Veggie & Sausage Quiche with “Cheesy” Dairy-Free Crust

480 Views 8 Comments

classic skillet quiche with a Whole30 approved crust

  Veggie & Sausage Quiche with "Cheesy" Dairy-Free Crust

  Veggie & Sausage Quiche with “Cheesy” Dairy-Free Crust

So, I have to be in the mood for eggs. I’ve been into fried eggs (sunny side up, runny eggs, whatever you call it) but baked eggs & omelets? Ehhh – gotta be in the mood. Is anyone else like that? Put a pile of pancakes in front of me and I’ll crush them, but egg bakes & savory breakfasts are just so so.

This recipe, though, I like it. I can get behind the rich almond crust flecked with fragrant cheesy bits. I think I need something slightly sweet and crunchy to entice me. Oh, right. I still forgot to tell you how it’s dairy free. Allow me to introduce you to nutritional yeast.

Veggie & Sausage Quiche with "Cheesy" Dairy-Free Crust

Nutritional yeast is “an inactive (e.g. dead) form of the yeast strain known as Saccharomyces cerevisiae. It’s the same strain of yeast bakers use to leaven bread, except it’s been pasteurized to dry out the yeast in order to extract its nutritional benefits” (Christina Chaey, bon appetit, 2015). Whoa weird, I know. But, it’s gluten & dairy free and tastes like cheese. WHHHATTTT. I promise it isn’t weird. Like, cross my heart. 

Veggie & Sausage Quiche with "Cheesy" Dairy-Free Crust


End of story, nutritional yeast is cool. You need to check for a gluten-free seal & for added sugars or preservatives in certain brands to remain Whole30 compliant, but I like to use a sprinkling to satisfy that cheese craving, especially when sprinkled on or in eggs. It’s not totally mandatory in this recipe, but it sure takes it to the next level. This kept well for me in the fridge in an airtight container for a week.

We’re going to incorporate the nutritional yeast into the almond crust to give it that rich & buttery feel I know I always crave.

Let’s get to it!

Veggie & Sausage Quiche with "Cheesy" Dairy-Free Crust

WHAT YOU’LL NEED (measurements below):

Almonds

Nutritional yeast – find it in your spice aisle

Olive  or avocado oil

Eggs

Almond milk

Natural sausage (no sugar added for Whole30)

Roma tomatoes

Zucchini

Garlic powder

Paprika

Veggie & Sausage Quiche with "Cheesy" Dairy-Free Crust

WHAT YOU’LL DO:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Add almonds, nutritional yeast, 1 tsp of salt and olive oil into a food processor and blender and process until very fine and it starts to smooth together. Press the almond mixture into the bottom of a skillet or pie plate. Place in the preheated oven for 8 minutes and remove.

Crack the eggs into a bowl, add almond milk and whisk vigorously. Chop tomatoes, zucchini & sausage and stir into the egg mixture. Add in the spices and the remaining 1 tsp of salt and give it one more big stir. Pour the egg, veggie and sausage mixture on top of the crust and place into the oven. Cover with foil. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, also remove the foil, place back in the oven and bake for an additional 25 minutes, or until the middle of the quiche is set and no longer wet & shiny. Allow this to cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving.

Veggie & Sausage Quiche with "Cheesy" Dairy-Free Crust

This reheats well when sliced and placed in the fridge for up to a week.

Veggie & Sausage Quiche with "Cheesy" Dairy-Free Crust

 

xoxx,

Miss AK

Don’t Forget To Follow Me On Social Media!

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/miss.allieskitchen/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/missallieskitchen/

Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/miss_ak/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/missallieskitch

Veggie & Sausage Quiche with "Cheesy" Dairy-Free Crust
Author: 
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp nutritional yeast - find it in your spice aisle
  • 2 Tbsp olive or avocado oil
  • 6 eggs
  • 1½ cups almond milk
  • 1 lb natural sausage (no sugar added for Whole30)
  • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic power
  • 2 tsp salt, divided
  • ½ tsp Pepper
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Add almonds, nutritional yeast, 1 tsp of salt and olive oil into a food processor and blender and process until very fine and it starts to smooth together.
  3. Press the almond mixture into the bottom of a skillet or pie plate.
  4. Place in the preheated oven for 8 minutes and remove.
  5. Crack the eggs into a bowl, add almond milk and whisk vigorously. Chop tomatoes, zucchini & sausage and stir into the egg mixture. Add in the spices and the remaining 1 tsp of salt and give it one more big stir.
  6. Pour the egg, veggie and sausage mixture on top of the crust and place into the oven. Cover with foil.
  7. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven, also remove the foil, place back in the oven and bake for an additional 25 minutes, or until the middle of the quiche is set and no longer wet & shiny.
  8. Allow this to cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing and serving. Keeps well in the fridge for a week.

 

Pin It For Later:

Whole30 "Cheesy" Veggie & Sausage Quiche

*source: http://whole30.com/2013/06/the-official-can-i-have-guide-to-the-whole30/

8 Comments
  • Emily Weir

    Reply

    Love the idea of an almond crust! I’m sure that adds such a delicious flavor.

    • Miss AK

      Oh, thank you!

  • Ashley @ The Small Town Foodie

    Reply

    Totally agree about the eggs! I absolutely love frittatas, but sometimes I’m just not in the mood for it. This recipe looks soooo good Allie! I have a big container of nutritional yeast and I need to add it to recipes more. The almond and nutritional yeast crust… genius!!!

    • Miss AK

      YES! Some days it’s all I can do to not run home and eat fried eggs after the gym, and some days I’m like ehhh. I also always crave sweets in the morning!

  • Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie

    Reply

    Ah I love this! I have not yet tried to make a quiche before, but I love eating them! I just might have to try this recipe out this weekend 🙂
    Brie @ Lean, Clean, & Brie recently posted…Sweet Potato Sausage Egg BitesMy Profile

    • Miss AK

      Oh, it’s sooooo easy! You’ll love it and if you make it, let me know your thoughts! 🙂

  • Emily

    Reply

    I totally agree; I need to be in the mood for eggs too, but when we do make them and we eat them they are always so so good! Quiches are always yummy.

    • Miss AK

      Totally! Once I’m eating, I’m good!

Leave a Comment

Rate this recipe:  

CommentLuv badge

Subscribe To Get The Latest Recipes & News

* indicates required