Breakfast Sausage Mini Quiches
Breakfast sausage is one of our favorite ways to enjoy a savory breakfast. Many of us may be most familiar with breakfast sausage in the form of a sausage link or sausage patty. Yet, sausage that comes ground is readily adaptable to your morning whims. Make your own patties, crumble it into a frittata, or — if you’re like us — make adorable, portable and delicious mini quiches.
Now, quiche is a special thing. Not only because it’s tasty, but because it’s super adaptable. You can go all out with a traditional quiche in an elegant fluted tart pan with a buttery, flaky crust, and you should — especially if you’re hosting a special brunch and want your quiche to really make an impression.
What we love, though, is that quiche doesn’t have to be a big deal. Quiche can be an everyday, on-the-go, family-friendly affair without the fluted quiche pan, and even without the crust. All you need is eggs, veggies, meat, and a muffin pan, and you’ve got yourself a dozen delightful mini quiches. They’re perfect for make-ahead, high-protein breakfasts on-the-go, or kid-sized meals or snacks that are fun to eat.
And go ahead, make them for that special brunch; just pop ‘em on a pretty platter and serve with a fancy side salad.
For this recipe, you’ll choose your favorite Frontière Natural Meats breakfast sausage — bison, elk, or a blend of both — and add in your favorite veggies. The recipe below is as forgiving as it is tasty. We chose a classic combination of onions and bell peppers, but feel free to get creative! Try baby spinach with feta, or asparagus and mushroom. Use a traditional muffin pan — the kind you’d use for cupcakes — to make a dozen mini quiches. Enjoy!
Breakfast Sausage Crustless Mini Quiches — Frontière Natural Meats
Makes 12 mini quiches
1 lb Frontière Natural Meats All Natural Elk Breakfast Sausage
1 lb Frontière Natural Meats All Natural Bison Breakfast Sausage
2 Tbsp avocado oil, separated
6 large eggs
1-1/2 cups fat-free milk (or your choice)
1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 red pepper, diced
1/2 green pepper, diced
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Heat avocado oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add breakfast sausage, breaking up into crumbles with a spatula. Cook thoroughly to a minimum internal temperature of 160°F. Remove from heat and set aside.
Crack eggs into a medium bowl and whisk gently. While whisking, sprinkle in flour, then slowly add milk. Pour mixture into a liquid measuring cup with a spout for easy pouring. Set aside.
Add diced vegetables into a medium bowl and stir to combine.
Oil each muffin tin generously with avocado oil. Scoop a heaping tablespoon of vegetables into the bottom of each muffin tin. Scoop 2 tablespoons of crumbled breakfast sausage over each scoop of vegetables. Follow with a pinch of cheese. Then, slowly pour the milk and egg mixture into each tin until about 3/4 full.
Place the muffin pan in the preheated oven and cook for 20-25 minutes, or until mini quiches are puffed up and golden.
Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for at least 5 minutes. Run a butter knife around the edge of each mini quiche and gently scoop onto a cooling rack.
Serve and enjoy right away, or allow to cool completely and refrigerate or freeze in a single layer in a freezer bag or airtight container.
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Frontière Natural Meats’ Breakfast Sausage is a delicious and lean addition to breakfast. We start with high quality protein and include only the finest ingredients – avoiding MSG, gluten, lactose, and preservatives like nitrates and nitrites.
You’ll be delighted by the wholesome flavor found inside every package. And you’ll be amazed that it has substantially less fat and calories than pork sausage alternatives.