{Recipe} Cowboy Quiche

OK, so one time I saw on Pinterest a super easy way to make hard boiled eggs was in the oven.  I bought a carton of eggs & fully intended on trying this magic...& then I didn't get around to doing it.  I was about to go out of town to Miami (check it out here) & the eggs were about to go bad, so I figured I'd make something that required a lot of eggs. Bring on my first attempt at a quiche! I asked one of my egg experts if she had any suggestions, & she sent me to The Pioneer Woman.  This chick...is LEGIT.  My eggspert said the recipe was pretty fool proof...yet it still seemed a tad intense to me.  Plus, her recipe required a deep dish pan & I didn't have one of those (Note to self, register for one!) So, after a little investigating, I found another recipe from A Family Feast & sort of combined the two.  Overall, this dish was a definite success!  I did modify the ingredients/directions below a tad because the dish was just a little liquid-y on day one.  But the flavoring was INSANE.  I also cheated & bought a pre-made crust. So be it. I don't own a rolling pin...another thing to register for.  If you want a recipe for pie crust, both blogs provide one. Luckily, the crust I bought comes in a pair so I can make a 2nd quiche soon!

Serves: 6 slices
Cook time acc to me: 1 hour 25 mins
How difficult was this acc to me? Not TOO bad!

1 pre-made pie crust
6 large eggs
1 yellow onion, chopped
1 cup turkey sausage, cooked & crumbled (I cheated & bought pre-cooked crumbles)
2 cups grated low-fat cheddar cheese (I know I know, but gotta do it)
1 cup of light cream or half & half
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
pinch of cayenne pepper
Black pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter.  Add in onions & cook for 15-20 mins until fully caramelized. I did struggle a bit with this & just kinda gave up after 20 mins. 

While the onions are cooking, in a large mixing bowl beat eggs. Add in cream, salt, nutmeg, cayenne pepper & black pepper. Mix well.

When the onions are done, remove from skillet & mix in to the egg mixture.  

Add cheese into the mix.

Using the same skillet, brown the turkey sausage. If you bought the pre-cooked crumbles like I did, toss them in the skillet for a few minutes to warm them up.

Once sausage is cooked (or warmed up) add to egg/onion mix.

In a lightly greased pie dish, place pie crust then pour egg mix in. 

Cover with foil & bake for 45-50 mins.  Then remove foil & bake another 15-20 minutes until the top is golden brown.  Insert a knife into the middle to check if it's done. It should come out clean.

Let the quiche sit for a few minutes then slice & serve!

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