Home > Breakfast > Ham and Cheese Quiche Ham and Cheese Quiche January 3, 2019 | 177 Comments SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Jump to Recipe This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy. Ham and Cheese Quiche is the tastiest and easiest recipe! To keep things as simple as possible, we’re starting with a store-bought pie crust and loading it up with an easy mixture of cubed ham, cheese, and eggs. This quiche recipe is super simple to adapt to your personal preference– use your favorite cheeses, meat, or play around with different seasonings. There’s a whole lot to love about this recipe. Ham and Cheese Quiche can be prepared ahead of time, assembled in fifteen minutes or less, and leftovers store well. This is definitely a recipe you want in your arsenal for a last-minute meal (breakfast, lunch, or dinner!). It also makes a classy addition to your breakfast spread. Serve this quiche for brunch alongside a Fruit Salad or these breakfast Chocolate Muffins. The easiest-ever Ham and Cheese Quiche My sisters and I recently threw a baby shower for our cousin who is due in just under a month. We decided it would be fun to do a crepe bar (tutorial for how to make crepes here) with all the toppings, this Bread Pudding Recipe, and some punch. With that much sugar, we definitely needed to throw in some savory! My sister suggested one of her favorites: quiche. In the days leading up to the shower as we were pre-making crepes and working on decorations, I worked on a quiche recipe with a homemade pie crust and perhaps an over-complicated filling. My sisters vetoed that quiche quickly. There simply isn’t always time to make everything from scratch or over-complicate something that can be done very quickly. Especially, as they argued, since we were in a rush to make a lot of things in a short time period. So I simplified things drastically and what resulted is this recipe. A store-bought pie crust, a simple filling, and thumbs up all around. My sisters were obsessed with the quiche and it was the first thing gone at the shower! Below I share the process for making this quiche, some quiche FAQs, and a few tips and tricks. How to make Ham and Cheese Quiche Partially pre-bake the pie crust: Preheat the oven and bake the pie crust for 10 minutes. Cook onions: Melt the butter in a small nonstick pan and cook onion until soft. Let cool slightly. Whisk: Mix together eggs, half-and-half, and seasonings. A large bowl with a lip is helpful. Add ingredients: Add in the diced ham (I buy store-bought diced ham or use leftover holiday ham), Swiss, and Cheddar cheeses. Bake: Pour everything into the partially baked pie crust, set the pie on a baking sheet, and bake! Ham and Cheese Quiche FAQs What is the ratio of eggs to milk in a quiche? For this recipe, we use 4 large eggs to 1 cup of half-and-half. You can use fat-free half-and-half if you’re looking to reduce calories/fat in this recipe. Can I make a quiche ahead of time? Yes! If you’re looking to have it freshly made, simply assemble the filling (onion, eggs, half-and-half, cheeses, ham, and seasonings) in a large bowl. Cover the bowl tightly and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. When ready to make, pour the prepared mixture into the partially baked crust and finish baking. If serving this quiche fresh, I wouldn’t bake it ahead of time. For leftovers: After baking, let the quiche cool for up to 2 hours at room temperature and then refrigerate, tightly covered, for up to 3 days. (To reheat, cover with foil and bake at 325 degrees F until heated through). If you’re freezing it, baked quiche will store for up to 2 months in an airtight container. Do you have to pre-bake the crust? For this recipe, the answer is yes. Bake the crust for 10 minutes, add the filling and cook for the additional 35 to 42 minutes. Pre-baking (also called blind baking) helps remove some of the air pockets that can cause steam and sogginess to build up in the crust. It creates a barrier that helps deliver a flaky, crispy crust. How do you make a quiche without crust? You’ll make a crustless quiche the same way you would make one with a crust. Simply omit the crust and generously spray the pie dish you are cooking the quiche in with a non-stick spray. Cook for 35 -42 minutes. Alternatively here is a recipe for a crustless quiche to use! Tips for making this easy quiche recipe Watch the quiche as it bakes. If the crust is browning too quickly, cover the outside ring of the crust with a foil (or a pie shield) to keep it from browning further. Don’t skip blind baking the crust. If you pour the egg mixture into the crust without baking it, that liquid will seep into the crust and prevent it from crisping up. Bake it on the bottom rack of your oven. Baking the quiche on the lower oven rack ensures every inch of the crust gets golden brown and crisp. Don’t overbake! The best quiche will jiggle a little when you cut into it–that tells you the quiche is extra creamy! Bake until the edges are set, but you still have a little wobble in the center. More Breakfast Recipes Baked Oatmeal Strawberries and Cream Oatmeal Breakfast Potatoes Easy Banana Bread Banana Crepes FOLLOW ALONG! Subscribe to my newsletter and follow along on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram for the latest updates, recipes and content. Ham and Cheese Quiche 5 from 65 votes - Review this recipe Ham and Cheese Quiche is the tastiest and easiest recipe! To keep things simple, we're starting with a store-bought pie crust and loading it up with an easy mixture of cubed ham, cheese, and eggs. This quiche recipe is super simple to adapt to your personal preference; use your favorite cheeses, favorite meat, or play around with different seasonings. SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Ham and Cheese Quiche 5 from 65 votes - Review this recipe SAVE TO RECIPE BOX Print Recipe Ham and Cheese Quiche is the tastiest and easiest recipe! To keep things simple, we're starting with a store-bought pie crust and loading it up with an easy mixture of cubed ham, cheese, and eggs. This quiche recipe is super simple to adapt to your personal preference; use your favorite cheeses, favorite meat, or play around with different seasonings. Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dinner, lunch Cuisine American, French Keyword ham and cheese quiche Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 40 minutes Total Time 55 minutes Servings 8 servings Calories 223kcal Ingredients1 (9-inch) frozen ready-to-bake pie crust (MUST be deep dish)1 tablespoon butter1/2 medium yellow onion, diced1 teaspoon minced garlic4 large eggs1 cup half-and-half1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoningFine sea salt and freshly cracked pepper1 and 1/2 cups diced/cubed cooked ham (leftover holiday ham or store-bought)1 cup Swiss cheese, freshly grated1 cup Cheddar cheese, freshly gratedOptional garnish: chopped chives, cooked and chopped bacon InstructionsPreheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place unwrapped frozen pie crust on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Remove and allow to cool slightly.Add the butter to a nonstick pan and melt over medium-high heat. Add in the diced onion and cook 3-5 minutes or until soft and translucent. Add in the garlic and stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove, set aside, and allow to cool slightly.Whisk the eggs in a large bowl until lightly beaten. Then whisk in the half-and-half, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper to taste.Gently stir in the cubed ham and both cheeses. Stir in the cooked onion and garlic. Pour the filling into the pre-baked pie crust (still on the baking sheet) and bake on the lower oven rack for 35 to 42 minutes, or until set and very slightly jiggly in the center.Serve warm with optional garnishes as desired. Video Nutrition FactsCalories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 147mg | Sodium: 453mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 542IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 259mg | Iron: 1mg DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE? I love hearing from you when you've made one of my recipes! Tag me on Instagram at @ChelseasMessyApron or leave me a comment below.