Zucchini and Sausage Mini Quiches

Note: This is a guest post from Savannah, who blogs at HammockTracks.

Good hearty breakfasts can be time consuming to make and create lots of dishes. I recently created 24 mini quiches in about 30 minutes of prep time. They baked for 20 minutes and then I did one dish clean up. Over the next week, whenever I needed a quick breakfast I would grab a quiche and pop it in the microwave for 20 seconds. My son would eat them on the way out the door to college and the kids were able to make their own meal without dirtying any dishes.

I use a gluten free cornbread mixture in the eggs. When the quiches cook the cornbread settles to the bottom and creates a crust. Keep in mind that any of your favorite omelet ingredients could be substituted for the zucchini and sausage. And of course these could be frozen for future use, too.

Zucchini and Sausage Mini Quiches

(printer friendly version)

  • 1 1/2 average size zucchini, diced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 pound sausage, browned and crumbled
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 7 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
Make sure and brown the sausage. Set aside. Spray non stick pan with cooking oil and add onion and zucchini. Sprinkle with salt. Cook until the onions are transparent, stirring occasionally. While cooking combine cornmeal, baking powder, soda and salt in large mixing cup. I used a six cup measuring bowl. Add buttermilk and eggs mix well. Stir in oil pepper and basil. Liberally spray 2 muffin tins (12 muffin each) with vegetable spray. Spoon sausage into each muffin hole, dividing evenly. Do the same with the zucchini and onion mixture, adding to top of sausage. Pour egg and cornmeal mixture over vegetables. Stop after pouring every other muffin to stir batter with whisk. If you do not, the cornmeal will settle in the bottom of the bowl, and only the last few muffins will have a cornmeal crust. Top each muffin with cheese. Bake in 350F for 20 minutes.
Allow to cool a bit before gently lifting them out of the muffin tin with a spoon. I waited until I could hold the muffin tin without burning my hands. Then I gently pulled the edge away from each quiche and slid a spoon inside the muffin cup. I inched the spoon around the edge and popped out each quiche.

Here is a quick visual series on the cooking process, but please follow the written directions.

Brown sausage and divide amongst the muffin tins.

Saute vegetables.

While they are cooking mix up the cornmeal and egg mixture.

Add cooked vegetables to muffin tin.

Pour egg and cornbread mixture over vegetables and sausage.

Top with cheese and bake.

About the Author

Erika, the founder of Musings From a SAHM, is happily married with four energetic children. She lives in New Hampshire and has a passion for encouraging other moms, photography, and Jesus. She also enjoys baking, spending time with friends, and attempting to keep her home organized.


  1. This sounds delicious! I’m always looking for a quick recipe to make for breakfast. I must try this out!
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  2. Another wonderful recipe Erika and have to tell you I could used to getting more yummy recipes from you everyday!!
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  3. Sue Hull

    Hi Erika,
    These look sooooooooooo yummy. I pinned them on my pinterest recipes. I put that most of the recipes are made by you so you get credit for all the yumminess on my recipe board.
    I hope you’re doing good. You’re always in my thoughts and prayers. :)

  4. these look yummy and looks like something I could make. thanks for all the pictures. it really helps me when making a new recipe!

  5. These look amaze-balls. It combines two of my fave foods – sausage and zucchini. This is a definite for my weekend brunch.

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