Real-Man Quiche

December 2005/January 2006

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We've loaded this meaty pie with a whole pound of turkey sausage and given it a fabulous, flaky phyllo crust. Real men do eat quiche!

"Made this for dinner last night and the family loved it. I didn't have any phyllo dough, but I did have a frozen pie crust which worked well after thawing 20 minutes,even though it probably added more saturated fat than the phyllo....
Real-Man Quiche

8 Reviews for Real-Man Quiche


A great success with the family. My 2 year old loved it! I used smoked turkey sausage and that worked well. Will definitely make again!

This wowed my fiance!

I just made this last night for my fiance after we got back from the gym. This was my first time using phyllo (or "fillo") dough, but it wasn't hard to work with. You just want to move quick because it does dry fast. My fiance was shocked at how delicious this was; he really couldn't get over it! He said it was like a Mello Mushroom pizza (our favorite pizza place), but without the guilt because it's so healthy! I also love the versatility of the recipe: we were talking about what other alterations you could make to it, like make it a Mexican Taco quiche or one with sun-dried tomatoes. I highly recommend this recipe!

protein packed, healthy, short ingredient list, flavorful, easy, fun, delicious
Huge hit with the family!

I doubled the recipe using bulk Jenni O Turkey lean breakfast sausage and 2 links of Meijer mozzarella/spinach sausage. I also didn't have the cheese it called for & opted to use shredded reduced fat italian blend. The dishes were wonderful! Love the phyllo dough. I had not worked with it before. I calculated the calories on Myfitnesspal. 1/4 of a pie is only 252 calories. I will be making this again!!

The hit of the brunch

We had some friends over for brunch this weekend and we made this quiche. I think politeness was all that kept the last slice from being devoured as everyone raved about it. I didn't even mention that it was "light" or "healthy".

The only possible negative was the look of the edges of the phyllo dough crust; they were a little ragged. I haven't worked with phyllo much, so this may have been my issue. If anyone knows of a way to make the crust edge have a cleaner look, I'd be happy to hear it. It didn't have any impact on the flavor of the dish, but the presentation could have been a bit cleaner.

Real Man or Not: This Quiche is For Anyone Who Loves Good Food

My step daughter made this for me for Mother's Day Brunch and it was really, really tasty. She used chicken sausage rather than turkey. I loved the meatiness, the phyllo dough was light and flakey and what's not to love about cheese and mushrooms. With a cucumber salad this was a very satifying meal. And might I add, it was just as delicious reheated the next day.

Healthy, satisfying, delious flavors

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