Monterey Sausage Pie is a delicious dish that combines savory sausages, vegetables, and cheese in a flaky pie crust. Below is a recipe to prepare this tasty pie:
For the filling:
- 1 lb (450g) pork sausages, casings removed (you can use any flavor you like)
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 bell pepper (any color), diced
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (or a mix of Monterey Jack and Cheddar)
- 1/2 cup milk
- 3 large eggs
- Salt and pepper to taste
For the crust:
- 1 store-bought pie crust (9-inch) or homemade pie crust
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and diced bell pepper and cook until they become soft and slightly caramelized, around 5 minutes.
- Add the sausage meat to the skillet, breaking it up with a spatula. Cook the sausage until it’s browned and fully cooked. Stir in the sliced mushrooms and minced garlic, and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. Season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste. Remove the skillet from the heat and let it cool slightly.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the milk and eggs until well combined.
- Take your pie crust and place it in a 9-inch pie dish, pressing it down gently to fit the shape of the dish.
- Spread the cooked sausage mixture evenly over the pie crust.
- Sprinkle the shredded Monterey Jack cheese over the sausage mixture.
- Pour the milk and egg mixture over the top of the pie, ensuring it’s evenly distributed.
- Optional: You can decorate the top with some extra slices of bell pepper or mushrooms for presentation.
- Place the pie dish on a baking sheet (to catch any potential spills) and bake in the preheated oven for about 35-40 minutes or until the filling is set and the crust is golden brown.
- Remove the Monterey Sausage Pie from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before slicing and serving.
Enjoy your delicious Monterey Sausage Pie! It’s perfect as a main dish with a side salad or as a tasty snack for gatherings and parties.