A Quick and Easy Sausage Quiche Recipe

Apr 18, 2024 / MIN READ

Have you been looking for your next mealtime adventure? Indulge in the comforting delight of a sausage quiche, a beloved breakfast classic that's sure to unite your family table. Discover how simplicity meets satisfaction with our quick and easy breakfast quiche recipe — perfect for chefs of all levels. Follow our step-by-step guide and explore expert tips for a simple and successful cooking process.

Savoring sausage quiche: A nutritious and versatile delight

While a breakfast sausage quiche reigns supreme as a morning staple, its versatility makes it suitable for any meal of the day. Packed with protein, vitamins, and flavor, it defies breakfast norms. Its simple preparation makes it perfect for busy households, whether you're a seasoned cook or just starting out. From rushed weekdays to spontaneous family gatherings, sausage quiche offers both wholesome goodness and convenience. Elevate your dining experience and savor the simplicity and satisfaction of this delectable delight.

Crafting the perfect sausage quiche in your kitchen

Serves: 8
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 50 min
Rest time: 20 min


  • 1 pack Hatfield® Country Ground Sausage.
  • 1 uncooked pie crust.
  • 5 eggs.
  • 1 ½ cups cheddar cheese, shredded.
  • 1 cup heavy cream.
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced.
  • ¼ cup green onion, sliced.
  • ½ tsp. dry mustard.
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder.
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach, chopped.
  • Salt and pepper, to taste.

Bringing your homemade sausage quiche to life 

  • Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350.
  • Step 2: In a saute pan, brown your sausage and yellow onion until the meat is fully cooked and your onions are translucent. Then, drain and set aside.
  • Step 3: In a bowl, whisk together your eggs, heavy cream, dry mustard, green onion, garlic powder, spinach, salt and pepper.
  • Step 4: Take the room temperature, uncooked pie crust and place it into a deep dish pie plate. Crimp the edges for presentation.
  • Step 5: Pour your sausage mixture into the bottom of the pie crust and spread it out.
  • Step 6: Sprinkle one cup of your shredded cheese on the sausage mixture and then pour your egg mixture on top.
  • Step 7: Sprinkle the remaining cheddar cheese on top and bake in the oven for about 50 minutes or until set. Halfway through cooking, cover your pie crust edges with tinfoil or crust protectors to prevent burning.
  • Step 8: Finally, remove from the oven and let your sausage quiche set for 20 minutes. Then, you can slice and serve while it's still hot!
An uncooked sausage and cheese quiche sits on a tableBringing your homemade sausage quiche to life

Ready to get started? Head to your local grocery store to pick up your favorite Hatfield® pork products today!

Essential tips and tricks for mastering sausage quiche

Consider the following tips to make the most of your quiche recipes:

Helpful hints for cooking

For the best results:

  • Mix your eggs thoroughly for a creamy texture.
  • Don't be afraid to season generously for flavor.
  • Cook the sausage until golden brown for richness.
  • Pre-bake the crust to avoid sogginess and layer ingredients evenly.
  • Let the quiche cool before slicing for firmness.
  • Experiment with herbs and spices for variety.

With these tricks in mind, you'll master sausage quiche like a pro every time.

Recipe variations to consider

When it comes to breakfast sausage quiche, your options for recipe variations are practically endless. You might consider substituting sausage with bacon or vegetables for a different flavor. Or, opt for a pre-seasoned option like Hatfield® Sweet Italian Ground Sausage or Hatfield® Hot Italian Ground Sausage to enrich the dish's taste even more. You can also experiment with different cheeses, like Swiss or mozzarella cheese, to enhance richness. Don't forget to adjust seasonings to complement both your chosen ingredients and household preferences.

With the right variations, you can easily create a sausage quiche tailored to your family's taste profile and dietary needs.

Storing, freezing and reheating leftovers

Got leftovers? No worries! Proper storage can keep your sausage quiche fresh for days — or even months. Here's what you need to know:

  • Storing: After allowing the quiche to cool completely, wrap it tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil to prevent air exposure. You can store this dish in the refrigerator for three to four days.
  • Freezing: Wrap individual slices or the whole quiche tightly in multiple layers of plastic wrap and aluminum foil. It's best to place your quiche in an airtight container or freezer bag for extra protection. Label with the date and freeze for up to two to three months.
  • Reheating: For refrigerated quiche, reheat slices in the microwave for one to two minutes or until heated through. For frozen quiche, thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Then, reheat in a preheated oven at 350°F for 15-20 minutes or until warmed to your liking.

Pairing your main dish with complementary sides

No sausage quiche is complete without the perfect sides to go with it. Here are some of the most popular options to consider:

  • A simple salad with vinaigrette dressing complements the richness of quiche.
  • Crispy roasted potatoes seasoned with herbs like rosemary or thyme add texture and flavor contrast.
  • Sliced melons, berries or citrus fruits provide a burst of sweetness that balances the savory quiche.
  • Tender-crisp vegetables like broccoli, asparagus or green beans offer a healthy accompaniment.
  • Warm, buttery garlic bread or crusty French baguette is perfect for mopping up any leftover quiche filling.
  • Creamy coleslaw with a tangy dressing provides a crunchy contrast and complements the quiche's flavors.

Discover answers to the most commonly asked questions

Let's take a closer look at the most frequently asked questions you might run into when preparing a sausage, cheese and spinach quiche:

Can I make a sausage quiche ahead of time?

Absolutely! Making a sausage quiche ahead of time is a great idea for busy mornings or when you're hosting brunch. Simply prepare the quiche according to the recipe, then cover and refrigerate it overnight — or for up to three days. When you're ready to serve, pop it in the oven and bake until heated through. This allows you to enjoy a delicious homemade quiche with minimal morning hassle.

How do I prevent my quiche from getting water?

To prevent your quiche from becoming watery:

  • Thoroughly drain any excess liquid from your ingredients before adding them to your quiche mixture.
  • Avoid overfilling the crust with liquid ingredients.
  • Consider pre-baking your crust before adding the filling to help create a barrier and prevent sogginess.

How do I know when my quiche is done baking?

A properly baked quiche should be firm around the edges and slightly jiggly in the center. To check for doneness, insert a knife or toothpick into the center of the quiche; if it comes out clean, the quiche is ready. Keep in mind that residual heat will continue to cook the quiche slightly after it's removed from the oven, so it's okay if the center is still a bit soft when you take it out.

What's the difference between a quiche and a frittata?

While both quiche and frittata are popular egg-based dishes, they have some key differences to note. Quiche typically features a pastry crust and a creamy custard-like filling. A frittata, on the other hand, is crustless and cooked entirely on the stovetop. What's more, quiche often contains cream or milk in the egg mixture, giving it a softer texture. However, a frittata will have a firmer, more solid consistency.

Can I make mini sausage quiches instead of one large quiche?

You can certainly make mini sausage quiches if you prefer. They're a fun and versatile option, especially for parties or gatherings. Simply divide your quiche filling among individual muffin tins or small tart pans lined with pastry crust. Then, all you have to do is bake until set. Mini quiches are not only adorable but also convenient for serving and portion control. Plus, they can be customized with different fillings to please a variety of tastes.

Elevate your family meals with high-quality ingredients

A sausage quiche recipe stands as a testament to the value and versatility of family meals. And choosing high-quality ingredients not only elevates the taste of this dish but also ensures the health and satisfaction of your loved ones. That's where Hatfield comes into play. With a commitment to excellence and food safety, we offer a range of pre-seasoned pork products that elevate all of your favorite recipes. With superior ingredients, you can enjoy delicious family meals with peace of mind.

If you're ready to jump in, you can head to your local grocery store to pick up your favorite Hatfield® pork products today!