country sausage quiche
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Quiche sounds so fancy and complicated but it's really simple to make. I love the fact that you can "make it your own" by changing one or two ingredients. The best part is that it can be made for breakfast lunch or dinner. Never any complaints at my house. That's for sure!
Ingredients For country sausage quiche
1refrigerated pie crust (pillsbury)
1/2 lbground breakfast sausage
1 Tbspolive oil
1 cchopped veggies
1 chalf and half
1 pinchred pepper flakes
1/4 tspdried ground mustard
1/8 tspgarlic powder
1/8 tsponion powder
1/8 tspground thyme
1-2 pinchsalt and pepper
1 1/4 cshredded cheddar cheese
How To Make country sausage quiche
1Preheat oven according to pie crust instructions. Unroll pie crust and gently press into a pie plate crimping the edges using your fingers. Poke crust with a fork and bake the crust for approximately 5 minutes just to get it started.
2Meanwhile brown sausage in a medium skillet, drain on paper towel cool slightly. *I often use leftover chicken, roast beef, bacon bits, diced ham, sausage or a combination of two.
3While sausage is cooling use the same skillet to add 1 T olive oil & saute 1 - 1 1/2C mixed veggies diced in uniform pieces. I used 1/4 diced onion, 1/4 diced yellow bell pepper, 3 T. sliced mushrooms, 1/2 small zucchini diced. Let cool slightly. *any combination works: Chicken & broccoli or ground beef, onion, black olive w/salsa are some favorites*
4In a small mixing bowl combine eggs, half & half, red pepper flakes, mustard, garlic & onion powder, thyme, worcestershire sauce, salt & pepper and whisk really well. *using half & half (my favorite) or heavy cream makes this dish rich and decadent. Using milk just lightens this up a bit.
5Layer into pie shell browned meat, veggies, 1/2 of the shredded cheese & gently pour egg mixture over everything. Cover crust with foil and remove last 10 minutes of baking time.
6Bake at 375 degrees for 40 minutes until middle is done. *I place the quiche on a large cookie sheet to avoid boil over/spills in my oven.
7Remove from oven and top with remaining cheese and let stand for 10 minutes before serving. This is really good served room temperature too.
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Categories & Tags for Country Sausage Quiche:
- Breakfast Casseroles
- Other Breakfast
- Other Main Dishes
- Other Side Dishes
- Cheese Appetizers
- Other Appetizers
- Meat Breakfast
- Meat Appetizers
- Vegetable Appetizers
- Side Casseroles
- Savory Pies
- The Best Sausage