Potato Crusted Sausage, Onion and Spinach Quiche

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Here’s a recipe for you to chew on. It’s a potato crusted quiche filled with crumbled sausage, onion, spinach, cheddar cheese and eggs. Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. Use breakfast sausage, Italian sausage, Chinese sausage, chorizo, etc. etc. The possibilities are endless. Also, opt out the cheddar cheese for another cheese if you’d like. As long as you use roughly the same amount of ingredients as I’ve listed, you should be set to go.

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Potato Crusted Sausage, Onion and Spinach Quiche (adapted from seriouseats.com)

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lb. Russet Potatoes
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • 4 oz. sausage, cooked and crumbled
  • 10 oz. box frozen spinach, cooked and roughly chopped
  • 4 oz. cheddar cheese, grated or cubed
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • salt and pepper

Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Butter a 9 inch pie dish. Peel the potatoes and grate with a shredder. Mix the potatoes with parmesan, flour, salt and pepper. Press the potato mixture into the pie dish, pushing it along the sides. Transfer into the oven and bake for 30 minutes to dry the potatoes.

2) While the crust begins to bake, prepare the filling. In a sauté pan over medium heat, cook the onions and sausage together, until onions become translucent and sausage is cooked (about 10 minutes). Set aside. Cook the spinach according to directions on box, drain of any excess water. Cube or grate cheddar cheese.

3) Remove potato crust from the oven and reduce the oven temp. to 350 degrees. Layer spinach on bottom, then top with sausage and onion mixture. Top that with cheddar cheese.

4) In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs and milk together. Season with salt and pepper and pour over quiche. Bake for 25 minutes or until egg is set. Let sit for 10 minutes before slicing and serving (THIS IS IMPORTANT!!)

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Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Peel the potatoes and grate with a shredder.

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Butter a 9 inch pie dish.

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Mix the potatoes with parmesan, flour, salt and pepper.

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Press the potato mixture into the pie dish, pushing it along the sides.

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Transfer into the oven and bake for 30 minutes to dry the potatoes. Remove potato crust from the oven and reduce the oven temp. to 350 degrees.

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While the crust begins to bake, prepare the filling. Cook the spinach according to directions on box, drain of any excess water.

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Finely dice one small onion.

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I used Bob Evans sausage. This was what was lying in my fridge. Again, any sausage will do.

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In a sauté pan over medium heat, cook the onions and sausage together, until onions become translucent and sausage is cooked (about 10 minutes). Set aside.

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Cube or grate cheddar cheese.

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Layer spinach on bottom, then top with sausage and onion mixture.

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Top that with cheddar cheese.

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In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs and milk together. Season with salt and pepper.

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Pour over quiche.

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Bake for 25 minutes or until egg is set.

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Let sit for 10 minutes before slicing and serving (THIS IS IMPORTANT!!) The pieces won’t come out clean if you cut them too soon.

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16 Thoughts on “Potato Crusted Sausage, Onion and Spinach Quiche

  1. I love this potato crust idea. Am definitely trying this one out.

  2. April in CT on October 29, 2009 at 9:18 am said:

    Ohhh man that looks yummy! My husband won’t come near parmesan, picky bugger.

  3. this looks fabulous. I’ve never tried a potato crust before. thanks for posting.

  4. Katherine on October 29, 2009 at 11:54 am said:

    I have all those ingredients at home!!! YAY! I’m soooo gonna try it this weekend.

  5. Beautiful presentation as usual candy!! this is just perfect for breakfast!! love the idea!! such a talent u have candy!! keep it up!
    cheers and happy halloween! :)

  6. Linda – I do too. It tastes less heavy than a regular crust.

    April – Skip the parm and just add the flour then! Just add enough flour to soak up the excess moisture from the potatoes and you should be set :)

    Anu – You’re welcome!

    Katherine – Goodie! :) I always have those ingredients on hand too…

    Nora – Thank you and happy halloween to you as well! :)

  7. I love anything with cheese and sausage and eggs.

  8. This sounds really good, too bad I am not a fan of sausage. Do you know if I could put something else instead, or just omit it all together?

  9. Hummingbird – Me too :)

    Jen – I considered putting cooked/cubed chicken in place of sausage. Or if you wanted to omit the meat, go for it, or add extra veggies (mushrooms, peppers, etc).

  10. Potato crust – what a great idea! I must try this!

  11. what a tremendous dish! every aspect is completely appetizing, but that amazing crust is the kicker for me. well, that and all the cheese. :)

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  13. YeQi on July 6, 2010 at 11:50 pm said:

    I have made this receipe tonight. It turned really good. I have also tried other receipes you posted and my husband loves them all. Thanks so much.

  14. YeQi – I’m glad you and your husband enjoyed it!

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  16. Found this recipe and made it this evening. Made some substitutions: used red skinned taters, spelt flour, italian flavored turkey sausage, cooked chard & beet tops from my garden in place of the spinach and grated mixed flavor cheese. My husband declared it a keeper! Have already recommended it to my daughter in law.

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