Italian Sausage Quiche

Don’t make fun of me but one of the reasons why I love living where I live is all of the access to farm fresh products. My favorite thing to get fresh is eggs. I’m lucky enough to have a couple of friends who have chickens and I’m able to get my eggs from people I personally know. It’s really such an awesome feeling. And if you’ve never seen the difference between eggs at the grocery store and eggs from your friend’s or the Farmer’s Market, let me show you!

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The egg on the right is from the grocery store and the egg on the left is from a friend’s chicken. See the color difference? See how much more ORANGE the fresh egg is? Those are the eggs I want to be eating all the time. Getting fresh eggs was much harder for me in the winter so now that there are more available I’ve been stocking up. So much so that I have to use them up before they go bad. I have over 2 dozen right now with another 2 dozen on the way. B always talks about how is mom used to make quiches when he was a kid and I thought I’d do the same for our kids. I decided to do this on a whim and felt super lucky that I had everything I needed to make Italian Sausage Quiche including pie crust.

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We’re a family that really likes eggs. One of my favorite dinners is having breakfast for dinner. Eggs over easy with sausage or bacon is something I could eat over and over again and not get tired of. A quiche is the perfect way to get our fill of eggs. The kids have never had a quiche before but Mason loved it so much he could “hardly believe I made it”. I think he meant it much nice than the way it came out. He  made it sound like I’m a terrible cook and I swear I’m not, he’s just really picky about what he likes. All those vegetables he ate when he was 2 and I thought I was the best mama ever? He’s making up for it now!

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This makes a rather large portion. It was enough for our family 5 with one member being a non eater. In the future if Emilia was eating a piece as well we probably would have had just enough. The slices are super hearty and the eggs and sausage are filling.

Now that I know the kids like quiche I’ll be making it more often. It’s the perfect thing for Sunday dinners!

Italian Sausage Quiche

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 55 minutes

Italian Sausage Quiche

Ingredients

6 Eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 lb Italian Sausage
tsp salt
tsp pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Over medium heat cook 1lb of Italian Sausage. Stirring occasionally.
  3. While the sausage is cooking whisk together 6 eggs, 1/2 cup milk and seasonings.
  4. Shred 1 cup of cheddar cheese.
  5. Add the cheese to the egg mixture and whisk.
  6. Once the sausage is cooked drain and pat dry. Add the Italian Sausage to your egg mixture and then pour into your pie crust.
  7. Bake at 375°F for 35-40 minutes or until the center of the quiche is slightly jiggly and a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean.

Notes

It's best to bake your crust for 10 minutes before adding your filling and cooking.

If you have a pie crust cover I suggest using one to avoid the crust getting too dark on the edges.

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