Mini Quiche with Hash Brown Crust – Whether you’re prepping brunch for a crowd or doing a little meal prep for the week, these mini quiche with hash brown crust are the perfect dish to serve!
This post is written in partnership with Sprouts Farmers Market and the happy egg co. All opinions are my own. Tune in on Friday, April 14th to watch me make this recipe (and two Easter crafts!) LIVE on Facebook.
‘Tis the brunching season!
Now that spring has sprung and Easter is in the air, I’ve been dreaming up recipes for Easter brunch. I wanted something flexible (since it seems everyone is eating a different way these days), something easy, and something that could be served in single servings. These mini quiche with hash brown crust are the perfect solution!
What I love about this recipe is that there are SO many different ways you can fill and flavor these mini quiche. From vegetarian to meat-lovers and everything in between, there’s bound to be a combination that works for your crowd.
I started with some hash browns (I love Sprouts brand hash browns since they’re 100% potatoes–no additives, fillers, sweeteners, salt, etc.). I fitted them into muffin cups, pressed down to make a little well and baked them till crisped.
When the hash brown cups are ready to go, I filled them with a variety of toppings–diced ham, cooked bacon, shredded zucchini, fresh tomatoes, cilantro, and sautéed bell peppers. You could really add almost anything. I recommend checking out your sale flyer to see what’s on sale and going from there. A few other ideas…
- Sun-dried tomatoes
- Sautéed Mushrooms
- Caramelized Onions
- Cooked butternut squash
- Roasted bell peppers
- Sautéed greens, like spinach, kale, or chard
- Cooked, crumbled breakfast sausage
- Grilled (or steamed/roasted/sauteed) asparagus
- Fresh herbs–basil, chives, cilantro, parsley
You can make each one unique or make half a pan of one flavor, and half the pan another flavor. Once you’ve got the toppings added, you fill the cups the rest of the way with some whisked eggs. I LOVE these happy egg co eggs. Their signature golden yolks come from small flocks of hens raised on family farms. The hens are given more room (10 TIMES more room!!!) than other free-range hens, which makes for happy hens laying happy, delicious eggs.
I bake the quiche, let them cool and then we’re ready to enjoy! I like serving these along with a few kinds of salsa (something green and something red) that we can spoon over the top for an extra flavor kick, as well as some hot sauce, salt, and pepper. To fill out the meal, you can serve these with an Easter ham, some muffins, a bright fresh fruit salad, or a yogurt and granola parfait bar.
Notes on the Recipe:
A note on muffin pans. I’ve tried these using my favorite silicone muffin pan (which I love for their nonstick properties) and a standard metal muffin pan. Both worked, but the metal pan made for crisper, more browned potatoes. If you’re using a silicone pan and want your potatoes to brown, you’ll likely need to bake them a bit longer.
Can I sub sweet potatoes? Yes you can, and they’re delicious. You’ll want to shred them and saute them for about 5 minutes before baking. Also know that they probably won’t crisp up as much as white potatoes (they can burn in a metal pan if you don’t watch them). This is a good option for paleo eaters.
Can I freeze them? YES! This is maybe the coolest thing about them. Just place them in a zip-top bag or freezer-safe airtight container in a single layer and freeze till solid. To thaw, you can put them back in the oven at 375 for 10-12 minutes, or pop them in the microwave.
How long will they last? About a week in the fridge. You can eat the leftovers for breakfasts or lunches throughout the week. They’re AWESOME for meal prep!
Other brunch-y faves to enjoy:
- Cinnamon Pecan Muffins (gluten free, vegan)
- Honey-Lime Fruit Salad
- Apple Fritter Muffins
- Honey Sweetened Berry Lemonade