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Potato Crusted Sausage And Spinach Quiche

Course Breakfast, brunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword potato-crusted-sausage-and-spinach-quiche
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Resting time 10 minutes
Servings 8 pieeces
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 1 20 oz package plain refrigerated hash brown potatoes
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • For the filling:
  • 4 green onions thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 6 oz baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 lb sweet or spicy Italian sausage
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Spritz a 10 inch deep dish pie dish with cooking spray.
  • Mix together the crust ingredients and press firmly onto the bottom and sides of the pie dish. [Tip: It's imperative to use a deep dish pie dish for this quiche.]
  • Bake for 15 minutes then immediately lower the oven temperature to 350°F.
  • In a medium skillet, saute the sliced green onions for 1-2 minutes in 1 Tbsp butter, just until softened. Add the spinach and stir until it begins to wilt and release liquid. Continue to saute until dry. Remove from the heat.
  • Cook the sausage in the same pan over medium-high heat until no pink remains. Drain all excess fat from the pan.
  • In a medium-size mixing bowl whisk together the heavy cream, eggs, seasonings and grated Parmesan. Add the wilted spinach, moix well.
  • Sprinkle the cooked sausage over the bottom of the potato crust, then pour the filling evenly on top.
  • Sprinkle with shredded Gruyere cheese.
  • Place onto a baking sheet bake for 55-60 minutes or until the center is set when gently shaken. Check the quiche at 40 minutes, and lay a piece of aluminum foil on top to prevent over browning.
  • Rest for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.

Notes

If you prefer, this quiche can be prepared in a square 9 x 9 inch baking pan, and cut into squares for serving.