Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Quiche with Caramelized Onions and Rosemary

A breakdown of the final 10 minutes before any party I host: Shove dishes into cabinets (1 minute); frantically set table (2 minutes); yell at husband to fluff pillows (10 seconds); pray guests will be late (30 seconds); madly search for left shoe (6 minutes, 20 seconds). Thanks to Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Quiche with Caramelized Onions and Rosemary, I can finally spend those 10 minutes sipping a mimosa instead.

Sweet Potato Quiche with Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onions, and RosemaryI grew up with and still have model hostesses for a mother and grandmother. When guests arrive, my Grammy has an immaculate table set, hors d’oeuvres on the table, and wine chilled in an ice bucket. My mom’s deviled eggs never crack, her collection of adorable serveware immense, and her lipstick is flawless. I’m pretty sure neither of them has asked God to pull off a traffic jam and stall guests.

Although my friends would be perfectly happy to eat from paper plates, like my mom and Grammy, hosting meals for the people I love brings me incredible joy, and I want my guests to feel special. I also want to enjoy the party myself, and running all over my house like a madwoman isn’t exactly a recipe for bliss.

Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Quiche

Thanks to advice from my mom and Grammy, I have found a foolproof way to relax at any party I throw: make it ahead. By choosing recipes that can be almost (if not entirely) prepped in advance, I ensure that I have the main meal in order before guests arrive and can focus on last minute touches (ahem, pouring myself that mimosa) instead.

Sweet Potato Goat Cheese QuicheSweet Potato Goat Cheese Quiche with Caramelized Onions and Rosemary is an ideal make-ahead dish, because it can be prepped days or even weeks ahead, freezes like a dream, and most importantly, tastes off-the-wall deee-lish. Your guests will think you spent the hours before their arrival slaving over a stove. Only you will know you spent it painting your nails instead!

My quiche style is maximum filling, minimum custard, which I find adds more flavor and is healthier for you too. Today’s combo of olive oil-roasted sweet potatoes, glorious caramelized onions, woody rosemary, and creamy-dreamy goat cheese is ideal for fall and makes my heart pitter-patter.

Quiche with Sweet Potatoes, Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onions

Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Quiche with Caramelized Onions and Rosemary is Part One of a make-ahead recipe series I’m sharing on the KitchenAid blog. Whether you prep it weeks in advance for a special brunch or whip it up tonight for family dinner, its robust fall flavors and touch of elegance will make for a cozy and festive meal.

Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Quiche with Caramelized Onions and RosemaryJust don’t tell Ben how much spare time I’m going to have with Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Quiche with Caramelized Onions and Rosemary on the menu. He’s become quite skilled at fluffing the pillows, and I’d hate to deprive him of the opportunity.

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Sweet Potato Goat Cheese Quiche with Caramelized Onions and Rosemary

A beautiful quiche filled with roasted sweet potatoes, caramelized onions, goat cheese, and rosemary. A perfect balance of sweet and savory flavors that's perfect for brunch or dinner.

Yield: 1, 9-inch quiche


For the Pie Crust

  • 8 tablespoons (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, cold
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or substitute all purpose flour)
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons ice water

For the Quiche Filling

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 large or 2 small sweet potatoes (about 1 pound)
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped


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About Erin Clarke

I'm fearlessly dedicated to making healthy food taste incredible. Wearer of plaid, lover of bourbon, and firmly convinced that sweets and veggies both deserve a place at the table. MORE ABOUT ERIN...


  1. Love the opening paragrah. I always pray the guests will be a bit late. Great recipe and great post.

  2. Quiche is always a good decision to have when throwing a party. I’ve prayed to GOD a couple of times when my dishes didn’t work out and it was on to Plan B with 30 minutes till go time.

  3. I love quiche, what a great idea using sweet potatoes!

  4. This has EVERYTHING I love. Seriously, EVERYTHING.

  5. Love the sound of this recipe, sweet potato and goat cheese always go good together, and then in a quiche? Yes please! I totally died laughing at your 10 minutes before your party scenario…sounds very familiar, except mine is more like … give up on trying to find the left shoe and decide barefoot is the new ‘cool’ thing to do lol

  6. Oh this sounds delicious – I’ve never tried sweet potato in a quiche, but I’m loving the idea of it! I too have found myself hoping guests will be delayed – I used to have a friend who always showed up about 30-40 minutes *early* though, who would just sit and chatter at me (not asking if she could help) as I sweat frantically over the stove, still in my lounge pants…ugh! But thanks to this quiche, hopefully that scene is one that won’t repeat itself :)

  7. This will be perfect for the holidays. I’m terrible at time management when I’m hosting, so I need all the make-ahead help I can get! I don’t know how our parents make it look so effortless!

  8. This is one gorgeous quiche! I love caramelized onions!!

  9. Haha – I will be sure not to breath a word to Ben! And I am so relieved am not the only one who would wish people would show up late!
    That filling sounds pretty incredible – caramelized onions and sweet potato with a hint of nutmeg is simply brilliant!

  10. I love quiche! This is a great idea to freeze in advance! The fall flavors sound delicious too.

  11. Wow. I love this recipe!
    It must be hard to live up to such amazing hostess skills, but I’m sure you do it very well. If you’re sipping a mimosa before everyone comes, you’re doing something right!

  12. I love entertaining, too, and definitely plan on a lot of make-ahead dishes! Sweet potato and goat cheese is a perfect combo!

  13. There is so much YUM to this dish! It’s so beautiful, and while I love throwing at-home shindigs, I am NOT a model hostess and love anything I can prep ahead of time.

  14. I love this recipe! Sweet potatoes AND goat cheese in a quiche? Plus caramelized onions? Amazing!

  15. Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen Reply

    This sweet potato quiche sounds amazing – I am a sucker for anything with caramelized onions (yum!). I am the same – whenever guests come over I pray that they are a couple minutes late so I can get the “last minute” things done! And congratulations on settling into your new home! I just took a look at the “we bought a house” post and your kitchen is honestly to die for!! Gorgeous!!

  16. I learned the hard way a lonngg time ago, it’s always best to prepare as much as you can ahead of time. I, like you, used to run all over the house frantically before guests came over. One time, I even had wet hair when the first guest arrived. Yikes. What a perfect make-ahead dish! Quiche is one of my favorite breafkast items (one I can’t resist) and the combination of ingredients, especially the rosemary and goat cheese sounds utterly sublime.

  17. Love this quiche Erin, great combination!

  18. LOVE this quiche Erin. . I’m all about some make ahead dishes too when entertaining. . heading over now and congrats on KitchenAid! :)

  19. This looks incredible, Erin! I’m with you regarding the filling: more is better!

  20. that last minute prep..my last years christmas party, I was too busy decorating the cheese platter I actually didnt realize i had to get ready myself. i’d love to have recipes like this for future.

  21. Good lordy woman…. 6 minutes to find your shoe. I’d just go barefoot and spend more time fluffing pillows orrrr maybe pouring a cheeky glass of bubbles and looking oh so sophisticated and on time. HA! :) Great recipe, totally obsessed with goat cheese lately. Hope you are well lovely one. :)

  22. Great post! I LOVE a loaded quiche…less custard is my fave too. Healthier, more filling…the best. I’m usually hoping the guests are late too. If nothing else, so I can sit for one minute after all the crazy prep and take a breather.

  23. Oh my gosh, less custard, more filling is totally my kind of language! Congrats on your new home!!!

  24. What a perfect looking quiche! Love that you used sweet potatoes in it!

  25. Completely agree about the making ahead part! Slow cookers and meals like quiches are a godsend when it comes to dinner parties :)

  26. Sounds about like me when I try to host! Maybe someday I’ll learn, and by someday I mean when I start making recipes like this…..This has some of my favorite flavors in it so I can’t wait to give it a try!

  27. Bahhahah! I need more than 10 mins of frantic running around and shoving things out of the way. I wish I could learn how to make ahead more often. Thanks for this recipe!!

  28. haha oh gosh – yeah that used to be me (including lots of yelling at the hubs) until I finally started planning ahead a bit better :) Love this quiche! Sweet potato and goat cheese are some of my favorites!

  29. I love the idea of this make ahead healthy and full of flavor quiche! Helps you be less stressed out, she you are having people coming over. I think less custard more filling is a great idea!

  30. hehehe totally sounds like me – I always pray the guests are late…and can you believe some guests even show up early? ugh, the nerve ;) This quiche looks amazing! Love that you can make it ahead and impress the guests. The sweet potato and goat cheese sound so good!

  31. I love eating quiche – I have just never made it myself! Your recipe sounds really do-able and absolutely delicious, so I hope I can finally get over my fear of messing up and trying it myself! I would love to feature this recipe on my blog in my Weekend Readings – Savory Reads series, would you mind? (go to http://curlsnchard.com/tag/savory-reads/ for earlier posts, to see how it would look like) Ideally I would love to add one of your pictures from it to the post to illustrate why I’m in love with the recipe. Please let me know if you are okay with it! :) xoxo, Kat

  32. Omg, you sound like me that last few minutes before the guests arrive! Except I never have those 10 min to sip on a drinkie…guess I need to work on that. ;) I’m in love with this quiche! It looks delicious and it’s always my go-to appetizer.

  33. Ahhh…I’ve been wanting to have a mini party or brunch at my place and you’ve just inspired me. :) Super simple but practical advice, make everything ahead! Or at least–whatever you can. This looks and sounds so scrumptious….Quiche is so good yet I rarely get it because restaurants make them so extra rich.

    • Hooray! I’m sure your party will be just perfect. I feel the exact same way about quiche at restaurants. I rarely order it, because I love making a more wholesome person at home. Thanks so much Ellie!

  34. I am always scrambling at the last minute, and my hubby wouldn’t know how to fluff a pillow if his life depended on it :) but he could open that champagne to go with that quiche

  35. Hi Erin,
    My husband made this quiche this morning. We had my in-laws over – and everyone thought it was FANTASTIC.  Looked just like the picture, and unlike so many quiches I have had, it felt light and had really bright flavours. Lets just say…there were no leftovers. Thanks for the recipe!

  36. How exactly do you freeze this. Put it all in the crust and then wrap it in the freezer??
    Can someone break this down for me lol.
    Clearly NO EXP making a quiche.
    Sounds delicious.

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