Christmas Breakfast Quiche

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This Christmas Breakfast Quiche is filled with sausage, cranberries, and cheese. It makes a perfect Christmas morning breakfast or brunch.

A slice of Christmas Breakfast Quiche on a white plate

Christmas Breakfast Quiche

My mom always makes a big breakfast on Christmas morning. We love this quiche, but sometimes we switch it up. There are so many yummy breakfast recipes to choose from. Whether you like eggs, or pancakes & waffles, there is something for everyone.

I like making this Christmas Breakfast Quiche during the holidays. It makes the house smell amazing as everyone is waking up to start the day. We usually have company during the holidays and this is an easy breakfast to prepare. It is especially easy if the pie shell is made or bought and the sausage is cooked the night before. I serve it with fresh fruit and muffins for a holiday brunch. It is rich and filling, so it doesn’t require a lot of extras. To make it even a quicker meal, you can use a store bought refrigerated pie crust or frozen deep dish pie shell. Just leave it out on the counter to thaw before cooking.

A Christmas Breakfast Quiche on the counter with a rolling pin, whisk, and egg carton

What is a Quiche?

A quiche is a French dish made with a pastry crust filled with eggs and cream combined with different types of cheese, meats, and/or vegetables. It looks similar to a tart or a pie, and is usually cut in slices like a pie. People serve quiche hot or cold, but I absolutely prefer hot. The consistency is similar to a breakfast casserole. You make this Christmas Breakfast Quiche with sausage and dried cranberries in the filling. You will love the savory flavor with just a touch of sweet.

Eggs and cream being poured over a pie crust filled with sausage, cheese, and cranberries

More Delicious Breakfast Ideas for the Holidays

The holidays are a time for gathering, and that is what we do in our family — we gather and we eat! I love it when family and friends come to visit or spend the night. I always try to have something special prepared for breakfast – like this Christmas Breakfast Quiche. These our some of my other favorite breakfasts to prepare, especially during the holidays.

  • Caramel Apple French Toast – French toast with crisp apples and gooey caramel. I always make extra because everyone wants seconds!
  • Elise’s Breakfast Casserole – The perfect recipe for feeding a crowd! This casserole serves up to 12 people. I like topping it with sour cream and salsa.
  • Nicea’s Yogurt Pancakes with Homemade Syrup – You make these pancakes and syrup both with yogurt! The yogurt gives both a rich texture and flavor. My son calls this syrup “special syrup.”
  • Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake – Perfect for a Sunday brunch! Swirled with sweet cream cheese and fresh blueberries with a sugary crumb topping.
  • Easy Crepes with Strawberry Cream Cheese Filling – These crepes are light, fresh, and creamy. You can choose whether to fill them with fruit or something more savory. We have lots of ideas with the recipe.
  • Breakfast Monte Cristos – This is a very filling and satisfying breakfast. Ham, cheese, cream cheese, and a fried egg layered between two slices of thick bread and then dipped in an egg mixture and fried. We then dip the Monte Cristo in raspberry or peach jam. It is amazing!

How to make Christmas Breakfast Quiche

A slice of Christmas Breakfast Quiche on a white plate

Christmas Breakfast Quiche

4.89 from 9 votes
This Christmas Breakfast Quiche is filled with sausage, cranberries, and cheese. It makes a perfect Christmas morning breakfast or brunch.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Servings 8

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bake pie shell for 7 minutes. If using a frozen pie shell, let it stand at 10 minutes at room temperature before baking. Let cool.
    An empty partially baked pie crust
  • Brown sausage and drain excess grease. Stir in dried cranberries.
    Browned sausage and dried cranberries in a skillet
  • Whisk eggs and half-and-half in a medium bowl until well blended.
    Eggs and half and half combined in a bowl
  • Sprinkle cheese on the bottom of the pie shell. Add sausage and cranberries.
    A pie crust filled with cheese, sausage, and cranberries
  • Pour egg mixture into pie shell over sausage, cranberries, and cheese.
    Eggs and cream being poured over a pie crust filled with sausage, cheese, and cranberries
  • Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees. Bake 45 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out clean.
    A baked Christmas Breakfast Quiche
  • Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
    A slice of Christmas Breakfast Quiche on a plate

Nutrition Information

Calories: 415kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 14gFat: 29gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 117mgSodium: 436mgPotassium: 199mgFiber: 1gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 434IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 223mgIron: 1mg

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Echo Blickenstaff

Echo lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah with her husband, Todd, who works in advertising, and her four kids: two girls and two boys. She deploys her accounting degree as the blog’s resident problem solver. In her time outside the kitchen, Echo loves to get away from the phones and busy schedules and spend quality time with the family. Anywhere’s great – but getting out into nature in the mountains or on the beach – is the best kind of getaway.

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  1. Made this for Christmas morning to serve with cranberry and pomegranate mimosas. It was a hit. Everyone had a second helping. Will make it again.

  2. 4 stars
    I used Gruyère instead of Monterey Jack and loved it! Our house tends to prefer savory to sweet so I’d probably go a little lighter on the cranberries next time. But overall this was a hit I will make again! Thanks for sharing!

  3. 5 stars
    I made two . One as the recipe reads. The second I followed the recipe adding mild diced green chilis instead of the cranberries and also added diced fried cooked potatoes , About two cups . Both were amazing , My new Christmas Favorite 😋

  4. 5 stars
    This quiche has been added to my Christmas brunch menu. I can’t wait to taste the deliciousness that is this!

  5. 5 stars
    Oh wow! What a beautiful breakfast idea for Christmas morning! The flavors sound wonderful and I love the stars around the crust.

  6. 5 stars
    This sounds like the perfect breakfast for the festive season – so delicious and full of Christmassy flavours!

  7. Okay ladies… I make quiche every year and I’m going to try this one! Sounds so yummy… I’ll let you know how it goes!

  8. 5 stars
    Our entire family loves this quiche! We will be making it again for Christmas for sure. Thanks for the great recipe!

    1. Is there some way to keep the quiche from getting too soggy? I really want to make a really good quiche. Also, do I need to soak cranberries before I start cooking them?

      1. You should be using dried cranberries – like Craisins – and no, they do not need to be soaked. To ensure a non-soggy quiche, make sure to drain the sausage really well, and cook the pie shell exactly per the instructions.