I adore quiche. However, I never make it.
Omelets? Sure! Been there, done that. Frittatas? Love those and make those too! But quiche? I’m not sure why I never attempted to make one at home. It isn’t difficult but for some reason, I have always just enjoyed it when served to me. I decided this year that I needed to start making the dishes I enjoy eating, and this was definitely on the bucket list.
To find a delicious and simple quiche recipe that would eliminate my rookie status, I turned to BHG.com’s recipe portal and did a search. I loved the sound of the spinach and bacon quiche, and it turned out to be just what I was looking for. The original recipe itself was perfectly flavorful and perfectly easy. A rich custard filled with ingredients like salty bacon, spinach (one of my absolute favorite veggies) and cheese was just the ticket to fill a flaky pie crust, however I decided to switch up the crust to make this recipe even more rich; I added a hash brown crust.
I simply made the following changes to the recipe:
- To replace the traditional crust, I browned one 20 ounce package of refrigerated hash browns in a skillet with olive oil until golden.
- Then I sprayed my pie pan with nonstick spray and pressed the cooked hash browns into the bottom and around the sides of the pan to create a crust.
- I continued the recipe as written filling the hash browns crust with the quiche custard and baked until cooked through.
The results were comforting, decadent and absolutely irresistible. All the flavors really came together wonderfully, and the hash brown crust turned out beautifully golden, crunchy and also tender. The colors are bright and vivid, and the quiche is a true showstopper for any breakfast entertaining you plan to do. Because of this recipe, I fell in love with not only quiches again, but making them at home. I will be pulling out this recipe for brunches all Spring, and you should too!