A Simple Quiche Recipe
This family favorite, Sausage and Cheese Quiche, makes a hearty breakfast, a tasty lunch or the perfect comfort food for dinner. If you happen to have any leftover, it warms over quickly in the microwave, and it makes for a quick leftover breakfast, or you can pack it and carry it with you for your lunch. If you cook extra dishes over the weekend, to make getting to school and work easier, then this wholesome, quick, easy and economical dish will make your mornings much smoother.
This recipe is so versatile that you can even use it as an appetizer or a hors d’oeuvre. If you are baking it to be served as an appetizer or a hors d’oeuvre, then bake it in a rectangular baking pan, and once it has cooled, cut it into squares. Refrigerate the squares, and warm them in the microwave just before serving.
When having guests stay overnight, make this simple quiche recipe ahead of time, and you can enjoy breakfast with your guests instead of being chained to the cook top. This is also perfect for Christmas morning since you will be able to share all those precious moments with your family and not be in the kitchen cooking.
Let's gather the ingredients needed to make this Sausage and Cheese Quiche:
1 lb. pork sausage
Onion, small size, chopped
Green or red pepper, medium size, chopped
1 ¾ cups shredded mild cheddar cheese
1 cup baking mix
2 cups milk
Salt and pepper
Credit: Southerngirl09For this recipe, I like to use Jimmy Dean Sausage - Premium Pork Regular Roll, which I slice into approximate ½ inch slices and place into a non-stick paella pan. As the slices cook, I break them into smaller pieces to get them to a scrambled texture. (I use my T-fal Nonstick Paella Pan since I can cook and scramble the sausage on the stovetop and layer the other ingredients on top before placing it into the oven. And cleanup is super easy since I only used one pan for the cooking.)
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Credit: Southerngirl09Chop the onion and green or red pepper into random ½ inch to ¾ inch size pieces. Before adding these to the cooked sausage in the pan, remove any grease from the sausage. Add onions and peppers to the cooked sausage in the pan, mix together and lower the heat. They will soften some on the low heat while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.
In a medium size bowl, measure 1 cup of baking mix (your own mix or store bought). Pour in 2 cups of milk and add 4 eggs. Using a hand mixer, beat until blended
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Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the meat, peppers and onions in the pan.
Pour the egg mixture over the cheese.
Credit: Southerngirl09Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, and bake the sausage and cheese quiche for about 35 minutes or until the top is golden brown. (To test for doneness – insert a knife blade into the center of the quiche, and if it comes out clean, it is done.)
Credit: Southerngirl09Remove this easy sausage casserole from the oven, and let it set for about 5 minutes before cutting it into slices or squares and serving.
While I like to cook, I also like doing other things and spending time with my family. That is another reason why I like this sausage quiche recipe – it gets me out of the kitchen fast, and it makes for easy cleanup, but most importantly, it helps me to feed my family a delicious meal. When serving this easy quiche for breakfast, just add some fruit. And for lunch, a salad is the only accompaniment that it needs. Any side dish will make this easy entrée a fabulous and complete dinner. And, needless to say, when planning and preparing a brunch – this is the perfect dish!
Do you have any leftover ham? Then substitute the ham for the sausage, and make a ham and cheese quiche. Your family loves bacon; no problem – replace the sausage with pre-cooked bacon. Tada! You now have a bacon quiche. In other words, you can adapt this sausage and cheese quiche dish to make it your own special family favorite recipe.