Ham and cheese quiche

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Everyone loves this ham and cheese quiche and it only takes 10 minutes to prep! It’s made with a pie crust base, eggs, spinach, ham and cheese in the filling. It’s simple delicious and always a crowd pleaser.

Ham and cheese quiche

What is quiche?

If you’ve never had quiche before (don’t worry I hadn’t tried it until I got married), it’s basically a savory tart made with a pie curst and filled with eggs, milk or cream, meat and vegetables. You may be wondering what’s the difference between a fritatta and quiche. The crust is really the main difference. I also add milk or cream to mine as well plus more cheese. Quiche is always the showstopper at any brunch and the first dish to go!

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The best part about this quiche recipe is you can customize it with your favorite vegetables. Some of my favorites to add in are peppers and mushrooms, but I usually stick with just spinach since my kids don’t seem to mind when I add that. It’s pretty flavorless but adds color and a little bit of nutrition.

Quiche recipe

How to make quiche

This ham and cheese quiche starts our with a pie crust as the base. I usually use a store bought crust (Pillsbury is my go to) to save time, but you can definitely make a homemade pie crust.

  1. Press the dough around the edges of a 9-inch tart pan or pie dish.
  2. Melt the butter over medium heat. Cook onions for 2 minutes. Stir in ham and bacon bits and let cook for an additional 3 minutes, or until the onions have caramelized.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and half and half. Stir in cheese, parsley flakes, pepper, spinach, and the ham mixture. Then pour into the tart pan
  4. Bake 25 to 35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes clean.

How to make quiche

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Easy quiche recipe

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 281 kcal

Everyone loves this ham and cheese quiche and it only takes 10 minutes to prep! It's made with a pie crust and eggs, spinach, ham and cheese in the filling.

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Ingredients

  • 1 10-inch uncooked piecrust
  • 1 Tablespoon salted butter
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion chopped
  • 1 cup ham cubed (use a ham steak or leftover ham)
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup half and half or milk
  • 1 cup sharp or mild cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella or Parmesan cheese finely shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2-1 cup spinach chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Press the dough around the edges of a 9-inch tart pan or pie dish. Place on a baking sheet. Pierce the bottom of the piecrust with a fork. Cook for 5 minutes and then remove from oven. Set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small frying pan over medium heat. Cook onions for 2 minutes. Stir in ham and bacon bits and let cook for an additional 3 minutes, or until the onions have caramelized. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and half and half. Stir in cheese, parsley flakes, pepper, spinach, and the ham mixture. Then pour into the tart pan
  4. Bake 25 to 35 minutes, or until the top is golden brown and a toothpick comes clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Enjoy while warm!
Nutrition Facts
Easy quiche recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 138mg 46%
Sodium 486mg 20%
Potassium 173mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 12g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 14g 28%
Vitamin A 11.4%
Vitamin C 1.5%
Calcium 17.8%
Iron 7.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Easy quiche recipe

Ham and cheese quiche
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Jamielyn Nye

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Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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18 comments on “Ham and cheese quiche”

  1. Looks amazing!!  Do you usually cook the spinach beforehand, or just chop raw and let cook in the quiche?  Thanks for sharing, I love ALL of your recipes we have tried!!

  2. I love quiche and this looks fabulous!

  3. I’d love to have this for brunch this weekend! YUM!

  4. Have to have this at our weekend brunch!

  5. Looks delicious and so easy to make! !

  6. I had quiche recipe once and i can say that is just awesome. The idea of ham cheese quiche is really exceptional and the taste would be definitely toothsome. Thanks for inspiring everyone with such an exquisite recipe.

  7. This looks perfect for weekend brunch!

  8. Can I use frozen spinach?

  9. I think I’m going to request this for Mother’s Day brunch! Looks delicious!

  10. Do u have good alternatives to using ham? My daughter doesn’t eat pork. I have a somewhat idea, but want ur opinion.

  11. Hello Jamielyn,
    You mentioned store bought crust , should I use shortcrust or flaky pastry??
    Thank you.

  12. This recipe looks delicious and I love quiche. Would it be okay to leave out the pie crust and just make is a crust less quiche? Cooking would be the same? 

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