Breakfast is the best meal of the day. At least that’s what I say when I something as good as this Sausage, Broccoli Quiche. Being able to air fry quiche is kind of a game changer. It is so much faster to air fry over baking. This quiche can be baked. It will just take approximately 20 minutes longer.
The best part about quiche is its great as a leftover. We loving making this sausage, broccoli quiche and then the next several days we have a very quick breakfast. The quiche can be heated up in the microwave, air fryer, toaster over, or regular oven. Hey, it’s even good cold!
How to make Air Fryer Sausage, Broccoli Quiche
For most recipes I like to get everything ready before I start to cook. With this recipe it is faster to get the crust ready and pop it in the air fryer. While the crust is browning than get all the ingredients out. This just saves a couple of minutes but there isn’t any waiting time for the crust to finish.
Put the crust in a deep dish pie pan. Or if you are lucky enough to find frozen pie shells in the pans already. Just put a few fork pricks in the pie shell an pop it into the air fryer. Bake it in the fryer for about 10 minutes until the shell starts to get golden brown. NOTE: Just follow the package directions for the pie shell if you want to bake this instead of air fry.
This quiche can also be made crust-less. Just spray the pie pan with cooking spray. Follow the same steps below to fill the pie pan with the brocolli, sausage, egg and cheese..
Preparing Sausage, Broccoli Quiche
Once the pie shell has browned remove it from the oven and start to build the quiche.
After the pie shell is in the air fryer or oven. Cut the broccoli into bite size pieces. Slice or chop the Garlic. Cook the Sausage in a saute pan. While the Sausage is cooking. Put about 3 cups of water in a separate sauce pan and bring it to a boil. Add 2 teaspoons salt and the cut up broccoli to the boiling water. Blanche the Broccoli in the boiling water for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and drain.
When the sausage is done put it on a paper towel to soak up any excess grease then set it aside. Use the same pan that the sausage was cooked in (hey one less pan to wash). Add a 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan and the sliced garlic. Satay the broccoli and garlic for 2 to 3 minutes. Just until the broccoli is getting soft but still has a nice crunch.
Cheese and Eggs
Grate the Cheddar Cheese. Yes there is cheese in this sausage, broccoli quiche. We know that it takes a little extra time to grate cheese vs buying the already grated cheese. The freshly grated cheese always seems to have so much more flavor. And have you ever noticed how long the already grated cheese last in the refrigerator? What is in that cheese that makes it last soooooooo long???? Anyway, our preference is to buy the cheese in blocks. Oh the cheese in blocks is also a little cheaper than the pre-grated cheese.
Use a fork or whisk to beat the eggs. Once they have a nice yellow texture and even color they are ready to add the milk. Stir the milk into the eggs. Add the salt and black pepper (white pepper can be used I like the spice of black pepper). It is important to season the eggs at this point. I don’t know about you but I really don’t like eggs that haven’t been seasoned.
When the pie crust has a nice light golden color remove it from the air fryer and start to assemble the Sausage, Broccoli Quiche.
- Put the Sausage on the bottom of the crust
- Add the Broccoli next
- Then the Cheese
- Slowly pour the egg cheese mixture into the pie shell. I like to pour the eggs on the sides and let it fill around. You might have to separate some of the cheese with a fork when pouring the eggs into ensure it is evenly distributed in the pie shell.
- Place in Air Fryer
Air Fry the Sausage, Broccoli Quiche
Air Fry the quiche at 375 degree. Takes about 25 to 30 minutes. This all depends on the air fryer and I think sometime the temperature in the house!!! I know that’s crazy! I set a time for 25 minutes. If the Quiche isn’t finished set a timer for 3 to 5 minutes depending how much more time is needed.
When the sausage, broccoli quiche is done the top of the quiche will be a nice golden color and when you jiggle the dish it should not have any liquid. The eggs should be cooked and fluffy. I usually take a table knife and check to see if it is done in the center of the quiche. If the knife comes out dry then the quiche is done and ready to eat!!!!
Let the sausage broccoli quiche cool for a few minutes. Cut and enjoy. If you have leftovers the quiche is easy to heat up in the microwave, oven or even the air fryer. This is one of our favorite breakfast especially the leftovers. Its as good the next day and its a really fast breakfast. 30 to 60 seconds in the microwave and breakfast is ready!!!
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Air Fryer Sausage, Broccoli, Cheese Quiche
Air Fryer Quiche with sausage, Broccoli and Cheese. The perfect dish for Sunday Brunch. Also, quiche makes great leftovers for a quick weekday breakfast
- 1 Pie Crust Optional
- 5 Ounces Sausage
- 1/2 Tablespoon Olive Oil
- 1 Clove Garlic
- 1 1/2 Cups Broccoli
- 1 Cup Cheddar Cheese
- 6 Eggs We use jumbo Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Milk We use 1%
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Air Fry Pie Crust at 375 degrees until crust is golden brown. About 10 to 15 minutes. (Lightly spray the crust with cooking spray before putting it in the air fryer. This quiche can also be made crust-less. Follow the same steps for crust-less quiche.
Cook Sausage and set aside.
Cut Broccoli in to bite size pieces
Bring a pan of water to boil with 2 teaspoon salt. Add the Broccoli to the boiling water. Blanch for 2 minutes. Drain the Broccoli
Sauté One Tablespoon Olive with Sliced or chopped Garlic for about 30 seconds to one minute. Add the Broccoli and Saute for about 2 minutes. Until it is bright green
Place the Sausage and the broccoli in the cooked pie shell pie shell If making this crust-less remember to spray the pan with cooking oil. We used Pam Butter spray
Sprinkle the cheese on top of the sausage and Broccoli
Whisk the eggs, milk, salt and pepper together
Pour the eggs over the sausage, broccoli and Cheese
Air Fry for 25 minutes at 375 degrees. Bake until Golden on top and eggs are complete cooked. Use a toothpick or table knife to tell if the quiche is done. .
Calories: 276kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 637mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 469IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 2mg