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Italian Quiches

Yum! This hearty dish tastes like pizza and can be enjoyed for breakfast as well as supper. —Bernice Hancock, Greenville, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing
  • Makes
    2 quiches (6 servings each)

Ingredients

  • 2 unbaked pastry shells
  • 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) finely shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium green pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 6 large eggs
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400°. Line unpricked crusts with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake 4 minutes. Remove foil; bake 4 minutes longer. Remove from oven; leave oven on.
  • In a large skillet, cook sausage over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Spoon sausage into crusts; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Top with onion and peppers. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk and garlic. Pour over peppers; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Cover edges of quiches loosely with foil; place on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
    Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked quiches up to 3 months. To use, remove from the freezer 30 minutes before baking (do not thaw). Preheat oven to 400°. Cover edges of crust loosely with foil; place on a baking sheet. Bake 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 395 calories, 25g fat (11g saturated fat), 155mg cholesterol, 565mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 20g protein.
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  • BakerTerri
    Dec 31, 2016

    This recipe makes two quiches so I made half the recipe and didn't use a pie crust because it's so unnecessary. This smells unbelievable. I used just one cup of mozzarella cheese, not two. I left out the red and green peppers because I don't like them at all. I added 1/4t. salt and it could have used more. I added 1/8t. black pepper. I used half and half cream instead of milk. I used a 10" pie plate (I believe it's 1.5qt) but I didn't need one that big and will use my 9"/1qt. dish next time. Mine baked in 28 minutes. Very good and simple.

  • erutledge17
    Jun 3, 2016

    Turned out great! I agree with everyone about cooking the veggies first and using less milk. It was delicious. I enjoyed it for dinner, breakfast and even took some to work for lunch! So glad I have a second one in the freezer to make on a busy weeknight.

  • LisaBrains
    May 25, 2013

    Great recipe but I like a denser quiche so I will add less milk. This recipe is so versatile, I added pepperonis and Cheddar cheese. If you are not a fan of onions (I am) then you might want to use half an onion and caramelize them first. I used what the recipe called for and the onions come out delicious. kind of like roasted pearl onions!!

  • LisaBrains
    May 25, 2013

    Great recipe but I like a denser quiche so I will  add less milk. This recipe is so versatile, I added pepperonis and Cheddar cheese. If you are not a fan of onions (I am) then you might want to use half an onion and caramelize them first. I used what the recipe called for and the onions come out delicious. kind of like roasted pearl onions!!

  • 12Kiss
    Feb 27, 2013

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  • shell7293
    Dec 17, 2012

    This was a real disappointment. The onions were so overpowering. I think they should be cooked first, instead of being put in raw. Now my whole freezer stinks of onions.

  • Love my schnoodle
    Sep 25, 2012

    I made this recipe for the first time today and it was excellent! Easy to make and so delicious. I served it to company and they all had seconds. I didn't change anything and found the favors balanced each other nicely. I don't usually eat onions but they were great in this recipe. I love that I have an extra one in my freezer, and so does my family!

  • campbelld1013
    Dec 31, 2011

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  • 1275
    Nov 27, 2011

    Great! My family loved this quiche. Even people who don't like onion will welcome some in this cheesy supper. I eliminated the peppers- my family isn't big on them. Instead of using sausage you can use 3 cups of cubed cooked ham. It was such a good supper, everyone will be sure to like it!

  • demccoy
    Sep 15, 2011

    Absolutely delicious! I chose this recipe because I had mozzarella cheese on hand but no Swiss. The only thing I changed was that I used the full pound of Italian sausage because I only made one quiche. I'm glad I did because I think the quiche would have been a disappointment without the full pound of meat in it.