If you're looking for a hearty breakfast or dinner option, you'll need to make my Low-Carb Sausage and Cheese Quiche!!!
Summertime is a slower time on the farm for me. Also, our kids are home on break from school which means I'm cooking even more than usual. At some point, even I run through all my cold lunch ideas!
Luckily, hungry teenagers make great recipe critics!
I've also been trying to cut the processed foods and excess carbs out of my diet. Hence, the low carb part. While we've been loving Air Fryer Italian Sausage and Peppers, we also need a low carb breakfast!
Why I love to make this crustless sausage quiche:
- It's easy to make.
- It's a stick-to-your-ribs in a good kinda way, so you'll stay full for a while. But not in a food coma, I need a nap sort of way.
- It makes the house smell amazing!!
- It has cheese.
- It can be field friendly, for my farmer friends. Put a slice between toast or on a biscuit and your farmers can keep on driving while enjoying a delicious meal.
- Did I mention it has cheese???
- You can make it as a freezer meal. Say what??? Yes! You can brown the sausage, let it cool, and throw all the ingredients into a gallon ziplock bag. Freezer it for later. Pull it out, throw it in a dish, and viola! you have breakfast. Or dinner. Or lunch.
- It's low in carbs, if that's your sort of thing. It is for me!
- It's made of real food ingredients! Nothing weird goin' on here...
Or if you like it a little more golden brown, it can look like this!
How to make this sausage and egg bake:
All you have to do is brown some sausage in an oven-proof pan, add the remaining ingredients, and let this baby bake! It's very hands off.
Like I said before, this is a pretty hearty meal. If you prefer a lower fat version, by all means use turkey sausage or even turkey Italian sausage!
I like to make this in my favorite Lodge cast iron skillet. I swear, things taste better when they're cooked in cast iron!
Even better, crustless sausage and cheese quiche can be made as a freezer meal! Make one for a meal and freezer another to cook another day.
Trust me on this, freezer meals will make busy night dinners so much simpler! Simple, good. Not so simple, not too good.
If you like freezer friendly recipes, you'll want to check out my Chicken Parmesan Sliders, Honey Dijon Turkey Burgers, and my Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas!
Other breakfast recipes:
- Crustless Quiche with Bacon
- Sausage Egg Potato Breakfast Bowls
- Crustless Quiche Lorraine
- Low Carb Make Ahead Oven Baked Eggs
- Low Carb Breakfast Casserole with Bacon Broccoli and Cheddar
What to serve with crustless sausage quiche
I love a cup of fresh strawberries or blueberries on the side.
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Crustless Sausage and Cheese Quiche
If you're looking for a low carb hearty breakfast or dinner, make my Crustless Sausage and Cheese Quiche!!! Even better, it can be made as a freezer meal!
- 16 ounces pork sausage, browned and drained
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 cup half and half
- 6 eggs, beaten
- dash of hot sauce, optional
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- In a cast iron skillet or other oven-safe skillet, brown meat and drain. Allow to cool slighly, then return to pan.
- Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl.
- Add egg mixture to the sausage in the skillet.
- Cook in the oven for 45 minutes or until eggs in the center are set. Allow to cool slightly before cutting to serve.
To make as a freezer meal:
Brown and drain sausage, allow to cool.
Place in a gallon size ziplock bag and add remaining ingredients.
Serving Size:1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 423Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 15gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 253mgSodium: 677mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 23g
Shared on Meal Plan Monday
The Atkins diet can make you lose weight but is extremely unhealthy as well. My father actually tried this diet, lost 20 pounds, and gained 25 pounds back when he began to eat regularly. This was the same for several other people I know. People who are lean eat well-balanced diets because they are listening to their bodies and fill their stomachs with a large variety of foods, fulfilling all of their bodies needs.
I was on Atkins for 7 years. Reduced my cholesterol and blood pressure, energized me, lost weight, etc. You CAN eat healthy on Atkins. Just need to put the right foods together. I have bloodwork done twice a year, and, although I'm not technically on Atkins still (although I might go back - there are tons more recipes on the diet since), I still check foods and recipes that closely follow. No weight gain, either!
Looks great - my mom taught me how to make quiche so it's become a favorite! yum!
Yes, sooooo good! 🙂
Jennifer Rae Osterholt
We love hearty casseroles like this. Can't wait to make it!
Sounds yummy!! I love a good hearty breakfast!
Looks delicious! At the beginning of the recipe it says “Cook Time” is 12 minutes, but the instructions say to cook for 45 minutes or till eggs in the center are set. Which do you recommend? Also, do you use cooking spray or leave the sausage drippings in the skillet to help in serving the slices once baked?
Thanks for taking the time to comment Debbie! It will have to cook in the oven for about 45 minutes. I like to use the sausage drippings but it's really a matter of preference!
This was delicious! I added chopped onions, garlic and the green ends of the spring onions and it was wonderful served w/ coleslaw. Thanks so much for sharing. this has now gone onto my meal rotation
So glad you enjoyed it, Liz! Your additions sound perfect 🙂
I halved the recipe to fit in an 8-inch cast iron skillet. Tasted great! Didn't have half-n-half on hand so used half heavy whipping cream and half unsweetened almond milk instead, and also omitted the onions. Shredded up some sharp cheddar. Only needed about 30 minutes to bake. Partner loved it. Will make again!
This is our 3rd time making this dish and the only difference was using all heavy cream and adding 1 tea of minced garlic. By using heavy cream and not 1/2 n 1/2 it took the carb level down to 0.7 from 2.7 g.
This was fantastic! It's a good base to use for other items. I used breakfast sausage and asparagus.
This was excellent, thanks! I added a little more cheese (because cheese), cut the amount of sausage to a single 9.7oz bag of frozen (Jimmy Dean...I think?) sausage warmed in a pan before combining, and added two handfuls of chopped baby spinach. Blended the egg and half-n-half in the vitamix on the smoothie setting to make it nice and frothy, then just poured the egg+milk mixture over the rest of the stuff which I'd stirred then placed in a ceramic quiche dish. Turned out great, we all loved it!
Oh, and sorry to be That Guy, but the Cook Time (and also Total Time) in the summary are wrong...it says 12 minutes cook time, but the directions (correctly) call for 45 minutes.
Yes to ALLLLL the cheese, Chris! And thanks for being "That Guy" and catching the cook times. I appreciate you taking the time to let me know - I'll adjust right now. Enjoy!!!
Question, would I be able to cook it fully, separate out into single servings and freeze them at that point? I would love to reheat individually but not sure how it would freeze cooked. (I live a lone and LOVE fabulous easy meals).
Hi Abby! I know it can be cooked and refrigerated and reheated. I would think it could be frozen, too but it may be best if you remove your serving the night before to thaw in the fridge. I'd love to hear what you end up doing!
I love that this is easy to make and something that would fill me up through the day! Awesome!
Yes, please!!! i'll take a slice or two of this quiche. Love all in one meals like this. Makes life so much easier.
This quiche looks so good! I love meals that are filling like this. Perfect for a weekend brunch!
Yum! My husband made it last weekend and it was delicious!
This looks so good and perfect for a weekend brunch! And I love that it's low in carbs.
This is in the oven right now! I'm super excited to try it. I am another person who replaced the half and half with heavy cream for the low-carb lifestyle. I added red pepper flakes and omitted onions due to family FODMAP restrictions. Used cheddar and asiago cheeses for a bit of extra kick.
Hi Jen, those sound like great modifications! And you can never go wrong with those cheeses. Enjoy!
This recipe turned out amazing! I left out the green onions and added broccoli..I also coated the pan with a little olive oil and there was Zero sticking..will definitely make this dish again
I made this on a cold day, started out with carmelizing two small onions in bacon grease and removed from the pan. While the sausage cooked, I mixed up the egg mixture, added the onions and added some Trader Joe mushroom powder. Thanks for the great recipe.
Sounds delicious Wanda! Great additions 🙂