This quick and easy Ham and Quiche Cheese Recipe makes a savory and delightful meal for any occasion.

As an added bonus, this ham cheese quiche recipe is light on calories and low on fat! And with an easy store-bought crust, this simple dish is perfect served for a Sunday brunch or even a fancy breakfast! Try serving it with a Triple Berry Smoothie for a healthy and delicious accompaniment that will satisfy even the heartiest of appetites. 


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With a savory filling and a cheesy topping, this ham quiche is so simple to make. This recipe simply calls for mushrooms and onions as a vegetable filler. However, quiche is so versatile, because the sautéed vegetables can be swapped for whatever is on hand. Use favorites like healthy chopped kale, or add extra cheese and meat. With a recipe this versatile it’s simple to change things up! 

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Ingredients and Variations

HAM There are different kinds of ham that can be used. However, country ham tastes delicious in this recipe with its saltiness and slightly smoky flavor. Chop it into small bite-sized pieces before sautéing with the mushrooms. This is a great recipe for using up that leftover Oven Baked Ham With Pineapple.

CHEESE This recipe calls for either mozzarella or Havarti cheese, but cheddar would also work well. Pre shredded cheese will quicken the preparation process but shredding at home is cheaper, and it’s easy to do.

THE CRUST A flaky crust is the secret to a good quiche. A premade store-bought crust is the easiest option to save time. Or use your own favorite quiche crust recipe. Below are some tips & tricks for how to make a quick crustless Bisquick quiche.

THE VEGETABLES The lovely thing about a quiche is that you can use your favorite vegetables — asparagus, spinach, leek, or, tomato are all great options. Be sure to sauté your vegetables before adding to the pie shell. Alternately, use leftover roasted vegetables for a quick and easy addition. 

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How to Make Ham and Cheese Quiche

This recipe is easy to whip up in the morning just before guests arrive for brunch:

  1. In a large skillet sauté mushrooms & onion. Add ham & sauté
  2. Add mixture to a pie shell, sprinkle with cheese (save some cheese for the topping)
  3. Beat eggs, milk, pepper, & salt. Pour over the ham mixture
  4. Top with remaining cheese & bake per the recipe below

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Tips and Tricks

  • Crustless: To make an easy no crust quiche try using Bisquick! Mix ½ cup Bisquick, 1 cup of milk, and 2 eggs. Stir in the ham/mushroom mix, and 2 cups of cheese. Pour into a greased pie plate and top with the rest of the cheese. Bake for 35-40 minutes at 400°F.
  • To turn this into a Quiche Lorraine – Add heavy cream, use bacon instead of ham, and top with a sharper cheese like Gruyere, or Swiss. Or check out our recipe for Quiche Lorraine.

Got Leftovers?

Quiche leftovers are great for lunch or breakfast the next day. Reheating it in the microwave may make the crust less crispy, so just reheat in the oven by covering the quiche with aluminum foil. Set the oven to 350°F and warm for 15 minutes or until heated through.

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Ham and Cheese Quiche

This ham and cheese quiche recipe has savory ham with mushrooms and onions baked into a deliciously crisp crust, and topped with cheese!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Candace

Ingredients  

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup diced mushrooms
  • ½ cup diced ham
  • 1 prepared pie crust 9 inch
  • 3 cups shredded cheese mozzarella, Havarti
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Heat olive oil on medium in large skillet. Add onion and cook for 3 minutes. Add mushrooms, cook until onion is translucent & liquid from mushroom has evaporated about 5 minutes. Add ham and stir.
  • Add mixture to pie shell. Sprinkle 2 cups of cheese on ham mixture.
  • Beat eggs, milk, and pepper together and pour over quiche. Add remaining cheese on top.
  • Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet for 30-35 minutes, or until cooked through.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 279 | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 473mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 407IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 263mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Breakfast, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, French

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Adapted from The American Family Cookbook, New Revised Edition

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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