Spinach, Sausage and Pimento Cheese Crustless Quiche

Last week I went over to my sister’s house so we could walk our dogs in her neighborhood (have I mentioned that I’m really happy to be living in NC?) When I got there she had a beautiful quiche cooling in her kitchen and it reminded me how great quiche is for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  It is one of those foods I forget about and I like how it serves as a refrigerator/pantry cleanup because almost any meat, veggie or cheese combination will turn out great.  Today I decided to make a crustless quiche with what I had on hand: breakfast sausage, spinach, green onions and the star of the recipe, pimento cheese.  DSC_0078

I love pimento cheese. I’ve cooked with it before and also made my own: Bacon Pimento Cheese Chicken Bliss.  I also want to share this recipe for Green Pimento Cheese from my cousin Carson’s great blog A Southern Fork in New York.  Check it out!I love how every good southern cook has his or her own pimento cheese recipe with a twist on the classic cheddar cheese, mayonnaise and diced pimentos combo.  My Dad likes chopped green olives in his pimento cheese and you can usually find a tupperware of it in their fridge.  What do you add?! DSC_0106

What to buy:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6-7 green onions diced (about 1/2 cup), reserving some for garnish
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 1/2-2 cups breakfast sausage links, cut into bite size pieces (I used turkey)
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup milk (I use 2%)
  • 3/4 cup pimento cheese

What to do:

  • preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • butter or spray a 10 inch pie pan
  • add olive oil to a pan on medium heat and cook spinach and green onions until spinach is wilted, about 5 minutes
  • remove veggies from heat and  add to greased pie plate
  • add sausage to the same pan and cook until no longer pink,  add to pie plate on top of spinach
  • whisk together eggs, flour, baking powder, salt, pepper, red pepper, pimento cheese and milk until well combined
  • pour egg mixture over sausage and veggies
  • bake for 30-35 minutes or until center is set and the outside edge is golden brown
  • garnish with green onions, let set for 5 minutes, then slice and serve while warm

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