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Sausage-Spinach Quiche

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 45 min.
Total: 1 hr. 5 min.
This versatile recipe can also be adapted to make small tart quiches for appetizers at your next gathering.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz pork sausage (bulk)
  • 1 pastry pie shell
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 10 oz package frozen spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded (4 ounces)
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup light cream
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cherry tomatoes (optional), halved
  • watercress sprigs (optional)

Directions

  • Prepare pastry and set aside.
  • Crumble sausage in medium skillet; add onion and garlic. Cook over medium heat till sausage is browned, stirring occasionally; drain well.
  • Thaw spinach, drain well. Remove remaining moisture by pressing spinach between layers of paper toweling. Add spinach to sausage mixture; mix well.
  • Sprinkle cheese evenly in pastry shell. Top with sausage mixture. In a medium mixing bowl combine eggs, cream and salt; mix well. Pour egg mixture over sausage mixture.
  • Bake in a 375° F oven for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted halfway between center and outer edge comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Garnish with cherry tomatoes and watercress, if desired.
Recipe courtesy of the National Pork Board

Serving Suggestion: Serve this with croissants and seasonal fresh fruit.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 509
  Calories from Fat 363 (71%)
(63%)Total Fat 41g
(85%)Saturated Fat 17g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(71%)Cholesterol 214mg
(31%)Sodium 754mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 19g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(36%)Protein 18g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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