Funny story. As most of you know who visit my blog regularly I love watching Food Network especially on Saturday and Sunday mornings when they show new shows. My website has a couple of Trisha Yearwood recipes like for instance her Peanut Butter Balls, Chicken Tortilla Casserole, and Chicken Tortilla soup. I just happened to be on my google analytics page when Food Network was showing a re-run of her show called Z-Girls and she makes the Chicken Tortilla casserole. There were quite a number of people visiting my page when that episode was airing and I just thought that was kind of funny and had to share. You guys sure like Trisha Yearwood recipes like I do and I just love this quiche!
This quiche has sausage, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese in it and is baked in the oven (without having to bake the pie crust first) at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. The egg mixture was done at that time, but the crust wasn’t really brown, however it was done. Next time I make this I’m not changing an ingredient with the recipe but just cooking the pie crust in the oven for a bit so that the crust turns a little brown. I like my pie crusts crispy!
My dog wanted some of the quiche too. 🙂
- 1 pound ground pork sausage with sage
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 20 grape tomatoes, sliced in half and sprinkled with salt
- 6 large eggs
- 10 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, grated (about 2 1/2 cups)
- Salt and pepper
- Two 9-inch unbaked frozen pie shells (set them out to thaw while preparing the other ingredients)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large skillet, cook the sausage until browned and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Then remove with a slotted spoon and reserve.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk the baking powder, tomatoes and eggs together. Add the cooked sausage and the cheese to the egg mixture and stir together with a large spoon. Add salt and pepper and divide the mixture between both unbaked pie shells. Bake until the filling is set, about 30 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.
- Cook’s Notes: To lighten up this quiche, use turkey sausage and egg substitute.
- Garth likes this quiche with cheese tortellini. If you add tortellini, cover with egg or the pasta will burn when the quiche bakes.
Recipe from Trisha Yearwood