Ham and Cheese Quiche


Tonight’s dinner was a recipe from my trusty old Joy of Cooking cookbook.  This is how I adapted my recipe.  It is more custard like than Quiche like.  No one waited for it to cool before cutting in! This slice was falling apart as it was too warm when we took it out of the pan.


We love breakfast for dinner. This is great summer meal because I can make it whenever I have some free time and it reheats beautifully for dinner whenever we are ready to eat.

I make egg pizza version of this dish for my mostly gluten-free son by making a dough of gluten-free Bisquik and rice milk and spread into the bottom of a greased pie tin.  I bake a few minutes to set.  Then I add everything for his almost the same as ours.

Serve this with a side salad or a side of broccoli for a complete meal.

Ham and Cheese Quiche

  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 pre-made frozen pie crust thawed to room temp
  • 6 oz diced ham
  • 4 oz. cheese (I used Swiss and cheddar)
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1⁄2 to 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°.  Bake until crust is set and edge just begins to color, about 10-15 minutes. Remove crust from oven and brush bottom and sides with egg, and continue baking until crust is pale golden, another 2-5 minutes.
  2. Reduce heat to 375°.  Remove crust from oven and sprinkle bottom of crust with ham and cheese.
  3. Beat eggs, cream, and salt together in a medium bowl and season to taste with pepper. Pour mixture into crust and bake until custard is puffed and golden and just set in the center, 30-35 minutes. Serve Quiche warm or at room temperature, sliced into wedges. If crust starts to brown too much cover with aluminum foil to avoid burning.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. quintanj1 says:

    Love your recipes!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much!


  2. Jessica says:

    Sounds great!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Jessica says:

        You’re welcome.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. alna10 says:

    I loved this recipe 🙂 . I make one very similar but with sour cream instead of cream and just ham or panceta I put the cheese on top when is almost ready, is very yummy too and worth the try ! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!


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