Cheese and Sausage Quiche

Egg and sausage quiche

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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 55 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Yield: 1 quiche
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
619 Calories
42g Fat
32g Carbs
27g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 619
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42g 54%
Saturated Fat 17g 84%
Cholesterol 286mg 95%
Sodium 1113mg 48%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 329mg 25%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 294mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This cheese and sausage quiche contains eggs, cooked sausage, and two varieties of cheese. Not only are eggs used in the filling mixture, but they are also sliced hard-boiled eggs layered in the quiche. You get a double dose of protein from the eggs along with sausage and cheese for flavor and texture.

Feel free to use different cheeses if you'd like. Monterey Jack cheese or Gruyere are good options or use a cheddar jack blend. Vegetables can be added to the quiche as well. Sauté some finely chopped onions or shallots, sliced mushrooms, or diced bell pepper.

Use spicy or mild pork sausage or Italian sausage in this quiche, or make it with turkey sausage.


Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 350 F.

  2. Line the pie shell with a sheet of foil and fill at least 3/4 full with pie weights or dry beans. Bake the pie shell in the preheated oven for 7 minutes. Remove it to a rack and cool.

  3. In a skillet over medium heat, brown the sausage, breaking up and turning until the meat is no longer pink. Drain well.

  4. Arrange the sliced hard-cooked eggs in the bottom of the cooled crust; top with the drained browned sausage and shredded cheeses.

  5. In a bowl, whisk together the 3 eggs, milk, salt, and pepper. Pour egg mixture over sausage and cheese mixture.

  6. Bake the quiche in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean. Remove to a rack and let stand for 8 to 10 minutes before slicing and serving.