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!

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Recipe Summary

1 hr 35 mins
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  • Preheat oven to 350F. Coat a 9-inch deep-dish glass pie pan with cooking spray.

  • Cook sausage in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, breaking it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon, until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl lined with paper towels. Coat the pan with cooking spray, add onion and mushrooms and cook, stirring, until beginning to brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Add spinach and stir until just wilted, about 1 minute. Transfer the vegetables to the bowl with the sausage; set aside.

  • Whisk eggs, egg whites, milk and pepper in a medium bowl.

  • Unroll phyllo onto a clean, dry surface. Cover with a sheet of wax paper and then a damp kitchen towel. Place one sheet of dough into the prepared pie pan, spray with cooking spray and sprinkle lightly with breadcrumbs. Repeat with the remaining phyllo, spraying and sprinkling between each layer, turning each sheet at a 45 degrees angle to cover the entire pan. Trim the phyllo edge with kitchen shears to be level with the rim of the pan. Spread the sausage mixture in an even layer on top of the phyllo; pour in the egg mixture and top with cheese.

  • Bake the quiche until the top is browned and the phyllo is crispy, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before cutting into wedges.


Make Ahead Tip: Timing tip: Thaw frozen phyllo in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours or overnight before preparing the recipe.

Nutrition Facts

236 calories; protein 19.6g; carbohydrates 18g; dietary fiber 1.7g; sugars 2.6g; fat 8.8g; saturated fat 2.7g; cholesterol 140mg; vitamin a iu 2073.5IU; vitamin c 11.1mg; folate 28.3mcg; calcium 116.8mg; iron 2.3mg; magnesium 42.7mg; potassium 314.5mg; sodium 557.2mg; thiamin 0.1mg.

Reviews (9)

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9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
Didn't have enough mushrooms so I added some yellow squash and cauliflower. (You should sweat the veggies so they don't give off too much water). A little sprinkle of reduced fat Parmesan on top finished it off nicely. I could not find the recommend cheese so I just used some low calorie swiss. The taste of the sausage take over the quiche so you don't need alot of cheese. I actually made one with a whole wheat crust and for the other pie I lined my pan with heavy duty foil sprayed it with Pam's Organic Olive Oil and poured it right in. This lowered the calories a bit and we didn't miss the crust one bit. You will need to let it set a bit before serving. Everyone loved it. (served with low calorie potatoe-artichoke soup) I'll make this one again for sure! Yumm! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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! Pros: protein packed healthy short ingredient list flavorful easy fun delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! 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! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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. Next time I will try the phyllo. Note the sauteed mushrooms and onions gave off a little more liquid while baking in the oven--but after 45 min the eggs were completely cooked even though there appeared to be a bit of liquid bubbling on the top. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
It was a easy and tasty recipe. However its a 4 because the picture looks like a tart pan but the recipe says to put it in a glass deep dish pie plate. I will try a tart pan next time so when it pops out you can see the tart. I also think it needs more eggs. There was not enough egg/cheese mixture to cover the filling. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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. Pros: Healthy satisfying delious flavors Cons: I don't think there are any. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Very tasty. Really enjoyed using phylo instead of the traditional pie crust. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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. Pros: meaty flaky Cons: too flaky? Read More