In Praise of Sweet Potatoes!


I’m sharing a recipe today that is always a huge hit AND it’s gluten free!  This recipe is for a quiche with a shredded sweet potato crust instead of the traditional crust made with flour.  I served this delicious dish at a brunch I catered months back.   It went so quickly I didn’t get a chance to photograph it so I am sharing a photo I found on Pinterest that is as close as I can come to what I created.  I have a “return to blogging” goal that is all about remembering ALWAYS to take photographs.  The recipe is all mine and I think you’ll love it!


sweet potato crusted quiche with goat cheese and leeks {gluten-free}


Quiche with Shredded Sweet Potato Crust

Preheat oven to 425

1 large sweet potato, peeled and shredded

1 egg beaten

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper to taste

Combine the ingredients and pat them into a glass pie dish or spring form pan that has been lightly greased.  Bake at 425 degrees for 30 minutes.  Reduce the heat in the oven to 350 degrees.

For the filling:

2 cups shredded Swiss Cheese

4 eggs, beaten

1 1/2 cups half ‘n’ half

1 pinch freshly grated nutmeg

Sea Salt and Cracked Black Pepper to taste

Place the shredded cheese in the prepared crust.  Beat the eggs then add the half ‘n’ half and seasoning.  Place the pan on a baking dish to prevent spilling.  Bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees or until a knife, inserted in the middle of the quiche, comes out clean.

I know you probably wonder what the rest of the menu was so I’ll share that as well!  Creme Brulee French Toast, Creole Mustard Ham and Hashbrowns with the Cajun Trinity.  Bloody Mary’s and Mimosa’s were flowing and it was a wonderful time.   Enjoy!














5 Responses

  1. Marisa Franca @ All Our Way Says:

    Wish I could have been there just to take photos. Okay, I’m lying! I would have wanted to taste also 🙂 I’m happy you’re doing what you love!! Looking forward to hearing what else you’re up to.

  2. Nancy Kirkpatrick Says:

    Looks delicious! This is a have-to-try for sure. With mimosas, I think. Glad you have returned to your roots.

  3. Judith Says:

    Divine! Every morsel….Quiche Melissa

  4. Harold Michael Harvey Says:

    This looks delicious. I have to try this recipe very soon. I agree with Marisa Franca, I would have loved to have been there to taste this delicious looking treat. As always, all the best to you.

  5. Melissa Says:

    Thank you to everyone for your wonderful comments. I love you all and hope you’ll try and enjoy the recipe!

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