Friday, March 26, 2021

Ham and Cheese Quiche

You can enjoy easy ham and cheese quiche for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Make this simple recipe to use up your leftover Easter ham.

There are so many things to make with ham that I make sure to have lots of leftovers. Have you had a chance to try these grilled Hawaiian ham kabobs yet?

If you are planning on making my maple glazed ham for Easter this year, you'll want to be sure you save some to use in this quiche.

ham and cheese quiche in a pie pan

Ham and Cheese Quiche

Quiches are one of my favorite ways to use up leftover meat and vegetables. They are such a versatile recipe that you can make nay different variations.

If you have leftover ham after Easter, you can use it in this ham quiche. To save time, I use a pre-baked pie crust so you can really have this on the table fairly quickly.

Ingredients for ham quiche recipe

Tools / equipment to make this recipe

What is the best type of cheese for quiche?

I've used cheddar cheese in this ham and cheese quiche recipe. But, you could also try any of these:
  • Swiss
  • Monterey Jack
  • Colby
  • Feta
  • Gruyere
egg mixture for quiche

How to make quiche

  • Preheat your oven.
  • Dice and chop the ham and onions.
  • Whisk the egg mixture.
  • Add the ham, cheese, and onions to the egg mixture.
  • Pour the egg mixture into your pie crust.
  • Bake until done.

Quiche variations

There are lots of different ways to make this ham and cheese quiche. Here are a few flavor variations that you might want to try.

  • Bacon
  • Asparagus
  • Chives
  • Mushrooms
  • Jalapenos
egg mixture in pie crust

Can I use whole milk instead of cream in quiche?

This ham and cheese quiche recipe uses half and half. But, if you want to cut the fat and calories a bit, you can certainly use milk instead.

It will still have the rich and creamy taste of quiche without the extra calories. Just make sure that you use whole milk rather than reduced-fat or skim milk.

Frequently asked questions

Can I make the quiche ahead of time then freeze the quiche?

Yes, you will need to wrap the cooled quiche in a layer of plastic wrap than another layer of aluminum foil. When you would like to reheat this, place the frozen quiche in the oven to bake for 20 to 25 minutes until it has warmed through.

What is a quiche?

A quiche is a French tart that is filled with savory ingredients like meat or cheese and eggs.

What is the internal temperature supposed to be for the quiche when it’s done?

Cook your ham and cheese quiche until it has an internal temperature of 160°F

If I use a frozen pie crust, do I need to thaw it out before using it?

No, but you may need to add 5-10 minutes to achieve the adequately browned crust.

baked ham and cheese quiche

Should I eat ham and cheese quiche warm or cold?

We enjoy eating this ham quiche warm but you can eat it at room temperature or cold if you prefer.

You can reheat the whole pie in the oven. Or, you can reheat just one piece in the microwave very quickly.

What should I serve with quiche?

  • Fresh garden salad
  • Crusty bread or rolls
  • Fruit salad
  • Hash brown potatoes
  • Vegetable or tomato soup
  • Steamed vegetables

Can you freeze ham and cheese quiche?

Yes, you can easily freeze this quiche after you bake it. Wrap it well with freezer paper or heavy-duty aluminum foil. Then seal it in a freezer bag and freeze it for up to one month.

When you want to reheat it, just put the frozen quiche on a baking sheet and cook it for about 20 minutes or until it is heated through.

sliced ham and cheese quiche

More leftover ham recipes

Cheesy Monte Cristo Bombs are loaded with ooey-gooey cheese, ham and turkey. They are a portable version of your favorite Monte Cristo sandwich that is purely crave-able!

Hawaiian Tortellini Pasta Salad is like a party in your mouth! It's a blend of your favorite island flavors in a fabulously bright, sweet, and tangy summer pasta salad

Muffaletta Tortellini Salad is all your favorite things about a pasta salad and the classic Italian flavors of the Muffaletta sandwich rolled into one amazing summer salad. An easy recipe that you will be making all year long. A perfect recipe for leftover ham!

a piece of quiche on a plate


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sliced ham and cheese quiche

Yield: 6 slices
Author: Donna Elick
Ham and Cheese Quiche

Ham and Cheese Quiche

You can enjoy easy ham and cheese quiche for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Make this ham quiche recipe to use up your leftover Easter ham.
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 40 MinTotal time: 55 Min


  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked diced ham, diced
  • 1 cup fresh shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
  • 1 (9-inch) pie crust


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, half and half, salt and pepper, until the egg yolks have combined with the egg whites.
  3. Stir in the ham, cheese, and onions to the egg mixture.
  4. Place your pie crust into a 9-inch pie pan, not a deep-dish pan. Crimp the edges of the pie crust.
  5. Pour the egg mixture into the pie crust.
  6. Bake for 40-50 minutes until the edges have browned and the eggs have set completely.
  7. Allow the quiche to set for 5 minutes.
  8. Serve.

ham and cheese quiche

Originally published March 2021

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1 comment:

  1. I made this for dinner last night and it was delicious! I look forward to trying some of the other quiche recipes.


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