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Vegetable Ham Quiche

 Vegetable Ham Quiche
This quiche is an easy egg dish filled with zucchini, bell pepper, ham and cheese. With our garden produce, it's even more economical. It's pretty enough to serve to company, too.—Betty Albee, Buhl, Idaho
4 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • FILLING:
  • 1-1/2 cups thinly sliced zucchini
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup diced fully cooked ham
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the egg, hash browns and Parmesan cheese.
  • Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. pie plate.
  • Bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until crust is set and edges
  • begin to brown.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute zucchini and red pepper in
  • butter for 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Stir in the ham, basil,
  • salt and pepper. Remove from the heat; cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs and milk; add zucchini mixture. Stir in

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Vegetable Ham Quiche (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • cheese. Pour into crust. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a knife
  • inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes
  • before cutting. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 273 calories, 16 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 201 mg cholesterol, 685 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 17 g protein.
Wine: Sparkling Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.