There is nothing better on a busy week night than surprising the family with breakfast for dinner. These recipes are as fun as they are easy. Breakfast Quiche combines all the goodness of a hearty breakfast into a savory, cheesy pie. Pancakes always are a hit. With an easy Chocolate Chip Pancake Bake - forget the griddle and the endless flipping. Just mix and bake! And once you've tried easy Air-Fryer Breakfast Potatoes, they will become a staple in your weekly menu. So grab the OJ and maple syrup and enjoy the most important meal of the day - at dinnertime!
1 uncooked pie crust (store bought or your favorite recipe)
1 pound breakfast sausage, cooked and crumbled
½ sweet onion, finely diced
1 1/2 cup fresh chopped spinach (Optional – but a good way to sneak in some veggies!)
1 ¼ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
4 large eggs
1 cup half & half
Salt & freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
Finely chopped fresh chives for garnish. (Optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Sauté onion on medium heat until translucent – about 5 minutes.
Place pie crust into pie pan and top with crumbled sausage, onion, cheese and spinach.
In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, half & half, salt and pepper.
Pour egg mixture into pie crust – over the sausage, onion & cheese mixture.
Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 and bake an additional 35 minutes – until the quiche is golden brown and set.
Slice and top with a sprinkle of fresh chives.
Note: This recipe is so flexible. Try adding mushrooms and different cheeses for a twist.
Chocolate-Chip Pancake Bake
2 cups complete buttermilk pancake mix
1 1/3 cups water
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
½ cup mini chocolate chips plus more for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine pancake mix, water and vanilla. Let rest for about 10 minutes.
Pour into well-greased baking dish.
Sprinkle chocolate chips on top.
Bake for about 25 minutes – until golden and set. A toothpick inserted into the middle should come out clean.
Cut and sprinkle with chocolate chips (because more is more when it comes to chocolate).
Air-Fryer Breakfast Potatoes
4 cups/1 package refrigerated, diced potatoes with onions (we use Simply Potatoes brand)
1/2 tsp salt (more can be added after cooking if needed)
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp paprika or smoked paprika
1 Tablespoon avocado oil
In a large mixing bowl, toss potatoes, oil and seasonings until all of the potatoes are coated.
Set air fryer to 400 degrees and let preheat for 2 minutes.
Spray inside of air fryer with cooking spray.
Add potatoes and cook for about 20 minutes – stopping every 5 minutes to shake/turn them.