Cajun Quiche

Dirty Rice Cajun Quiche Recipe – spice up your brunch game with our mouthwatering Cajun Quiche! Bursting with the bold flavors of dirty rice, andouille sausage, green onions, and cheddar cheese, it’s a Southern twist on a classic favorite. Creamy, spicy, and utterly delicious, this quiche is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or any meal of the day.

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Cajun Dirty Rice Quiche

Prepare yourself for a flavor-packed adventure with this Cajun quiche! This savory delight combines the bold and spicy flavors of dirty rice and andouille sausage with the creaminess of eggs, milk, and cheddar cheese, all nestled in a buttery pie crust. The result is a culinary masterpiece that’s as comforting as it is exciting. This quiche is the perfect balance of flavors, a taste sensation that’s hearty, bold, and utterly delicious. It’s a dish that’s sure to become a family favorite, offering a unique twist on traditional quiche that’ll have you coming back for more!

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How to Make Cajun Quiche

This recipe is super easy to make with only a few simple ingredients. Prepare the dirty rice mix as directed. Set aside. In a large skillet, cook andouille sausage over medium-high heat until golden brown. 

Place 1 cup of dirty rice and the cooked sausage in the bottom of a deep-dish pie crust. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese and green onions. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, whole milk, and cajun seasoning. Pour the egg mixture over the sausage mixture. Place the quiche on a baking pan and bake in a preheated oven until a toothpick or knife inserted into the middle of the quiche comes out clean or with a few crumbs. Cool for 10 minutes before cutting into slices.

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • There is no need to thaw or prebake the frozen pie crust before filling and baking.
    • You can substitute a homemade pie dough or refrigerated pie crust for the frozen pastry.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Cajun Seasoning made with paprika, salt, garlic, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, and thyme: https://www.plainchicken.com/creolecajun-seasoning-secret-recipe/
  • If you can’t find andouille sausage you can substitute smoked sausage or smoked turkey sausage.
  • Variations/Additions:
    • yellow onions
    • green bell peppers
    • broccoli
    • heavy cream instead of milk
    • ham 
    • crawfish
    • crab meat
  • I use grated sharp cheddar cheese. You can use any cheese that you enjoy. Monterey Jack cheese or pepper jack cheese.
    • You can omit the cheese if you prefer.
  • Cover the edges of the pie crust with foil if they start to get too brown.
  • Can Quiche be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the quiche ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight.
  • Can Homemade Quiche be frozen? Yes! You can make this quiche ahead of time and freeze it baked or unbaked for later.
    • I prefer to freeze the quiche unbaked. Assemble the quiche and place it in the freezer. Once the quiche is frozen place it in a freezer bag. 
    • When ready to bake, thaw the quiche in the refrigerator before baking as directed below.
    • To freeze the baked quiche, cool it to room temperature and wrap the pie dish with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. When ready to reheat, thaw and reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.
  • How long will Homemade Quiche last? The quiche will keep for 3 to 4 days covered in the refrigerator.
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What to Serve with Andouille Cajun Quiche

This quiche was a huge hit at our house! We love it for breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner. It is perfect for any upcoming Mardi Gras celebrations! When it comes to what to serve alongside this quiche, I have some delicious options for you. A crisp, mixed greens salad with a zesty vinaigrette dressing makes for a refreshing and light accompaniment, balancing the richness of the quiche. For a heartier option, roasted or sautéed vegetables, such as green beans, okra, or corn, can add a touch of Cajun flair to your plate. A side of garlic bread or crusty French bread is perfect for mopping up any leftover quiche filling. And if you’re feeling particularly Southern, a bowl of creamy grits can be a delightful addition to round out your meal. These sides will harmonize beautifully with the bold flavors of Cajun quiche, making it a complete and satisfying dining experience.

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Cajun Quiche

Yield: 6 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Dirty Rice Cajun Quiche Recipe – spice up your brunch game with our mouthwatering Cajun Quiche! Bursting with the bold flavors of dirty rice, andouille sausage, green onions, and cheddar cheese, it's a Southern twist on a classic favorite. Creamy, spicy, and utterly delicious, this quiche is perfect for breakfast, brunch, or any meal of the day.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (8-oz) box Zatarain’s Dirty Rice plus water called for on the package
  • 1 (9-inch) deep dish frozen pie crust
  • -lb andouille sausage or smoked sausage
  • ¼ cup sliced green onions
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5 large eggs
  • cup milk
  • ½ tsp cajun seasoning

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Prepare the dirty rice mix as directed. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, cook andouille sausage over medium-high heat until golden brown. 
  • Place 1 cup of dirty rice and the cooked sausage in the bottom of a deep-dish pie crust. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese and green onions.
  • In a bowl, whisk together eggs, whole milk, and cajun seasoning. Pour the egg mixture over the sausage mixture.
  • Place the quiche on a baking pan and bake for 45 to 55 minutes, until a toothpick or knife inserted into the middle of the quiche comes out clean or with a few crumbs. Cool for 10 minutes before cutting into slices.

Notes:

  • There is no need to thaw or prebake the frozen pie crust before filling and baking.
    • You can substitute a homemade pie dough or refrigerated pie crust for the frozen pastry.
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Cajun Seasoning made with paprika, salt, garlic, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, and thyme: https://www.plainchicken.com/creolecajun-seasoning-secret-recipe/
  • If you can’t find andouille sausage you can substitute smoked sausage or smoked turkey sausage.
  • Variations/Additions:
    • yellow onions
    • green bell peppers
    • broccoli
    • heavy cream instead of milk
    • ham 
    • crawfish
    • crab meat
  • I use grated sharp cheddar cheese. You can use any cheese that you enjoy. Monterey Jack cheese or pepper jack cheese. 
    • You can omit the cheese if you prefer.
  • Cover the edges of the pie crust with foil if they start to get too brown.
  • Can Quiche be made in advance? Yes! You can assemble the quiche ahead of time and refrigerate it overnight.
  • Can Homemade Quiche be frozen? Yes! You can make this quiche ahead of time and freeze it baked or unbaked for later.
    • I prefer to freeze the quiche unbaked. Assemble the quiche and place it in the freezer. Once the quiche is frozen place it in a freezer bag. 
    • When ready to bake, thaw the quiche in the refrigerator before baking as directed below.
    • To freeze the baked quiche, cool it to room temperature and wrap the pie dish with plastic wrap and aluminum foil. When ready to reheat, thaw and reheat in the oven or microwave before serving.
  • How long will Homemade Quiche last? The quiche will keep for 3 to 4 days covered in the refrigerator.
    • Store leftovers in airtight plastic containers in the refrigerator.

Steph

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