This turkey sausage and asparagus quiche is brunch ready, perfect for Mother’s Day or any morning! It makes two quiches and it freezes great too!

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I could eat quiche every day for the rest of my life.

My mom would often make quiche for a breakfast-for-dinner type meal. Usually she makes one similar to this spinach quiche with cornmeal crust. The cornmeal crust is one of my favorite things EVER but I decided to switch it up and use a traditional pie crust for this quiche.

Turkey sausage and asparagus quiche in a red pie plate.

And by “decided to switch it up,” I clearly mean that I was feeling lazy AND I happened to have a box of pie crusts in my fridge. That’s right – a box. Sometimes shortcuts are okay! Most of the time they are okay. There are very few times that shortcuts are not okay.

Shortcut taco seasoning is not okay. There, I thought of one. Homemade taco seasoning is just so easy and SO good. But you know what, if you want tacos and you don’t feel like making up a batch of taco seasoning? I’m not gonna judge you for ripping open a package. Do what you gotta do!

Turkey sausage quiche in a red pie dish with asparagus and salt and pepper shakers in the background.

About this Turkey Sausage and Asparagus Quiche

If you’re feeling a bit more motivated than I am, this quiche is great with any homemade pie crust, including my cornmeal crust.

As you can see in my recipe, I use turkey breakfast sausage, but if you prefer pork, that’s fine, too. Pork sausage renders a fair amount of grease so you’ll want to drain that off before adding the asparagus to the pan.

If you don’t have asparagus on hand, this quiche is great with any number of vegetables, especially spinach or broccoli.

How To Freeze Quiche

Quiche can be frozen prior to baking or after baking; baking first may make the quiche a little easier to maneuver in the freezer.  To freeze quiche after baking, wrap in foil and place in a freezer-safe container or bag. Do not thaw before reheating. Remove wrap and bake in a preheated 350°F oven for about 25 minutes, or until heated through.

Slice of turkey sausage and asparagus quiche on a round white plate.
Recipe

Turkey Sausage and Asparagus Quiche

5 from 1 vote
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 16 servings
This turkey sausage and asparagus quiche is brunch ready, perfect for Mother’s Day or any morning! It makes two quiches and it freezes great too!
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Ingredients 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 16 oz. bulk mild turkey breakfast sausage
  • 2 ½ cups chopped fresh asparagus, bite sized pieces (about 1 lb.)
  • 2 refrigerated pie crusts
  • 8 large eggs, beaten
  • 2 cups milk (preferably whole milk)
  • 2 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • In a medium saucepan, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Cook sausage, breaking up as it browns. Cook until no longer pink.
  • Add asparagus to the pan and continue to cook until asparagus has softened slightly and turned a bright green. Cool slightly.
  • Fit pie crusts loosely into two 9-inch pie pans, fluting edges.
  • Spread half of sausage/asparagus mixture over the bottom of one crust, and the other half in the other crust..
  • In a separate bowl, combine beaten eggs, milk, cheese, salt, pepper. Pour evenly over sausage and asparagus in each pie crust.
  • Bake at 425°F for 15 minutes. Without opening oven, turn the oven down to 350°F and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and set in the middle. Let stand 10 minutes before serving warm, room temperature or cold.

Notes

  • The skillet I used to brown the sausage was not nonstick. If you have a nonstick skillet, you can probably get away with omitting the oil from this recipe.
  • Quiche can be frozen prior to baking or after baking; baking first may make the quiche a little easier to maneuver in the freezer.  To freeze quiche after baking, wrap in foil and place in a freezer-safe container or bag. Do not thaw before reheating. Remove wrap and bake in a preheated 350°F oven for about 25 minutes, or until heated through.
  • If you prefer, another vegetable or type of cheese can be substituted.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice, Calories: 265kcal, Carbohydrates: 13g, Protein: 15g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 132mg, Sodium: 468mg, Potassium: 229mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 506IU, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 166mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Slice of quiche on a white plate. It is filled with turkey sausage and asparagus. More asparagus and six eggs are pictured in the background. and

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7 Comments

  1. Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says:

    This quiche looks perfect! Love the sausage and asparagus! It would be awesome for Mother’s Day!

  2. lynn @ the actor's diet says:

    I just met someone who ate quiche for the first time the other day – it blew my mind! I could eat it daily, too.

  3. denise says:

    I could eat this right now

  4. Malinda @countrysidecravings says:

    We sometimes eat quiche for supper too! It is a great way for my kids to get in some extra veggies because they will eat just about anything covered in cheese. Looks great and a cornmeal crust sounds very interesting!

  5. Danae @ Recipe Runner says:

    I love a good quiche! This one looks so good with all that asparagus and sausage! Perfect for spring brunch!

  6. Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen says:

    I love quiche as a breakfast for dinner meal! This one looks packed with protein and flavor! I’m loving asparagus these days. :)

  7. Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) says:

    Quiche is my fave!! And anything with sausage and asparagus is an automatic win. This looks so delicious Rachel!