Rating: 4.7 stars
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the crispy tortilla crust makes this tasty quiche a snap to prepare.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9-inch pie plate.

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in sausage. Cook and stir until sausage is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease.

  • Place four tortillas in prepared pie plate, overlapping and extending 1/2-inch beyond rim; place remaining tortilla in center. Layer sausage, Monterey Jack cheese, Cheddar cheese, and green chilies over tortillas. Combine eggs, heavy whipping cream, ricotta cheese, and chili powder in a bowl; slowly pour egg mixture into pie plate.

  • Bake in preheated oven until center is set and puffed, about 45 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro and cut into wedges.

Nutrition Facts

480 calories; protein 25g; carbohydrates 11.9g; fat 37.1g; cholesterol 282.1mg; sodium 879.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (27)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2012
I had a half pound of chorizo sausage to use, I used that instead of plain pork sausage. I also did not have ricotta, I used "trim" cottage cheese instead. This was great--using corn tortillas as the crust is brilliant. It was a little greasy from the cheeses, though. I bet I could get away with using half the amount next time and it still would be just as good. Read More
(28)
30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2012
I had a half pound of chorizo sausage to use, I used that instead of plain pork sausage. I also did not have ricotta, I used "trim" cottage cheese instead. This was great--using corn tortillas as the crust is brilliant. It was a little greasy from the cheeses, though. I bet I could get away with using half the amount next time and it still would be just as good. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2012
This is so simple and absolutely delicious! I was panicked b/c I didn't have heavy whipping cream but found an emergency substitute online (3/4 cup milk + 1/3 cup melted butter = 1 cup heavy cream) My family ate every last bite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2012
Enjoyed this... added spinach used leftover homemade chorizo and leftover red bell peppers Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2013
Very good recipe. I'm wheat free and I liked the corn tortilla crust. The tortillas need a spray of oil or brush of butter for the exposed pieces though. I subbed chorizo for the pork and only used about half the cheese and four eggs. Did not use the green chilies this time but will sauté some peppers and onions next time and add an egg assuming enough room in the pie pan. Definitely good enough for a next time! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/16/2013
This was really good. I made 1/3 recipe for two of us. I used lowfat milk & cottage cheese. I'll definately be making this regularly Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/10/2013
I also used chorizo and reduced each cheese by 1/2. I wouldn't say it was delicious but it was good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2014
My kids love this recipe. Works great for my gluten-free eater as well. Everyone is happy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2016
I doubled the recipe and used an emu egg In lieu of 12 chicken eggs. The doubled recipe fit nicely in a 9x13 baking dish. I used 9 corn tortillas to line the dish and doubled the ingredients. Baked about 20 minutes longer than original recipe. We eat all our emu eggs during laying season and this recipe is the best tasting and easiest to prepare of ALL the recipes we have experimented with. Freezes nicely too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/17/2014
Very Good! I had some leftover tortilla shells so I search for a good recipe to use them. Very Pleased. Enjoyed them with some salsa Read More
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