Recipe Box, Sassy Southern Quiche

A favorite dip in the South is Hissy Fit Dip

Legend has it that Hissy Fit Dip was supposedly named after a spoiled Southern belle who was so busy socializing that by the time she got to the appetizer table the dip was all gone, and in true spoiled Southern belle form, she threw a big ole “hissy fit.”

This recipe has been in my archives since 2013, and I’m not sure where it originated, but it is widely agreed that the ingredients for this infamous dip are sausage and Velveeta…

Hissy Fit Dip

When I saw Hissy Fit Quiche over at Plain Chicken, I knew I had to make it!

Now if you are anti Velveeta cheese,

please substitute a creamy mild American or cheddar,


You will be missing the old fashioned Southern charm of it all

and you’ll have to just call it Sausage & Cheese Dip


My version is slightly different than Stephanie’s, I used maple sausage, added diced sweet onion, used Velveeta cubes instead of shreds, grated Vermont Sharp White Cheddar, Garlic Salt Seasoning, an extra tsp of Worcestershire and another egg, and eliminated the sour cream

Brown the sausage and drain on paper towels, then saute onion in the sausage drippings and put them in the pie shell

I used cubes of Velveeta, which added some very creamy bites to the baked quiche

Grated Vermont White Cheddar gave it some tang

This Garlic Salt seasoning from Trader Joe’s is my new go to seasoning,

it’s a combo of garlic salt, roasted garlic, minced onion and parsley

You can easily mix up your own version

It’s wonderful for garlic bread

Beat eggs, stir in milk and seasoning

Pour over ingredients in crust

Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes

Note: If you want to make this ahead of time, put the ingredients in the pie crust, beat the eggs and milk and seasoning but cover them both separately and refrigerate.  Pour milk mixture into crust just before baking.

All you need is a green salad

Sassy Southern Quiche

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Course Appetizer, Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 6


  • 1 pie crust or pie crust dough round
  • 8 oz. maple flavored sausage
  • 1/2 large sweet onion diced
  • 4 oz. Velveeta cheese cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 4 oz. Vermont Sharp White Cheddar cheese grated
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 T garlic salt seasoning {garlic salt roasted garlic, minced onion, parsley}
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 milk


  • Place pie crust dough into a deep pie dish. Brown sausage in skillet, crumbling as you cook it. Drain on paper towels. Saute onion in the rendered sausage drippings until soft and golden. Place sausage and onion into the pie crust.
  • Top sausage and onions with cheeses. Beat eggs, stir in milk and seasoning and mix well. Pour over sausage and cheese in pie dish.* Bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes until golden and set in the middle. Let quiche rest for 10 minutes before cutting into wedges.


*If you want to prepare this ahead of time, put the ingredients in the pie crust, beat the eggs and milk and seasoning but cover them both separately and refrigerate. Pour milk mixture into crust just before baking.
Variation: Bake this in a square or rectangular dish, cut into small squares for appetizer servings
Keyword aparagus quiche, dinner casserole, do ahead, Hissy Fit Quiche, Sassy Southern Quiche, Sausage Quiche

Quiche is my go to dish for using up leftovers too, if you have a pie crust, 4 eggs and 1 cup of cream or milk, you’re all set!  Fill the crust with cooked bacon, ham, chicken, sausage, sauteed vegetables, grated cheese…season and pour beaten eggs and milk over all.  Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes and dinner is ready!

What’s in the Refrigerator Quiche

Here are some other good ones to try:

Sausage, Spinach & Peppers Smoked Gouda Pie

Spring has Sprung Puff Pastry Asparagus Pie

Breakfast for Dinner Pie

Forget that old adage, “Real men do not eat quiche…”

Real men Do eat quiche!


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29 Responses to “Recipe Box, Sassy Southern Quiche”
  1. Michelle says:

    This definitely sounds sassy! 😀 I wish my husband could eat eggs so I could make this. But then again it looks so good I could probably eat the whole thing by myself!

  2. I love quiche, and served with salad is a perfect meal for me!!

  3. thefrenchhutch says:

    I’m not a lover of eggs but hubs certainly is and this would hit the spot for a quick and easy dinner with my favorite, a salad. I had to chuckle at it’s name 🙂 Have a great weekend……

  4. Jenna, we love quiche and this recipe sounds and looks delicious! I am not a fan of Velveeta, but it does give casseroles a creamy texture. This will be a great recipe for Saturday dinner. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Sharon Mann says:

    Yummy, quiche is one of my favorites!

  6. Cyndi Raines says:

    Oh my! This looks delish, I love eggs and cheese so this looks wonderful. Pinned and will try soon! Need to buy some ready made piecrusts, too lazy to make my own. Lol

  7. Jodi says:

    Oh my yumminessssss!!!!

  8. Jill Kuhn says:

    Funny name! ☺️ Looks delish! I love quiche!! ❤️

  9. Looks yummy. I love quiche! And thanks for the recommendation of the TJ’s garlic seasoning. I’ll get some next time.

  10. says:

    Oh that dip looks so good. I am pitching a hissy fit to have some! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  11. Mary says:

    You have me craving quiche this morning Jenna!

  12. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Jenna,
    Your Quiche will be delicious, I for one will not substitute the Velveeta, that is what will make it so good! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us for our special St. Patrick’s Day Full Plate Thursday! Have a great week and come back soon.
    Miz Helen

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