Hearty Smoked Sausage Country Quiche

Oxmoor House
The crust was by far my favorite element of the dish. It was flaky and delicious and could be easily adapted for a variety of quiche recipes.—Julia Monti
8 servings (serving size: 1 wedge)

Ingredients

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5 ounces gluten-free biscuit and baking mix (about 1 1/2 cups; such as Bob's Red Mill)
2 tablespoons canola oil
3 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into cubes
1/4 cup ice water
Cooking spray
6 ounces smoked turkey sausage, diced {Check for Gluten}
1 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/2 cup diced yellow onion
2 1/2 cups sliced yellow squash
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 tablespoons water
1 large egg
7 large egg whites
1/3 cup fat-free milk
6 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) finely shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Weigh or lightly spoon baking mix into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine baking mix and oil in a medium bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles small peas. Add ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time, tossing with a fork until moist. Place between 2 sheets of plastic wrap; roll into an 11-inch circle. Place in a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Fold edges under and crimp; chill.

3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add sausage to pan; cook 6 minutes or until browned, stirring frequently. Drain on paper towels.

4. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add bell peppers and onion; cook 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in squash, thyme, and crushed red pepper. Coat vegetables with cooking spray; cook 4 minutes or until squash is almost tender, stirring frequently. Stir in 2 tablespoons water; cook 1 minute, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Remove from heat; stir in sausage.

5. Combine egg, egg whites, and milk in a medium bowl, stirring well with a whisk. Spoon sausage mixture into prepared crust. Pour egg mixture over sausage mixture.

6. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes or until set. Remove from oven; sprinkle with cheese. Cut into 8 wedges.

Created date

November 2011

Nutritional Information

Calories 226
Fat 12.2 g
Satfat 4.6 g
Monofat 4.1 g
Polyfat 1.6 g
Protein 11.7 g
Carbohydrate 18.1 g
Fiber 2.4 g
Cholesterol 53 mg
Iron 3.3 mg
Sodium 498 mg
Calcium 160 mg