Turkey Sausage and Baby Bella Oat Crust Quiche

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  • Say that 5 times fast! :)
    This was my first time making quiche. My sister, Jenny, gave me an adorable tart/pie pan for Christmas and I was a little intimidated to try making a homemade crust. I was tempted to get a frozen pie crust for my first quiche, but then I found this amazing oat crust recipe that I had to try. I made it for dinner one night last week and it was simply delicious! The crust was so earthy and easy to make, I’m so glad I didn’t take a short cut!

    Turkey Sausage and Baby Bella Oat Crust Quiche
    Oat Crust 
    3/4 C rolled oats
    1/2 C whole wheat flour
    1/4 tsp salt
    2 1/2 T butter, cut into small pieces
    4 T 1% milk
    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 9 inch pie pan or art with cook spray. Put oats, flour and salt in the food processor and pulse 3 times to combine. Add the butter and pulse 12 times until you get a pebbly, course texture. (It seems tedious, but the directions work like a charm!) Add milk and pulse 3-5 more times to combine. Form the mixture into a ball and place between 2 sheets or waxed paper. Roll out into a circle about 10-11 inches in diameter. Remove the top piece of waxed paper and transfer the crust to the pie dish. Press crust gently into the dish. Bake for 9 minutes, then let cool. Lower heat to 350 degrees! (That’s important).
     Look at that great texture!

    For the quiche filling, I basically chose everything that Chris and I like, cooked it, and filled the crust. There are SO many ways to alter it, but here’s what I did.

    Turkey Sausage and Baby Bella Quiche:
    3/4 lb hot turkey sausage links, removed from casings
    1 large onion, chopped
    8 oz baby bella mushrooms, sliced
    5 oz bag fresh baby spinach
    4 eggs
    2 egg whites
    1/2 C milk (I used 1%)
    1/4 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp pepper
    2/3 C Gruyere cheese, grated

    Adjust oven to 350 degrees. Cook sausage in non-stick skillet and break into small pieces. Cook until done and drain in a bowl lined with paper towels. In the same skillet, cook onions and mushrooms about 4 to 5 minutes or until they begin to get tender. Add the spinach and nutmeg and cook until the spinach starts to wilt, about 1-2 minutes. Add mix to the sausage. In a small bowl, whisk together the eggs, egg whites, milk, salt and pepper.
    Pour the sausage mixture into the crust, then pour in egg mixture. Top with shredded cheese.

     Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes.

    Let cool for 10 minutes until cutting into it (yeah, good luck with that!)
    Paired with a simple salad, this was the best “breakfast for dinner!”
    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16009807394530816882 Macaroni and Cheesecake

      Ive never been a quiche person, but yours looks so delicious it makes me want to give quiche another chance! Love the oat crust too!