Husband's favorite breakfast!!!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • Press hash brown potatoes between paper towels to remove excess moisture. Transfer potatoes to an 8-inch pie dish and press into the bottom and up the sides of the dish to form a crust. Drizzle with melted butter.

  • Bake in preheated oven until golden, about 25 minutes. Remove from oven and reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Combine ham, Cheddar cheese, onion, and bell pepper in a bowl; spread mixture over potato crust. Beat eggs, milk, salt, and black pepper in the same bowl; pour over ham mixture.

  • Bake in oven until eggs are set, 25 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

286 calories; protein 13.8g; carbohydrates 16.2g; fat 23.2g; cholesterol 140.3mg; sodium 662.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2012
We've never had quiche before and this was a wonderful introduction. Yes...even Rednecks eat quiche! ;-) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/27/2012
Good but kind of ho hum. Will tweak it till I come up with something I really like. Read More
(4)
161 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 135
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2012
We've never had quiche before and this was a wonderful introduction. Yes...even Rednecks eat quiche! ;-) Read More
(86)
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2012
This was delicious!! Husband is begging me to make again. Only problem I had was that it didn't seem to cook at 350 in 25 minutes. Had to up the oven to 425 and leave it another 15 minutes in oven. I will definitely be making this again and again! Read More
(59)
Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2012
This was delicious! I served it for dinner with a salad and fruit but it would also be great for a ladies luncheon or tea. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/29/2014
Thought it was pretty good. I like the idea of using hash browns as the crust instead of a pie crust. Also, the original recipe could use more eggs and milk because the three eggs in the original recipe are absorbed by the hash brown crust. And because of this you get the taste of eggs but its not like your eating eggs like you would in a traditional quiche.I used 5 eggs and a cup of milk the second time that I made this and it came out much better. Read More
(27)
Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2016
Edit: I now use the O'Brien 'simply potatoes' when on sale and use the entire bag in a deeper dish glass pie dish, excellent! Original review - Pretty decent and easily modified with what you have on hand. Although...I decided the ham and cheese amounts excessive for 3 eggs (I even used XL eggs). So, I went with 1/2 C each of chopped smoked deli ham & shredded provolone (cheddar didn't appeal to me) and used 4 XL eggs. I used an 8" pie pan and I had around 2.5 cups of shredded potatoes (I had to shred my own spuds). I did toss the melted butter in the potatoes prior to forming a crust. I needed to use up red bell type pepper and 2 small green chili peppers that I had charred/peeled and diced. I used 1/4 C ea of 2% milk and sour cream in the eggs and seasoned the potatoes a little bit b4 baking. I mixed a few T each of minced grn onion, provolone, parm shreds and pre-cooked bacon bits and topped the quiche right before it was completely set. With the quiche 6" from the flame I set to broil and a few minutes later...it looked and tasted great! I'll make this again with whatever I have on hand; but less meat/cheese then called for. Turned out 'just right' as dinner for the two of us with 1/2 leftover for day after lunch. Great starting point and easily modified. Thanks for submitting your recipe Candace : ) Read More
(24)
Rating: 5 stars
01/23/2013
I had an idea for dinner but couldn't find what I wanted so I used this recipe as a template and it was exactly what I was looking for. My version used ham and a mix of sauteed leeks broccoli and mushrooms. I also added an extra egg & a little extra milk giving it 35 mins at 350. I may have been overly generous with the melted butter on the crust because only the edges browned and the rest of it was 'foamy' so next time I'll try using a pastry brush and give it a light brush. We will definitely make this again thank you Candace! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2016
I must say this was a fabulous recipe. I was kind of wary about the 3 cups of hash browns. I used the Simply Potatoes O'Brien Hash Browns. It appeared 3 cups was way too many, even after I mixed in the butter and packed into my deep dish pie plate. I baked the potatoes at 425 degrees for 25 mins. Next, I added my cubed ham and sautéed onions and peppers. I topped with a cheddar and Monterrey Jack cheese blend. Then, I added 4 beaten eggs (as previously suggested) mixed with the 1/2 cup of milk and spices. The mixture perfectly filled the pie plate. Finally, I baked for 20 mins, still at 425 degrees. It was enjoyed by all, except the picky non-hash brown eating kid. I served it with cinnamon rolls and fresh fruit cups. This recipe was simply delicious! Plus, there are endless possibilities! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2013
Great for brunch! It was aliile bland the frist go round so on the second try i used 4 eggs 2 extra tbls of milk doubled the salt and pepper 2/3 cup chopped broccoli and 1/4 cup sliced mushrooms. Fantastic!! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2012
This is a great recipe! We didn't have any hash brown potatoes so I shredded raw potatoes and it worked great! My daughter who does not like eggs even liked this! Awesome! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/27/2012
Good but kind of ho hum. Will tweak it till I come up with something I really like. Read More
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