Cheddar Crab Quiche

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

For a completely vegetarian quiche, leave the crab out. I used this recipe for a friend that was having some problems with finding a lower fat recipe, using reduced fat cheese and liquid egg substitute. Obviously we can add the fat back in if you like!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 425F degrees.
  2. Place the thawed hash browns in a prepared dish.
  3. Using your hands, press the potatoes evenly over the bottom of the dish and then spray the potatoes with non stick spray.
  4. Place the dish in the preheated oven until the potatoes are lightly browned, about 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the potato crust from the oven and sprinkle the crab meat and cheese evenly over the crust.
  6. Combine the egg substitute, milk, onion, dried tomato bits, salt, pepper, and cayenne in a bowl.
  7. Mix well and slowly pour the mixture over the top and sprinkle with parsley Bake the quiche for 15 minutes and then reduce the temperature to 300°F and bake until a knife inserted 1 inch from the edge comes out clean, 30-35 minutes longer.
  8. Alolw the quiche to rest 10 minutes before cutting.
  9. Note: If you are going to freeze the quiche for later, freeze on a tray; then wrap with freezer paper, heavy-duty aluminum foil, or slide it into a freezer bag.
  10. Seal, label and freeze up to two months.
  11. Do not thaw before reheating.
  12. Unwrap and bake in a 375°F oven for 20-25 minutes, or until heated through.
Most Helpful

Loved this quiche! The texture was terrific, which can be difficult. I was also concerned about using has brown potatoes for the base, but they worked great. And the quiche came out of the dish without sticking. I did have to add an extra 5 minutes to both the potato and quiche cooking times. I also left out the dried tomatoes. And instead of salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper, I used an equal amount of the local crab seasoning. I'd highly recommend this dish. Good job, Tish!

Dooopydo November 26, 2003

A delicious quiche! The only change I made was using 4 whole eggs in place of the egg substitute. This worked fine. Simply delicious!

Poohbear Pam November 04, 2003

This recipe turned out fantastico! I was afraid that the potatoes would be a little bland so I tossed them with salt, pepper, and a little cayenne. I used homemade dried tomatoes!! I wasnt sure what size "dish" to use so I made it in a corningware dish, which ended up being a little too big! :-) hehe.. no big deal though.. I just made more of the ingredients and it turned out just delicious. I made it again with tuna too, and that was delicious as well!!! I want to thank you for this recipe because it really made for a wonderful dinner for us..especially for my mom..she's having some problems eating because of a problem with her mouth, and so Ive been trying to make "softer" meals...and this was perfect. She couldnt get enough of it! :-) She even asked me to pack the leftovers for her for lunch tomorrow. :-) I was so overwhelmed with joy. Thank you so much Tish. I will think of you each and every time i make this wonderful dish.

love4culinary May 19, 2003