Swap out the usual pie crust for a Tater Tot crust with this easy recipe for Tater Tot Quiche! It’s a breakfast and brunch casserole that even the kids will love.
why we love this recipe
Two basic reasons: this involves both Tater Tots and cheesy quiche, all in one easy speedy recipe.
With Tots, while I am perfectly happy to eat them with both hands in their usual form, I’ve found that they make excellent soup fillers and casserole toppings, and so I decided to check out how they would work for a crust.
Because here’s the thing about me and crusts and quiches. While I am a-ok having a crust with any kind of pie, I kinda don’t like it with quiche – it makes an already rich dish a little too rich, and so I usually make crustless quiches like this bacon cheddar number.
But as we all know, quiches are basically eggs and cheese (and in this case, also bacon), and what goes perfectly with cheesy eggs and bacon? Hash browns!
And what are hash browns? Chopped crispy potatoes! And what are Tater Tots?Little nuggets of chopped crispy potatoes!
I bet you know where this is going, so I will get down to it.
ingredients you need
ingredient notes and substitutions
- Tater Tots: You can find these in the frozen food section hanging out wirh the french fries. They are basically potatoes that have been chopped finely and seasoned and made into that adorable Tater Tot shape. You are going to want to thaw them out so they will mush obediently into your quiche pan.
- Swiss Cheese: We love Swiss for this recipe, but you can swap in an equal amount of your favorite melty cheese. Cheddar, Monterey Jack and even a spicy Mexican blend cheese will all work.
- Milk: Lowfat or whole milk will work just fine – don’t use skim as it doesn’t have enough heft.
how to make this recipe
STEP 1: Preheat oven to 400 and spray a 9 inch pie pan with cooking spray.
STEP 2: Mix the Tater Tots with the melted butter and half of the salt and pepper until they are broken up into pieces. Press the mixture into the pie plate, smooshing the mixture up the sides and along the bottom.
STEP 3: Cook bacon until it is just crispy. Scoop out and drain on paper towels.
STEP 4: Whisk the milk and eggs together.
STEP 5: Stir the remaining salt and pepper, the cooked bacon and 1 cup of the cheese into the bowl with the eggs.
STEP 6: Pour the egg mixture into the pie plate and sprinkle with oregano and the rest of the cheese.
STEP 7: Pop it in the oven and cook for 30 minutes or until the eggs are set.
Cool for 5-10 minutes, slice into wedges, scatter on some scallions (optional!) and serve!
I mean, just LOOK at that crispy crunchy buttery Tater Tot-a-riffic crust. You are definitely going to need seconds of this one.
You can! Swirl in some cooked spinach or some halved cherry tomatoes or any other veggie that catches your fancy!
If you don’t mind a room temperature quiche (I love them myself) then yes! Keep it in the fridge, and then give it about an hour to come to room temperature.
Pop your question (or comment, or suggestion) in the Comments section below and I will answer pronto!
want to round out your meal?
And if you want to take this meal to brunch heaven, I have an orange juice coffee cake recipe that is just the ticket!
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