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Mini Quiches (with Flaky Phyllo Crusts!)

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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.

Tiny foods put a smile on everyone's face, am I right?! These little mini quiches 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!

Related recipe: Savory Crepes with Asparagus

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.

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

Ingredients:

  • 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 this mini quiche recipe

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:

→ 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.

→ Add some veggies! Finely diced bell pepper or broccoli would be amazing additions to these little phyllo dough quiches.

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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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 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 mini quiches
Author: Kate

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 12 sheets phyllo dough
  • 5 links breakfast sausage or chorizo sausage cooked and chopped (see notes for more ideas and vegetarian options)
  • 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

Instructions

  • 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. 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. Allow to cool for a few minute and serve warm.

Notes

→ 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.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Mini Quiches with Phyllo Dough Crust
Amount Per Serving
Calories 271 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 14g70%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 112mg37%
Sodium 246mg10%
Potassium 81mg2%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 460IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 158mg16%
Iron 1mg6%
* The nutritional information shown here is just an estimate and not meant to be used as dietary/nutritional advice. Please consult a nutritionist for exact nutritional information based on the exact ingredients you use.

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