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Air Fryer Quiche with Sausage

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This Air Fryer Quiche with Sausage is filled with delicious savory flavors from breakfast sausage, cheese, and egg mixture baked on top of a flaky pie crust until golden brown.

Air Fryer Quiche with Sausage on a white serving plate.

Made using only 6 ingredients and ready in 30 minutes, it’s the perfect grab and go breakfast or hassle-free brunch!

We all love quick, nutritious, and filling meals. This easy air fryer quiche recipe, the slightly leveled up omelette, is one of those! It’s packed with protein from the eggs and sausage, and also has some carbs and fat from the crust.

This homemade quiche recipe easily feeds a family of six. Serve it with juice and fresh fruits or healthy breakfast muffins for a delightfully nourishing breakfast or lunch meal.

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What makes a quiche a quiche?

Quiche is a savory French egg tart with delicious fillings on top of a flaky pie crust. The most common quiche fillings are ham, bacon, sausage, some kind of cheese, and veggies.

Making a quiche is an easy way to use up leftovers, too! You can take whatever leftover veggies or meat you have in the fridge, load them on a pie crust, pour egg mixture on top, and bake them into a delicious quiche that everyone will enjoy.

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❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Custardy egg mixture, savory breakfast sausage, shredded cheese, and flaky pie crust all in one bite—it’s already mouthwatering to think about!

  • This is a basic quiche recipe that you can customize to your liking. More on that in the “Variations” section later.
  • It is a rich source of protien.
  • The ingredients needed are all affordable, great if you will be serving a crowd.
  • It is a great way to use up leftovers.
  • You can meal prep it. It’s very easy to reheat leftover quiche. It is the perfect grab and go breakfast!
  • Just assemble the ingredients, load it in the air fryer basket, and your breakfast quiche is done. What could be easier?
  • It’s ready in just 30 minutes prep and cooking time.

Looking for more breakfast recipes to try? You might want to try this Overnight Croissant Breakfast Casserole.

🥘 Ingredients

Air Fryer Quiche with Sausage ingredients.

You will need only 6 basic and easy to find ingredients to make this recipe.

  • Pie crust: I used a store bought 8-inch pie crust for less hassle.
  • Breakfast sausage: It’s cheap and flavorful. You can use smoked, spicy, sweet, or any variety that you like.
  • Shredded cheese: I used pre-mixed cheese but you can pick any that you lilke. Cheddar cheese is great, and perhaps you can toss in some mozzarella for some stretch.
  • White onion: You want to mince them finely for an even distribution of flavor throughout the quiche.
  • Eggs: I used 6 fresh large eggs. You want to crack them one by one in a small bowl first, before pouring them in the mixing bowl, to ensure there are no egg shells and the eggs are good quality.
  • Salt and pepper: Our seasoning ingredients. But keep in mind that the sausage and cheese are already salty, so only add salt as needed.

See recipe card for quantities.

🔀 Substitutions

Breakfast sausage: You can also use ham or bacon.

🌈 Variations / Options / Add-Ins

  • Veggies: Pack the nutrient content of your quiche by adding vegetables like spinach, spring onions, potatoes, broccoli, bell pepper.
  • Protein: For more protein options, you can also toss in mushrooms, tofu, chickpeas, bacon, or leftover cold cuts.
  • Sauces: Amp up the appearance and taste of your savory egg tart by drizzling your preferred sauce or condiments on top, like hollandaise sauce or sriracha.
  • Extra creamy: You can add a splash of heavy cream or half and half to make it extra rich and creamy.

See this ham and cheese version of quiche on my website!

🥄 Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

🔪 How to Make Air Fryer Quiche with Sausage

This recipe comes together in 30 minutes using only 6 ingredients.

Step 1: Preheat

Preheat the air fryer to 325 degrees F.

Step 2: Prep pie pan

Line the pie pan with the pre-made pie crust. Roll it out using a rolling pin if needed, but make sure to maintain an even thickness throughout the crust. Trim off the excess using a knife.

Pan with pie crust. Sausage crumbles and cheese on the side.

Step 3: Fill the crust

Spread the cheese and sausage crumbles as evenly as possible onto the crust.

Step 4: Pour egg mixture

In a mixing bowl, beat the eggs and seasoning. Pour the egg mixture onto the crust. If you want, you can top it with more cheese.

Egg and seasoning in a mixing bowl with whisk.

Step 5: Bake

Place the pan into the air fryer basket and cook at 325°F for 15 minutes or until the center is firm. Remove basket from the air fryer and let the quiche rest for a while to allow it to solidify. Serve and enjoy!

Pan with pie crust filled with sausage, egg and cheese inside the Air Fryer.

🍽️ Serving Suggestions

Serve warm or cold with juice and fresh fruits on the side.

Air Fryer Quiche with Sausage on a white serving plate.

👩‍🍳 Pro Tips

  • Make a batch of mini quiche for parties! To do this, you can use ramekins, mini tart shells, or silicon muffin liners. You can fit about four to six in the air fryer basket. This is also great for meal prep.
  • Line the air fryer basket with a liner or use parchment paper for less mess.
  • Don’t add watery ingredients; otherwise, your quiche might turn out to be—you guessed it—watery. If you’ll be adding blanched vegetables, make sure to drain off excess water well.
  • Don’t overfill the savory egg tarts. Otherwise, it might not be able to hold up its shape. Keep in mind that there must be just enough filling to egg mixture ratio so that it still holds its form.

❓ Recipe FAQs

Why is my quiche watery?

This problem happens if there is not enough egg to bind all the ingredients together or you might have used watery ingredients.

To save a soggy and watery quiche, you can try putting it in a skillet on the stove top and let the bottom crisp up for a few minutes. Keep an eye on it as it could easily turn from crisp to burnt.

Why is my quiche not done in the middle?

It might be undercooked or cooked at a low temperature. Simply put it back in the air fryer and let it cook for a few more minutes or until a fork inserted in the middle comes out clean. Do not be tempted to overcook it as it might turn tough and dry.

How to store and reheat this air fryer quiche with sausage?

If you have some leftover quiche, store it in an airtight container. In the fridge, it will stay good for up to 5 days; in the freezer, it can last for up to a month.

If the quiche is frozen, give it time to thaw at least an hour at room temperature or overnight in the fridge. To reheat, simply pop it in the microwave on high in 1-minute intervals until heated through. You can also put it in the air fryer for 3-5 minutes at 325 degrees F.

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📋 Recipe

Air Fryer Quiche with Sausage

Corinne Schmitt
This Air Fryer Quiche with Sausage is filled with delicious savory flavors baked on top of a flaky pie crust until golden brown.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 343 kcal

Equipment

  • Rolling Pin
  • 8-inch pie pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pre-made pie crust 8-9”
  • 2 cups pre-cooked breakfast sausage crumbled
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheese
  • ½ white onion diced finely
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat the air fryer to 325 degrees F.
  • Roll out the dough and flatten it to fit an 8” pie pan.
  • Place the pie crust in the pie pan and form it to the pan. Cut off the excess crust.
  • Mix the cheese and sausage crumbles., and add them to the pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk the eggs and add the seasoning. Pour the eggs into the pan.
  • Place the pan into the air fryer basket and cook at 325°F for 15 minutes or until the center is firm.
  • Remove the basket from the air fryer and let the quiche cool to allow it to solidify.
  • Enjoy!

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Notes

  • Make a batch of mini quiche for parties! To do this, you can use ramekins, mini tart shells, or silicon muffin liners. You can fit about four to six in the air fryer basket. This is also great for meal prep.
  • Line the air fryer basket with a liner or use parchment paper for less mess.
  • Don’t add watery ingredients; otherwise, your quiche might turn out to be—you guessed it—watery. If you’ll be adding blanched vegetables, make sure to drain off excess water well.
  • Don’t overfill the savory egg tarts. Otherwise, it might not be able to hold up its shape. Keep in mind that there must be just enough filling to egg mixture ratio so that it still holds its form.

Nutrition

Calories: 343kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 15gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 162mgSodium: 627mgPotassium: 178mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 345IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 135mgIron: 2mg
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