4+ years ago, when I first got married and started getting into cooking there were only 4 dishes that I ever made and I would refer to them as "this is the only dish I know how to make". They were Kielbasa Pasta, the Taco Bake, Chili, & Hashbrown Quiche. Now I'm happy to say that I've grown and I now make more than just these same 4 dishes. But Hashbrown quiche is still one of my favorites to make and I'll add I've really stepped up my game in the past 4 years :-). It's even better than when I made it years ago! Usually I try to make it pretty healthy using egg yolks or egg substitute instead of real eggs, i never use oil or butter. But I made it this weekend and threw all those healthy thoughts out the window.
INGREDIENTS (1 Quiche):
- 1 box of Betty Crocker seasoned skillets hashbrowns (or 1 package of frozen hashbrowns)
- 1 to 2 medium zucchinis, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup of diced onions
- 1/2 cup of diced celery
- 1.75 cups of water
- 1 package of frozen spinach, chopped
- 1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese, part skim
- 2-3 eggs
- 4 cloves of garlic, minced
- salt & pepper to taste
- olive oil spray
- 4 tablespoons of butter
- italian seasoning (optional)
- Follow package directions for hashbrowns. Heat water & 2 tablespoons of butter in skillet and stir in package. Push into sides of skillet and cook until brown & crispy. (Hint: if using frozen hashbrowns, you want to dry them out as much as possible)
- Defrost spinach in a small microwave safe bowl. I usually put it in for 3 minutes. Remove from microwave and mach up with a fork.
- In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, cheese, salt, pepper, seasoning, & garlic.
- In another skillet saute zucchini, onions, & celery in 1 tablespoon of butter until brown & tender
- Add spinach, zucchini, onion, & celery to egg mixture and stir all together.
- Spray an 8-inch pie dish with olive oil spray. Add hashbrown and press firmly into sides.
- Drizzle the rest of the butter, melted, on top of the hashbrowns. Top with egg mixture.
- Cook in preheated oven for 30 minutes at 350.
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