Ham and Cheese Quiche combines a flaky crust with a rich and creamy ham and egg mixture. So easy, and a perfect brunch dish!
Currently listening to Christmas music, getting ready for all the festivities of this holy time of year. It goes too fast, if you ask me, and I’m trying to just slow down my thoughts and just soak it all in. I’ve always been the type to literally exhaust myself with all of the running around, buying, returning, re-evaluating the PERFECT gift, and changing my mind last minute. Well, here we are, it’s two days before Christmas, and I’ve done very little “running around”. Still mostly laid up with my foot, so my shopping is 95% on-line, with the remaining being little stops or my guys doing the footwork for me.
The positives of “slowing down” is that I don’t fret over everything nearly as much. I’m not fighting the crowds and the madness. You know what I mean, right? Getting called a name for taking a parking spot that was yours anyway, or listening to someone badger a retail clerk because their day isn’t going well. Let’s think about the real meaning of Christmas, and just be kind. You know?
What is a quiche?
A quiche is a custard pie, that combines a flaky pie crust with a cream, egg, and cheese mixture, plus optional ingredients like veggies, ham, and bacon. You can serve quiche warm or cold, and you can also reheat the entire quiche in the oven.
This easy quiche recipe makes a perfect breakfast, lunch, brunch, or dinner. We love eating eggs any time of day, especially when you can whip up something easy like this one. The nice thing is that you can add or subtract veggies, use different meats and cheeses, and so on.
The basic ingredients:
- pie crust
- cream (or half and half, or milk)
- salt and pepper
- any meat – like ham, bacon, or even steak
- veggies – onion, peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, asparagus, etc.
- any spice variety you like
The possibilities are really endless, folks.
I’m not a homemade pie crust baker YET. But I’m still thinking about it. There are just such good store-bought alternatives, so that is just find and dandy with me right NOW. 😀
How to freeze a quiche:
- Bake the quiche until set.
- Cool completely.
- Wrap tightly and place in freezer bag.
How to reheat a quiche:
- Set frozen quiche in refrigerator until defrosted, approximately 2-3 days.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place quiche in oven for 20-25 minutes, or until heated through.
- You may need to cover quiche with tin foil so that the top doesn’t get too brown in the oven.
Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!
Make this breakfast recipe next: Overnight French Toast Casserole
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Ham and Cheese Quiche
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 small onion - sliced thin
- 1/4 large green bell pepper - sliced thin
- 1/4 large red bell pepper - sliced thin
- 1 refrigerated pie crust - or homemade pie crust
- 6 large eggs
- 1 cup half and half - or heavy cream
- 1 1/2 cups ham - cubed
- 1 1/4 cups Cheddar Jack cheese - cubed
- kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper - to taste
- Prep the veggies. (You can also skip the veggies if you have picky eaters.) Sauté the onion and peppers in olive oil, with a bit of salt and pepper, over medium heat. When soft, remove to cool.
- Prep the crust. Take a cold pie crust (either store bought or homemade), and press into a sprayed pie dish. Slightly crimp the edges, and trim off excess dough.
- Prep the eggs: Whip the eggs and half and half together, until well combined.
- Assemble. Sprinkle in half of the ham and cheese and half of the veggie mixture. Pour half of the eggs and half and half mixture over top. Repeat with remaining half.
- Bake. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the quiche in oven and bake until inside is completely set, approximately 55 minutes. Remove from oven and let it sit for about 5-6 minutes. Serve.
- For a richer quiche, you can use heavy cream instead of half and half.
- If you are into pie crust making, use a homemade crust instead of store-bought.
- Substitute different meats for the ham, and different types of cheese instead of Colby jack.
- Change up the veggies if so desired.
- You can freeze this quiche after it is cooled. Wrap tightly and place in freezer bag.
- Once frozen, remove to refrigerator until completely thawed out. Place in 350 oven for approximately 15-20 mites to reheat.