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Zucchini and Italian Sausage Quiche

No recipe image available.This versatile and delicious quiche, filled with zucchini, Italian sausage, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, is perfect served for brunch or supper.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups zucchini, shredded
4 tablespoons butter - divided use
1/2 pound sweet Italian sausage
1 (10-inch) unbaked pie crust
1 cup (4 ounces) mozzarella cheese, shredded
4 large eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup (1 ounce) Wisconsin Parmesan cheese, grated
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper (or black pepper, if desired)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Sauté zucchini in 2 tablespoons butter for 5 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Remove sausage casings and crumble the meat into a skillet. Fry in remaining 2 tablespoons butter until done. Drain on paper towel.
  3. Spread zucchini in bottom of pastry shell. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese and crumbled sausage.
  4. Beat eggs in large bowl. Add milk, cream, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Pour over cheese and sausage.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven at 450°F (230°C) 15 minutes, then lower heat to 350°F (175°C) and bake 15 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.