South of the Border Quiche

January 19, 2012

I love quiche! In fact, I have shared many quiche recipes over the years with you here on our blog.  I was craving my Mexican lasagna but I wanted to avoid the carbohydrates that came with using an entire package of tortillas.  Thus, this quiche was created.  I replaced carbs with protein and incorporated Mexican flavors.  It was delicious, easy and satisfying.  I hope you enjoy it too!

Ingredients:

1 premade-pie crust
6 large eggs
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup of shredded Mexican cheese mix
4 chicken sausages (I used the Trader Joe’s jalapeno variety)
1/2 cup salsa
1 tbsp chopped cilantro (optional)
1/3 cup drained sliced black olives


Preparation:


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Spread the pie crust into a pie plate and set aside.

On the stove, over medium heat in a frying pan, brown the sausages on all sides. After about 7 minutes, remove the sausages from the pan, cut them into bite size pieces and then return them to the pan for about another 5 minutes of cooking.  Stir frequently.  Once browned and cooked through, set them aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk until well combined.  Next add the sausage, cheese, salsa, olives and cilantro.  Mix until well blended.

Pour the egg mixture into the pie crust.  Be sure that the sausage is spread evenly in the pie crust.

Bake for approximately 30-40 minutes until the quiche is cooked through and the top is golden brown.  A toothpick inserted into the center of the quiche, when removed, should have no uncooked egg residue.

Serve with a side salad or fresh fruit.

For more of our quiche recipes, easy meals and baked goods, click here.


Photo Credit: Tilly’s Nest

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