Cauliflower-Crusted Quiche with Hillshire Farm(R) Smoked Sausage

“A unique cauliflower crust serves as the base of this cheesy quiche featuring smoked sausage and sweet peppers.”



  • 1 medium head cauliflower, cored and cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 5 eggs, divided
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon whole wheat panko bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives


  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 (14 ounce) package Hillshire Farm(R) Smoked Sausage, bias-sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Chives (optional)




  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate; set aside.
  2. Place cauliflower in a food processor in batches. Cover and pulse each batch until crumbly and mixture resembles the texture of rice.
  3. In a very large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium-high heat. Add the cauliflower and cook, stirring occasionally, about 4 minutes, or until cauliflower is tender and starting to brown.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the cauliflower, 1 egg, 1/2 cup of the cheese, the panko, and 2 tablespoons chives. Press mixture onto the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pie plate.
  5. In the same skillet, heat remaining 1 tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add sweet pepper and cook for 2 minutes, or until it begins to soften. Add sausage and onion and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onion softens and sausage begins to brown. Spoon sausage mixture and remaining 1/2 cup cheese into cauliflower crust.
  6. In a medium bowl, whisk together remaining 4 eggs, whipping cream, and flour. Pour over sausage mixture in crust.
  7. Bake, uncovered, for 30 to 40 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Let stand on a wire rack for 10 minutes before serving. Sprinkle with additional chives, if desired.

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