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Mini Sausage Quiches

These bite-sized quiches are loaded with sausage and cheese—and all nestled into easy crescent roll dough. Serve the cute muffinettes at any brunch or potluck gathering. —Jan Mead, Milford, Connecticut
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound bulk hot Italian sausage
  • 2 tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced chives
  • 1 tube (8 ounces) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups shredded Swiss cheese
  • 1 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Paprika

Directions

  • In a large skillet, brown sausage and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, 4-5 minutes, breaking sausage into crumbles; drain. Stir in chives.
  • On a lightly floured surface, unroll crescent dough into a long rectangle; seal seams and perforations. Cut into 48 pieces. Press onto the bottoms and up the sides of greased miniature muffin cups.
  • Fill each with about 2 teaspoons of sausage mixture. In a large bowl, combine the eggs and cheeses. Spoon 2 teaspoons over sausage mixture in each cup. Sprinkle with paprika.
  • Bake at 375° until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks. If desired, sprinkle with additional minced chives. Serve warm.
Test Kitchen Tip
  • Make these gluten-free by skipping the crescent roll crust.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 mini quiche: 66 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 116mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 4g protein.

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