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Goat Cheese Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

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Hey guess what?  Today is Pi Day.  3.1415926 = Pi.  Now that the math lesson is over, it’s the perfect geeky holiday to turn foodie.  Pi, pie, potato, pototo.  You get the picture.


The Virtual Potluck team decided that we needed to get our Pi on and also have a giveaway, because we love you….and pi(e).  So we all got together and made some pie.  See the full list of who made what below.  It’s delicious.  Promise.

Goat Cheese Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

This quiche, errr pie, might look tough to make, but the only thing hard about it is standing over the box grater making the hash.  The rest…easy as pie.  Oh stop, you knew I had to say it.  Moving on.

Goat Cheese Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust - farmgirlgourmet.com

After you bake the crust for 30 minutes, you let it cool while you whisk the eggs, goat cheese, sour cream and green onions.  Super easy.  Then you bake it again for an hour and it’s chow bell time my friends.  WAIT – there’s more.  A giveaway – keep scrolling.

Goat Cheese Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust - farmgirlgourmet.com

Goat Cheese Quiche with Sweet Potato Crust

Yield 6-8 servings

Not only is this Goat Cheese Quiche beautiful, but it's out of this world delicious!!


  • 2 pounds sweet potatoes (yams), about 2 large, peeled and grated on a large-holed box grater
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 large eggs, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups reduced fat sour cream
  • 5 ounces goat cheese
  • 5 green onions, sliced thin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • crushed red pepper flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Butter the sides and bottom of a 9 inch springform pan with 1 tablespoon of softened butter. 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, pressing into the butter to adhere. Melt remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and brush the side and bottom parchment layers. Set aside.
  3. Add the grated sweet potatoes to a large piece of cheesecloth or a clean kitchen towel. Gather corners together and squeeze out excess water over the sink. You may need to do this in stages.
  4. Add the squeezed potatoes to a large bowl. In another small bowl whisk together 1 egg, 2 teaspoons salt, 1 teaspoon black pepper & a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes. Pour over sweet potatoes and toss lightly to coat. Press 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.
  5. Turn oven down to 375 degrees F.
  6. In a large bowl, add 11 eggs, sour cream, goat cheese, green onions, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Whisk well to combine.
  7. Before adding the eggs to the crust, press the sides of the crust carefully to adhere back to the springform pan if they have sagged. Add the egg mixture without overfilling beyond the crust. Bake 30 minutes. Turn heat down to 350 degrees F and bake 30 minutes. Rotate the pan an continue cooking 15 minutes more. The center may still be giggle a little, but will set as it cools. Allow to rest 20 minutes before serving.


Make sure you squeeze out as much water from the grated sweet potato as you can.  This will help your crust keep it's shape and brown evenly.

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Kellie November 16, 2015 - 9:40 am

I don’t have goat cheese, would sharp cheddar still be good??

FarmgirlGourmet December 6, 2015 - 1:32 pm

I think using a sharp would be fine. Just make sure it’s not an oily cheese or it could be a little on the greasy side. Let me know how it turns out.

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Kris September 13, 2015 - 4:12 pm

I made this tonight and it was wonderful! I used chives, vegan sour cream (I can’t do cow dairy) and a grated goat gouda. It was really stellar.

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Amy April 16, 2015 - 3:41 pm

I just found this recipe on Pinterest and it looks and sounds devine! I always cook on Sunday’s for the week, how well do you think this will hold up if I bake it on Sunday and eat throughout the week for breakfast or take it for lunch?

Megan August 31, 2014 - 11:24 am

How do you keep the crust from not falling down? I followed instructions and just pulled it out of the oven and the sides fell inward. It could be my oven or pan maybe? Just wondering if you have any tips for next time? Thanks! Even though it’s not pretty it still tastes delicious!

Marian June 19, 2014 - 1:14 pm

This looks great! Do you think this crust would work for a sweet pie?

..Maybe a sweet potato pie? Too many sweet potatoes?

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Marna M. March 2, 2014 - 4:29 pm

I’m making this now. Chances are you won’t see this comment in 12 min (ha!), but when you say “rotate the pan” are we talking a 180 degree turn? 90 degree turn? Just curious.

FarmgirlGourmet March 2, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Just a 180 so it cooks evenly. Sometimes the front of the oven can be cooler than the back. Hope you love it.

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tyjannasaurus September 1, 2013 - 8:48 pm

Great recipe! One question, do you think this would hold up ok if you make it the day before?

FarmgirlGourmet September 2, 2013 - 8:38 pm

I think the crust may get soft if you premade this ahead. I recall it was much softer the second day, although still delicious. Let me know if you try it.

Shaina Olmanson (@FoodforMyFamily) March 22, 2013 - 7:15 pm

The sweet potato crust is just perfection, especially when paired with the goat cheese in the quiche itself.

Melinda March 21, 2013 - 12:54 pm

Yum that crust looks amazing and I love love love goat cheese

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Rachael {Simply Fresh Cooking} March 19, 2013 - 12:05 pm

What an incredibly brilliant recipe! Must make!!

Ali | Gimme Some Oven March 17, 2013 - 5:03 pm

Love love LOVE that sweet potato crust! Such an incredible idea!! 🙂

Adryon March 16, 2013 - 6:09 am

Here I am, breakfast-less, making my meal plan for the week….and I KNEW you would have something I could put on it that everyone in my house would totally love. Nom!

FarmgirlGourmet March 17, 2013 - 7:51 pm

You’re too sweet Adryon. Xo darlin.

Aggie March 15, 2013 - 1:31 pm

Um, this is mouthwatering! That crust!!! Gimme!!

Shannon Lim (@JustAsDelish) March 15, 2013 - 8:58 am

OMG this is perfect for gluten free quiche! what an amazing idea.. and thanks for sharing, I came here immediately when I saw it on Food Fetish Friday

FarmgirlGourmet March 15, 2013 - 10:03 am

Glad you like it!! Enjoy! It tastes far better than it looks. 😉

Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles March 15, 2013 - 8:06 am

OhMyGoodness, look at that fabulous crust! And filled with eggs and goat cheese…I want!!

Sommer@ASpicyPerspective March 15, 2013 - 7:55 am

Oh my word, that crust in amazing!! You little genius….

patti panuccio March 15, 2013 - 6:55 am

this recipe gives me a world of ideas

bellalimento March 15, 2013 - 6:42 am

There are so many things I love about this I don’t even know where to start … <3

bakeaholicmama March 15, 2013 - 6:21 am

That is one glorious quiche!

Monet March 14, 2013 - 8:38 pm

What a unique and gorgeous way to celebrate pi day! I just love the thought of a sweet potato crust. Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

Virginia Tadrzynski March 14, 2013 - 3:19 pm

Looks nummmmmm-meeee. AND the added plus, being lactose intolerant I can have goat cheese!

Cassie Laemmli (@BakeYourDay) March 14, 2013 - 3:02 pm

MMmm. I love a good quiche. I also love that you used your springform pan. Brilliant!

Kari@Loaves n dishes March 14, 2013 - 2:55 pm

I adore this quiche from the pretty sweet potato crust to the goat cheese, totally yummy!

Eileen March 14, 2013 - 2:55 pm

That sweet potato crust looks so delicious! What a brilliant idea. 🙂

Donna Currie March 14, 2013 - 11:04 am

Oh my! I LOVE that sweet potato crust! You rock!

Liren Baker (@kitchconfidante) March 14, 2013 - 8:36 am

This looks fantastic! That crust is a head-turner, Heather!

Milisa Armstrong March 14, 2013 - 7:59 am

YUUUUM! This looks mega-fantastic!

marly March 14, 2013 - 7:52 am

I took a couple of international courses in Argentina as part of graduate school and they served these lovely quiche-type dishes that were a similar shade of orange on the bottom. Most of the people in my class thought I was eating a big chunk of cheese! They were surprised to learn it was pumpkin. So this dish of yours really reminds me of that Argentinian dish. I love the idea of using sweet potatoes instead. Delicious!

diabeticfoodie March 14, 2013 - 6:50 am

I love the looks of this sweet potato crust. And then you had to go and add goat cheese too. Drooling over here!

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The crust is incredible! Could munch on it alone! Love this recipe Heather! My Savory Southern Tomato Pie is live for #PiDay! Looking forward to the party!

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