Ham and Cheese Quiche is the simplest and tastiest recipe you can think of! To keep things as easy as possible, we will be starting with a store-bought pie crust and packing it up with a simple mixture of cubed ham, eggs, and cheese.
This ham and cheese quiche recipe is incredibly easy to adjust to your individual choice – your favorite meat or cheese can be used or you can experiment with different seasonings.
There is a lot to like about this recipe. Ham and Cheese Quiche can be prepared ahead of time, put together in fifteen minutes or less, and leftovers store very well. This is absolutely a recipe you’ll want in your arsenal for a last-minute meal (either as breakfast, lunch, or even dinner!).
The Most Simplest Ham And Cheese Quiche
My siblings and I just recently tossed a baby shower for our cousin who is due in less than a month. We chose it would be enjoyable to do a crepe bar (tutorial for how to make crepes at home here) with all the garnishes, this Bread Pudding Recipe, and some punch. With that much sugar, we certainly should include some tasty! My sibling recommended one of her favorites, which is “quiche”.
I worked on homemade pie crust within a few days prior to the shower as we were pre-making crepes and doing some decorations. My sister also vetoed that quiche perfectly.
There merely isn’t time to make whatever from scratch or over-complicate something that can be done quickly. Most especially, as they argued, considering that we were in a rush to make a lot of things within a very short time.
I streamlined things perfectly and it resulted in this recipe. A store-bought pie crust, a basic filling, and thumbs up all around. My sisters were amazed at the quiche and it was the very first thing gone at the shower!
Listed below are the procedures for making this quiche, some frequently asked questions on quiche, and a couple of techniques and tips.
How To Make Ham And Cheese Quiche
- Partially pre-bake the pie crust: Preheat the oven and bake the pie crust for about 10 minutes.
- Prepare onions: Melt the butter in a small nonstick pan and cook onions till it becomes soft. Then, slightly allow it to cool.
- Whisk: Mix together eggs, half-and-half, and flavorings. A big bowl with a lip is handy.
- Add the rest ingredients: Add the diced ham (I purchase store-bought diced ham or use leftover holiday ham), Cheddar cheeses, and Swiss
- Bake: Put everything into the partially baked pie crust, set the pie on a flat pan, and bake!
Adding Milk To The Ham and Cheese Quiche Ingredients
Frequently Asked Questions On Ham And Cheese Quiche
What Is The Ratio Of Eggs To Milk In A Quiche?
We use 4 big eggs to 1 cup of half-and-half for this recipe. If you’re looking to lower calories/fat in this recipe, you can use fat-free half-and-half.
Can I Make A Quiche Ahead Of Time?
Yes! If you’re aiming to have it newly made, merely put together the filling (onion, half-and-half, eggs, ham, cheeses, and spices) in a big bowl. Cover the bowl securely and cool for approximately 24 hr. When you are ready to make it, put the ready-mix into the partially baked crust and finish the baking. I would not bake it ahead of time if serving this quiche fresh.
For leftovers: After baking, let the quiche cool for approximately 2 hours at room temperature level and put in a refrigerator, firmly covered, for approximately 3 days. (To reheat, cover with foil and bake at 325oF up until heated through). Baked quiche will save for up to 2 months in an airtight container if you’re freezing it.
Do You Need to Pre-Bake The Crust?
Well, the response is yes for this recipe. Bake the crust for around 10 minutes, add the filling, and cook for the additional 35 to 42 minutes. Pre-baking (also known as blind baking) helps to remove a few of the air pockets that can trigger steam and sogginess to develop in the crust. It also creates a barrier that helps provide a flaky, crispy crust.
How Do You Make A Quiche Without Crust?
You’ll make a crustless quiche the very same way you would make one with a crust. Merely leave out the crust and generously spray the pie dish you are preparing the quiche in with a non-stick spray.
Allow cooking for 35 – 42 minutes. Here is a recipe for a crustless quiche for your use!
Tips For Making This Easy Quiche Recipe
- Notice the quiche as it bakes. Cover the outdoors ring of the crust with a foil (or a pie shield) to keep it from browning even more if the crust is browning too quickly.
- Do not miss blind baking the crust. The liquid will permeate into the crust and prevent it from crisping up if you put the egg mix into the crust without baking it.
- Bake it on the bottom rack of your oven. Baking the quiche on the lower oven rack makes sure every inch of the crust gets golden brown and crisp.
- Do not overbake! When you cut into it – You’ll know the quiche is extra creamy when you cut into it and it jiggles! Bake till the edges are set, however, you still have a little wobble in the center.
This quiche is easy, rich, creamy, and incredibly delicious! It is best when taken as breakfast, though it can also be taken for lunch or dinner.
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