Ham 'n' Cheese Quiche Recipe
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Ham 'n' Cheese Quiche Recipe

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When I was expecting our daughter, I made and froze these cheesy quiches as well as several other dishes. After her birth, it was nice to have dinner in the freezer when my husband and I were too tired to cook. —Christena Palmer, Green River, Wyoming
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 package (14.1 ounces) refrigerated pie pastry
  • 2 cups diced fully cooked ham
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 349 calories, 23g fat (12g saturated fat), 132mg cholesterol, 596mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 0g fiber), 13g protein .


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Unroll pastry sheets into two 9-in. pie plates; flute edges. Line unpricked pastry shells with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Fill with pie weights, dried beans or uncooked rice. Bake 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove foil and weights; bake 3-5 minutes longer or until bottom is golden brown. Cool on wire racks.
  2. Divide ham, cheese and onion between shells. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, cream, salt and pepper until blended. Pour into shells. Cover edges loosely with foil. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5-10 minutes before cutting.
    Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked quiche. To use, remove from freezer 30 minutes before baking (do not thaw). Preheat oven to 350°. Place quiche on a baking sheet; cover edge loosely with foil. Bake as directed, increasing time as necessary for a knife inserted near the center to come out clean.
    Yield: 2 quiches (6 servings each).
Editor's Note: Let pie weights cool before storing. Beans and rice may be reused for pie weights, but not for cooking.
Originally published as Ham 'N' Cheese Quiche in Quick Cooking March/April 2003, p58

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oreo95 254468
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2016

"Such as yummy and quick dish. Easy ingredients to cut recipe in half, which I did. Took advice of reviews and did not pre cook my pie shell, came out perfect. Thanks!"

melscandle2 246213
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2016

"Great. I added 1/2 tsp onion powder weather than the minced onion. Also, I used 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, 1/2 cup Gouda, and 1 cup of Swiss cheese. It took about 55 min to cook but we loved it!"

Abby_21 233405
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2015

"I used a frozen pie shell and halved the ingredients. I thought it tasted okay (hubby liked it a lot), but I used 2% milk and the pie crust bottom was very very soggy. And I baked it for 50 minutes. Might try it again without any crust."

hkpepin 232951
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2015

"Simple to prepare and delicious! My whole family loved it, even the picker eaters. I decided to skip the crust because I'm not a huge fan but otherwise pretty much followed the recipe. Took about 5 minutes to put together and baked for 40 minutes. Turned out great! Would definitely make it again."

weathersali 227623
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2015

"This was great. I changed it around a bit. (My version is less healthy!). Instead of dried minced onion I saut?ed about a half of an onion chopped in butter. I only made one quiche. Used 1 1/2 cups of cheese and ham, 4 eggs and 1 1/2 cups of heavy cream (its what we had). I cooked it as instructed for about 30 minutes and then I covered, cut oven down to 350 and watched it until I liked how it looked. My (Picky) husband ate 1/2 of it. So good."

Mercilee 224562
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2015

"Just a question......If making pies to freeze are they to be baked before freezing?

And...should they be defrosted before baking. What temp and for how long?
Sounds like a winner but can't rate until I make it

jmkasprak 222099
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

"I give it 5 stars because it was delicious and easy to make. I made just one pie, used a cup of mixed cheeses and whole milk."

Gypzigurl 219563
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2015

"I added a dab of mustard and a dash of nutmeg for flavour."

TScinto 215650
Reviewed Dec. 22, 2014

"Since there are only 2 of us, I cut the recipe in half and made one quiche. Made it with 1% milk instead of half-and-half and it turned out great. Also decreased oven to 350 after the crust and avoided the burned edges. I always use an oven thermometer to insure correct temperature. Quiche cooked in 35 min. This recipe is a keeper!"

Mysamba 88174
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2014

"I made this cheddar and mozzarella cheese, I added sautéed kale and topped it sliced tomatoes. It was really really good!"

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