Hash brown crust quiche lorraine


Try hash brown as an alternative to a pastry case for a tasty quiche

15 mins

55 mins

219 kcals

serves 6




I love pastry, but it’s a high fat treat, and quiche makes such a great everyday lunch/snack or picnic food that I don’t want it to just be for a treat! A hash brown crust is a real winner, as it gives it a similar encasement to pastry, but doesn’t need all of the butter that pastry contains!

There are a few options with a hash-brown crust, regular white potato, or sweet potato. Both make a delicious crust, and both options are syn free on Slimming World. You can also make a crust just by layering up slices of sweet potato, such as in this Asparagus and garlic mushroom quiche with a sweet potato crust:


I have also made a successful and satisfying crust for a quiche using blended oats and sweet potato- Asparagus and bacon quiche with sweet potato & oat crust:

  1. Squeezing the moisture from the grated potato will allow for a crispier, less soggy crust. I do this by hand, or by pressing down hard on the potato in a colander using kitchen towel. If you have a food safe muslin you could also use this!
  2. Rinsing the grated potato in cold water will rinse away the excess starch and allow the potato to crisp up more
  3. Layering the potato evenly, and using plenty of low calorie cooking spray will allow the potato to form a nice crispy, golden brown crust.
  • Use a quiche dish with a solid bottom, a hash brown crust is likely to not be completely watertight and your raw egg could seep out of a loose bottom dish
  • Can’t be bothered with the crust? Make a crustless quiche! This is a really popular Slimming World staple and still makes a delicious quiche!
  • Try out different fillings and toppings. I find that bacon, mushrooms, sweet potato, onion, ham, courgette and asparagus work really well in quiche- but there are so many exciting potential combinations such as this Tex-Mex  quiche!
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Hash brown crust quiche lorraine

  • Author: Pip Payne
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


Try hash brown as an alternative to a pastry case for a tasty quiche


Healthy extra: A


  • 4 medium sized potatoes (I tend to use maris piper)
  • 6 smoked bacon medallions (finely chopped or 150g lean smoked lardons)
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 eggs
  • 30 g mature cheddar
  • Low calorie cooking spray or spray oil


  1. Pre-heat oven to 180c. Peel the potatoes, and then grate them into a large pan of cold water. Once they are all grated, rinse them thoroughly under cold water in a colander
  2. Spray a quiche or pie dish with low calorie cooking spray
  3. 1 handful at a time, squeeze as much moisture as you can from the shredded potatoes and place into your dish.
  4. Once you have added in all of the potato, use the palm of your hand to press the potato down firmly and evenly around the dish to form a crust.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, spray with low-calorie cooking spray (or with spray oil-extra syns if on Slimming World), then pop into the oven to bake for about 30-35 minutes. You want the crust to be golden brown and crispy.
  6. In the meantime, you can fry the bacon pieces for a couple of minutes, then add in the onion and fry gently until softened. Set aside until the crust is ready.
  7. In a bowl, beat up the eggs with grated cheese, and salt and pepper
  8. When the crust is cooked, add in the bacon/onion mix, and then pour over the egg and cheese
  9. Bake in the oven for approximately 25 minutes until golden brown on top.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 55 minutes

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