Leftovers Quiche – Sausage, Roasted Red Peppers, and Onions

I call this leftover quiche because I often make quiches to use leftovers or things I have too much of in the fridge or freezer.   I also usually make two sometimes the same or sometimes different depending on what I have that needs to be used up.  We eat one for dinner and then Lisa and the kids enjoy having another for breakfast and lunch.  They never go to waste. Sometimes I use true leftovers.  Other times I use a whole bunch of “almost gone” things from the fridge.

quiche-photoRoasted Red Pepper and Sausage Quiche

For this quiche, our neighbor Cathy had brought us a GIANT jar of roasted red peppers.  She had used a few and brought us a nearly full 64oz jar.  Needless to say, that is a lot of red peppers and no matter how hard I tried to use them up there always seemed to be a lot leftover.

I also had a pound of yummy ground pork from Predels and I thought that might go nicely with the red peppers and some sauteed onions.

Step 1. Cook the ground pork until done.  Drain the fat BUT DON’T CLEAN THE PAN. Set cooked pork aside.

Step 2. Cut and saute onions and garlic in the pork pan with some butter and a glug or two of olive oil.  Add all my diced roasted red peppers.

Step 3. Mix about 4 eggs per quiche with a half cup of greek yogurt and a half cup of cream or milk.  Add a cup of cheese per quiche.  Use a variety of cheese; cheddar, gruyere, swiss, parmesan… anything strong. Add some garlic power, onion powder, pepper, salt and any spices you like… beat well for about 1 minute.

Step 4. Place pie crust in pie pan.  Place layer of sausage, layer of pepper and onions and top with egg mixture.

Step 5. Sprinkle some nice spice on top of the uncooked quiche; paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cayenne, etc. whatever you like or whatever compliments the leftovers you have used.

Step 6. Cook at 375 for about 40-50 minutes.  Let set at least 10 minutes before serving.

Step 6. Serve with nice bread or a fresh garden salad.

Healthy. Yummy. And a clean fridge….

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