Make a Classic Ham and Cheese Quiche to Use Up Those Holiday Leftovers

How to Make a Simple Ham and Cheese Quiche

You might associate quiches with chic bistros or fancy French restaurants, but you can easily make one at home. This tart’s savory filling is made with only five ingredients, and it happens to be the perfect breakfast for December 26 — use up that leftover holiday ham!

Ham and Cheese Quiche

Yield: serves 8


  • Dough for 9″ pie crust (to blind bake)
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup cooked ham, chopped
  • ⅔ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Roll out the pie dough on a lightly floured surface. Transfer dough to an 8″ quiche dish (or 9″ pie plate) and press into place, fluting the edges of the pastry as desired.

    2. Fill dish with pie weights and blind bake for 20 minutes , until the edges are golden brown. Remove the crust from the oven and allow it to cool.

    3. Turn oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, combine the heavy cream, milk and eggs. Whisk until smooth.

    4. Stir in the chopped ham and shredded cheese, then season to taste with salt and pepper.

    5. Pour filling into the cooled, par-baked crust.

    6. Bake for 40-50 minutes, until the filling is set and the tip of a sharp knife inserted into the center comes out clean.

    How to Make a Ham and Cheese Quiche

    Allow the quiche to cool completely before serving or refrigerating.

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    8 Responses to “Make a Classic Ham and Cheese Quiche to Use Up Those Holiday Leftovers”

    1. Ingrid Filipiak

      Why cool it completely? don't you want to eat it warm?

    2. Stewart Gill

      Quiche for leftover ham

    3. judie

      quiche sounds good

    4. Roxanne Veinotte

      I am going to try it with turkey or chicken

    5. Kathy WOLSET

      I'm going to try this recipe

    6. Bertha L Rose

      I want this recipe

    7. Patsy Stripling

      Looks delicious

    8. Donna Morris

      Sounds good, but needs butter sautéed onions, bell pepper or a little jalapeño pepper, a little cream cheese or sour cream. Great with a crust made of hash browns as an alternative to pie crust.