Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sausage Quiche

Finally I can introduce soft foods into my diet.... Yeah!!  I made a quiche for dinner last night that was out of this world delicious.  At first I thought it was just my taste buds giving a standing ovation for decent flavor, but then the rest of the family gave it two thumbs up as well.  
Quiches only seem intimidating but are really quite easy to make.  I just think of it as an omelet in a pie shell. I didn't follow any recipe, just threw some items in with the eggs and put it all in the pie shell.  Since I made this for dinner I used pork entire pound.  Not exactly the healthiest but it gave it more substance for the men.
I've been growing spinach and lettuce, along with other things, and was able to use the fresh items.  I was absolutely tickled to find this spinach leaf....How cute is that!

Sausage Quiche
1 pound pork sausage, cooked and drained of grease
1/2 onion, dice fine  (I used a sweet onion)
1 cup fresh spinach chopped
2 leaves of fresh basil, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper
6 eggs
1 1/2 cups fat free half and half
1/2 cup cheddar cheese cheese  (I used a cheddar jack mix)
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
9-inch pie shell, unbaked   (I always make my own pie crust)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a medium frying pan, combine the onion and pork sausage; cook until browned.  Drain the sausage over a paper towel to get rid of some of the grease.
While the sausage is browning, make the pie crust. We like to use this pie crust from my blog.
In a medium bowl, add the eggs and half and half; whisk well.  Add the spinach, basil, salt, pepper, cheeses and sausage; mix to combine.  Pour into pie shell.
Bake in oven for 35-40 minutes, or until the center is set (not jiggly any longer) or knife inserted in center comes out clean.  Serve while still warm.
serves 6 to 8 people, depending on how big you slice the pieces.

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