Potato Crust Quiche Recipe
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Potato Crust Quiche Recipe

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My husband and I have lived in four different states, and we've grown potatoes in every one of them. I mostly make this dish for family, but company loves it, too. It's almost a meal in itself—all you need to add is a salad. —Nancy Smith, Scottsdale, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • CRUST:
  • 4 cups coarsely shredded uncooked potatoes (about 4 large)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Colby cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1-1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 3 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • Paprika

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 358 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 155mg cholesterol, 833mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine crust ingredients; press into a well-greased 10-in. deep-dish pie plate. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes.
  2. Remove from oven; reduce heat to 350°. Add 1 cup cheese, onion, ham and broccoli to crust. Whisk the eggs, cream, salt and nutmeg; pour over broccoli. Sprinkle with paprika.
  3. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Potato Crust Quiche in Country Woman September/October 1990, p33

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fascinator User ID: 7633968 244094
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2016

"Used 2 cups grated potatoe and it turned out fine"

lgcombs User ID: 64013 232403
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2015

"@creamers: The ounces shown for the cheese represent weight, not volume. You cannot equate ounces (volume) with ounces (weight) for non-liquid ingredients (or for dense liquid ingredients). 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese weighs approximately 6 ounces. The recipe is correct. (Giving 5 stars to counteract creamers 1-star.)"

creamers User ID: 8200460 232391
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2015

"Not a review, just a comment. 1 1/2 cups is 12 ounces, not 6. 6 ounces is 3/4 cup."

cookfresher User ID: 8349822 225363
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2015

"Great hearty recipe. I did have to cook the crust a little bit longer to get it crusty."

caraJean User ID: 7308297 223357
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

"I used 4 med. potatoes, but still had way too much crust. Couldn't fit in the filling after baking. Hope it tastes good as I had to bake the remainder of the filling separately. Good thing it was just for a Sunday supper."

smyleejj User ID: 8217299 218110
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2015

"EXCELLENT!! After you shred the potatoes, good idea to salt them and run under cold water to remove the starch. Also, make sure your potatoes are REALLY strained/drained and dry. The extra time and patience are worth it. Great combination! It's an omelet in a potato pancake crust, yummy!!!!! You can customize it to your liking, perfect!!! Thank you for submitting this, A !"

rmbarr059 User ID: 4046105 216681
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2015

"I thought the recipe was good. I had to make a lot of changes just because of things I didn't have on hand but it still worked out. As for the crust, I thought it tasted good but it did have an ugly grey coloring. I would not have wanted to serve it to guests just because of the appearance. Once my hubby and I got over the color, everything was good."

thepurplekitchen User ID: 8167128 215195
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2014

"The crust has a very unpleasant texture. As someone else said, the crust was excessively thick and doughey which was a shame since the flavor was nice. Thankfully, I have something else I can serve since this is going in the garbage."

parksville User ID: 1598935 13636
Reviewed Sep. 25, 2014

"This was okay, not spectacular. Will not make again."

yuehching User ID: 224401 13108
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"Great idea to use fresh potato as a crust. Followed the recipe as it stated. The crust was a bit dense and doughy but the filling is very tasty. Next time I may use less flour and sauté onion first. Thanks for sharing."

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