Canadian Bacon, Green Chile, & Cheddar Quiche with a Shredded Potato Crust

My husband was going to help our friends move so I made this quiche to give him a filling and hearty breakfast for the heavy lifting he was going to be doing all day long.  I really love the potato crust because it gives the quiche a great flavor without all the fat from a regular pastry crust.  The green chiles tasted fantastic with the Canadian bacon and cheddar.  This quiche is perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner.

Canadian Bacon, Green Chile, & Cheddar Quiche with a Shredded Potato Crust:
Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
 
  • 1 1/2 – 2 russet potatoes, peeled and grated
  • Olive oil or olive oil cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup of Canadian Bacon, chopped
  • 1 3oz can of green chiles, diced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese
  • 7-8 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Coat a pie dish with cooking spray. Peel then shred the two potatoes onto 2 paper towels; add another two paper towels to the top and press all the liquid out of the potatoes. Smash the shredded potatoes all over the bottom and sides of the pie pan, making sure to press them firmly. Spray with cooking spray and season with sea salt, freshly cracked pepper, and garlic powder, to taste. Bake in the oven for 13-15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.

Sprinkle some of the diced tomato, ham, green chile, and cheddar cheese on top of the potatoes Beat the eggs with the milk and season with sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper. Pour the egg mixture on top of the veggies then top with the remaining tomato, ham, green chiles, and cheese.
Place in the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center of the quiche comes out clean – don’t overcook. Remove from oven and let cool for a few minutes before slicing. Enjoy.
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42 Responses to “Canadian Bacon, Green Chile, & Cheddar Quiche with a Shredded Potato Crust”

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    Cheryl — September 24, 2010 @ 3:16 am

    No accompanying story! Looks excellent to me!

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    Mandy — September 24, 2010 @ 3:16 am

    A great quiche is something I need to perfect. The bacon, green chilies sound like they would be delicious in this one.

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — September 24, 2010 @ 3:52 am

    Looks & sounds perfect! Still haven't made a potato crust…

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    Kris — September 24, 2010 @ 4:02 am

    Oh my…I love the potato crust, but I haven't done the shredded potatoes. Can't wait to do this.

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    Barbara Bakes — September 24, 2010 @ 4:55 am

    I've made a quiche with a hash brown crust before, and it really is a great addition. Love the idea of adding green chiles.

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    Peanutts — September 24, 2010 @ 7:34 am

    thats a easy way to make a quiche

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    Matti — September 24, 2010 @ 7:52 am

    Thanks! I'm having quiche this weekend^^

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    Food, Fun and Life in the Charente — September 24, 2010 @ 9:09 am

    I tried a potato crust last year and it was an excellent change. This quiche sounds very good. Diane

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    ஃPROVARE PER GUSTAREஃ di ஜиαтαℓια e ριиαஓ — September 24, 2010 @ 9:15 am

    cosa vedono i miei occhi????? è una meraviglia!!! complimenti
    buon fine settimana
    Pina

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    Big Dude — September 24, 2010 @ 9:21 am

    Wow that looks so delicious. I'm reading this at 5:20 in the morning and it makes me want to head for the kitchen and start peeling potatoes – but alas, I'm trying to cut back a little.

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    ♥peachkins♥ — September 24, 2010 @ 10:19 am

    That looks like the perfect breakfast to me..

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    Anonymous — September 24, 2010 @ 11:12 am

    I love your potato crust quiches! This combination of flavors looks delicious!

    Kim in MD

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    Joanne — September 24, 2010 @ 11:38 am

    Awesome combination of flavors and what an intriguing crust! I've never made one with shredded potatoes!

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    Nil — September 24, 2010 @ 12:30 pm

    Hello I would like you to do some Brazilian food. Have you ever made? Regards, Nil:)

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    Cathy — September 24, 2010 @ 12:39 pm

    I've tried your potato crust before, Pam, and love it. What a great combination of ingredients in this quiche. I'll add some roasted poblanos from the market.

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    Jenn — September 24, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

    I'm not a huge fan of quiches, but this could definitely make me become one. It looks wonderful!!

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    Kelly L — September 24, 2010 @ 1:15 pm

    You have a fabulous blog! I have made many of your recipes!! I would love a seach option or maybe I can't find it . . . Thanks so much

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    Marjie — September 24, 2010 @ 1:34 pm

    Love your potato crusts. Quiche is such a great meal!

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    Sushma Mallya — September 24, 2010 @ 2:06 pm

    looks so lovely..

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    PeggyR — September 24, 2010 @ 2:14 pm

    Another wonderful recipe! Now if it would cool down here permanently I could try all of these!

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    Maria — September 24, 2010 @ 3:15 pm

    I love the potato crust!

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    Jessica Collins — September 24, 2010 @ 3:31 pm

    This Quiche lookes excelent! I am going to give it a try this weekend! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

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    Pam — September 24, 2010 @ 3:49 pm

    Kelly L,

    I do have a search button below my Foodbuzz ads and above my Followers box. Hope this helps.

    Cheers,

    Pam

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    redforever — September 24, 2010 @ 4:00 pm

    I am a Canadian and we do not call that Canadian bacon. We call that back bacon.

    Pork loin is made up of two types of meat with a bone stuck in the middle. The top portion, cured, is what back bacon is made out of. The bottom portion is the pork tenderloin.

    And there really is very little difference in taste between back bacon and cured ham, although back bacon is sometimes

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    Jennifurla — September 24, 2010 @ 4:46 pm

    Quiche is my favorite! I bake one and eat off it all weekend – Lovely

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    Debbi Does Dinner Healthy — September 24, 2010 @ 5:17 pm

    I made a recipe similar to this. Yours looks amazingly wonderful! I so want this for dinner! Thanks!

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    Window On The Prairie — September 24, 2010 @ 7:36 pm

    Looks tasty, and very colorful too!! http://windowontheprairie.com/ Suzanne

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    The Comfort of Cooking — September 24, 2010 @ 9:21 pm

    I did a frittata recently that was very similar to this, but I bet yours tastes even better! I love those simple ingredients combined to make something truly fantastic!

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    Lisa — September 25, 2010 @ 12:29 am

    This looks like a nice hearty breakfast and I love the potato crust.

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    Karen — September 25, 2010 @ 2:14 am

    Ok…when I saw this post on Foodbuzz, I said out loud, "Holy crap!" Bacon, cheese, AND a potato crust??? Such a fantastic breakfast. Great idea…I will be stealing it for my next brunch!

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    Cherine — September 25, 2010 @ 6:31 am

    A lovely tasty quiche!

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    Brian Kesler — September 25, 2010 @ 8:04 pm

    Love the potato crust! Look delish! :)

    Brian Kesler

    keslerskitchen.blogspot.com

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    Jan — September 26, 2010 @ 10:11 am

    LOVE the potato crust!

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    Conor @ Hold the Beef — September 26, 2010 @ 1:20 pm

    I like discovering new crust ideas, and this is a goodie. More goodness in potatoes than in flour, I think! Looks delicious :)

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    Chris — September 26, 2010 @ 3:23 pm

    Real men do eat quiche, after all. I like that hash brown crust, it really boosts the heartiness of this already awesome dish.

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    Sam — September 26, 2010 @ 6:27 pm

    The potato crust is a brilliant idea, I've never seen that before. The filling sounds delicious too!

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    Kerstin — September 26, 2010 @ 6:40 pm

    Love this crust – it looks so tasty!

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    Victoria — September 26, 2010 @ 6:41 pm

    This looks like a delicious quiche!

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    http://myfoodisrude.blogspot.com/ — September 26, 2010 @ 8:11 pm

    Nice pics.

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — September 27, 2010 @ 12:51 am

    this looks awesome! I love quiche :)

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    fittingbackin — September 27, 2010 @ 3:58 pm

    This looks great! Love the addition of the green chiles – smart! I'm adding this one to my list!!

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    Cindy — December 4, 2010 @ 4:08 am

    I live the flavor combination!

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