Breakfast Quiche

This easy bacon, egg and cheese breakfast quiche is tender, yet crunchy on the sides thanks to the hash brown crust. You can get creative and add your favorite ingredients like herbs, caramelized onions and other veggies to switch up the flavor profile.

Breakfast Quiche
Photo: Fred Hardy
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins


  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen shredded hash browns, thawed

  • 1 ¼ cups finely shredded Cheddar-Jack cheese, divided

  • 6 large eggs

  • ½ cup whole milk

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 4 center-cut bacon slices, cooked and crumbled


  1. Place thawed hash browns in a clean kitchen towel. Squeeze until most of the moisture has been released. Place the hash browns in a medium bowl; add 1/2 cup cheese and toss to combine. Lightly coat a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray. Press the hash brown mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the pan, making sure there are no holes. Freeze until firm, about 1 hour.

  2. Preheat oven to 425°F. Remove the pie pan from the freezer and let stand at room temperature while the oven preheats. Bake until the crust is starting to turn golden brown around the edges, about 20 minutes. Let cool slightly on a wire rack, about 10 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F.

  3. Meanwhile, whisk eggs, milk, garlic powder, salt and pepper together in a medium bowl until well blended. Stir in bacon and the remaining 3/4 cup cheese. Pour the mixture into the warm crust. Bake until the egg mixture is set and the top is light golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Let the quiche cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

251 Calories
14g Fat
15g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 251
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 15g 30%
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 214mg 71%
Vitamin A 557IU 11%
Sodium 403mg 18%
Potassium 316mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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