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Healthy Sweet Potato Crust. A crustless paleo spinach quiche recipe perfect to incorporate into your whole30 plan. Dairy free as

Are you looking for a delicious easy sweet potato recipe ? This sweet potato crust quiche is the one to try.  Like a crustless spinach quiche with a thin sweet potato crust, an easy spinach quiche made lighter with no carb loaded crust ! 100 % gluten free, paleo, whole 30 approved.Healthy Sweet Potato Crust Quiche. A crustless paleo spinach quiche recipe perfect to incorporate into your whole30 plan. Dairy free as well !

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What is a sweet potato crust quiche ?

A sweet potato crust quiche is an healthier and faster version of your favorite quiche. It is made with thin slice of peeled orange sweet potatoes meaning you don’t have to prepare a pastry crust. A sweet potato crust contains less carbs, less fat and healthy nutrient from sweet potatoes. Plus, it is an easy spinach quiche recipe made in less than 20 minutes for a quick healthy dinner.

Sweet potato crust quiche

An easy healthy spinach quiche with fresh spinach

We all love an healthy spinach quiche with fresh spinach right? If you crave a delicious spinach quiche tonight but don’t feel like baking the crust this sweet potato crust quiche is a life-saver.

Healthy Sweet Potato Crust Quiche. A crustless paleo spinach quiche recipe perfect to incorporate into your whole30 plan. Dairy free as well !

Taste like a crustless spinach quiche with thin layer of sweet potatoes

Obviously this sweet potato crust must be eaten in your plate. While it is easy to slice and serve in a place, it does not hold well in your hands. It is more similar to a crustless spinach quiche in which you would have had some sweet potatoes. It makes a very easy healthy dinner that everyone love.  All you need to make this simple sweet potato crust quiche or easy spinach quiche crustless are:

  • Orange sweet potatoes – peeled, thinly sliced
  • Spinach – fresh or frozen
  • Eggs
  • Dairy free milk or regular milk as you like
  • Cheese – optional if you are on paleo diet you can omit the cheese on top

Sweet potato quiche : less carbs

Did you know that 100 grams of orange sweet potatoes contains only 17 grams net carbs ? While it may seems a lot for someone on keto diet, it is a very low carbs vegetable for anyone looking to decrease their carbs. It should be remind that a regular pastry crust made of white wheat flour contains around 40 g net carbs. So this sweet potato crust quiche is a good starts to half your carbs by 50% in an easy spinach quiche recipe. Of course it is recommended to use a round tart dish in ceramic  to make this quiche recipe. It is easier to slice and serve.

Healthy Sweet Potato Crust Quiche. A crustless paleo spinach quiche recipe perfect to incorporate into your whole30 plan. Dairy free as well !

How to store your spinach quiche ?

This sweet potato crust quiche is an easy sweet potato recipe to make-ahead and reheat the next day. You can store your recipe in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 days. First option, reheat in the microwave for 2 minutes. Otherwise, bring back to the oven at 350F (180 C) for 8-10  minutes. Finally, you can freeze your quiche in single portion or whole and defrost in the fridge the day before serving and reheat in the oven.

More easy sweet potato recipe

If you love sweet potato recipe I recommend you try my easy sweet potato egg bake or sweet potato tots. 

  xoxo Carine
Sweet potato crust quiche

Sweet potato crust quiche | Healthy Spinach Quiche

Healthy Sweet Potato Crust Quiche with Spinach. A Crustless Paleo Spinach Quiche Recipe perfect to incorporate into your whole30 plan. Dairy free as well !
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
6 people
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Ingredients

  • 2 sweet potatoes medium size orange, peeled, finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic clove finely chopped
  • 1 large brown onion finely chopped
  • 14 oz frozen blanched whole leaves spinach (400 g)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper optional
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

QUICHE EGG BATTER

  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk or almond milk or milk of your choice (200 ml)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup grated cheese edam, cheddar, feta

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 360 F (180 C).
  • Grease a 9.5 inches (24 cm) round quiche ceramic dish with butter or coconut oil. I used this kind of Round Quiche Dish, 9.5 by 1.5-Inch, border. Set aside.
  • In a frying pan, under medium heat warm the olive oil.
  • Add garlic and onion. Fry until fragrant and golden brown. Stir often to avoid the spices to burn.
  • Add the frozen spinach cover and reduce to low heat. Cook until the spinach are cooked through, soft and tender - about 15 minutes. Adjust with salt and pepper regarding taste.
  • Meanwhile peel the sweet potatoes then use a mandoline Vegetable Slicer to finely slice the sweet potatoes. 
  • Arrange the slices on the pan making sure that you cover all the bottom leaving no empty space. For the border, cut in half the sweet potatoes slices to create a 'flat' bottom it will hold better and create a beautiful crust border.
  • Prebake the sweet potato crust at 180C for 15 minutes.  This is optional, you can also add the spinach and egg filling directly and bake your quiche - make sure you cover the dish with a piece of foil to ensure the quiche is cooking at the same speed. I prefer to prebake the crust to avoid foil - up to you.
  • Spread the cooked spinach all over the pre baked sweet potatoes crust. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl beat the eggs, almond milk and nutmeg. Adjust with salt and pepper if desired,.
  • Pour the egg mixture onto the quiche..
  • Add an handful of grated cheese on the top of the quiche, if desired. If paleo, sprinkle almond meal on top instead of cheese, it give a delicious crisp on top.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are soft and the cheese is grilled. 
  • Serve immediately. 
Pan: Don't use a loose bottom pan or the egg mixture will run away from the dish.
Storage: Store well in the fridge for up to 4 days. Simply leave the quiche in the pan and wrap with plastic film to avoid the quiche to dry out. Remove in the microwave or hot oven until hot.
Dairy free option: Replace cheese by 2 tablespoons of almond meal. Sprinkle on top and bake until crispy.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet potato crust quiche | Healthy Spinach Quiche
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 131 Calories from Fat 66
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.3g11%
Carbohydrates 10.3g3%
Fiber 3.3g14%
Sugar 5.4g6%
Protein 7.5g15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Spinach Quiche with sweet potato crust (2)
Spinach Quiche with sweet potato crust (2)

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    89 comments

  1. This was one of the best healthy meals I’ve ever made! I have gotten more ingredients to make it again because my husband and I just enjoyed it so much. It is both a light but filling dinner. One pie was good for two meals for us ad my hubby loves his food.

    • The recipe is not tagged at whole30, none of them on my blog are and as mentioned in the recipe card, the cheese is optional of course! Enjoy the recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

    • Yes sure! Freeze in an airtight container, defrost the day before and rewarm either in the microwave or oven. Enjoy the recipe. XOXO Carine.

  2. Hello
    I’m. new to this post. Can I get away with using pre boiled sweet potatoes and slice them up for the crust. I don’t have a mandolin

    • The sweet potato slices need to be raw/uncooked or it will get too soft when baked. If you don’t have a mandoline, use a sharp knife, slice as thin as you can and even if it is thicker than my slices it will work! It will simply request about 10 minutes extra baking. Enjoy the recipe ! XOXO Carine.

  3. hi from Switzeland-just found this recipe and your blog on Pinterest while looking for some ideas for dinner.. pinned your blog for good. will make a vegan option tonight. thanks for the inspo!

    • Awesome ! Welcome on the blog. I am so happy to have more people from Europe here. I am French and visit Switzeland last year, what a beautiful place! Enjoy the blog. XOXO Carine.


  4. Hey there, quick question

    Do you think this would taste good without cheese? I’m lactose intolerant and I live in Lebanon so there aren’t really any fake cheeses/cheese alternatives.

    Thanks!

    • Of course! My little girl don’t like melted cheese and we replace that by ground almonds or crushed seeds to add a little crunch on top! Delicious ! Enjoy the recipe and the blog. XOXO Carine.


  5. Wow, spotted this shared on Facebook and for once I had all the ingredients in the fridge. Utterly delicious!! Thank-you!


  6. Made this a couple of nights ago for dinner, it was a total win, everyone loved it, it was also very nice cold the next day. I love the combo of super easy, healthy and tasty.

    • Thanks for this lovly comment! I am so glad you love the quiche. I have to give it a go cold as well 🙂 Sounds yummy too. XOXO Carine.

  7. Hi, recipe sounds great and am anxious to try it. But I didn’t find the nutritional value posted, could you please post? Thank you.

    • Don,t be anxious this is a super easy recipe and all the comment has been GREAT! You can do it ! Nutrition panel appears after the recipe cad, scroll down a bit more to see it. Enjoy the quiche. XOXO Carine.


  8. Hi
    I made this this week and it’s yummy however my base was really soggy. Not sure if this was because of the potato’s (which I pre baked ) or the water from spinach? Is there anything I can do?

    • It should not be soggy and it is the first comment I read about that. If you perfectly cook your spinach in the saucepan all the water from the spinach should be out so it won’t come from here. The crust gets dry too after beeing pre baked so same, not a problem. If it was the egg filling that wasn’t set it means that you may have overcooked the quiche, or too low temperature? Next time, make sure you cook very well the spinach that is the only thing that could make the quiche runny – like any other quiche actually. The extra liquid from spinach dissolve the egg batter making it difficult to set. Enjoy the recipe. XOXO Carine.


  9. Thank you for this recipe! I have to cook a French Cuisine vegetable recipe for a dinner get-together with friends next month, and this recipe looks so good! I’m anxious to try it!

    • My pleasure! Don’t be anxious all the recipes on my blog are SUPER EASY to make. You can do it and your guest will be impressed I am sure 🙂 Enjoy the quiche and all the easy healthy recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.


  10. Just made this for my lunch and you get 10 out of 10 we loved it. So easy and very tasty.I added carrots and onions to mine as I did not have that much spinach. Going to make it again very soon Thank you.

    • Thank you SO much !!!! I love your addition of carrots! I must try this soon! Enjoy the recipes on the blog. XOXO Carine.

    • Cheese is optional but if used add 1/4 cup of any sort of cheese. Feel free to use a combo of cheese, ratio you like or only edam or only cheeddar. Anything taste delicious. Enjoy the recipe, XOXO Carine.

    • I am sure it will! You may have to add 2 more egg white to balance the loose of liquid if you remove egg yolk tho. Enjoy the quiche ! XOXO Carine.


  11. Thank you so much for the recipe and especially for adding metric measures! I added 250g of wild salmon and it was delicious!

    • great idea on the salmon! we try to incorporate a lot of salmon for our cholesterol issues (hereditary)…did you cook it first??

    • My pleasure! Enjoy the recipes on the blog. I am vegetarian so I don’t eat fish but I am sure others will love to try your recipe ! thanks for sharing ! XOXO Carine.


  12. Loved the quiche. Always trying to serve healthy meals that are lower in calories and carbs. Thank you for your recipe. The sweet potatoes worked so well. I had selected the recipe and got busy at dinner time. My husband volunteered to make it. He is not a good cook but this was so easy that even he could make this without a problem.

    • The most beautiful comment on earth! When husband are in the kitchen it is big YEAH 🙂 I am so happy you enjoyed the quiche and he can’t cook for you. Amazing! Thanks for testing my blog recipes. XOXO Carine.

    • Of course! If you are on a low carb or keto diet I would recommend turnips or jicama for sure. I made this recipe with swedes once, it cook slightly longer to cook tho – I recommend to precook the crust longer until soft before adding the spinach filling. Enjoy the recipe. XOXO Carine.

      • I was also thinking maybe squash?? Our supermarket often sells it cubed and ready to go. I wish they did for sweet potatoes as well! LOL! I’d make the dish even more (I’m always crunched for time!)

  13. Hello! I am not a good cook, but I am on dinner duty! 🙂 I have a glass round dish and wonder if I have to adjust the cooking time or temp because the pan is glass and not ceramic? OR do you not recommend using glass at all?

    • Hello! Don’t worry it will be fine with ceramic or glass. Both cook food pretty much the same way. My advice, check the filling when it is set it is cooked 🙂 Let me know how it goes! Enjoy the quiche. XOXO Carine.

    • Hello! Any usual quiche filling will work well like zucchini slices, broccoli pieces – steam them before and let cool down before adding to avoid adding extra mositure – a combo of mushrooms, spring onion and red capsicum. Enjoy the recipe. XOXO Carine.


  14. Made this tonight – a friend posted it just as I was looking for a meatless dish to make tonight…I loved that I only needed a few ingredients! It was delicious! My only issue was the cooking time – It took about an hour to really cook through. The only thing my husband and I can think of is that I didn’t drain the spinach well enough? Thoughts???

    Looking forward to perfecting my technique and serving for a family dinner in April!
    P.S. I used lactose free milk and added Valencia orange peel spice to the quiche mix and I use Lemon Olive Oil – it all meshed together beautifully!!

    • Hello! It should take so long at all ! is that your filling that wasn’t set or the crust that was still soft? If it is the filling it defo comes from too much liquid. I cook my spinach in a fry pan before adding them on the pre-baked sweet potato crust and there is no water left after cooking them. May be cook the spinach longer to evaporate the liquid before spreading on the crust? Love your spices and oil choice!Sounds amazing for extra boost of flavors. Thanks for sharing and testing my recipes ! XOXO Carine.


      • Yes – I used the lemon olive oil to saute the spinach and so that probably added a ton – that is how I like to make my fresh spinach. Trying again today to bring to a family who is in need of meals at a difficult time. Going to make sure I drain it well!! I’ll drain in a sieve and pat with paper towels as well. I’ll keep you posted!


  15. Can you use fresh spinach in this recipe! We don’t have whole leaf frozen spinach here. How much would it take. Thanks

    • Sure you can. I do use fresh spinach most of the time. For this quiche size you need 400 g of fresh spinach – trim the spinach leaves – remove feet and chop finely before cooking in the pan. Enjoy the recipe ! XOXO Carine.


  16. I’m wondering what are the best kinds of cheese to use on this dish. I have shredded mozzarella and a Mexican blend. Do you think either one of those will work fine? I also have grated Parmesan.

    • Hello! Honnestly any kind of hard cheese works well in this quiche. I love shredded mozzarella because it melt really well and create cheese strings when super hot from the oven. But it is also a very bland cheese. For extra boost of flavor I would recommend grated parmesan, emmental, cheddar or even feta (feta and spinach is AMAZING but it doesn’t makes strings as mozzarella does, so maybe a combo of too :). Let me know what you try and if you love it ! XOXO Carine.


  17. Found this recipe by accident , had the make it straight away and I’m so glad I found it too ? it’s abs delicious and so easy to make!! My husband loved it so I will be making them quite regularly from now on! Thankyou and a BIG ? UP!!?

    • I LOVE that story ! I am so glad you and your husband love the quiche and thank you to take a minute to add such a beautiful comment. You made my day 🙂 XOXO Carine


  18. Caribe. I don’t know you, but I love you. I came upon this by accident (or maybe not). I bought a ton load of spinach on sale yesterday. Washed them and I’m sitting on my sofa trying to figure out what to do with all this spinach. Here comes my ‘sweetashoney’ angel Carine. You see, I’m always buying sweet potatoes, but all I do is bake them or make a pie. This is perfect for me because I’m trying to stay away from regular pie crusts. What a genius idea. Thanks for sharing. Nothing happens by chance.

    • You are so lovely ! I am a HUGE spinach lover so search the blog for ‘spinach’ and you should find plenty of easy healthy recipes to use those lovely spinach you bought 🙂 Enjoy the recipes on the blog! XOXO Carine.


  19. Made this tonight. SO good! And it held together very well. The entire family ate it. I used coconut milk (carton).


  20. So yummy! Today i ended up mixing spinach and raimbow chard and bacon as my filling. And used regular potatoes because its all we had on hand :/ but still just as delicious as the original recipe!

    • Love your recipe option! Looks so good as well. Thanks for following the blog nd testing the recipe I post here. Talk to you soon! XOXO Carine.


  21. Wondering if I can use kale. I have a huge bag of chopped kale and would like to use it. What do you think?

    • Hi, Sure you can, if you finely chop your trim kale leaves it won’t be a problem. Use same amount as spinach. Enjoy the recipe. xoxo Carine.


      • Ha ha, I thought you were responding to me. It was from previous question regarding substituting kale. So, should I pre cook the kale and squeeze before making the quiche?

        • Hi, Yes I would pre cook the trimmed kale leaves and squeeze out any water from the vegetables before using it into the quiche. I would also chop finely the cooked kale to make texture tastier. Enjoy the quiche! XOXO Carine.

      • Wow, thank you for your quick reply I love your style and dedication to clean eating. Going to make this with a roasted beet salad.


  22. This quiche is amazing !! what a great idea substituting crust with sweet potato. It was a huge hit in my household.

    • I am so glad your family enjoy this quiche ! I love simple recipes and this one is one of my favorite healthy dinner too. Always a hit with kids too! Thanks for reading the blog and trying my recipes. xoxo Carine.

      • hi for the sweet potato crusted spinach quiche what is the difference in taste appearance and texture as far as eggs and cheese for vegan and nonvegan?? is there any beside the obvious difference of being different things??

        • Hello! I would love to help you out but I am not sure I understand well your question. This recipe is not vegan as it use eggs and cheese. Feel free to replace the filling with a vegan filling using my chickpea flour frittata recipe here. Enjoy the blog recipes. XOXO Carine.


  23. This is the first time I have run into your Recipes. I enjoyed reading about them all. How do I go about requesting a copy for me and my son..

    • Hi, I am so glad you love the recipes on the blog ! don’t have a cookbook to sale online. All my recipes are accessible for free on this blog. Enjoy them ! Carine.


    • Hi there Carine, As always I played around with this recipe. (Everything I cook.) I JUST last night used all my fresh spinach up BUT I always have fresh broccoli so I par steamed the cut up broccoli and left in a sieve to get as much fluid out. Not only did I not have any sweet taters but don’t care for them anyway. I also wondered about using regular taters too (LOVE THEM!!) but will wait to see how “Julia” makes out with them. I’m worried they might come out chewy enough; like baked to a crisp. SO, I sauteed onions, fresh garlic and mushrooms and will dump that and the broccoli in a regular crust. 360 for about 30″ huh?? Wish me luck and thanks so much Carine!!

      • Hello lovely !I am sure it turns out great ! The best recipe are always the one we twist a bit. I am like you I can’t follow a recipe at 100%. I always like to change something 🙂 Thanks for your lovely comment and for testing my recipes. You are the BEST. XOXO Carine.

  24. Hi Carine,

    thanks for the lovely recipe! Do you think this would work with “normal” potatoes as well as I have some picky eater around here who’s not too fond of sweet potatoes (and: I know! how can you not love them?

    • Hi Julia, I am pretty sure it will work. I am so glad you found the blog and love the recipe idea! Let me know how the potatoes goes ! I always love to try new things 🙂 See you soon on the blog Julia, Carine.

    • Hi Elena, Sure you can! I used frozen spinach in this recipe. If you read the instructions further you will see that I cooked the frozen spinach into a frying pan with garlic and onion before garnishing the quiche. Enjoy! It is super yummy & healthy. Carine.

  25. I made this for my family for dinner tonight and it was so good! The texture of the sweet potato, spinach, and egg was great. Definitely will be making again as a healthier alternative to a quiche with a traditional crust!

    • Hi Danielle, I makes me so happy to read your comments. I am so glad you enjoy this quiche recipe and I hope you will make it again soon. I made with quiche many times and I also love to use different filling ingredient. I recently tried to subsititute the spinach by grated zucchini and bacon with parmesan on top. It was delicious.


  26. Wow! This looks so good! I’m vegan, so will sub out the egg mix with a tofu ricotta cheese and top with Daiya cheese shreds. Thank you Carine for the idea of the sweet potato crust!

    • Hi, I am so happy to read your comment because I am always on the look for vegan options. I am not eating fully plant based but I love having at least a vegan meal per day. Your tofu ricotta cheese sounds amazing! Thank you for sharing here! Merry Christmas. Carine.

    • Hello! I love your vegan option sooo much! I will definitely try this next time. I hope you enjoy this simple quiche crust as much as we do 🙂 Merry christmas! Carine.