This easy gluten free quiche with sausage and tomato and a crazy good cheese cracker crust makes an easy brunch. Even better? Both kids loved it! (How often does that happen??)
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Do you often feel like a short-order cook between what you and your husband eat, and what your kids will eat? I feel your pain! I have a picky one, and over the years it has been hard to make just one family meal. Now that she is older, she knows how to make scrambled eggs for herself...but still, it was a lot of work to get nutrition into her!
I think this easy quiche recipe may be the answer. The secret is the special crust...it makes everything else taste amazing!"
Do you remember those delicious "Cheese It" crackers from before we were gluten free? I haven't seen anything remotely close to those crackers in the gluten free realm, until now. Lance makes the BEST ever Gluten Free Cheddar Cheese Crackers.
Lance Snacks makes a lot of delicious gluten free crackers that your whole family will love. Lance made gluten free versions of their most popular snack crackers. Do you remember Ritz Crackers? Lance has a gluten free version that tastes really close to that cracker.
I don't know why I decided to try a quiche, but I am so glad I did. It must be the cheese crackers, but both of my kids devoured this gluten free quiche recipe. These gluten free crackers make the best gluten free pie crust ever.
What is quiche?
One of my favorite ways to describe a quiche is to think of an egg bake or an eggier soufflé. It is usually baked open in a pie tin, without a top crust. A quiche can be filled with anything from seafood and/or meat, to vegetables and cheese.
You can pick anything to go into the quiche. (I like to pick my kids' favorite vegetables to make it easy.)
Fun facts and tips:
- Quiche is freezable, so you can make an extra quiche and freeze one for another time.
- Quiche can be eaten hot or cold. For breakfast, brunch, or any meal.
- Quiche Lorraine is probably one of the most well-known quiche flavors to make.
- If your quiche turned out runny, you used too much milk and not enough eggs.
- You could make a quiche without a crust, but why do that when you have these gluten free cheese crackers?
- Yes, real men do eat quiche!! Just ask Mr. Fearless Dining!
You won't believe how easy it is to make this easy gluten free pie crust for your quiche! There is no need to make pie crust dough for this quiche recipe when you can use these crackers! (Though if you do want to make a flaky pie crust, use this Gluten Free Pie Crust Recipe.
Once you crush up the Lance Gluten Free Cheddar Cheese Crackers and make the crust, pour in your egg mixture and add your favorite quiche fillings.
Although I used scallions, tomatoes, cheese, and sausage in my quiche, you can use any fillings you like. Bacon, broccoli, anything your kids will eat! The flavors all work with these cheese crackers. Then bake.
Can you make this dairy-free?
You can make this quiche dairy-free by using dairy-free butter and cheese in this recipe. You will also need to use a different cracker since these by Lance have cheese.
First the fun part. Put your crackers in a bag and use a rolling pin to smoosh them into crumbs.
Add the eggs, evaporated milk, and seasonings to a bowl and whisk to blend.
Pour your cracker crumbs into a bowl and add melted butter and shredded cheese. Mix well.
Add egg and mix well.
Pour the crust mixture into a greased pie tin and press down to mold to the tin.
Add the sausage onto the crust.
Add the tomatoes. Feel free to spread around the fillings so they are evenly distributed in the quiche crust.
Pour in the egg mixture over the toppings.
The quiche is ready to bake!
I added scallions and more shredded cheese on top of the quiche.
The quiche is ready to slice and serve.
This gluten free quiche with sausage & tomato also makes a beautiful brunch dish! If you are hosting a brunch and are looking for some food ideas to present with this delicious quiche here are some ideas:
- Hash browns - they are a breakfast and lunch favorite and pairs nicely with the sausage quiche.
- Fresh Fruit - pairing fresh fruit with a hearty egg dish is the perfect combination of flavors!
- Biscuits - adding bread to your brunch menu is sure to be a hit. Check out my Paleo Rainy Day Biscuit Recipe.
- Cottage cheese - there is something so good about the coolness of the cottage cheese and the savory gluten free quiche.
This gluten free quiche bakes up really nicely!
For this recipe you can use almond milk, soy milk or any other milk that you can tolerate.
Making mini gluten free quiches is perfect for single servings, and it gives a fantastic presentation too. Just follow the directions to make the full-size breakfast quiche, but use a muffin tin instead of a full-sized pan.
How do you know when quiche is done baking?
The easiest way to know if the quiche is done is to look at it and see if the eggs look raw. If they jiggle or move around easily when you shake it lightly, then it will need to cook a few more minutes.
Another way to tell if the gluten free breakfast quiche is done is by inserting a toothpick in the center. If the toothpick comes out clear and free of eggs, then it is ready.
Can I freeze quiche?
Yes, you can freeze this quiche recipe. Place the quiche casserole into an air-tight container and freeze. When you are ready to eat, just remove from freezer and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees. Make sure it has been heated all the way through before consuming it.
- Spinach - Add extra nutrients while enhancing the flavor.
- Onions - Grilled or fresh onions go perfectly with eggs.
- Mushrooms - Adds an earthy flavor to the dish that is amazing.
- Peppers - The texture and extra flavor of the peppers are really good.
- Ham - A very common ingredient for egg dishes and it makes sense because it is delicious.
- Bacon - Adding bacon makes it even heartier and adds a saltiness.
- Parmesan - When you sprinkle some parmesan on top it is next level good.
- Sweet Potatoes - Adds sweetness to the quiche that is mouthwateringly delicious.
Are you ready to make this recipe for yourself?
Gluten Free Quiche with Sausage
- 6 eggs
- 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 5 fluid ounces evaporated milk (1 can)
- 1/2 cup cooked sausage
- 1/4 cup scallions
- 1/3 cup tomatoes chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon thyme
- 3 tablespoons melted butter crust
- 2 cups crushed Lance Cheese Crackers crust
- 3 tablespoons gluten free flour crust
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- In a plastic bag, add crackers and seal the bag. Use a rolling pin to crush the crackers. Put the crackers into a bowl.
- For the crust, add melted butter, half the shredded cheese, gluten free flour and one egg to the crumbs. Mix well.
- In a large bowl, add all liquid ingredients and the other half of the cheese. Add spices. Whisk to blend.
- Pour crust mixture into a pie tin and spread out to cover the bottom and sides.
- Add toppings (sausage, tomatoes, or anything you like.) Pour in egg mixture.
- Sprinkle the remaining cheese and scallions on top.
- Bake for 30-35 minutes until done.
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