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Mini Quiche Recipe

Updated on October 3, 2012
Mini Quiches
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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but it is often the one we dread the most. Foods that are quick to make and eat are often not very healthy, but we eat them out of the need for speed. These fast alternatives leave us unsatisfied, lethargic, and often hungry again quickly!

This recipe for mini quiches is perfect for making ahead of time and reheating for a quick and delicious breakfast.

I make these quiches almost every Sunday evening. After they cool, I put them in the refrigerator and we eat them for breakfast for several days. Reheat them for about one and a half minutes in the microwave (remove the foil muffin cup first) and they are a hearty breakfast to satisfy the biggest appetites!

Breakfast Quiches
Breakfast Quiches | Source

Mini Quiches

Mini quiches are convenient and easy to make and eat! I like them much better than full-sized quiches (usually 9" x 9" or 9" x 13") because they are easier to store and easier to serve. Plus, they make a pretty display on a plate!

This recipe for mini quiches uses a standard-sized muffin pan. Instead of making the quiche in one large pan, the ingredients are simply divided among the twelve muffin cups in the pan. There is no additional work or cooking time, and serving them is even easier than a full sized quiche! Just pop the quiches out of the pan, peel the liner off, and they are ready to go. Yum!

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 12 muffin-sized quiches
Quiche ingredients
Quiche ingredients | Source

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Frozen Hash Browns, thawed
  • 3 tablespoons Butter or Margarine, melted
  • 12 - 16 oz package Breakfast Sausage
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups Mexican or Taco blend cheese, shredded
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line muffin pan with muffin liners. I prefer the foil liners, as they hold together better.
  3. Combine melted butter, hash browns, and salt and pepper in a large bowl. Divide evenly among 12 muffin cups, pushing down into each cup. This will form the crust to hold the rest of the ingredients in each quiche.
  4. Bake for 11 to 13 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven.
  5. While the crusts are baking, crumble the sausage into a skillet and cook on medium high heat until fully browned. Remove from heat.
  6. Distribute the cooked sausage evenly among the quiches on top of the hash brown crust.
  7. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs until they are fully mixed. Add the cheese to the eggs and mix thoroughly. The mixture will be lumpy.
  8. Evenly distribute the egg and cheese mixture on top of the sausage in each quiche. Some of the mixture will run down into the into the quiche.
  9. Bake the quiches for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve immediately or refrigerate to serve later.

Recipe Steps

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Line the pan with foil linersMelt butterAdd hash browns, salt and pepperQuiche CrustBreakfast SausageWhisk EggsCheese and Egg MixtureAdd SausageAdd Egg Mixture and Bake
Line the pan with foil liners
Line the pan with foil liners | Source
Melt butter
Melt butter | Source
Add hash browns, salt and pepper
Add hash browns, salt and pepper | Source
Quiche Crust
Quiche Crust | Source
Breakfast Sausage
Breakfast Sausage | Source
Whisk Eggs
Whisk Eggs | Source
Cheese and Egg Mixture
Cheese and Egg Mixture | Source
Add Sausage
Add Sausage | Source
Add Egg Mixture and Bake
Add Egg Mixture and Bake

Recipe Variations

Variety makes quiche recipes even better! For example, in this recipe you could substitute crumbled, cooked bacon for the sausage (or add both!). You could also change the type of cheese and substitute any that you like, including colby jack, cheddar, or even jalapeno cheese.

There are also other things you can add to the recipe. Put any of these items into the quiches when you add the meat:

  • Diced Onion
  • Chopped Bell Pepper
  • Ham
  • Shredded Carrots

You can even make a variety of these mini quiches and serve them on a brunch buffet or at a party. Yummy!

Quiche for Breakfast
Quiche for Breakfast | Source

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Sounds good and easy...and you have breakfast for several days. Very good idea.

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      Amy Gillie 4 years ago from Indiana

      Carol - they are SO easy to make! Let me know if you try them!

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      This looks awesome and easy and I'm always trying to find good things for us to eat in the morning. Pinned.

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      Amy Gillie 4 years ago from Indiana

      Thanks, Glimmer Twin Fan! They are SO easy to make. Most of the time is spent with them in the oven, making the house smell good. Enjoy!

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      Crystal Tatum 4 years ago from Georgia

      Easy and yummy! Voted up and sharing (and printing out for my reference.)

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      Sushmita 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

      I was looking for some easy yet nutritious and calorie high breakfast ideas, and your recipe is like God-sent. Wonderful and yummy, by the look of it. I will give it a try this week-end, and am sure will keep me floating through the weekly chores! Voted up and sharing.

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      Amy Gillie 4 years ago from Indiana

      Thanks so much, sen.sush23! I'm excited that this is what you were looking for. And trust me, they are SO GOOD! Let me know if you like them!

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      summerberrie 4 years ago

      It is so neat you can make these ahead of time and then pop them in the microwave. I like recipes that make a large batch too. These look great!

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      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      omg, I *LOVE* this idea! Hubby is always running out the door without breakfast. I would so toss one of these (or more) at him. Wonderful idea! Voted up and sharing!!!

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      Amy Gillie 4 years ago from Indiana

      Thanks Ttoombs08! This recipe actually began with me trying to find something fast and easy for my husband to eat for breakfast. Although I've never tried it, I'm sure they will toss easily out any door.

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      Amy Gillie 4 years ago from Indiana

      Summerberrie - thanks so much! I think making several batches at once would be pretty easy.

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      dobo700 4 years ago from Australia

      What a great idea, I would've never thought of doing mini ones.

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      peachpower 4 years ago from Florida

      Oh yummy, delicious, little bit of heaven. Yes please. I am the biggest baker/cook in my family (recently decided to try my hand at gluten free stuff), and the only way I eat eggs is in cakes, pies, or quiche. What a super Hub- I'm bookmarking, voting up and awesome, and making them! Way to go!

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      Amy Gillie 4 years ago from Indiana

      Peachpower - thanks for your kind words. I think you'll find these are as easy as they are delicious.

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

      I'm addicted to itsy-bitsy quiches, and these look so delicious! Way more tasty than the frozen stuff we get. Voted up and up, and socially shared!

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      Robie Benve 4 years ago from Ohio

      Yum, these mini quiches look like a great idea to be served at parties too. I need to get out of the habit of buying the frozen pre-made ones! Great hub!

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      Deborah Neyens 4 years ago from Iowa

      These look so good and easy. I'm pinning this!

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      Amy Gillie 4 years ago from Indiana

      Thanks for the comments and shares/pins! These really take no time at all (most of the time is in the oven). They are better and cheaper than the frozen ones. I bet you could even make these ahead of time and freeze them too!

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      Sunny Robinson 4 years ago from Tennessee

      I found this in the Hopper. Had to go back and look for it because I felt compelled to comment! I gave you pretty good ratings in the Hopper, I think.

      This quiche looks amazing! Will have to try it myself. Thanks so much for sharing.

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      Amy Gillie 4 years ago from Indiana

      Thanks Sunny (for both the comments and the ratings)! This is one of the easiest recipes I have seen for a breakfast item that actually tastes good and is filling. Enjoy!

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