A unique cauliflower crust serves as the base of this cheesy quiche featuring smoked sausage and sweet peppers.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-inch deep-dish quiche
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate; set aside.

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  • Place cauliflower in a food processor in batches. Cover and pulse each batch until crumbly and mixture resembles the texture of rice.

  • In a very large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add the cauliflower and cook, stirring occasionally, about 4 minutes, or until cauliflower is tender and starting to brown.

  • In a medium bowl, combine the cauliflower, 1 egg, 1/2 cup of the cheese, the panko, and 2 tablespoons chives. Press mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pie plate.

  • In the same skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add sweet pepper and cook for 2 minutes, or until it begins to soften. Add sausage and onion and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion softens and sausage begins to brown. Spoon sausage mixture and remaining 1/2 cup cheese into cauliflower crust.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together remaining 4 eggs, whipping cream, and flour. Pour over sausage mixture in crust.

  • Bake, uncovered, for 30 to 40 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand on a wire rack for 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with additional chives, if desired.

Cook's Notes:

1 medium head of cauliflower should amount to about 8 cups of florets.

Use any color of sweet pepper you prefer.

You can substitute Cheddar cheese for the mozzarella.

Nutrition Facts

249 calories; protein 12.2g; carbohydrates 8.2g; fat 18.7g; cholesterol 151mg; sodium 365.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2018
I divided the cheese 1/2 cup mozzarella in crust; 1/2 cup cheddar in main dish Made it Keto friendly! Omitted bread crumbs in crust Use 1/8 tsp of psyllium husk in place of flour in eggs Could eat this everyday! So good! Read More
(25)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2018
I divided the cheese 1/2 cup mozzarella in crust; 1/2 cup cheddar in main dish Made it Keto friendly! Omitted bread crumbs in crust Use 1/8 tsp of psyllium husk in place of flour in eggs Could eat this everyday! So good! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
05/21/2019
Apparently, my cauliflower was too big so I had way too much crust. No problem, I made 2 quiches. I had to make another egg, cream and flour quiche base. Oh and to stay away from wheat flour. I put 2 tablespoons of almond flour in the cauliflower crust and 1 tablespoon of coconut flour in the quiche base. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2018
This was a great dinner dish. We ate it for lunch and breakfast too. I added asparagus and mushrooms! Very good and enjoyed by all! No photo as we ate it too quickly. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2018
Sounds and looks terrific must try it this weekend. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2018
I liked this recipe very much but the crust was a bit bland. Will add nutmeg and Italien seasoning next time Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2018
I didn't have cauliflower so I used hashbrowns as the crust. Prebaked for 12 minuets. Turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2019
I m not a big sausage fan but my husband loves it. I found a sausage with venison in it. This was truly excellent. I also cooked it in a cast iron skillet to get an extra crispness to the crust. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2020
First time making this. Definitely a new keeper recipe. Although I added seasoning (McCormick "Grill Mates" Smokehouse Maple) in the cauliflower crust. It was so good. My Husband loved it as well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2020
Delicious. I made a couple substitutions due to the pandemic -Frozen cauliflower rice made in a casserole dish and milk instead of cream. I really liked the use of cauliflower as a crust. I did season it with salt and pepper as cauliflower is pretty bland.. Next time will add onion and garlic to filling Read More
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