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This Christmas Breakfast Quiche is filled with sausage, cranberries, and cheese. It makes a perfect Christmas morning breakfast or brunch.
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Breakfast Quiche for the Holidays
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 and 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 an even quicker meal, you can use a store bought refrigerated pie crust or a frozen deep dish pie shell. Just leave it out on the counter to thaw before cooking.
Ingredients In Holiday Quiche
- 9 inch deep dish pie shell – frozen or homemade pie dough
- Ground breakfast sausage
- Dried cranberries
- Monterey Jack cheese – shredded
- Eggs – lightly beaten
- Half and half
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 it 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.
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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 Easy Breakfast Quiche Recipe or our favorite Christmas Charcuterie for appetizers. These our some of my other favorite breakfasts to prepare, especially during the holidays.
Frequently Asked Questions
If sausage or cranberries aren’t your favorite, there are plenty of options for you to replace with in your quiche. Some common ingredients include green onion, spinach, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, fresh parsley, beans, bacon and more.
The Monterey Jack works best with this recipe, but some other options could be pepper jack, sharp cheddar cheese, gruyere cheese, or blue cheese.
Yes, parchment paper would work great for the pan, but don’t use aluminum foil or plastic wrap.
How to make Christmas Breakfast Quiche
Christmas Breakfast Quiche
- 1 deep dish pie shell 9", frozen or homemade
- 1/2 pound ground breakfast sausage
- 3/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese shredded
- 4 eggs lightly beaten
- 1 1/2 cups half and half
- 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.
- Brown sausage and drain excess grease. Stir in dried cranberries.
- Whisk eggs and half-and-half in a medium bowl until well blended.
- Sprinkle cheese on the bottom of the pie shell. Add sausage and cranberries.
- Pour egg mixture into pie shell over sausage, cranberries, and cheese.
- Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees. Bake 45 minutes or until knife inserted into center comes out clean.
- Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
Recipe Tips:To make this recipe really easy to whip up Christmas morning, you can do some of the prep ahead of time!
- Cook the sausage and store it in an airtight container in the fridge.
- Whisk the eggs and half and half ahead of time and store in the fridge.
- Grate the cheese ahead of time.
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I made this today, eliminated the crust. I also used turkey sausage. This is a five star recipe. So good.
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.
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!
I’m so happy you liked it! Thank you for rating the recipe!
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 😋
This quiche was our breakfast this Christmas and it was very good. This will be a keeper.
I happen to have everything I need in the house to make this! So excited to try it!
This quiche has been added to my Christmas brunch menu. I can’t wait to taste the deliciousness that is this!
I love quiche, and anything with eggs really! Sausage and cranberry are definitely giving me the holiday vibes!
Oh wow! What a beautiful breakfast idea for Christmas morning! The flavors sound wonderful and I love the stars around the crust.
With a smaller Christmas, we won’t need a couple of casseroles—so this is the recipe I’m making! So yummy!!!
This sounds like the perfect breakfast for the festive season – so delicious and full of Christmassy flavours!
Can I make the quiche the day before I want to serve it & reheat?
I don’t see why not!
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!
Our entire family loves this quiche! We will be making it again for Christmas for sure. Thanks for the great recipe!
The perfect breakfast for Christmas morning for sure!
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?
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.
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