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March 14, 2014

Sausage, Cheese and Grits Mini Quiches Using Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles

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My two boys eat a ton of food, especially my youngest. As soon as he is full, he is hungry again. Since my kids eat so much I make sure that I have my house stocked full of ingredients to throw together recipes quickly. While I make most dishes and recipes from scratch I do use a few shortcuts to save time, especially during the work week. Recently I was given the chance to try Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles and use them in a recipe.


I toyed around with a number of recipes and decided that I love food that can be made in a muffin pan and eaten on the go. I decided to utilize the Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Crumbles since they are lower in fat and my family loves turkey sausage. Here is the recipe I came up with:

Sausage, Cheese and Grit Mini Quiches
  • 1 cup shredded Asiago cheese
  • 1 cup grits (or polenta)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 package Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Crumbles (approximately 9.6 ounces)
  • sliced buffalo Monterey jack cheese (or cheese of your choice)
Boil the chicken stock in a pan on the stove.  Once it boils add the grits, lower the heat to simmer, cover, and cook 12-15 minutes until thickened. Meanwhile brown the sausage crumbles. They are fully cooked, but the browning helps with the flavor in the mini quiches. Beat the eggs and slowly add to the grits along with the salt. Add the Asiago cheese and sausage crumbles. Grease a muffin pan and add the mixture (should make about 10 muffins). Top each quiche with torn up Monterey jack cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. These quiches are best right after baking, but can be enjoyed later by re-heating in the microwave for 15-20 seconds. If you are serving these at a party or holiday (and are not concerned about fat content), the chicken stock can be replaced with half and half or heavy whipping cream. The flavor would be richer from the increase in fat. 




That's it, easy and a great breakfast for weekdays. Have you tried Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles? 

10 comments:

  1. These mini quiches look delicious and would be great for lunch box too.

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    1. My youngest ate a bunch of lunch and loved them!

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  2. I would love to get a package of those. My youngest is picky, but I think if the sausages were mixed in with something else like you did, he might not even notice ;)

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    1. My oldest is picky too, so I understand :) The sausage is really easy to use and the turkey is lower in fat which is nice!

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  3. Asiago is probably my favorite cheese. I think these would be a nice treat. And I hear you about hungry children, I've got four of them (the oldest two still eat a lot when they come to visit). :)

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    1. It's one of my favorite cheeses too, I love it!

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  4. Mini quiches...so little, so cute, so delicious! :) ela

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    1. Thanks, they turned out really well :)

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  5. I love the idea of grits in a quiche! I hadn't heard of that before (maybe because I'm from Michigan!), but I definitely want to try making these cute little bites!

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    1. Grits are definitely a southern thing, they are used in everything :) I love using grits since they are easy to use in gluten free dishes!

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