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This Sausage Breakfast Pie combines three essential breakfast foods — sausage, eggs and cheese — and bakes them inside a flaky pie crust. The result is an easy quiche that’s ideal for weekend brunch or a holiday breakfast.
I’m not ashamed to have pie for breakfast. I’ve been known to sneak a leftover piece of apple pie along with my americano.
This Sausage Breakfast Pie (AKA breakfast quiche) recipe is 100% acceptable for breakfast or brunch, though. It’s savory and full of eggs, cheese and sausage.
Why you’ll love this recipe:
Use a store bought pie crust for quick prep.
Filling comes together quickly…especially if you brown the sausage in advance.
A great weekday breakfast. Make it up on Sunday for breakfast all week.
Add veggies or other meats to adapt it to your liking.
Is breakfast pie the same as quiche?
Yes. Quiche is an egg/milk mixture that bakes in a flaky pie crust, so yes, this breakfast pie would be considered a quiche.
Quiche can be filled with veggies and all kinds of meats and cheeses so you can use this recipe as a base, then adapt it to what you’d like.
Pie shell: I use my grandma’s pie crust recipe, but you can take a shortcut and buy a refrigerated pie crust if you’d like.
Sausage: My family loves sausage, but use any protein you’d like: bacon or ham.
Cheddar cheese: Freshly shredded cheddar cheese is always best.
Eggs: Large eggs are standard. If you have jumbo eggs, only use 4. If you have medium eggs, you may want to consider adding an additional egg.
Milk: A high fat milk works best because it keeps the pie rich and fluffy. Use whole milk if you have it. Or you can use half heavy cream and half 2% milk.
Salt & Pepper: Or add any other seasonings you’d like.
Optional Add-ins: You can mix diced red bell pepper, mushrooms, onions, asparagus or really any other veggie into your egg & sausage mixture.
How to Make Sausage Breakfast Pie
Prepare. Preheat the oven to 375ºF. Place the pie dough into a 9-inch pie plate and flute the edges. Cook the sausage in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned and crumbled. Drain off any fat.
Layer. Sprinkle ½ cup of cheese over the bottom of the unbaked pie crust. Sprinkle the cooked sausage evenly over the cheese. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the sausage and cheese. Then sprinkle on the remaining cheese.
Bake. Bake for 30-35 minutes. A knife inserted in the center of the pie should come out clean. If you notice the edges of the pie getting too brown, you can cover the pie pan loosely with a piece of aluminum foil to prevent it from getting too brown.
Make it a meal.
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This recipe combines three essential breakfast foods — sausage, eggs and cheese — and bakes them inside a flaky pie crust. The result is a delicious dish that’s ideal for weekend brunch or a holiday breakfast.