The air fryer sausage quiche has a crust that is flaky while the top of the quiche is a golden brown and puffed up, and the eggs are light and fluffy – so delicious!
Air Fryer Sausage Quiche
Quiche is my mom’s favorite breakfast and she really appreciates it when I make it for her – she says it tastes better than the ones she has been served in restaurants! That’s quite a compliment and if I told her my secret – that this is a super simple recipe – I’m not sure she would believe me! It’s true – you probably already have the basic ingredients in your kitchen, and it’s a great way to use leftover bits of vegetables, meats and cheeses that blend together into a delicious dish!
What is a Quiche?
This air fryer sausage quiche has a crust that is flaky while the top of the quiche is a golden brown and puffed up, and the eggs are light and fluffy – so delicious!
Why should I cook this in the Air Fryer?
Cooking the quiche in the air fryer is much quicker than in the oven, so everyone gets to eat and enjoy this dish sooner! The preparation time for this recipe is 10 minutes, then 15 minutes to cook in the air fryer, and it makes 8 servings. It is such a quick and easy breakfast, but the quiche would also be a perfect dish for a Mother’s Day brunch, or for a baby shower.
Don’t have an Air Fryer?
If you do not have an air fryer, you can bake your sausage quiche in a conventional oven.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
After you have placed the pie crust in a pie pan, add the sausage, 1/2 of the shredded cheese and onion together and place over the pie crust. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, salt and pepper, and then pour this mixture evenly over the sausage, cheese and onion. Top with the remaining shredded cheese.
Bake for 45-50 minutes or until the center is set when gently shaken.
Check the quiche at 30 minutes and lay a piece of aluminum foil on the top if it is browning too quickly.
Allow the quiche to “rest” for 30 minutes. Serve and enjoy.
What can I serve with my Quiche?
Serve your quiche with your favorite cup of coffee or tea, and add a dish of fruit or a muffin for breakfast.
If you have quiche at lunch, you may wish to enjoy a green salad or fries with your dish.
Quiche fillings you will want to try:
As I mentioned before, quiche is a great way to use leftover bits of veggies, meats and cheese. Some ideas are:
Meat – ham, sausage, bacon
Veggies – bell peppers, broccoli florets, sun-dried tomatoes, mushroom, spinach
Cheese – Swiss, mozzarella, cheddar – make sure the cheese is finely shredded to melt quicker and more evenly.
I’m looking for a more carb-friendly version. Can I make my quiche without the crust?
Of course! Preheat the air fryer to 325 degrees, then spray your pan or oven-safe dish with cooking spray. Follow the directions for the recipe, and then bake for 25-30 minutes. The internal temperature should be 160 degrees and the eggs should be firm, not runny.
I want to make mini quiches for a party! Is that possible?
Yes! While I prefer to use silicone muffin cups in the air fryer, you can also use muffin pans that are made specifically for the air fryer (the pan makes 4 muffins at a time), or you can use tart shells for your muffins instead of the pie crust used in this recipe. For mini quiche, make sure not to fill your muffin cups too high as the eggs will rise during cooking. Preheat the air fryer to 320 degrees, then cook for 12-18 minutes (the tops should be a golden brown and the eggs should be firm, not runny). Let the quiche “rest” for 10 minutes before serving.
The mini quiches make a great party appetizer, and can be made ahead of time. They store well in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. You may also freeze them by storing them in freezer safe bags or containers for up to 3 months. (Always date your freezer bags).
How to reheat my quiche:
Quiche leftovers can be easily heated up in the microwave for 60 seconds. Reheat in the air fryer for 2-3 minutes at 350 degrees.
Frozen quiche can be reheated in the air fryer for 6-8 minutes at 350 degrees.
Pie crust – we used a pre-made pie crust, but homemade would work just as well
Breakfast sausage – we had pre-cooked the sausage and crumbled it ahead of time
Shredded cheese – it is important to use shredded cheese as it melts quicker and spreads more evenly.
Onion – we used a white onion which has a mild flavor, but any onion you prefer works
Eggs – if possible, eggs should be at room temperature (or out of the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes)
Roll out the dough and flatten it to fit the 8” pie pan.
Place the pie crust in the pie pan and form it to the pan. Cut the remaining crust outside the pan.
Mix the cheese and sausage crumbles. Add to the pan.
In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and add the seasoning.
Pour the eggs into the pan.
Place the pan into the air fryer basket and cook at 325°f for 15 minutes until the center is firm.
Remove basket from the air fryer and let the quiche cook to allow it to solidify. Enjoy!
My Grocery List!
Supplies I used!
As mentioned before, you do not need an Air Fryer for this recipe. However, if you are searching for a new air fryer, this is the one our family has! It works well, is an 8 quart with a great size for our family of 4, and has a viewing window.
There is a pan needed in this recipe. Where can I get it?
This 9 inch pie pan fits perfect in our Air Fryer.
They make other size pie pans that will fit your Air Fryer that might be smaller or larger than mine! See this link for various sizes here!
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Air Fryer Sausage Quiche
- Air Fryer
- Rolling Pin
- 8 inch pie pan
- Mixing bowl
- 1 pre-made pie crust 8-9”
- 2 cups pre-cooked breakfast sausage crumbled
- 1 1/2 cup shredded cheese
- 1/2 white onion diced finely
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Pre-heat the air fryer to 325°f.
- Roll out the dough and flatten it to fit the 8” pie pan.
- Place the pie crust in the pie pan and form it to the pan. Cut the remaining crust outside the pan.
- Mix the cheese and sausage crumbles. Add to the pan.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and add the seasoning.
- Pour the eggs into the pan.
- Place the pan into the air fryer basket and cook at 325°f for 15 minutes until the center is firm
- Remove basket from the air fryer and let the quiche cook to allow it to solidify.