Cauliflower-Crusted Quiche with Smoked Sausage

A unique cauliflower crust serves as the base of this cheesy quiche featuring smoked sausage and sweet peppers.

8 servings | 249 cals

Cauliflower-Crusted Quiche with Smoked Sausage
Cauliflower-Crusted Quiche with Smoked Sausage












1 medium head cauliflower, cored and cut into florets

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided

5 eggs, divided

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided

1 tablespoon whole wheat panko bread crumbs

2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives

1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped

1/2 (14 ounce) package Hillshire Farm® Smoked Sausage, bias-sliced 1/2-inch thick

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

Chives (optional)


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate; set aside.

Place cauliflower in a food processor in batches. Cover and pulse each batch until crumbly and mixture resembles the texture of rice.

In a very large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add the cauliflower and cook, stirring occasionally, about 4 minutes, or until cauliflower is tender and starting to brown.

In a medium bowl, combine the cauliflower, 1 egg, 1/2 cup of the cheese, the panko, and 2 tablespoons chives. Press mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pie plate.

In the same skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add sweet pepper and cook for 2 minutes, or until it begins to soften. Add sausage and onion and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion softens and sausage begins to brown.

Spoon sausage mixture and remaining 1/2 cup cheese into cauliflower crust.

In a medium bowl, whisk together remaining 4 eggs, whipping cream, and flour. Pour over sausage mixture in crust.

Bake, uncovered, for 30 to 40 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand on a wire rack for 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with additional chives, if desired.