Crustless Sausage Veggie Quiche

OH HI!  I survived today!  The first day back at school went surprisingly well.  It seemed as though the kids were either well-rested or too tired to care.  I was wrong about my absent count though – only three were absent!  That was awesome.

Because we were on vacation up until the end of vacation, there was a definite lack of desire to go to the store after being in the car for 4+ hours.  It became my goal to cook with whatever I could find in the freezer and pantry.  I did pretty well last night.  And, I found breakfast sausage and 7 eggs in the fridge for today.  But, I caved and went to the store to buy some green stuff after my workout tonight.  C was impressed.  He says I do a better job when I improvise.  Heck.yes.

Crustless Sausage Veggie Quiche

Crustless Sausage Veggie Quiche from Read, Run, Be Happy

Ingredients:

  • 1lb. original breakfast sausage, de-cased 
  • 1 medium-large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 8 oz mushrooms, de-stemmed and sliced
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp plain cream cheese
  • ~2 handfuls fresh spinach
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  2. In a large frying pan, brown the breakfast sausage for 5 minutes.  Add in the onion, green pepper, and mushrooms.  Cook until onions are almost clear.
  3. While sausage is cooking, crack the eggs into a medium bowl and whisk until fluffy.  Add in the cream cheese and whisk until the cream cheese is no longer in one large chunk.
  4. When the sausage mixture is done, temper the mixture into the eggs.  Leave the grease from the sausage in the pan.
  5. Saute the spinach in the leftover sausage grease.  Add into the egg/sausage mixture.
  6. Pour the quiche mixture into a cast-iron pan.  If you don’t have a cast-iron pan, feel free to use any other oven safe pan.
  7. Bake for 20-22 minutes.
  8. Top with cheddar if so desired.

Off to go enjoy a small bowl of Ben and Jerry’s Creme Brulee ice cream and watch an episode of Hell’s Kitchen before bed.

PS: I rocked all my goals today.

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