Every Sunday morning before church, I cook breakfast for my little family because Sundays tend to be pretty busy days for us and we all need a little fuel to get us through. I tend to make something simple like pancakes or French toast, but sometimes I like to step it up and bit and make something that is a little more involved (lets not go crazy though). This simple quiche is easy to put together and always a favorite of ours.
If you want to save some time in the morning, you can always cook the sausage ahead of time and either freeze it or refrigerate it. If you do this, just add a little olive oil in the pan to cook the onions and spinach. I use a store-bought pie crust, but if you want to, you can be fancy and make your own (there are just some things I will not make from scratch).
In a large skillet, brown sausage.
Once the sausage is browned, remove from skillet and set aside. To the sausage grease in the skillet, add one tbsp. of butter and the onions. Cook until softened.
Add the spinach and basil and cook just until wilted.
Put the sausage in the bottom of the pie crust and top with the onion mixture.
Sprinkle the cheese on top and pour the whisked eggs and milk over the entire thing.
Bake 35-40 minutes or until eggs are set.
This kind of recipe is so easy to substitute different ingredients. For instance, you can use bacon instead of sausage, cheddar for mozzarella, or even change-up the spinach with arugula or broccoli. You can even use egg whites instead of whole eggs for a healthier version.
I hope you and your family enjoy this delicious recipe as much as we do!