Hash Brown-Crusted Mediterranean Quiche

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  • Ingredients
    4 large EGGS
    3 1/2 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
    1 Tbsp. butter
    1 cup chopped onion
    1 large clove garlic, minced
    1 small zucchini, quartered, thinly sliced (2 cups)
    1 cup chopped drained oil-packed artichoke hearts
    1 cup diced red bell pepper
    1/2 cup milk
    1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (2 oz.)
    1/2 tsp. dried basil leaves
    1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves
    2 cups marinara sauce, warmed

    Yields: 4 servings

  • Nutritional Information

    Per serving: 1/4 of recipe

    Calories: 363

    Total fat: 13 g
    Saturated fat: 6 g
    Polyunsaturated fat: 2 g
    Monounsaturated fat: 3 g

    Cholesterol: 205 mg
    Sodium: 916 mg
    Carbohydrates: 45 g
    Fiber: 8 g
    Sugar: 14 g
    Protein: 18 g
    Vitamin A: 211 mcg
    Vitamin D: 1 mcg
    Folate: 94 mcg
    Choline: 195 mg
    Calcium: 241 mg
    Iron: 3 mg
    Potassium: 1320 mg

    This recipe is an excellent source of choline, protein, vitamin A and folate.


  1. HEAT oven to 425°F. PRESS potatoes evenly against bottom and sides of greased 10-inch quiche dish or pie plate. COAT lightly with cooking spray. BAKE in 425°F oven until potatoes are lightly browned and crisp, about 30 minutes. REDUCE oven setting to 375°F.

  2. While crust is baking, HEAT butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. ADD onion and garlic; SAUTÉ until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. ADD zucchini, artichokes and bell pepper; SAUTÉ until crisp-tender.

  3. BEAT eggs, milk, cheese, basil and oregano in large bowl until blended. ADD zucchini mixture; MIX well.

  4. POUR vegetable mixture into potato crust. BAKE in center of 375°F oven until center is almost set but jiggles slightly when dish is gently shaken and knife inserted near center comes out clean, about 45 minutes. LET STAND 5 minutes. CUT into wedges; SERVE with marinara sauce.

Insider Info

  • How to tell if it’s done. Baked quiches and custards should be removed from the oven before the center is completely set. The center will jiggle slightly when dish is gently shaken. Custard will continue to “cook” after it’s removed and center will firm up quickly. Overbaked custard may curdle.
  • The knife test: Insert knife about 1 inch from the center. If knife is clean when pulled out, the custard is done. If any custard clings to the blade, bake a few minutes longer and test again.
  • Cheese fillings: Quiches containing cheese may continue to test “wet” even after they are done. Use the jiggle test.