Sausage and Spinach Quiche (low carb + keto options)

This Spinach and Sausage Quiche is the perfect easy brunch recipe that is deceptively impressive! With options for low carb, keto and gluten free diets this recipe is perfect for everyone!

Close up of a keto spinach sausage quiche in a cast iron skillet

Close up of a keto spinach sausage quiche in a cast iron skillet

You know those embarrassing moments you wish you could forget? The kind normal people just pretend never happened, well I have one of those memories. Instead, I am going to own it and tell you all about it.

The first time I remember having quiche I was probably 16, maybe even younger. A silly teenager who was certain she was older than she was. I was having brunch with an older friend and her Mother. I thought a lot of her Mom, but she was kind of intimidating and I couldn’t really tell if she liked me. So, of course, I was trying extra hard. I politely ordered, in my thick Southern drawl, “Qui-chee” meaning, Quiche, from the menu.

Everyone just stared at me.

The dear Mother said as nicely as she could, holding back a smile, “Honey, it is pronounced “Kee-sh”

Oh dear.

There is no coming back from that one. I could feel my face get bright red. I just smiled and said “yes, that is what I will have.”

So, today I am presenting my most favorite breakfast ever, Sausage and Spinach “Qui-chee”!

A slice of sausage spinach quiche on a dark plate

A slice of sausage spinach quiche on a dark plate

What’s in a Spinach Sausage Quiche? 

This spinach, sausage and cheese quiche has a simple ingredients list. Here’s all you’ll need to make this recipe: 

  • Pie Crust (I use this keto pie crust)
  • Sausage
  • Spinach
  • Eggs
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Heavy Cream
  • Salt and Pepper

How to Make a Spinach Sausage Quiche 

This sausage spinach quiche couldn’t be simpler to make! Here’s how to make a classic sausage quiche: 

  1. In a deep dish pie pan, lightly spray the pan and press the pie crust into the pan and up the edges of the pan. 
  2. In a mixing bowl combine the eggs, heavy cream, salt and pepper. Whisk vigorously until completely combined. 
  3. Layer the spinach, cooked sausage and cheese over the crust.
  4. Pour the beaten egg mixture over the crust.
  5. Bake 20-23 minutes until the quiche has set.

Egg and cream mixture being poured over a keto quiche crust and filling

Egg and cream mixture being poured over a keto quiche crust and filling

How to Make a Keto Quiche Crust

Quiche is a great option for a keto diet because you can fill it with eggs, cheese, breakfast meats and low carb vegetables of your choice. The tricky part is the crust. Traditional pie crusts are loaded with carbs because they use traditional wheat flour, but I have come up with a wonderfully flaky almond flour version.

To make a keto pie crust you will need to:

  1. Combine almond flour, salt, butter and cream cheese in a food processor or mixer and mix until it resembles course crumbs.
  2. Add in one egg and apple cider vinegar (this helps to achieve a crisp, flaky crust) and mix again until well combined.
  3. Roll the dough into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to allow the butter time to harden again. (I like to prepare the dough the day before)
  4. When ready to use the dough, press it into the prepared pan (you can roll the dough, but it is sticky and I find it easier to press the dough into the pan) 
  5. Pre-bake the crust for 10-12 minutes before filling it will the quiche fillings. 

Click the link above for the full ingredients list and recipe instructions! 

Can You Freeze Quiche? 

Yes! Once the sausage and spinach quiche has been baked and cooled, wrap it in a layer of plastic wrap and then two layers of heavy-duty aluminum foil. It can be frozen up to 3 months. When ready to eat, reheat from frozen. 

overhead view of a keto quiche in a cast iron skillet

overhead view of a keto quiche in a cast iron skillet

Tips for Making a Keto Quiche 

  • You can also use a cast iron skillet if you do not have a deep dish pie pan.
  • You can use any kind of cheese you’d like in this recipe. Sharp cheddar, Pepper Jack and Monterrey Jack are all great choices! 
  • I prefer serving my quiche warm, but leftovers can be enjoyed cold the next day. 

More Keto Breakfast Recipes: 

If you are on the hunt for some keto or gluten free breakfast recipes I have some great options for you. My Keto Sausage Egg and Cheese Bites are about one net carb each and great for meal prep. Some of our other favorites are:

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This Sausage and Spinach Quiche is the perfect easy brunch recipe that is deceptively impressive! With options for low carb, keto and gluten free diets this recipe is perfect for everyone!This Sausage and Spinach Quiche is the perfect easy brunch recipe that is deceptively impressive! With options for low carb, keto and gluten free diets this recipe is perfect for everyone!

Sausage and Spinach Quiche

Yield:

8

Prep Time:

15 minutes

Cook Time:

25 minutes

Total Time:

40 minutes

This Spinach and Sausage Quiche is the perfect easy brunch recipe that is deceptively impressive! With options for low carb, keto and gluten free diets this recipe is perfect for everyone!

Ingredients

Pie Crust:

  • 1 store bought pie crust or keto pie crust (linked in notes)

Quiche Filling:

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked and crumbled breakfast sausage
  • 1 cup spinach frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1 cup shredded cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 5 eggs
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. In a deep dish pie pan, lightly spray the pan and press the pie crust into the pan and up the edges of the pan.
  3. If using keto crust listed below, pre-bake the crust 10-12 minutes until set. If using regular refridgerated pie crust you do not have to prebake.
  4. In a mixing bowl combine the eggs, heavy cream, salt and pepper. Whisk vigorously until completely combined.
  5. Layer the spinach, cooked sausage and cheese over the crust.
    Pour the beaten egg mixture over the crust.
  6. Bake 20-23 minutes until the quiche has set.

Notes

  • This is the low carb keto pie crust I use.
  • You can also use a cast iron skillet if you do not have a deep pie pan.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving:

Calories:

298

Total Fat:

18g

Trans Fat:

0g

Cholesterol:

186mg

Sodium:

764mg

Carbohydrates:

5.4g

Net Carbohydrates:

4.3g

Fiber:

1.1g

Protein:

14g

To avoid any confusion I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count, as it is not known to affect blood glucose levels. To calculate Keto recipes listed on this site carbs – fiber = net carbs.

I use Nutrifox as my nutrition calculator. This nutrition information is an estimate based on the information provided by Nutrifox and the specific ingredients I used.

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