I’ve only made Quiche twice. And both times for dinner. The first time it was out of pure curiosity and boredom, when my husband was away for two weeks and that entire time I cooked maybe 3 times. And the second time last week for pretty much the same reasons, it was easy. I already had a pie crust in the freezer. I had eggs. And I did not feel like cooking for two hours after work on a Thursday. So I decided why not surprise my husband with an easy, delicious and hearty alternative to dinner.
The reason why it’s so “easy” is because it just is. Another plus to this dish is that you can technically add whatever you have on hand, and that’s always a time and product saver. Now, there is your usual bacon/egg Quiche, which would probably be best for breakfast or brunch, but I did not want to fuss with cooking the bacon, so I chose an even easier alternative: sausage. I bought a store brand smoked beef sausage, ready to eat, (feel free to use your own imagination on this, thankfully there is an abundance of varieties in stores). It added great smoky flavor to the dish, and provided the protein that my husband and I cannot live without. Seriously. All of our dinners HAVE TO HAVE MEAT. We come from a long line of meat eaters. Trust me on this one.
Besides the meat, the eggs, the milk and the cheese, I did not go too crazy on the rest. If I would’ve had arugula, I would’ve added it ( I love arugula. LOVE IT). But I ended up adding just a red pepper and some fresh rosemary for flavor.
NOTE: I made the Quiche too salty. I did not take into consideration that the sausage was already salty, so I added a big pinch of salt to the whole Quiche. So don’t make my mistake, go easy on the salt whenever processed meat is involved. But, my husband and I still enjoyed it, and drank a little more water than usual after the fact.
1 Pie Crust
1/2 Lb Sausage/kielbasa
4 medium eggs
1/2 cup milk/heavy cream
1/2 red bell pepper
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup white cheddar cheese
1/4 cup feta crumbles sprinkled on top at the very end
Preheat the over to 375 degrees.
1) Slice the sausage/kielbasa into even pieces, lay them on the bottom of the crust
2) Slice and place the pepper slices
3) Beat the eggs, add the milk and beat again.
4) Add pepper to the egg mixture
5) Add the cheese to the egg/milk mixture
6) Pour the liquid over the sausage/pepper
7) Sprinkle the feta crumbles over the pie
8) OPTIONAL: For fun, or to make it look pretty, sprinkle some rosemary leaves over the Quiche
9) Place the pie in the over for about 40-45 minutes, until the Quiche is no longer runny in the middle.I have an electric oven, and it heats/cools very fast. It gets pretty hot too, so 375 works great for me for pretty much anything.
Sorry, I do not have an “after” picture. We ate it too soon, it was not a pretty picture. Enjoy!