Friday, June 10, 2011

Cheese and Sausage Quiche

We have this for dinner a few times a month. D loves breakfast for dinner, and this is a great way for me to feel like we're eating a real meal and not just eggs. It is adapted from a recipe I originally found on, but I pretty much changed everything. Lots of times we just have the quiche, but I also like to serve it alongside a green salad.

1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
1 lb ground breakfast sausage (we use the spicy kind)
1 large onion, chopped
2 c shredded cheese
5 eggs
1/2 c half-and-half
1/4 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper
  1. Spray pie dish with non-stick cooking spray. Spread pie crust in dish and set aside.

  2. In a skillet, cook sausage until no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Add onion and saute until tender.

  3. Spread 1 c of shredded cheese in pie crust. Top with sausage and onion mixture. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top of sausage. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  4. In a bowl, whisk together eggs and half-and-half. Pour over the top of the pie. Place pie dish on cookie sheet to catch any spillage.

  5. Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees F for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 degrees F; bake 30-35 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.
Now, let's note that you could add veggies of some sort to the quiche, but why mess with the delicious harmony that is sausage, egg, and cheese? I mean, the combination is so classic that McDonald's named a sandwich after it. Don't mess with it.

If you really must get your veggies, serve them as a side to this fantastic dish!

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