If you’re following a gluten-free diet, making a quiche can be a challenge. Gluten-free pie dough just isn’t the same. I recommend not even going through the hassle of trying to create a gluten-free pie dough that, let’s be honest, it just won’t be nearly as good as gluteny pie dough, so why bother?
Instead, I recommend using alternative foods as your quiche “crust.” You’d be surprised at how well alternatives like rice and potatoes work as a quiche crust substitute.
A few months ago I made a Cheesy Kale Quiche with rice as the crust base. It was delicious! After looking through Pinterest for more ideas, I found an interesting idea for gluten-free quiche crust… hash browns! After all, what goes better with eggs, cheese and vegetables than good old hash browns?!? It seemed like the perfect gluten-free pie crust substitute so I decided to give it a try.
I made this quiche recipe for our Yom Kippur break-fast and everyone loved it! In fact, I made two to feed the crowd, but it wasn’t even enough. The gluten-free kale quiche went fast and I wish I had made three or four instead (next year!). This morning, my husband asked me if I’d make the kale quiche again so he could eat it for breakfast. I said I would – and I took a mental note that this recipe is a real winner!
So if you want a super easy, delicious and fun quiche recipe using hash browns as your crust, save yourself the hassle of making pie dough and follow this quick and easy recipe instead. It’s gluten-free, good for you, and requires very little cooking/baking skills. Definitely an A+ in my book!
Thank you to Diethood for being the inspiration behind this recipe. See Diethood’s take on this recipe here.