Southwest Breakfast Quiche

Ready for a delicious breakfast recipe that the whole family will love? This simple to make Breakfast Quiche is loaded with the best southwest ingredients and flavors. One bite of this Southwest breakfast quiche and you will have a new go-to breakfast.

Southwest Breakfast Quiche in a red cast iron pan

Southwest Breakfast Quiche

Breakfast really is an important meal. It gets you going and sets you up for a productive day. This breakfast quiche is so easy to make, you won’t want to skip it. The best part about this breakfast recipe is that you can use it as part of a cook once eat twice plan. With this breakfast quiche, you can make breakfast once, and eat it all week. It is easy to heat up and tastes just as good as leftovers.

Does a Quiche have a crust?

Yes, this quiche has a crust. The crust is a delicious pie crust that you will want to make from scratch. It is the perfect pie dough recipe that is flaky and buttery and is absolute perfection. If you want to make this recipe with less carbs or cannot have the pie crust for whatever reason, you can make it without it.

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Can breakfast quiche be reheated?

This quiche is perfect for reheating. I love making a batch on the weekend and then reheat it for breakfast all week long. It makes a great fast breakfast and can be a real time-saver in busy mornings.

I reheat the quiche in the microwave. I take a wedge of the quiche and place it on a microwave safe plate. The reheat the quiche for about 30 seconds to 1 minute depending on your microwave. I would start with 30 seconds at a time to avoid overheating it.

How to Store

You will want to keep this quiche in the refrigerator. It is important that you have it stored in an airtight container. This keeps the quiche lasting the longest and keeps the flavors just as good as the day it was made. The quiche will last for about 5 days. If you do not think it will be finished before it goes bad, you should consider freezing it.

Can this Breakfast Quiche be Frozen

I love freezing this quiche. It is a great way to have it on hand whenever we want it. I like to store it in air tight container or in freezer bags. I portion it into smaller individual sizes so that it is easy to remove a single piece at a time. If I think about it ahead of time, I will let it thaw in the refrigerator, but it can be reheated from frozen as well.

Can I use store bought pie dough

If you are pressed for time or do not have the ingredients on hand, you can use a store bought pie crust, however, it will not be as good as this pie dough recipe. It is rare that something store bought is as good as homemade but it will work in a pinch.

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Ingredients Needed to Make Southwest Breakfast Quiche

For Pie Crust:

  • Cold Butter
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Ice Cold Water

For Quiche:

  • Cooking Oil
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Jalapeno
  • Onion
  • Hot Breakfast Sausage
  • Pepper Jack Cheese
  • Heavy Cream
  • Large eggs
  • Red Pepper Flakes
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Paprika
  • Slap Ya Mama
  • Chili with Beans
  • Sour Cream
  • Picante Sauce
  • Green Onions

(Actual measurements are listed in the recipe card below.)

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How to Make Southwest Breakfast Quiche

For Pie Crust:

  • Preheat oven to 425°
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, and butter.
  • Using a pastry cutter (or fork) work the dry ingredients and the butter until the mixture becomes crumbly.
  • Add cold water to crumble mixture and knead by hand until dough becomes smooth.
  • Transfer dough to a well floured surface and with a rolling pin, roll out dough large enough for an 8′ cast iron skillet.
  • Lightly spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Place rolled out dough into skillet and cut off extra dough hanging over.
  • Using a fork, poke holes in the bottom of crust and place in oven for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and set aside.

For Quiche:

  • Heat oil in a medium sized frying pan.
  • Add bell pepper, jalapeno, and onion to pan. Sautee until cooked.
  • Remove veggies from heat and set aside.
  • In the same pan used for the veggies, add the breakfast sausage and cook until no longer pink.
  • Drain grease from sausage and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, add eggs, heavy cream, and seasoning. Whisk to combine well.
  • Add vegetables to egg mixture and stir well.
  • Spoon 1/2 of sausage into the pie crust and top with 1 cup of pepper jack cheese.
  • Pour 1/2 egg mixture over sausage and cheese.
  • Add the last of the sausage and 1 cup of pepper jack cheese.
  • Pour the remaining egg mixture on top and top it with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.
  • Place quiche in oven and bake for 10 minutes.
  • Lower oven temperature to 350° and continue to cook for 30-35 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool a few minutes before serving.
  • Top with chili, sour cream, and picante sauce.
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Southwest Breakfast Quiche

Great Grub, Delicious Treats

Southwest Breakfast Quiche is loaded with fluffy eggs, cheese, bell peppers, jalapenos, and topped with chili, sour cream, and salsa.

Prep Time 30 mins

Cook Time 1 hr

Total Time 1 hr 30 mins

Course Breakfast, Breakfast/Brunch

Cuisine American

Servings 6 Servings

Calories 969 kcal

Ingredients  

For Pie Crust

  • ½ cup COLD butter, cubed
  • cup flour
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup ICE COLD water

For Quiche

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 pound hot breakfast sausage
  • cups pepper jack cheese, shredded and divided
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 6 large eggs
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • teaspoon paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon Slap Ya Mama®
  • 15 ounce chili with beans
  • sour cream
  • picante sauce
  • green onions

Instructions 

For Pie Crust

  • Preheat oven to 425°.

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, and butter.

  • Using a pasty cutter (or a fork) work the dry ingredients and the butter until the mixture becomes crumbly.

  • Add cold water to crumble mixture and knead by hand until dough becomes smooth.

  • Transfer dough to a well floured surface and with a rolling pin, roll out dough large enough for an 8′ cast iron skillet.

  • Lightly spay skillet with a nonstick cooking spray.

  • Place rolled out dough into skillet and cut off extra dough hanging over.

  • Using a fork, poke wholes in the bottom of crust and place in oven for 15 minutes.

  • Remove from oven and set aside.

For Quiche

  • Heat oil in a medium sized frying pan.

  • Add bell pepper, jalapeno, and onion to pan. Sauté until cooked.

  • Remove veggies from heat and set aside.

  • In the same pan used for the veggies, add the breakfast sausage and cook until no longer pink.

  • Drain grease from sausage and set aside.

  • In a large mixing bowl, add eggs, heavy cream, and seasoning. Whisk until combined.

  • Add vegetables to egg mixture and stir well.

  • Spoon ½ of sausage into the pie crust and top with 1 cup of pepper jack cheese.

  • Pour ½ of egg mixture over and sausage and cheese.

  • Now add the last of the sausage and 1 cup of cheese on top of egg mixture. Pour remaining egg mixture on top then top with the last ½ cup of pepper jack.

  • Place quiche in oven and bake for 10 minutes.

  • Lower over to 350° and continue to cook for 30-35 minutes.

  • Remove from oven and let cool a few minutes before serving.

  • Optional: top with chili, sour cream, picante sauce and sliced green onions.

Notes

Nutritional values are approximate.

 

Please note that these values can change with different brands and any modifications made to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements.

Nutrition

Calories: 969kcalCarbohydrates: 38gProtein: 38gFat: 75gSaturated Fat: 38gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 358mgSodium: 1623mgPotassium: 705mgFiber: 5gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 2686IUVitamin C: 32mgCalcium: 460mgIron: 6mg

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