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Sweet Potato Crusted Quiche (with Goat Cheese and Leeks!)

Sweet Potato Crusted Quiche with Goat Cheese and Leeks! {Gluten-Free} This quiche is a crowd-pleaser! Serve it at your next holiday brunch.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6 -8 servings


For the Crust:

  • 2 large sweet potatoes about 2lbs, peeled and grated on a large-holed box grater
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • pinch crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 egg

For the Filling:

  • 1 leek white and green parts washed and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup full-fat coconut milk or heavy cream
  • 3 ounces goat cheese crumbed


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Grease the bottom and side of a 9-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Cut parchment paper in a circle the diameter of the bottom and another to fit the sides of the pan (one circle and one long rectangle). Line the pan with the parchment, then spray the parchment with more cooking spray. You can also just use a standard 9-inch pie pan and serve it right out of the pan (so you can skip the parchment step). The springform pan just makes a more dramatic presentation.
  • Place the grated sweet potatoes in a large piece of cheesecloth or a clean kitchen towel. Gather corners together and squeeze out any moisture.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together 1 egg, 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper & a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes. Add the squeezed sweet potatoes and mix to totally combine. Press the sweet potato mixture into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan. Place on a rimmed cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly, about 10 minutes.
  • Turn oven down to 350 degrees F.
  • Meanwhile, heat the butter over medium high heat. Add the leeks, along with a pinch of salt and pepper and cook until softened, about 6-8 minutes. Let cool slightly before adding to the egg mixture.
  • For the egg mixture, whisk together the eggs, salt, pepper, and coconut milk or cream until totally smooth. Add the cooled leeks and ½ the goat cheese. Stir to combine. Pour the filling into the prepared crust. Sprinkle the rest of the goat cheese on top.
  • Bake 30 minutes, until the center is mostly set. Allow to rest 20 minutes before serving. Serve at room temperature. Enjoy!


Be sure to squeeze any excess moisture out of the grated sweet potato before mixing it with the other crust ingredients.
  • Storage – Keep any leftover sweet potato crust quiche in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days. Store slices in an airtight container or cover with foil if using a regular cake pan.
  • Reheating – First, bring the quiche to room temperature. You can reheat by the slice in the microwave at half power until warmed through. Or, heat in the oven at 350 degrees F for about 15 minutes.
  • Freezing – Let the quiche cool completely. Wrap it in a layer of plastic wrap, then in a layer of foil. Bake straight from the freezer for 25-35 minutes at 350 degrees F, or until warmed through. Cover the quiche with foil when baking for faster heating and to prevent the crust from burning.


Calories: 243kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 264mg | Sodium: 1193mg | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 7065IU | Vitamin C: 2.8mg | Calcium: 87mg | Iron: 2.4mg