Loaded Baked Potato Quiche
If a loaded baked potato and a savory quiche had a love child, this loaded baked potato quiche would be the happy result of that union. The flaky pastry and rich quiche filling are a match made in heaven. This easy bacon and potato quiche recipe is great for weekend brunch and makes a delicious dinner.
Take out a pencil and paper right now and jot down everything you need to make this quiche — and buy two of everything. Because after you make it the first time, you’ll turn right around and make it again. It’s that good. Here’s the backstory:
Scott and I had planned a Sunday brunch with our good friend, Gary and his adorable little girl, Skylar. Since Skylar had a nap schedule which needed to be adhered to, we were meeting at Gary’s house and I offered to bring the main course.
I settled on a quiche for it’s ease and portability, but also for the versatility… The flavor combinations are endless — like kale and mushroom, spinach and artichoke, caramelized onion and thyme, red pepper, tomato, bacon and onion… For this occasion, though, I wanted something I hadn’t done before. Something new.
Initially, I was thinking hash browns, but I didn’t think they’d retain their crispy edges when submerged in an egg and cream custard. So I went in a different direction: Loaded Baked Potato. Oh-ma-gaaawwwddd!!!!!
Either we were as hungry as pizza-rat, or this was the best quiche ever because we inhaled it. Rich and lush, it was chock full of tender potatoes, crispy bacon and gooey cheeses. A healthy dose of fresh herbs took it from plain-jane spud to savory and sublime.
Gary grilled vegetables and offered an array of bagels and pastries along with a signature cocktail for the adults. Frankly, this was my kind of relaxed fun and it will have to be repeated again soon. Hint, hint Gary!
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- Kale and Mushroom Quiche
- Roasted Bell Pepper and Artichoke Quiche
- Fresh Spinach and Goat Cheese Quiche
- Crustless Vegetable Quiche
- Bacon Cheddar Kale Quiche
- Caramelized Onion and Thyme Quiche
- Wild Mushroom Asparagus Quiche
- Ratatouille Quiche
- Rustic Crab Quiche
- Spinach Gruyere Quiche
- Tomato Bacon Onion Quiche
- Spinach Artichoke Quiche
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Loaded Baked Potato Quiche
- 1 9-inch pie crust
- ¼ pound bacon cooked to crisp and chopped or crumbled
- ½ pound red potatoes cut into 1/4″-1/2″ dice
- 3 scallions thinly sliced
- 1 ½ teaspoons fresh rosemary finely minced
- 1 ½ teaspoons chives minced
- 4 eggs
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ½ cup milk
- ½ cup cream
- 1 cup cheddar cheese grated, 1 tablespoon reserved
- 1 cup monterey jack cheese grated, 1 tablespoon reserved
- chives for garnish snipped (optional)
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
- Arrange the pie crust in your pie plate. Fold the overhanging edges under on itself and either use the tines of a fork to press the edges onto the rim of the pie plate, or create an edge by pinching the thumb and forefinger together and pressing the dough into the crease using the forefinger of your other hand – follow the rim of the crust until completely crimped. Bake for 8-9 minutes until lightly browned. Set aside.
- Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.
- Add the potatoes to a small pan of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cook until potatoes are tender, about 7-10 minutes. Drain potatoes and set aside to cool.
- Meanwhile crack the eggs into a large bowl. Add the salt and pepper and whisk until combined. Add the milk and cream and whisk again. Add the bacon, potatoes, scallions, rosemary, chives, and cheeses and stir together until well combined.
- Pour the egg mixture into the prepared pie shell. Smooth the ingredients evenly into the crust and sprinkle with remaining cheeses. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour until custard is set. Let rest for 20-30 minutes before cutting.
- Can be made a day ahead and rewarmed the next day at 300 degrees for 20 minutes.
I was concerned by how dense the uncooked mixture appeared, no need to worry though as it turned out great! My husband nagged me as soon as it was gone to make another. I told him as soon as the green onions regrow, that will signal when he gets more. He’s now looking into ways to make them grow quicker!
I have to say this was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! Delicious! I just had an issue where my pie crust overcooked, but it was still delicious! I also had to get creative because I didn’t have the fresh herbs, but this was oh so tasty! My husband loved it as well! Thanks for sharing!
I’m so glad you and your husband enjoyed it. For the future, if your pie crust starts to get dark as its baking, just gently lay a piece of tin foil over the top of the quiche, it will stop the crust from burning.
Fabulous! I laughed at the suggestion to get enough ingredients to make it again right away, but spot on, everyone wants more. Used a peppery hickory smoked bacon which gave it a steakhouse flavor, lazily microwaved then chopped one big russet including skin. The flavor and texture was divine.
I’m so glad you and your crew enjoyed this quiche! I think it would be awesome for Christmas morning!
This is SO pretty Lisa, and You’ve totally inspired me to go make a quiche!
Can I just say I’m in love with this recipe? I mean, red potatoes, cheese and cream plus rosemary, literally everything I love!!
Wait till you try it, Shadi!
mmm, this looks so yummy!!! I would love to have this at my Christmas brunch table!
I just love a quiche – we had one today actually. I love the idea of potatoes in it and this would be great for serving guests over the Christmas season.
This looks delicious!
Thank you! I’ve made a lot of quiches and this one is absolutely one of our favorites!
Hi Lisa. I haven’t made this YET, but I definitely will. Sounds fabulous!!
It really is good, Gail! As in- everyone else back off – this is mine!
This is a great ideA!! Love the recipe I am a frittata fan so this is pretty similar 🙂 I would have to figure out a GF crust but I need to try this out !