Easy southern cheesy sausage breakfast quiche is a delicious recipe with tons of flavors and a buttery, flaky crust.
The pork sausage recipe only requires a few ingredients and can be prepped and in the oven in less than twenty minutes. This is a filling family meal for breakfast or dinner.
A Family Favorite
Although this is now a family favorite, I have a confession: I am a bit of a picky eater.
I am a lot better than I used to be, but I sure missed out on A LOT of good food in my younger days.
My sister and I would spend every summer on our grandparent’s farm in Tennessee. They raised their own crops and had horses, cows, chickens, goats, and hogs.
I could literally kick myself for not eating more of what they offered, like homemade sausage. Maybe they should have tried the “sit at the table until you’re done with everything on your plate” trick.
My grandfather made his own sausage, and I’m betting it was just as good, if not better, than Jimmy Dean’s. So, in my refusal to eat sausage, I missed out (I never refused pie, though).
I wish I had paid more attention to how he cured the sausage and added all the fixin’s, but I was pretty busy playing in the barn and running all over creation with my cousin, which of course, I wouldn’t trade for the world.
I am making up for lost sausage time, and this is one of my favorite recipes now. It’s good stuff, and I’ll take it just about any way that I can get it, especially spicy sausage–gotta love that!
Not too many years ago, when I left Tennessee after a visit, my aunt sent me off with some sausage and biscuits. I think I had them eaten before I even got to the edge of town.
Sausage is a great treat for the holidays, as well. If you’ve got family in from out of town, and you are planning to cook a large meal, why not start off with something filling that will leave everyone happy for a few hours until the big meal?
A quiche is a perfect way to do that.
Ingredients For Easy Sausage Quiche
- Pie crust, unbaked
- Butter (melted)
- Pork sausage (cooked)
- All-purpose flour
- Shredded cheddar cheese
Full printable recipe with measurements and instructions at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.
How To Make Easy Southern Sausage Quiche
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Brush the melted butter on the pie crust and bake for approximately 20 minutes.
- Get your large skillet out and cook the sausage. Drain the grease.
- Mix cooked sausage with flour in a medium bowl.
- Sprinkle the cheese into the pie crust.
- Add the flour and sausage mixture on top of the cheese.
- Mix the eggs and milk in a mixing bowl and pour the egg mixture over the sausage.
- Return to oven for 35 to 45 minutes. (Until a knife comes out clean).
I got started with a frozen pie crust and let it thaw. Be sure to get a deep crust.
I’m not sure it’s really a deep crust, but it’s deeper than the other one they sell in the grocery store.
If you want to make a homemade flaky pie crust, you can put it in a deep pie crust pan.
Melt the butter and brush it on the crust. If you don’t have a brush, roll it around in the crust to cover the bottom and the sides. If you’ve just taken the crust out of the freezer, swirl the butter around fast, or the butter will harden fast.
Once you’ve covered the pie shell with butter, stick it in the oven for about 20 minutes.
Tip: If you open the oven and poke a few fork marks in the crust to keep it from bubbling, be sure not to poke holes in the pie pan like I did. You will regret it later – I’ll explain below.
If you love sausage, give this black eyed pea soup with sausage a try.
In a separate bowl, mix the cooked sausage with the flour.
For this recipe, you will want to cook your sausage ahead of time. If you’re in a hurry and don’t want to cook the sausage, you can buy it precooked and add it to the recipe.
Add the shredded cheddar cheese to the bottom of the cooked pie pan.
You can see the pie crust is golden brown and cracked. That’s ok. It will all come out delicious.
Next, add the browned sausage on top of the cheese.
In another bowl, mix the eggs and milk and pour the egg mixture over the top of the sausage.
Remember my tip above about not poking holes in a tin pie pan? I speak from experience when I say that if you do, you will have milk coming out all over.
Thankfully, I had the pan on a cookie sheet and didn’t get milk all over, but it took me a minute to figure out why there was milk coming out below the pie! Oops.
Baking The Sausage Quiche
Bake the quiche for 35-45 minutes.
Check the edges of your crust after about 20 minutes. If it’s getting pretty brown, cover it with a pie shield so it won’t burn.
If you don’t have a pie shield, you can always put a little tin foil around the edges.
Check for doneness with a knife in the center. If it comes out clean, it’s done. If not, cook it a little longer. I ended up cooking mine for almost 45 minutes.
Here’s a pie shield if you need one (this one is adjustable – I wish I had an adjustable one). They come in handy for pecan and pumpkin pies that take a long time to cook.
If you get your sausage for a discount (I bought mine at Aldi’s), you can make this meal for less than $10. It’s easy peasy and filling!
- Fresh spinach
- Heavy cream instead of milk
- Italian sausage
- Diced green bell pepper
- Green chilis
- Green onion
- Yellow onion
- Colby Jack or Mexican cheese
- A pinch of salt and black pepper
Can The Recipe Be Frozen?
Yes, you can make the recipe ahead of time. Once you cook the hearty breakfast, let it cool, put it into a freezer-safe container, and freeze it for up to two months.
It’s a great freezer meal that you can take out and reheat when you’re ready to eat it.
How To Store The Quiche
Store the quiche in an airtight container or cover it with plastic wrap and keep it refrigerated.
Delicious Sausage Quiche
Be sure to get a copy of the simple recipe below. It’s one of my family’s favorites, and I know you will love it, too!
You can add some buttermilk pancakes on the side for a great rounded-out meal.
- 9-inch frozen deep dish pie shell, unbaked
- 1 Tablespoon butter (melted)
- 1 pound pork sausage (cooked)
- 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 3 eggs
- 1-1/2 cups milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Allow the pie crust to thaw out a little.
- Brush melted butter on the pie crust and bake for 20 minutes.
- Cook the sausage and drain the grease (or use precooked sausage).
- In a mixing bowl, mix cooked sausage with flour.
- Sprinkle the cheese into the pie crust.
- Add the sausage on top of the cheese.
- Mix the eggs and milk and pour over the sausage.
- Return to oven for 35 to 45 minutes. (Bake until a knife comes out clean).
I like to cover a sheet pan with aluminum foil and place the pie pan on top so that if anything boils over it won't be a mess in your oven.
We like sharp cheddar cheese here, but you can use your favorite shredded cheese for the recipe.
For the pie crust, you can use a homemade pie crust, refrigerated pie crust, or frozen.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 385Total Fat: 28gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 134mgSodium: 667mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 18g
Nutrition is approximate.