Love this recipe! Re-heats well, freezes well, great for breakfast, lunch,or dinner. We substituted Egg Beaters (1 1/4 cups) instead of the 5 eggs and 2 egg whites and reduced the calories from 90 to 60. Great !!
Mini Mushroom-&-Sausage Quiches
From EatingWell: April/May 2005
These crustless mini quiches are like portable omelets. Turkey sausage and sauteed mushrooms keep them light and savory. Small and satisfying, they're also a good finger food for your next cocktail party.
85 Reviews for Mini Mushroom-&-Sausage Quiches
Love these and echo previous comments on portability, freezing, etc. The nutritional counts seem off to me. I used 8 whole eggs and substituted mozarella for swiss cheese. By my calculations, if baked in regular muffin pan with 8 cups, each quiche was slightly higher calorie count (103, probably due to additional whole eggs) than shown here, but thankfully both cholesterol and sodium were significantly less (23 and 124, respectively). Cannot explain what made their counts so high on these. My other counts were about the same as shown on the site. Rene in New York: For portion measurements, if you do not want to calculate your own, you could use the nutritional measurements shown as being for one quiche made in an 8-cup pan and mathematically adjust if you make in a 12-cup mini pan instead. And yes, I definitely think these made in a regular 8-cup pan are a perfect serving size for breakfast on the go, but the mini muffin pans making 12 are a better appetizer size.
These have become a staple in our household. I make them weekly. I take them to work. I use soy crumbles or soy breakfast sausage, a drop of hot sauce and parmesean cheese to keep the protein up and the fat down. They freeze well though I do not add the milk as this makes them to watery if you are freezing them. not adding the milk also keeps the calories down. I have calculated them to be under 100 calories. I use them for my mid morning snack and eat them at room temp.
jane, north carolina
I made these this morning, altho' I used pork sausage, 8 medium eggs along with the yolks, cheddar cheese. Those are things I changed...since I had these ingredients. When I calculated the calories, it came to 118 per muffin. I used a very good muffin pan and still they stuck just a little,but not bad at all. The recipe is very good.
Since the recipe makes one dozen mini-quiches, you should use a regular muffin pan. That's a good portion for a small meal -- the mini-muffin pan would make better appetizers.