Tex-Mex Quiche


Serves 8-10


  • 1 (9 oz. bag) tortilla chips
  • 5 T. butter, melted
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 3/4 lb. Italian Sausage (spicy or sweet)
  • 1 small onion or a half a large onion, diced
  • 1 (4.5 oz.) can of green chillies
  • 10 eggs
  • 3/4 c. sour cream
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. pepper
  • 1 c. cheddar cheese, grated


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Take the tortilla chips and grind in a food processor or a blender until the crumbs are fine.
  3. Measure out 2 cups of crumbs and leave the rest of the crumbs for topping the quiche when it’s done.
  4. Mix the melted butter, brown sugar and the 2 cups of crumbs together well.
  5. Press into the bottom of a spring form pan and bake for 10-12 minutes until the crust is golden brown.
  6. In a large skillet, brown the onion for 5 minutes, then add the sausage and cook until brown.
  7. Pour in the can of green chillies and stir to combine.
  8. Pour the sausage mixture into a large bowl to cool.
  9. In another bowl, beat the 10 eggs together with the cheese, the sour cream, the salt and pepper.
  10. Pour the sausage mixture into the egg mixture and stir to combine.
  11. Pour the filling into the tortilla crust and set on a baking sheet lined with foil to bake.
  12. Bake for 30-40 minutes, checking after 30 minutes to see if the egg in the middle is set.
  13. Remove from the oven and let cool 15 minutes.
  14. Run a knife around the edge of the quiche to loosen it from the sides of the pan.
  15. Carefully loosen the spring and remove the quiche.
  16. Top with the extra tortilla crumbs and serve with guacamole and sour cream on the side.