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Sausage and Caramelized Onion Quiche http://wp.me/p4qC4h-3FG

Caramelized Onion and Sausage Quiche

This sausage quiche recipe with sweet caramelized onions and herbs is the quiche of our dreams. Make this sausage and onion quiche for your next special occasion brunch and impress everyone.
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 421 kcal


  • 1 prepared dough for 1 pie crust
  • 2 large white onions sliced in ½-inch slices
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup vegetable stock or apple juice
  • 1 bulk breakfast sausage cooked and fat drained
  • ¾ cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • ¼ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chopped sage leaves
  • 1 Tbsp fresh chopped Italian flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 large eggs
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • tsp fresh cracked pepper


  • Heat the olive oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add the onions and sugar, and cook on medium until they start to talk to you. Lower the heat to low and cook slowly, stirring occasionally, for about 45 minutes or until the onions are very soft and caramelized.
  • Turn up the heat on the onions to medium-high. When they start to sizzle a bit, add the stock or juice (whichever you are using), and cook ~3 minutes, stirring, to deglaze the pan and boil off most of the liquid. Remove from the heat and set aside. Season with a pinch of kosher salt.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Line the pie dough in a 9-inch pie plate and flute the edge. In the prepared pie crust, layer the sausage, onions, herbs, and cheese.
  • Whisk together the eggs, cream, Dijon, salt, and pepper. Slowly pour over the quiche. Bake at 400°F for 45 minutes or until the top is puffed and very golden (lightly cover quiche with foil mid-way through cooking if the top starts to get too brown, but full cook-time is important to ensure the crust cooks completely).
  • Let the quiche sit for 5-10 minutes before cutting.


Calories: 421kcal (21%)

Calorie count is purely an estimate calculated using an online application to serve as a guide and not to be taken as accurate nutritional information. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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