/ EVOO. let cool in ziploc for 20 mins, peeled, seeded & chopped. I didn’t use ham, doubled up bacon. I had to bake for almost twice as long as directions say for center to set. Came out perfect, Next time I’ll add in some diced green chiles or jalapeños. Thank you! Took a lot of time… but was so worth it!

  9. Lise August 17, 2023 at 6:13 pm

    Can you freeze quiche before or after it is cooked?

  10. Patty October 10, 2023 at 2:14 pm

    Hey there in your directions you said to press hash browns in pie shell(?)
    I thought the crust is only hash browns?

  11. Marcia Stepp November 3, 2023 at 3:50 pm

    can fresh grated potatoes be used instead of frozen hash brown?

  12. Reenie November 23, 2023 at 7:04 am

    Made this morning. So good. Didn’t trust my oven at 450 so cooked the crust at 400. Added the filling and put the bacon on top. Mine cooked in about 20 mins. Thanks for sharing such an easy but delicious recipe

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