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This Savory Puff Pastry Quiche is a mouthwatering combination of flavors and textures that’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner. With a flaky puff pastry crust and a filling packed with country sausage, jalapeños, and cheddar cheese, this quiche is a showstopper that’s surprisingly easy to make.

A Savory Puff Pastry Quiche sitting on a piece of white parchment paper with sliced tomatoes on a plate in the background

LET’S TALK QUICHE!

A quiche is a savory, open-faced pastry dish that consists of a pastry crust filled with a mixture of eggs and cream. This egg pie is enriched with various ingredients such as meats, cheeses, vegetables, and herbs. The custard-like filling binds the ingredients together as it bakes. Quiche is enjoyed for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. Additionally, its versatility allows for endless variations to suit different tastes and occasions.

Quiche is traditionally made with shortcrust pastry. However, using puff pastry offers a unique twist. Puff pastry adds an extra layer of flakiness and a buttery texture to the dish. The choice between puff pastry and shortcrust depends on personal preference.

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WHY MAKE THIS BREAKFAST QUICHE

Searching for a breakfast quiche idea that suits various occasions? Look no further. This Savory Deep Dish Quiche seamlessly transitions from your everyday morning routine to a grand holiday brunch, or unique dinner. Its rustic elegance is equally at home on a casual family breakfast table as it is on a festive spread during celebrations.

Here are a few more reasons why you should try to create this savory breakfast recipe:

  • Easy and Impressive: While it looks and tastes impressive, making this puff pastry quiche is straightforward, making you a breakfast superstar with minimal effort.
  • Flavor Explosion: The combination of country sausage, onions, jalapeños, and cheddar cheese creates a burst of flavors in every bite. Now, imagine all of this breakfast goodness nestled on a bed of flaky, buttery puff pastry.
  • Versatile Delight: Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or a special holiday morning, this dish caters to various occasions.
  • Customizable: The beauty of this savory quiche recipe lies in its adaptability. Swap out the country sausage for a turkey, bacon, ham or a vegetarian alternative if you’re looking to lighten things up. Adjust the jalapeño quantity to suit your spice threshold.

INGREDIENTS TO MAKE THIS SAVORY PUFF PASTRY QUICHE

  • Puff Pastry – For ease, use store-bought refrigerated or frozen. If using frozen, be sure to thaw in fridge according to package directions.
  • Country Sausage – Crisp bacon, ham or a plant-based alternative are great substitutes.
  • Fresh Jalapeños – Adds the perfect amount of heat.
  • Cheese – Gruyère, Swiss or Fontina are great alternatives.
  • Alternatives – Switch up the filling completely, and use crisp bacon, sautéed shallots and asparagus and Gruyère cheese

Instructions on How to Make the Best Savory Quiche

Blind baking the pastry for this Savory Puff Pastry Quiche is an essential step to ensure that the crust remains crisp and flaky. It provides a sturdy base for the filling, while preventing it from becoming soggy. To maximize your time efficiency in the kitchen, you can prepare the quiche filling, including the egg custard, while the pastry is blind baking.

  1. Preheat your oven to 400°F (190°C).
  2. Roll out the thawed puff pastry sheet to fit a deep dish tart pan. Press it gently into the pan, making sure it covers the bottom and sides.
  3. Trim any excess pastry hanging over the edge.
  4. Poke the bottom and the sides with a fork. Cover the pastry with crumbled parchment paper. Add in any dried beans you have on hand.
  5. Blind bake for 15 minutes.
  6. While the crust is baking, start browning the sausage in a pan.
  7. While the sausage is browning, prepare the egg mixture. In a bowl, add in the eggs, heavy cream salt and pepper. Blend with an immersion blender or whisk.
  8. Once the sausage is almost fully cooked, add in the diced jalapeños and onions. Allow the sausage to finish cooking and the vegetables to soften. Drain any excess grease.
  9. Remove the crust from the oven. Lift off the parchment paper with the dried beans.
  10. Line the bottom of the crust with half of the shredded cheese. Spread out the sausage evenly, then pour in the egg cream mixture.
  11. Top off with the remaining shredded cheese.
  12. Brush the edges of the crust with an egg wash.
  13. Place back into the oven for about 25 -30 minutes, or until the egg sets.
  14. Cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting.

HOW TO SERVE

For a complete meal, whether you are serving for breakfast, brunch or dinner, here are a few pairing ideas:

  • fruit salad
  • mixed green salad
  • roasted potatoes or hash browns
  • tomato soup
  • roasted vegetables

HOW TO STORE

Although not likely, if you do have leftovers of this savory, deep-dish quiche recipe, follow these steps to keep them fresh:

  1. Let the quiche cool to room temperature.
  2. Wrap it tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
  3. Store it in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days.

To reheat, simply pop in the oven at 350°F (175°C) for about 10 minutes, or until heated through.

Once cooled, the quiche can also be frozen up to three months. When you’re ready to enjoy your frozen Savory Puff Pastry Quiche:

  • Thaw in the Refrigerator: The safest way to thaw the quiche is to transfer it from the freezer to the refrigerator. Allow it to thaw slowly for 24-48 hours. Thawing in the refrigerator ensures even and safe defrosting.
  • Reheat in the Oven: Once the quiche is thawed, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Unwrap the quiche and place it in the oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until it’s heated through and the crust is crispy again. You can cover the edges with foil if they brown too quickly.
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A Savory Puff Pastry Quiche sitting on a piece of white parchment paper with sliced tomatoes on a plate in the background

Savory Puff Pastry Quiche


Description

Our Savory Puff Pastry Quiche is a mouthwatering combination of flavors and textures that’s perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner. With a flaky puff pastry crust and a filling packed with country sausage, jalapeños, and cheddar cheese, this quiche is a showstopper that’s surprisingly easy to make.


Ingredients

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  • 1 sheet refrigerated or frozen puff pastry that has been thawed according to package directions
  • 12-ounces country sausage
  • 7 eggs, plus one for egg wash
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 1/4 white onion, diced
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Roll out the puff pastry sheet to fit a deep dish pastry tart pan.
  3. Form the dough to fit the pan. Trim off excess dough from the edges.
  4. Poke the bottom and the sides of the pastry with a fork.
  5. Wrinkle a piece of parchment paper and place on top of the puff pastry. 
  6. Add in any dried beans you have on hand. Bake for 15 minutes.
  7. While the pastry is baking, start browning the sausage in a pan.
  8. As the sausage is cooking, in a bowl add the eggs, cream, salt and pepper. Combine well with an immersion blender or whisk.
  9. Once the sausage is almost fully cooked, add in the jalapeños and onions. Finish cooking the sausage and softening the vegetables for a few more minutes. Drain off excess grease.
  10. Remove the pastry from the oven.
  11. Line the bottom of the pastry with 1/2 of the shredded cheese.
  12. Spread out the sausage mixture evenly over the cheese.
  13. Pour in the egg custard.
  14. Sprinkle on the remaining cheese.
  15. Create an egg wash with the remaining egg and a touch of water. Brush the edges of the pastry with the egg wash.
  16. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the eggs set.
  17. Allow the quiche to cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting.
  18. ENJOY!
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Notes

  • if using frozen puff pastry, be sure to allow time to thaw prior to starting this recipe
  • do not skip blind baking the puff pastry
  • as a time saver, brown the sausage and create the egg mixture while the pastry is blind baking
  • allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before cutting 
  • see post for additional tips and notes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner
  • Method: Moderate
  • Cuisine: American, French

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