My new favorite breakfast–or dinner–this filling Sausage and Spinach Quiche is absolutely delicious! Using a store-bought freezer pie crust helps this dish come together extra quickly. Making a quiche is actually really fun and easy. This one has sausage, cheese, and spinach. What’s not to love? Your family will be thrilled to see this dish come through the dinner rotation!
Remember my friend, Noel, from Louisiana that gave me the recipe for Cuppa Cookies? Well, she also served me this delicious Sausage and Spinach Quiche the day she gave me the cookies. That girl has some great taste when it comes to food. She is as down-home and flavor savvy as it gets. Everything she makes is delicious.
Making this quiche with spicy sausage is my favorite way to make it, but when I made it, I was making it for someone who doesn’t like spicy food. I’ve made it with spicy breakfast sausage and even spicy Italian sausage, and both were phenomenal. Noel prefers it with spicy Italian sausage, and I think that version is my favorite, too. Experiment with what type of sausage you make it with to see what you like best. You really can’t go wrong. I hope you like this simple breakfast, dinner, or brunch recipe as much as I do.
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STEP-BY-STEP PICTURES FOR HOW TO MAKE SAUSAGE AND SPINACH QUICHE
Frequently Asked Questions about making Sausage and Spinach Quiche
do I need to brown the sausage or can I put it in raw?
The sausage needs to be browned before adding it to the egg mixture to make sure it’s cooked all the way through when the quiche comes out of the oven. As an alternative, you can use precooked sausage crumbles, which are found in the freezer section of the grocery store.
I don’t like spinach. what’s a good vegetable substitute for this quiche?
Zucchini or bell pepper is a good substitute for spinach. Chop up the zucchini or bell pepper into small pieces, so they will cook evenly.
can I use heavy cream in place of the milk?
If you want to use heavy cream, I recommend using half milk and half cream in this recipe.
will a refrigerated pie crust also work for this recipe?
Yes. Just make sure to use a deep-dish pie pan, so all the quiche mixture will fit into it.
IF I ONLY HAVE MEDIUM EGGS SHOULD I USE 5 INSTEAD OF 4?
Yes. If you don’t have large eggs and need to use medium-sized eggs, add a fifth egg.
- 1 deep dish frozen pie shell
- 8-16 ounces of sausage, cooked/browned
- 1 cup + 2 tbsp milk
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
- 3 tbsp fresh parsley chopped or 1 tbsp dried
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese (sharp is best)
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Remove pie crust from the freezer and set it aside to thaw.
- Cook the sausage and chop the spinach.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, salt, and pepper.
- Next, add the chopped spinach, browned sausage, grated cheese, and parsley. Stir until evenly mixed.
- Pour mixture into the pie shell and bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until browned on top and set in the center.
- Let sit for 10-15 minutes before cutting.
- Serve with fresh fruit, hash browns, or any other breakfast foods you prefer.
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