Cauliflower-Crusted Quiche with Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage


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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
1 9-inch deep-dish quiche


  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cored and cut into florets

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  • 5 eggs, divided

  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

  • 1 tablespoon whole wheat panko bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives

  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped

  • ½ (14 ounce) package Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage, bias-sliced 1/2-inch thick

  • ½ cup chopped onion

  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon Chives


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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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 (per serving)

249 Calories
19g Fat
8g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 249
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 151mg 50%
Sodium 366mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 47mg 234%
Calcium 149mg 11%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 282mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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