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Mini Chorizo and Cheese Quiches | Magnolia Days

Whoever invented tailgating was one brilliant person. Or perhaps it was a group of people. Or it simply happened out of circumstance. I can’t think of a better way to combat the boredom of sitting outside a stadium waiting for a game than with food and beverages. Then the tailgating tradition crossed over from the stadium to homes. Putting out a spread on your own turf can be quite fun. It can be quite tasty too with these mini chorizo and cheese quiches.

These mini quiches were inspired by mini wine bottles. The kind folks at Gallo Family Vineyards sent me one each of their assortment of 187ml bottles (9 varieties). That alone got me fired up tailgating. The ideas were popping up like crazy. I needed help narrowing them down so I called upon my friend Terry. We agreed something like a little quiche or frittata would do nicely. She even let me borrow this awesome little truck for my photos. It is just perfect!

Mini Chorizo and Cheese Quiches - Magnolia Days

Chorizo and cheese are a heavenly match. I used Portuguese chouriço for these quiches. Look for it in the refrigerated deli meat section around hot dogs and other sausages. I also used manchego cheese because it seem to be the one most often paired with chorizo. Use Monterey jack, gruyere, or a mild cheddar if you cannot find manchego. Speaking of pairings, there are a lot of possibilities of which wine to pair with the quiches. Have some fun and get a variety of mini bottles and see which one you think pairs best. Tailgating and wine tasting at the same time is a winning game plan.

Mini Chorizo and Cheese Quiches | Magnolia Days

It’s tailgating season! Sunday Supper is proud to partner with Gallo Family Vineyards sharing fabulous recipes and wine pairings. Remember to get these adorable and convenient GFV’s mini bottles for your festivities. There is a $1 off coupon or rebate available (depending on your area).  Scroll down to find a list and links to recipes from Sunday Supper contributors and check out Gallo’s BBQ wine pairings too. For another tailgating recipe of mine, check out Liptauer Cheese Spread.

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Mini Chorizo and Cheese Quiches | Magnolia Days
2.35 from 20 votes

Mini Chorizo and Cheese Quiches

Make these mini chorizo and cheese quiches for brunch or when you are entertaining or tailgating. They are a wonderful appetizer to start your celebration.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Author Renee


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 1/2 ounces chorizo sausage refrigerated Portuguese chouriço recommended
  • 1 double crust pie crust dough homemade or refrigerated store-bought
  • 3/4 cup grated manchego cheese
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions about 2 medium
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground or grated nutmeg


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease 24 mini muffin cups.
  2. Remove and discard casing from chorizo. Finely dice the sausage.
  3. Heat oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add diced chorizo and cook until browned. Remove from heat to cool to room temperature.
  4. If using homemade dough, roll out thin (between 1/8- and 1/4-inch).
  5. Use a round 2 1/2-inch cutter to cut 24 rounds from the dough. Press 1 round into bottom and up the sides of each muffin cup.
  6. Divide cheese among muffin cups (about 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons per cup). Top each with green onions then cooked chorizo.
  7. Whisk together eggs, cream, salt, and nutmeg. Spoon evenly into crusts.
  8. Bake for 25 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool 2 minutes. Use the tip of a knife to lift quiches from cups.

Recipe Notes

Make these mini chorizo and cheese quiches for brunch or when you are entertaining or tailgating. They are a wonderful appetizer to start your celebration.

Are you searching for tailgating recipes? Take a look at these recipes by Sunday Supper contributors featuring or paired with Gallo Family Vineyards wines:

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Gallo Family Vineyards via Sunday Supper, LLC. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author, and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Gallo Family Vineyards.

Recipe Rating

Kelli's Kitchen

Friday 19th of September 2014

These look delicious and what a brilliant way to photograph them! I'm afraid I must use it someday! :)


Wednesday 24th of September 2014

Thanks Kelli


Wednesday 17th of September 2014

Love this recipe, Renee! They sound easy and delicious for a fall tailgate!


Thursday 18th of September 2014

Thanks Bill!

Christy @ Confessions of a Culinary Diva

Wednesday 17th of September 2014

I need those mini chorizo-cheese quiches in my life! They look delectable and perfect for entertaining or snacking on at the desk, or of course tailgating! How fun to be able to sample all the great Gallo wines - perfect for tailgating.


Thursday 18th of September 2014

Thanks Christy and I think they are great for snacking too. I had some for a couple of mid-afternoon snacks.

Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)

Tuesday 16th of September 2014

I absolutely love chorizo! These are the perfect little bites.


Thursday 18th of September 2014

Thanks Kim

Gwen @simplyhealthyfamily

Monday 15th of September 2014

Bravo! These photos make me insanely hungry for a little quiche and obviously I want to wash it down with a glass of wine! {p.s. I'm pretty sure a man invented tailgating ;)


Thursday 18th of September 2014

Thanks Gwen and I think you may be right about a man inventing tailgating.