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Mini Sausage Quiches Recipe

Mini Sausage Quiches Recipe

These bite-size quiches are loaded with sausage and cheese, plus their crescent roll base makes preparation a breeze. Serve the cute "muffinettes" at any brunch or potluck gathering. —Jan Mead, Milford, Connecticut
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. YIELD:48 servings


  • 1/2 pound bulk hot Italian sausage
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Paprika


  • 1. In a large skillet, brown sausage and onion over medium heat for 4-5 minutes or until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in chives.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, unroll crescent dough into one long rectangle; seal seams and perforations. Cut into 48 pieces. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of greased miniature muffin cups.
  • 3. Fill each with about 2 teaspoons of sausage mixture. In a large bowl, combine the eggs and cheeses. Spoon 2 teaspoonfuls over sausage mixture. Sprinkle with paprika.
  • 4. Bake at 375° for 20-25 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. If desired, sprinkle with additional minced chives. Serve warm. Yield: 4 dozen.

Recipe Note

Test Kitchen Tip

  • Make these gluten-free by skipping the crescent roll crust.
  • Nutritional Facts

    1 each: 66 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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    CyndyA13 User ID: 8567746 261661
    Reviewed Feb. 21, 2017 Edited Feb. 23, 2017

    "These are great!"

    oriolegirl User ID: 8854219 247986
    Reviewed May. 8, 2016

    "I don't think the calorie count on these could be correct. Even doubling it for using a bigger muffin cup."

    [email protected] User ID: 1289836 226452
    Reviewed May. 17, 2015

    "This recipe is tasty. But though it is good, I didn't really think it was worth the extra effort it took to prepare the separate quiches. I'll stick with Bacon Swiss Squares."

    ShannonLeigh86 User ID: 1009059 113272
    Reviewed Oct. 27, 2014

    "Made in regular muffins tins and got a batch of 16 when I used two cans of crescent dough. I substituted an Italian mix of cheese in the place of Swiss. So good! Will make again!"

    MrsLamas User ID: 7909473 60086
    Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

    "Seems great can't wait to try it!"

    claraevelynheck User ID: 7761004 144367
    Reviewed Apr. 13, 2014

    "These were definitely a hit at the brunch baby shower today! I could only get around 30 out of the can of crescent rolls which meant I had filling left over. No worries saved the excess filling for us to make a few more for a quick breakfast."

    CarolynDT User ID: 7559937 150698
    Reviewed Dec. 27, 2013

    "Another hit for Christmas breakfast, made ahead then froze and taken out of the freezer first thing in the morning and placed in an oven on low, made in regular muffins tins, yum yum, I made it with ricotta."

    fradamer User ID: 3466690 121583
    Reviewed Dec. 25, 2013

    "Big hit in our home on Christmas Day! A little tedious, but yummy!"

    katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 150682
    Reviewed Nov. 23, 2013

    "I made these for a potluck at work and doubled the recipe. The only change I made was to use ricotta cheese instead of the cottage. Everyone loved them. One word of warning though, since I made so many I had to use both oven racks and unfortunately did not watch them close enough. I ended up burning the entire lower rack, which was not even on the lowest notch. Lesson learned!"

    lesann12 User ID: 4801290 124504
    Reviewed Nov. 14, 2013

    "Sometimes these review things won't let you post without clicking on the stars to rate...this one says "add rating in order to submit". I notice some of you have posted without a rating but it won't allow me to do it. Not sure why. I haven't made these but would do it with mild sausage & don't think I'd like chives. Wondering if Ricotta cheese could replace cottage cheese? Has anyone made these in standard muffin cups instead of mini's and if cooking time is different?"

    pottaway User ID: 3077832 150681
    Reviewed Jun. 17, 2013

    "These were wonderful but a little too spicy for my 7 year old. Will do regular sausage or half and half next time!"

    hrmp1984 User ID: 4972165 138912
    Reviewed Nov. 27, 2012

    "We make these all the time- sometimes in regular bread loaf pans and it always turns out great."

    Holmescsh User ID: 2528368 89762
    Reviewed Apr. 4, 2012

    "We used about 1/4 Swiss cheese and the rest mozerella and italian mix... awesome. The recipe made 48 minitures and used 2 tubes of cresent dough...thus a 4 star instead of 5."

    LYNETTEEH User ID: 731030 60085
    Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

    "I made these for a Pampered Chef Fund Raiser party & they were well received! Already have been asked to share the recipe twice! They are delicious! I only used one can of crescent rolls. Lynette H."

    loveTOH55 User ID: 5900104 145711
    Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012 Edited Feb. 23, 2017

    "I made this recipe as directed and boy, did I like it. It was easy and delish. I'm sure variations of this recipe would be just as good. The crescent roll crust make's preparation a breeze."

    Travlnman02 User ID: 5805527 124493
    Reviewed Apr. 2, 2012

    "I thought about the recipe before making these and and others I have eaten in the past and decided to make different types using this resipe. I made this type and also minced ham and brocolli with sharp cheddar, and a vegan one using minced red pepers, brocolli and cauliflower and one using regular ground sausage. I wanted to see which would turn out best so I could make them for a birthday party for my Sister-in-law turning 77 next weekend. They were all great so since there will be about 40 people I'll just make all four. I'm going to make them ahead and freeze them in gallon size freezer bags seperated by wax paper. should work and they will only be frozen for a few days. I should be able to thaw them in the fridge and re-heat in the oven on a baking sheet. The frozen ones I buy work out well and sometimes I just put them in the oven directly from the freezer without thawing. I tracked the cost and found they cost about a third to make versus buying already made. Gonna try gruyere cheese next time also."

    ms.cheesecake User ID: 6188052 57390
    Reviewed Mar. 30, 2012

    "I snagged me a very handsome,single man with these cups but I had a recipe that included pesto and diced tomato.He fell over for these-and me."

    sstetzel User ID: 158954 206502
    Reviewed Mar. 30, 2012

    "I think they would freeze fine.

    MinniesMum - when you remove the casings from the sausage it crumbles like ground beef.  If you were to use a sausage that didn't do'd just dice it up small."

    MinniesMum User ID: 6117537 138531
    Reviewed Mar. 30, 2012

    "Would ordinary pork sausages work okay in this recipe? Also I presume one has to dice up the sausages."

    tyandjakesoma User ID: 4600357 150679
    Reviewed Mar. 30, 2012

    "I haven't tried it yet. I want to make it for Easter, can you please tell me if you can prepare it ahead of time and freeze it?"

    mjounan User ID: 5799644 72990
    Reviewed Mar. 30, 2012

    "This sounds great. I'm going to make this weekend - but I will use the sheets of crescent roll dough. No perfs to seal. Instead of Swiss cheese, why not provolone? Goes great with Italian sausage."

    Mayflower726 User ID: 5509331 113270
    Reviewed Mar. 30, 2012

    "I've got some unused wonton squares in the freezer - I'm going to try this using those instead of the crescent rolls. I love little mini-quiches so this should become another favorite!"

    syd5 User ID: 1343926 64470
    Reviewed Jul. 8, 2010 Edited Feb. 23, 2017

    "These are fabulous, I made them for a Church brunch and got outstanding raves."

    katakins User ID: 3866465 121275
    Reviewed Apr. 3, 2010

    "These are so cute and easy... I had a mild Italian sausage so I minced up some giardiniera vegi along with the sausage and they were great... Next time I think I will try breakfast sausage and add a little chopped green chili.. I was able to get 32 ea."

    blshls User ID: 4425493 138526
    Reviewed Mar. 22, 2010

    "This is a wonderful and easy recipe, but there was no way I could get 48 rounds cut from one tube of crescent rolls. I only got 24 rounds. So, a note for this recipe, unless you roll the dough paper thin, you need to get 2- 8oz tubes of crescent rolls."

    beckyadurham User ID: 3393857 113265
    Reviewed Mar. 29, 2009

    "can you make these ahead and freeze? beckyadurham?"

    sassyboos User ID: 1570836 56290
    Reviewed Mar. 26, 2009

    "Try monterey jack, cheddar will be fine, not runny....american is processed cheese, so it will be oily"

    jbenfield2 User ID: 3403170 72989
    Reviewed Mar. 24, 2009

    "My family dislikes swiss cheese. Is there another cheese that would make a good substitution? I'm afraid cheddar would be too runny. Any thoughts on using American?"

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