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Crustless Sausage & Cheese Quiche

March 18, 2011
2 Ratings
  • Makes 1
Author Notes

Quiche is one of my favorite dishes with it’s flakey and buttery crust and creamy egg filling. Oh and add cheese and game over! Nevertheless, quiche this indulgent often make me feel a bit lethargic. Hello, food coma! Why not omit the crust and make the filling a bit lighter but still flavorful?! —Allison from Haute Box

What You'll Need
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 chicken sausage links, halved and sliced into half moons
  • 1/2 cup cubed low fat sharp cheddar or cheese of your choice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup 1% or nonfat milk
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a pie dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Add the olive oil and chicken sausage to a medium or large skillet over medium heat. Cook the sausage until browned. Remove from skillet and set aside. Using the juices from the chicken sausage and olive oil, add the fresh spinach and saute until wilted. This step should not take very long, probably about 2 minutes.
  3. Place the wilted spinach in a colander. When the spinach has cooled, gently squeeze to remove excess moisture. Lay spinach in the bottom of the pie dish. Throw-in the cubed cheddar and sausage!
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together milk, 2 whole eggs, 1 egg white and sea salt and pepper to taste. Pour over the spinach, cheddar and sausage. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove and place on a wire rack. Slice and enjoy!!

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7 Reviews

Burnt O. March 19, 2011
Terrific! So simple. I think I have everything I need on hand. Thanks for breakfast!
Allison F. March 19, 2011
How serendipitous that you have it all on-hand! Let me know how you like it or if you add anything more to it.
ellenl March 19, 2011
What a great way to make something so indulgent that can still feel rich, french, and OK to eat often!!! Thanks.
Allison F. March 19, 2011
Thanks for the kind words Ellen!
monkeymom March 19, 2011
Looks so good! Do you use the apple-chicken type sausage or some other kind? What brand do you like? Thank you!
Allison F. March 19, 2011
I did use an apple-chicken sausage; it was organic. The brand of the sausage escapes me at the moment though. What brand do you usually use?

Thanks for stopping by!
monkeymom March 20, 2011
Aidell's apple-chicken is easy to find and very good. I love quiche and this combo of ingredients looks very tasty.