Easy Quiche Recipe | Hash Browns, Asparagus & Swiss

This easy quiche recipe has hash browns for both the crust and a crispy hash brown top. The ham, asparagus and swiss add wonderful flavor, it’s a must try!

This easy quiche recipe has hash browns for both the crust and a crispy hash brown top! The ham, asparagus and swiss add wonderful flavor, it's a must try!

When I was a child, my parents would load up the car every Easter and we’d head four hours north to my grandpa’s farm. It was the biggest event of the year for the grandkids; we all looked forward to it and would count the days until Easter arrived.

My grandpa spent the entire year shopping for stuffed animals and toys to hide. He dyed dozens of eggs every color of the rainbow, and there was always just one black egg. The black egg was the most sought after and the winner would get a huge stuffed animal to call their own.

The best part of the Easter egg hunt was always the hunt itself. There were so many eggs! You couldn’t go 10 feet without finding one after another after another. It was such a treat to spend days with my cousins, running free around the farm and getting into all sorts of mischief. There were chickens, goats, horses and cows. The trees were tapped for maple sap and we would gather fresh eggs each morning.

Because of all these special memories, Easter has always been a sentimental holiday for me. We do our own Easter egg hunts each year now but they’re much smaller, usually with just our girls and any other friends and neighbors who don’t have family nearby. I always make a big Easter brunch, too. This year, I really wanted to simplify our meal yet keep it special, and since Easter ham is always a must around here, I decided to use the leftovers to make an easy quiche recipe that’s also elegant and delicious.

This easy quiche recipe is very creamy from the egg yolks and the hash brown crust adds a wonderful contrast in texture. I used Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns so I could skip shredding all those potatoes (that’s what makes this such an easy quiche recipe)! I’ve been buying stuffed animals all year to get ready for our hunt and this year I’m adding one black egg to the mix. I think it would make my Grandpa smile to know that we’re keeping his tradition alive.

Happy Easter, Grandpa. I wish you were here so I could make this easy quiche recipe just for you this Easter!

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Easy Quiche Recipe | Hash Browns, Asparagus & Swiss

Easy Quiche Recipe | Hash Browns, Asparagus & Swiss

Ingredients

  • 1 package Simply Potatoes shredded hash browns (or make your own homemade hash browns if you prefer)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1 cup shredded swiss cheese
  • 5 stalks asparagus, tough ends discarded

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. In medium bowl, mix together Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, melted butter and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Press all but 1 1/2 cups of potato mixture onto the sides and bottom of a 9-inch pie pan to form a crust. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until potatoes are lightly browned and remove from oven.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk eggs and egg yolks in large mixing bowl until pale yellow and frothy. Add cream, milk and remaining salt; mix thoroughly.
  4. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Sprinkle diced ham over hash brown crust then top with shredded cheese. Carefully pour in egg mixture. Place asparagus spears on top, lightly pressing into egg mixture. Bake for 25 minutes or until top is browned but quiche is still very slightly underdone.
  5. Remove quiche from oven and cover top of quiche with remaining Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns. Be sure to cover edges so they don’t burn. Place back in oven and broil for 5-7 minutes until quiche is completely cooked and hash brown top is golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven and let set for 15-20 minutes before serving. Quiche can be served warm or at room temperature.
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Comments

  1. Vanessa says

    Easter is one of my favorite holidays too! We are West Indian, so my grandmother made the traditional bun cake, which we eat with wedges of cheese. The cakes were massive, but between all of us there were hardly ever any leftovers!

  2. Loretta says

    It looks so delicious the way you’ve arranged it on the plate there! I think I’m going to copy your menu :)

  3. Orren says

    I love quiche but have never made it myself. I didn’t think it would be this easy to make. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  4. Raquel says

    My friends and I were just talking about doing an Easter egg hunt for the neighborhood kids, and then I saw your post tonight. It’s such a fun tradition.

  5. Raquel says

    This quiche really does present well – looks great for when I’m looking for something not too messy to serve.

  6. says

    Such sweet Easter Memories – – I love that this is a time for family to get together :) I’m sure as your girls grow up, they will have equally special easter memories.
    Also, what a beautiful hash – – perfect for any special brunch.

  7. Kathryne says

    My sister and I are at the cottage (my happy place) doing some spring cleaning and getting ready for the May Long Weekend. We make brunch casseroles for gangs of people whom assemble on the deck after tennis games, bike rides or extra long sleep ins. I sent this link to her so she can make it for this weekend. Love that you use such an easy product like Simply Potatoes. We are always looking for time saving (but nutritious) products like this one.

  8. Vashti says

    This summer I have been very uninspired when it comes to cooking. For health reasons, I eat gluten & mostly grain free. And pretty much anything processed is a no go – some days I think my body rejects preservatives. And lately I have been bored with food in general. But last night I was looking for a gluten free cheesecake to make for my daughter’s best friend’s birthday party. I found your best mini-cheesecakes ever! It took me so long to stop eating the Nutella cookies that I didn’t think I was ever going to get the cheesecakes finished. But oh are the raspberry & chocolate stuffed cheesecakes divine! And how could I not look at the rest of your recipes! So of course I stumbled into the hashbrown quiche. Seemed like a great breakfast for dinner idea. But since it was dinner, I subbed in shredded chicken, bacon crumbles, and chives for the ham. Even the teenager is in love and that is the ultimate test. Thank you for ending my lack of inspiration!

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