Rating: 4.5 stars
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A unique cauliflower crust serves as the base of this cheesy quiche featuring smoked sausage and sweet peppers.

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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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