Category: Eggs


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2 Immaculate pie crusts

12 eggs

1/4 c. sour cream

4 oz. diced pancetta

1/2 onion, finely diced

2 apples diced

6 oz. brie, diced

1 c. shredded cheese (I used fontina)

Pre-bake pie crusts until slightly golden at 400F.  Lower temperature to 325F.

Whisk together eggs and sour cream.

Cook pancetta until crispy, adding in onions to carmelize toward the end.

Place brie and apple in one pie crust.

Place pancetta and onion in the other.

Top both with shredded cheese.

Pour egg mixture equally into both.

Bake for 50 minutes or until knife comes out clean.

What I love about quiche is I can use up whatever is in the fridge.  Any veggie, any cheese , any meat, equals Yumm.

Serve with fruit or a salad – you can’t go wrong.

 

 

 

 

I made quiche about a week ago because I had a few frozen pie crusts on hand, and wanted to make the kids breakfast.  It was a huge hit compared to the last time I remember making it.  Maybe their tastebuds are grown up, or maybe I’ve gotten better at it.  Then, I bought Immaculate pie crust the other day to make a lemon pie for Uncle Bob (with a recipe from Molly the Baker which I will post, even though I failed to take a picture of mine)  I had one pie crust left, so I decided to make another quiche this morning.  The Immaculate crust is soooooo good, I don’t think I’ll ever make my own pie crust again or use any other brand!

quiche

1 ready-to-bake pie crust (I used Immaculate and will NEVER use the others again!)

immaculate pie crust

7 eggs

1/4 c. sour cream

1 lb. sausage, crumbled, cooked, drained (I used Jimmy Dean  fully cooked turkey crumbles)

turkey sausage

1 c. shredded cheese (I used sharp cheddar)

  1.  Bake crust at 400 F for 5 minutes or so, just until slightly golden.  Remember to either pierce it with a fork or use pie weights, so it doesn’t lift up.  When you pull  the crust out of the oven, immediately turn oven temp down to 300 F.
  2. Meanwhile, mix eggs and sour cream until well blended.  I didn’t even add salt or pepper, which you could, of course, but I figured the sausage would bring the salt to the party (it did).
  3. Stir in sausage crumbles and cheese.
  4. Bake quiche at 300 F for 50-55 minutes, until set.  (check for doneness by inserting a sharp knife in the center – it should come out clean

This can easily be made ahead, and keeps well for a few days!  Add in onions, peppers, mushrooms, spinach, other meats.  Switching up the cheese will really change things too.  I’m thinking of trying a brie and apple version next week.

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3 packages Stonefire Naan Bread (I used garlic)

12 eggs (fresh from a farm my daughter and son-in-law just purchased!)

1/4 c. sour cream

2 Tbsp. minced dehydrated onion

1/2 tsp. salt

2 packages fully cooked turkey sausage links

2 c. shredded Monterrey Jack cheese

Whisk eggs, sour cream, onion, and salt together.  Soft scramble and set aside.  Keep it a little liquidy.

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Place naan on baking sheets lined with foil and sprayed with coconut oil.

Top with egg mixture.

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Chop defrosted sausage into small pieces and top egg mixture.

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Sprinkle with shredded cheese.

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Bake at 350 for 15-17 minutes.

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8 eggs

3 Tbsp. sour cream

1 can golden mushroom soup (or other cream soup – leftover homemade is ideal)

1 package fully cooked turkey sausage crumbles

2 cups leftover roasted potatoes

1 onion, chopped

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1/2 c. shredded cheese

Combine eggs and sour cream.  Soft scramble in a skillet sprayed with olive oil or coconut spray.  Mix in soup.  Set aside.

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Heat olive oil over medium to medium high heat.  Cook onions until softened.  Add potatoes and increase the heat to create crisp brown edges.

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Spray crockpot with spray or wipe down with oil.

Pour half of egg/soup mixture into crockpot.

Layer sausage crumbles next.

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Layer potatoes and onions next.

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Layer remaining egg/soup mixture next.

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Top with cheese.

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Cook on low for 30 minutes.  Reduce to “keep warm” setting.  Everyone can eat at their leisure as they get up.  I keep spreading the remaining casserole around in the crock pot to keep it from getting dried out at an edge from a spoon.

 

 

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French Toast Sausage Casserole

10 sausage links (I used al fresco chicken breakfast sausage)

1 loaf King’s Hawaiian Bread

3 eggs

2 Tbsp. Silk Vanilla Coffee Creamer

Brown sausage in skillet.

Combine egg and creamer.

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Slice 10 pieces of bread to wrap sausage.  I used King’s Hawaiian Bread because it’s sweet.  It was a little fragile though.

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Flatten bread and roll around sausage.

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Dip in egg and place in 13 x 9 baking dish sprayed with coconut oil.

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Set aside.  This only needs to cook for 20 minutes, but the Cheesy Apple Grits takes 40 minutes to bake.

4 c. water

4 Tbsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

1 C. grits

2 c. shredded cheese

4 eggs

1/2 c. milk

1 apple, sliced

cinnamon

Bring water, sugar, and salt to a boil.  Add grits and cook until thickened.

Stir in shredded cheese.

Stir in eggs beaten with milk.

Pour into 13 x 9 baking dish sprayed with coconut oil

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Top with apple slices and sprinkle with cinnamon.

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This needs to bake at 450 for 40 minutes.

I set the timer for 20, so that I could put the french toast casserole in beside it to have them finish up together.

 

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1 1/2 lb. smoked sausage, cubed

1 package fajita style veggies (onions and peppers)

4 medium sweet potatoes cubed

1/2 c. apple juice or chicken broth

Eggs

Avocado

Green onions

Spray crock pot with cooking spray.  Layer sweet potatoes, then veggies, then sausage.

Pour juice or broth over.

Cook on high 4 hours or until potatoes are tender.

When serving, cook an egg and place on top with avocado and green onions.

I made a second batch with russet potatoes for the kids who are not fans of sweet potatoes.

I will make this again, but I think it would be better with fresh sausage that is cooked and crumbled.

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4 c. leftover french fries

1 lb. breakfast sausage

1 crescent dough

10 eggs

1/3 c. milk

2 c. shredded cheese

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Butter 13 x 9 baking dish and spread crescent dough (I used garlic) into the bottom, sealing seams.

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Brown sausage (I used maple) and drain well.

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Spread sausage over crescent dough.  Top with fries.  If the fries are soggy, put them in the oven for a few minutes at 450 sprayed with coconut oil spray until they are a little crisper.

Combine eggs and milk (as you can see from my picture I did a terrible job and had poorly blended eggs – looks terrible but still tastes yummy)

Top fries with shredded cheese and pour egg mixture over carefully.  You can refrigerate overnight at this point, so you’re not making it all drowsy in the morning, like I was.

Bake at 375 for 35 minutes.

Substitute any meat for the sausage.  Substitute any potatoes for the fries.  Use any cheese you like (I used colby jack). Add in vegetables (this is a great way to use up leftovers) or make it vegetarian to make it healthier!

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4 C. Water

2 Tbsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

1 C. grits

5 eggs

1/2 c. milk

1 1/2 c. shredded cheese

1-2 large apples sliced

cinnamon

Spray 13 x 9 baking dish and preheat oven to 450 F.

Heat water, sugar and salt until boiling.  Gradually add grits and lower heat to medium high.  Stir occasionally until mixture thickens.

Meanwhile beat eggs with milk.  Pour into thickened grits.

Stir in cheese until melted.

Top with apples.  Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Bake 450F for 40 minutes.

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4 medium russet potatoes

1/2 c chopped red onion

2 packages al fresco maple chicken breakfast sausage, sliced

1/4 c. olive oil

salt and pepper

9 eggs

1/4 c. milk

1 can cream of mushroom soup (low sodium)

1/2 c. shredded pepper jack cheese

1/4 c. shredded colby jack cheese

1/2 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Bake potatoes in microwave for 10 minutes.  Let cool.

Mix eggs and milk with salt and pepper and soft scramble over medium low heat.

Add in mushroom soup.

Put in a bowl and set aside.

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Cut potatoes into small cubes.  Toss with onions, cut sausage and oil.  Season as desired.  I put a little salt and pepper.

Clean and reuse skillet from eggs to cook potato hash.  Cook over medium to medium high until golden brown, stirring to keep from burning.  Add more oil if needed.

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Prepare crock pot by spraying with coconut oil spray.

Place half the egg, mushroom soup mixture in crock pot.

Top with half the potato hash.

Sprinkle with pepper jack cheese.

Top with remaining potato hash.

Sprinkle with colby jack cheese.

Top with remaining eggs.

Top with cheddar cheese.  You can place it in the fridge overnight.

Cook on low until cheese melts (about 30 minutes if cooking right away, or about 1 hour if cooking from being in the fridge)

You can keep it warming for 4- 6 hours.

Loads of variations!!

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4 leftover hot Italian sausage links, sliced thinly (in about 1/4 c. sauce and cooked onions and peppers)

10 eggs

1/8 c. milk

salt and pepper to taste

1 package refrigerated Simply Potatoes Southwestern Hash Browns, cooked according to directions

1 c. shredded cheese (I  used 6 cheese Italian)

Spray crock pot with cooking spray.

Cook hash browns according to directions.

Mix eggs, milk and salt and pepper.  Make soft scrambled eggs and set aside.

Heat sausage, sauce and onions and peppers.  Mix in eggs.

Pour egg mixture into crock pot.

Later crispy hash browns over eggs.

Top with cheese.

Heat in crockpot until cheese is melted.

I love this because it can stay warm until everyone gets up on a Sunday morning and gets around to eating.

Stir after each person serves themselves to keep it moist.  The maximum you want to leave it on in the crockpot is 3 or 4 hours.

Leftovers (if you have any) reheat well!

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