Sausage Quiche with Hash Brown Crust

Has the  hustle and bustle started to creep up on you yet? I gotta admit I’m starting to feel it. I know that as soon as Thanksgiving is here (gah next week) and I put on my elastic pants and eat more than I should that Christmas will be here before I know it. Lists are already starting to float around in my head. Visits from family and friends on the horizon to plan for. Which means cleaning and cooking all the while trying to enjoy the season without stressing so much.

My trick for keeping things as stress free as possible is to keep things simple. Family and friends ultimately come to visit to see YOU not your perfectly clean house (btw I do not have a perfectly clean house). I have to remind myself of this too as I’m shoving things into the closet 5 minutes before they’re scheduled to arrive. For a little pre-season party and to get myself in the holiday spirit I invited a few friends over for brunch. What’s better for brunch than quiche. Now these aren’t your ordinary quiches. Now that would be just plain boring and one thing I’m not is boring (or at least I like to think so). These quiche have a hash brown crust!

I wish I could take credit for that idea but I can not because dang it’s pretty brilliant. Once you cut into that amazing hash brown crust a fluffy, cheesy, meaty filling that’s peppered with sun dried tomatoes, parsley and Johnsonville breakfast sausage  immediately greets you. It’s hard not to smile after you’ve had a bite of this. I added a side of fresh fruit and of course coffee and we were all set. Good food, good friends, good conversation what more could you ask for?

If you’re hosting family or friends for the holidays, or just want to make a nice weekend breakfast keep this quiche in mind. Want to shave off some time? Make the crust the night before as well as fry up the sausage. Like to tinker? It’s the perfect recipe to use up bits and pieces from the fridge. Broccoli, mushrooms, bell peppers would all make a welcome addition or substitution.


Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Johnsonville and Ore-Ida . Opinions are my own. Always have been. Always will be.


Sausage Quiche with Hashbrown Crust


  • 3 cups frozen Ore Ida hash browns - thawed
  • 3 tablespoons butter - melted
  • salt/pepper
  • 12 ounces Johnsonville breakfast sausage links
  • 6 eggs - beaten
  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh flat leaf Italian parsley
  • salt/pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9" tart pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl add: hash browns, butter. Season with salt.pepper. Press hash browns into pan to form crust. Bake for approximately 20 minutes OR until hash browns are golden.
  3. In a small skillet cook sausages according to package directions. Slice sausages on the diagonal into small coins.
  4. Into a large bowl add: eggs, cheese, cream, tomatoes, parsley, Season with salt/pepper. Add sausages. Mix to combine.
  5. Pour mixture on top of hash brown crust. Bake for approximately 25 minutes OR until set.
  6. Garnish with additional parsley if desired.



  1. 1

    this is absolutely AMAZING!! making this soon for sure!

  2. 2

    Have to try this! YUM!

  3. 3

    Love hash brown crust recipes. Looks so lovely, Paula!

  4. 4

    This looks so good! This would be perfect for brunch or dinner!

  5. 5

    A hashbrown crust?! Sounds fantastic!!

  6. 6

    That makes me want to have breakfast all over again!!

  7. 7

    What a great breakfast idea. Can you clarify in step 2. Are you mashing up the hashbrowns and mixing before pressing into the pan? Or do you keep them whole and press each into the pan? Thanks! Can’t wait to give this a go. Emma

    • 7.1

      Hi Emma once they’re thawed you just press them into the pan. You can use a glass if needed. Hope that helps.

  8. 8

    I never thought about using hash browns for a quiche crust, that sounds amazing!

  9. 9

    This looks so good, I could just bite the computer screen!

  10. 10
    Leslie /

    Hate sausage but love the idea of hashbrown crust so gotta try it w/ ham or bacon. Thanks!

  11. 11
    cathy /

    I made this today for christmas morning…i would have used more hashbrowns than 3 cups…definitly tasted good but would have been nice if the hashbrown base was thicker..needed to cook it longer about 40 min not 25..other than that it was delicious!!!

  12. 12
    Linda Motter /

    This was sooo delicious. My family loved it!

  13. 13

    Which is the best hash browns to use ?? The shredded type or Southern Style (cubed)….

  14. 14
    Molly Cour /

    I have a breakfast casserole that hash a potato crust…I use “SIMPLY POTATOES”…from the refrigerated section in a green bag….they are fresh and greatf! Can’t wait to make this!

  15. 15

    can this b frozen?

    • 15.1

      Hi Terri, I’ve never tried freezing it. IF you try it let us know how it turns out.


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