Potato Crusted Veggie Quiche


Cold potato is a great lunch box addition for supporting gut health. It is a good source of resistant starch, which is food for our healthy gut bacteria. This quiche uses thinly sliced potato in place of pastry and works equally well with dairy-free milks.


  • 4 large (550g) potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese
  • Salt, pepper
  • 150g bacon, diced
  • 1 small head broccoli, cut into bite-size florets (or sub with a different veggie, chopped or grated).
  • 6 eggs
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese (see notes)
  • 1 cup milk (dairy or dairy-free)
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced, or ½ punnet of cherry tomatoes, halved


  1. Preheat the oven to 200 C
  2. Add the sliced potato to a large bowl and drizzle with the olive oil, parmesan and season well with salt, pepper. Toss well to coat all the potatoes in olive oil.
  3. Arrange the potato slices in a large deep pyrex tray or baking dish, overlapping the potato slices as you go, to line the entire dish, including the sides. Fill in any gaps with leftover potato slices.
  4. Bake the crust for 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are just tender (but not brown). Reduce oven to 180 C.
  5. Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large fry pan over medium-high heat. When bacon is almost cooked, add broccoli and cook for a further minute, season with a little salt, pepper. When the potato is done, spread the broccoli and bacon evenly over the potato.
  6. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, spring onions, cheese, garlic and salt, pepper.
  7. Slowly pour the egg mixture over the potatoes. Arrange the tomato slices over the top. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the eggs are set,
  8. Allow to cool, then slice and store in the fridge.


Dairy-Free: Parmesan cheese is one of the least allergenic dairy foods, due to the aging processes, which helps to partially digest the proteins. However, for a dairy-free version, just omit the cheese.