pizza quiche

08.20.13

Yes. Pizza Quiche.

Let’s get the most important thing out of the way. This tastes amazing. And starting your day with pizza lends itself very nicely to having a good day. I did a study. Pizza = happy.

The other important thing about this pizza quiche? It’s healthy. It’s gluten-free, high-protein, low-carb, and could be paleo if you omit the cheese. (But whyyyyyy?) Eggs and vegetables (and sausage if you like) are all combined and baked until golden brown. The literal icing on the cake is some marinara and a sprinkle of mozzarella which melts into a gooey topping. The cauliflower isn’t very detectable, but gives the quiche more body and bite since it’s missing a crust.

Pizza for breakfast!

 

Pizza Quiche

by Emily Dingmann

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 60 minutes

Keywords: bake breakfast gluten-free high protein low-carb sugar-free eggs Italian

 

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 4 cups cauliflower florets
  • 6 eggs
  • 3/4 egg whites (the equivalent of 4 eggs if you want to use all whole)
  • 6 oz turkey or chicken sausage (optional)
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella
  • other optional ingredients: shredded greens, diced onion or pepper, sauteed mushrooms

Instructions

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

Steam and mash cauliflower.

Whisk eggs and egg whites together and season with salt and pepper.

Spray baking dish with cooking spray and layer cauliflower on the bottom.

Pour over egg mixture.

Sprinkle on additional optional ingredients.

Cover with foil and bake for about 45 minutes until egg is set.

Remove foil, spread marinara over the top and sprinkle with cheese.

Bake for another 10-15 minutes, until cheese has melted.

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17 Comments (Reply )

  1. Mellissa
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 8:16 am

    This sounds delicious! I need to try more things with cauliflower, it’s not my favorite veggie ever but I need to give it another shot.

    Reply

  2. Alyssa
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 8:24 am

    Um, HOLY COW. This = amazing. I’d have it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Too much?

    Reply

    • Emily
      Aug 20, 2013 @ 9:40 am

      Not at all! :)

      Reply

  3. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 10:29 am

    I really want some pizza quiche – genus, Emily!

    Reply

  4. Stephanie @cookinfanatic
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 11:21 am

    I love this idea! I’ve been looking for some new ways to use eggs for dinner meals and this sounds really good!

    Reply

  5. Maria Tadic
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

    Mmmm this looks so yummy! I love doing marinara, scrambled eggs and cheese in a wrap for breakfast! This seems like just my thing! A perfect weekend breakfast!

    Reply

  6. Dan
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

    Wow! can’t wait to dig into some of that!

    Reply

  7. erin
    Aug 20, 2013 @ 10:24 pm

    Brilliant! Adding this to the rotation!

    Reply

  8. Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    Aug 21, 2013 @ 8:42 am

    oooh goodness! this sounds phenomenal. i think i could get my husband to love this if i subbed pepperoni for the sausage. :) but i love the idea of cauliflower in eggs. sounds so good!

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  9. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    Aug 21, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    This looks phenomenal – I love the idea of using cauliflower as a sort of “crust”. Love me some mashed cauliflower. :)

    Reply

  10. Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner
    Aug 22, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    YES. I’m not a huge quiche fan (I love eggs, but don’t like whites and yolks mixed together), but my husband loooves quiche. Since I am (of course) a fan of pizza…dinner.

    Reply

  11. Luv What You Do
    Aug 22, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    I love egg concoctions. This looks amazing and flavorful!

    Reply

  12. Mercedes
    Aug 22, 2013 @ 10:45 am

    This looks awesome! I would like it for dinner too!

    Reply

  13. allie@sweetpotatobites
    Aug 23, 2013 @ 12:31 pm

    I love this! I’m always looking for new ways to use quinoa and this sounds great. And pizza quiche just sounds awesome.

    Reply

  14. Robert@milk kefir video
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 5:52 am

    This pizza looks like something i would want to make at home. It looks delicious and healthy too.
    http://howtomakenaturalmilkkefirdrink.tumblr.com/ or
    http://howtobrewhomemademilkkefir.blogspot.com/

    Reply

  15. Tut
    Aug 29, 2013 @ 7:36 pm

    My garden isn’t providing me with any cauliflower! What can I use as a substitute?

    Reply

    • Emily
      Aug 29, 2013 @ 9:14 pm

      Hmmm, extra vegetables like kale, peppers, mushrooms, etc.

      Reply

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