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Easy Sausage Quiche

Easy Sausage Quiche is a spectacular savory pie that’s ideal for serving at any meal. Breakfast sausage, green onion and lots of cheddar cheese smothered with a seasoned egg custard combine into a classic combination of flavors that always satisfy. The preparation isn’t complicated and well worth the small amount of effort it takes to make. Serve it for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner any day of the week.

Easy Sausage Quiche

Easy Sausage Quiche Recipe

We’re huge “breakfast or dinner” fans at our house. Be it a pan of buttermilk biscuits smothered in sausage gravy, a big bowl of cheddar grits topped with bacon and eggs or big stack of buttermilk pancakes dripping with a generous drizzle of maple syrup. We’re not picky any of the aforementioned will do. How to make Easy Sausage Quiche recipe:

  • Crust – One 9 inch deep dish pie shell either frozen or homemade (i.e. Mrs Smith’s or similar).
  • Sausage – 8 ounces of mild or spicy pork breakfast sausage.
  • Onion – Thinly sliced green onions.
  • Cheese – Shredded sharp cheddar cheese.
  • Liquid – Half and half.
  • Eggs – 6 large eggs.
  • Seasonings – Garlic salt, ground black pepper and ground mustard.
  • Hot sauce 
Easy Sausage Quiche

How to Make the BEST Easy Sausage Quiche Recipe

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make homemade Sausage Quiche: One 9 inch deep dish pie shell, breakfast sausage, large eggs, half and half, shredded cheddar cheese, green onions, salt, black pepper, garlic salt, onion powder and ground mustard. (hot sauce is optional)
  • Kitchen tools you’ll need: One large skillet i.e. 10 inch or larger to cook the sausage, measuring cups and spoons, sharp knife and cutting board, 9 inch deep dish pie pan and cheese grater. It’s also helpful to have a sheet pan to move the quiche in an out of the oven easily.
  • When pouring the egg custard on top, take a fork and gently move the sausage without misplacing it, to allow it to soak down to the bottom of the ingredients. Don’t stir, just gently move.
  • Serving suggestion: Quiche ranks quite high on our list for busy day meals. You may enjoy pairing it with my Easy Fruit Salad recipe for breakfast, brunch or dinner.
  • In this recipe, I am purposely keeping the ingredients simple. Feel free to adapt using your favorite flavor of shredded cheese.
  • You can omit the hot sauce and use spicy sausage in this quiche recipe.
  • Sausage quiche can be made in advance and reheated by the piece, too.
  • To reheat a whole quiche in the oven: Preheat the oven to 325°F. Lay foil loosely on top and bake for 15-20 minutes just until heated through.
  • Store baked Sausage Quiche chilled in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in single servings in the microwave.
  • You can bake this quiche, cool it completely and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight then lay foil on top and reheat in a preheated 325°F oven for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.
Easy Sausage Quiche

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Easy Sausage Quiche

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Resting Time30 minutes
Total Time55 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: easy-sausage-quiche, sausage-quiche-recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 427kcal
Author: Melissa Sperka


  • 1 9-inch unbaked deep dish frozen pie crust (i.e. Mrs Smith's)
  • 8 oz mild or spicy breakfast sausage
  • 5 medium green onions thinly sliced
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • few dashes hot sauce optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place pie shell on cookie sheet. Set aside.
  • In a non-stick skillet over medium high heat, cook the sausage until no pink remains. 
  • Add the green onion and cook for 1 minute longer. Drain excess fat from pan.
  • Spread 1/2 sausage mixture in pie shell and sprinkle with 1/2 shredded cheese. Spread remaining sausage over cheese.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl whisk together the half and half, eggs, salt, pepper and mustard.  Add a few dashes of hot sauce, if desired.
  • Pour the egg mixture evenly over the sausage filling. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. 
  • Place into oven and bake for 45-50 minutes or until the center is set when gently shaken. Check at 30 minutes and lay a piece of aluminum foil on top to prevent over browning if needed.
  • Allow to rest for 30 minutes. Serve warm. 


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 201mg | Sodium: 812mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 622IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 267mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. 4 stars
    I made this for a small family Christmas brunch, about 60 of us.
    It was definitely a hit. I’m making it again today to take to my mom to have for her breakfast this week. She’s 91 and doesn’t cook anymore.

  2. 5 stars
    We’re under a winter storm warning in Michigan, so I wanted to make a savory brunch for my husband and me. This quiche filled the bill perfectly. I used the spicy sausage and added a few drops of hot sauce before baking it. The quiche was incredibly flavorful. I served it with a small fresh garden salad. What a fantastic treat on a wintery weather day! This recipe is a keeper for sure, one I will make again and again.

  3. 5 stars
    This quiche turned out great! I used Jimmy Dean sage sausage and sharp cheddar. When reheating from completely refrigerated, 25 minutes at 325 wasn’t enough so we bumped it up to 350 for 10 more minutes. Great recipe!

    1. 5 stars
      My mom made this recipe when my husband and I were visiting during the holidays. We loved it so much we make it when have friends in town now!

  4. This looks great- can I make ahead the night before and put in fridge and then just pop it in the oven the next morning? Or is it best to bake it after assembling it?

    1. You can fully assemble it and mix up the egg custard. Store it separately, then pour it over just before baking. I don’t recommend making it completely and letting it sit. If the ingredients are all cold, it may need extra baking time as well.

      1. When you say store separately, i assume you mean the crust from the rest of the ingredients? So i can cook the sausage and onions and then add the eggs etc to that in one container?

      2. No, I mean fully assemble the filling in the crust and mix up the egg mixture storing it in a separate container. Pour it over and top with the reserved shredded cheese before baking.

  5. 5 stars
    We love this recipe but have found that it overfills one pie shell. After a couple of attempts, I’ve found that making time and a half the recipe makes two great quiches. (1lb sausage, 1.5 times all other ingredients, and measure the cheese with your heart 😋)

    1. Make sure you’re using a deep dish pie shell or it won’t hold all of the ingredients. I make this quiche regularly and never have that issue.

      1. It’s not going to have the same texture but you could. Milk is much thinner than half and half so you may need less than called for in the recipe.

    2. 5 stars
      Thank you for your wise advice. I made one of these for breakfast and I have another one for the freezer. It’s excellent! A great savory, very flavorful breakfast. I’m going to serve the other one to house guest next week. I’ll add the fruit salad for color. I’m very happy!

  6. 5 stars
    This is a great recipe! How do you keep the edge of the egg from separateing when it cools? I’ve never figured out how to prevent this.

    1. You can bake this quiche, cool it completely and freeze it for up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight then lay foil on top and reheat in a preheated 325°F oven for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.

  7. Melissa, I have a question. I made a sausage cheese quiche. I used a recipe from another website. I followed the directions to a T and used a 9″ deep dish pie crust -Mrs. Smith brand. It called for a 1lb bulk sausage, 2 cups sharp shredded cheese, 3 large eggs and 1 1/2 cups half and half. I could not get all of the mixture in the crust. I read that a deep dish pie crust should be, at least, 2 1/4 inch deep. The pie crust I used couldn’t be a “deep dish” since it wouldn’t hold all the ingredients. I can’t tell you how this quiche will turn out as I am actually cooking it now.

    I have a Pillsbury 9″ Deep Dish pie crust that looks like the one I used today, so I don’t think it would have hold all the ingredients either.

    Can you help me out?

    1. Since this isn’t my recipe, you would be better off asking the creator of that quiche recipe. I always use deep dish pie shells and they tend to work but I haven’t tested the recipe you’re referencing. I’d ask them surely they could help.

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