A Hungry Man's Quiche

The Hungry Man's Quiche recipe is featured in The Old Farmer's Almanac Everyday Cookbook.

Readers say this quiche recipe is a keeper. “Fast, simple, and outstanding! What more do you need! A++ all around.” Perfect for brunch or a light dinner. 



1 10-inch deep-dish pastry crust
3 small potatoes, cooked and mashed
1/4 cup cubed ham (1/4-inch cubes)
2 cups grated cheese
5 eggs
1 cup milk


Preheat oven to 325 F. degrees. Place pastry crust in 10-inch dish, crimp edges, and prick bottom in several places. Bake crust for 15 minutes, then remove from oven. Increase oven temperature to 375 F. degrees. Layer potatoes, ham, and cheese into crust. Beat eggs and milk together and pour into crust. Bake 30 minutes at 375 F. degrees. Lower heat to 350 F. degrees and bake for additional 10 minutes.

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1 ten-inch deep-dish quiche


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We love this recipe. With

We love this recipe.
With such a basic recipe
we can afford to be creative.
A variety of meats and vegetables
work well with this. So Good !!

Can you please give me a

Can you please give me a measurement in cups for 3 med. potatoes, mashed?

Janice, it depends on the

Janice, it depends on the size of the potato. I believe 6.5 ounces (weight) equals 1 cup.

How Much Sliced, Chopped,

How Much Sliced, Chopped, Cooked Mashed, Shredded, Or French Fries Is In A Potato

1 pound of potatoes is 3 to 4 medium white potatoes, 7 to 9 small red potatoes, or 12 to 15 new or mini potatoes. We used 1 medium white potato for our test sample.

A Potato Equals

There is ½ Cup (118 mls) of Potato Cooked Mashed in a Potato

Not too eggy, which I really

Not too eggy, which I really like. Everyone enjoyed this quiche.

My husband thinks this sounds

My husband thinks this sounds yummy. So, I plan on trying this one for, tomorrow nights dinner. With some steamed snow peas, to go with it.