This sausage, spinach and cheddar quiche is a delicious dish to bring to a potluck brunch…or to eat for dinner!
The beauty of this quiche dish is that once you commit the egg, milk and seasoning measurements to memory, you can get creative with the meats, vegetables and cheeses. I often make different variations of this dish to use up extra ingredients in the fridge and (almost) every time it turns out great. Aside from the ingredients below, I’ve used cheddar and ham, mushroom and bacon, pepper jack and sausage, etc. The sky – or should I say fridge – is the limit!
I’m sharing this recipe today because this leafy green version was approved by my husband and kids. What’s not to love about children under the age of 6 eating spinach?! 🙂
How To Make Sausage, Spinach And Cheddar Quiche
- 1 pie crust (I use Aldi premade, refridgerated crusts)
- 12 oz. pork sausage
- 8 oz. block cheddar cheese
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk (I use fat free, 1% or almond)
- 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
- pepper and onion powder, to taste
1. Preheat the oven to 350. Cook the sausage in a large skillet or pan. Once the sausage is cooked through, add a bag of spinach and cover to let the spinach wilt down in the pan.
One bag of spinach looks like a lot when first added, but it shrinks significantly when wilted.
2. Once the spinach is wilted, drain the sausage and spinach well.
Tip: Press down on the mixture with a fork to make sure all the liquid is drained. I also take that fork and a knife and I cut through the mixture to make the spinach and sausage pieces smaller.
You do NOT want all that liquid in your quiche!
3. While the pork and spinach are cooking, whisk together the eggs, milk, seasoned salt, pepper and onion powder.
4. Roll the pie crust into a greased pie dish.
5. Layer the bottom of the crust with the pork sausage and spinach mixture.
6. Next, top the meat mixture with 8 oz. of cheddar cheese. I always buy blocks of cheese at Aldi and shed it myself – hence the uneven chunks of cheese below! 🙂
7. For the final layer, pour the egg and milk mixture evenly over the entire dish.
8. Bake for an hour at 350 or until the egg is cooked. Bake uncovered for the first 30 minutes and cover for the remaining cook time.
What’s better than the crispy, cooked cheese topping above? That amount of spinach jam-packed into each slice!
Quiche can sound intimidating to someone new to the kitchen, but it is NOT! Go ahead and give this recipe a try to see (and taste) for yourself.
Have you ever made quiche before? What’s your favorite combination?