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Mini Quiches (Flaky Phyllo Egg Cups!)

Do you love snackable, delicious, high-protein breakfast and brunch foods? If so, you will LOVE these Mini Quiches! They're made with phyllo dough for a flaky delicious crust that everyone loves. These phyllo dough quiches are amazing for a fancy brunch or for breakfast meal prep.

Mini phyllo quiches with sausage on a plate.

Mini quiches

Tiny foods put a smile on everyone's face, am I right?! These little phyllo egg cups are the cutest, tastiest breakfast or brunch treat (or anytime snack, really). The great thing about these quiches is that they are:

  • Totally customizable (see variation ideas below!)
  • Bite-sized and fun to eat
  • High in protein
  • So festive and pretty!

More mini breakfast foods to try: Mini Breakfast Sandwiches

Phyllo dough quiches

If you've never worked with phyllo dough, don't worry! It's very easy and mini quiches are perfect as a "beginner" recipe using phyllo dough. It's the best phyllo dough breakfast recipe you can try.

The main thing to keep in mind is that you need to brush each piece of phyllo dough with oil and keep layering them. This is what makes the phyllo dough flaky, crispy, and delicious when it bakes. 

You'll see that this recipe calls for a cup of vegetable oil, but don't worry, you won't use all of it. Just pour some oil into a bowl or a measuring cup so you can use it brush oil onto the phyllo dough sheets.

It takes a few tries to get the technique right so that you're brushing just enough oil to wet the phyllo dough, but not too much excess so it's oily and dripping wet with oil. It's fun to try though, don't worry!

Hand holding phyllo quiche with sausage.

Related recipe: Stove-top frittata for two


  • 12 sheets phyllo dough
  • 5 cooked sausage links, such as breakfast sausage or chorizo, chopped (or use cooked bacon, or ham, or see below for vegetarian quiche ideas!)
  • 2½ cups cheddar cheese, grated
  • ½ cup green onion, chopped
  • 8 large eggs
  • ½ cup heavy cream (or milk, or half and half)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil (Don't worry, you won't use all of it)

Simple tip for making this mini quiche recipe: You can swap out the vegetable oil and use melted coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, grapeseed oil, avocado oil, etc. 

Ingredients to make mini quiches with phyllo dough crust.

You'll also need: 

You might want to get decorative muffin holders for these adorable single serving quiches, if you'll be serving them for a nice brunch! There are lots of options - some are safe for baking, and some are for placing the quiches into them after they are baked, so please double-check the description!

Related recipe: Savory Oatmeal

How to make phyllo egg cups

Step 1: Preheat oven to 325F.

Step 2: In a large bowl, whisk together eggs with heavy cream and a dash of salt and pepper. Add the chopped sausage, green onion, and cheese. 

Step 3: On a clean surface or a large cutting board, lay out a sheet of phyllo dough and brush the top with oil. Add 3 more phyllo sheets and brush each one with oil.

Phyllo dough sheets brushed with oil.

Step 4: Use your knife or pizza cutter to cut the stack of phyllo dough into four equal squares.

Slicing phyllo dough sheets brushed with oil.

Related recipe: Tortilla Egg Rollups

Step 5Place each layered phyllo square into your baking cups or muffin pan, gently pressing down to form a cup. Continue working with the rest of the phyllo dough until all the muffin cups are lined with phyllo sheets.

Adding quiche filling to phyllo dough quiche cups.

Step 6: Divide the egg mixture among the phyllo dough cups.

Step 7: Bake at 325F until the quiches are set and the egg puffs up, approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes, and serve warm.

Related recipe: Kale and Potato Frittata

Variation ideas for mini quiches:

→ Change up the cheese to easily change up the taste. You can use a spicy pepper Jack cheese or just a mix of different cheese blends that really do make quite the flavor difference.

→ Cooked ground sausage, bacon, or ham would work as well if you don't have breakfast sausage or chorizo. Just make certain that the sausage is cooked before adding it to the recipe, since these mini quiches cook quite quickly and raw meat would not get cooked in the time that it takes for the quiche cups to bake. Other great options are air fryer kielbasa or air fryer Italian sausage you can dice up and add to these quiches.

→ Add some veggies! Finely diced bell pepper or broccoli would be amazing additions to these little phyllo dough quiches. Really finely diced and roasted pumpkin would work fine too, sort of like I do for my pumpkin frittata, but dice the pieces smaller so they don't overwhelm the mini quiches. Or you can use these small pieces of sweet potato home fries in the quiches.

Related recipe: Savory Crepes with Asparagus

However you choose to serve up this mini quiche recipe, I hope your family enjoys them as much as we did! If you end up making these, please take a picture and tag me on INSTAGRAM or FACEBOOK. You can find me at @babaganoshblog on both. I love seeing your creations!

Other fun brunch ideas to to enjoy with this mini quiche recipe:

Such a quiche is pretty much a meal all in itself, you might not really want to cook up anything else too heavy to add. But just in case, here are some other tasty breakfast ideas that you can use to complement this flavor:

If you enjoyed this recipe, let me know with a comment and a star rating below. And don't forget to share it on Facebook and save it on Pinterest for later!

Mini phyllo quiches with sausage on a plate.
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4.77 from 21 votes

Mini Quiches with Phyllo Dough Crust

These delicious mini quiches with flaky, crispy phyllo dough crusts are a favorite brunch treat and make a great portable breakfast or snack.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 mini quiches
Author: Kate


  • 12 sheets phyllo dough
  • 5 links breakfast sausage or chorizo sausage - cooked and chopped (see notes for more ideas and vegetarian options)
  • 2.5 cups grated cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup green onion - diced
  • 8 eggs
  • ½ cup heavy cream - or use half and half or milk for a lighter quiche
  • ½ cup vegetable oil

Special equipment


  • Pre heat oven to 325F.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs with heavy cream and dash of salt and pepper. Add the chopped cooked sausage, green onions, and cheddar cheese and mix well.
  • On a clean surface or cutting board, lay out a sheet of phyllo dough and brush the top with oil. Add 3 more phyllo sheets and brush with oil after each one.
  • Use your knife or pizza cutter to cut the stack of phyllo dough into four equal squares (or into squares that will form cups when pressed into your muffin molds, you might need to eyeball the size of the squares you need). Gently press each square stack of phyllo dough into a muffin pan.
  • Continue working with the rest of phyllo dough until all mini/muffin molds are lined with phyllo sheets.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the phyllo dough molds, taking care to distribute the sausage and cheese mixture evenly between each quiche.
  • Bake at 325F until the eggs are set and puff up a little, approximately 15 to 20 minutes, or until the egg is fully set. Allow to cool for a few minute and serve warm.


→ Try adding any of the following instead of the breakfast sausage (or in addition to the sausage):
  • Cooked crumbled bacon
  • Diced ham
  • Diced bell peppers
  • Finely chopped broccoli
  • Crumbled feta cheese
→ Try using a different shredded cheese, such as provolone or pepper Jack. Any meltable cheese would work!
→ Scale this recipe up or down: You will need 1 tablespoons of heavy cream and a little over ¼ cup of shredded cheese for every egg. 8 eggs make approximately 12 mini quiches.


Calories: 271kcal (14%) | Carbohydrates: 11g (4%) | Protein: 9g (18%) | Fat: 21g (32%) | Saturated Fat: 14g (70%) | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 112mg (37%) | Sodium: 246mg (10%) | Potassium: 81mg (2%) | Fiber: 1g (4%) | Sugar: 1g (1%) | Vitamin A: 460IU (9%) | Vitamin C: 1mg (1%) | Calcium: 158mg (16%) | Iron: 1mg (6%)

The nutritional information displayed is an estimate and not to be used as dietary or nutritional advice. Consult a nutritionist or dietician for nutritional info based on the exact ingredients you use.

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Sunday 5th of November 2023

My family really enjoyed this recipe. I used 2% milk and only 1.5 cups of Colby cheese, which seemed to be plenty. We also added sausage and spinach to ours. Very good and will definitely make again.


Sunday 26th of June 2022

Can these be prepared ahead and frozen for company over the 4th?


Monday 27th of June 2022

Hi Nadene, I haven't tried, unfortunately. I think that should be OK, but don't hold me responsible if they end up too soggy! If I was to freeze these, I would experiment with thawing one in the fridge overnight in advance and then baking to heat it up, vs baking 1 from frozen to heat it up, so you know the best way to prepare these on the 4th. Does that make sense??

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