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Easy Ham and Cheese Quiche

Easy Ham and Cheese Quiche


Easy Ham and Cheese Quiche is a rich and cheesy quiche that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. It’s perfect for using up leftover Easter ham.

Easy Ham and Cheese Quiche- great way to use up leftover ham!


I love making quiches. They are versatile, so easy to make, and great for using up leftovers.

If you find yourself with leftover holiday ham, this quiche takes just minutes to prep. I use a frozen pie shell to save time and make a quick pie filling with a little onion, some eggs, half-and-half, cheddar cheese, swiss cheese, and ham. You could use bacon instead of ham if you wanted to.

Easy Ham and Cheese Quiche- great way to use up leftover ham!


Pour the filling into the pie crust, pop it in the oven and 45 minutes later your quiche is ready.

Easy Ham and Cheese Quiche- great way to use up leftover ham!


Tastes great warm from the oven or after being chilled in the refrigerator.

Easy Ham and Cheese Quiche- great way to use up leftover ham!

If you’d like to make a homemade Piecrust watch the video below and find the recipe here.


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Easy Ham and Cheese Quiche

This rich and cheesy quiche is perfect for using up leftover ham.
PREP: 10 mins
COOK: 40 mins
TOTAL: 50 mins
SERVINGS: 8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups diced ham
  • 1 cup shredded swiss cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 deep dish frozen pie crust


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Melt butter in a small nonstick pan and cook onion until soft. Let cool slightly.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, half-and-half, salt and pepper.
  • Stir in ham and both cheeses. (I like to leave a small handful of cheese to sprinkle on top.)
  • Stir in cooked onion.
  • Pour filling into pie crust, set on a baking sheet and place in oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until set.
  • Serve warm or chilled.


Calories: 356kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Main Course

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144 thoughts on “Easy Ham and Cheese Quiche”

  1. I really liked the basic recipe, and it sure was easy to pull together. But with salty ham, salty cheddar cheese and salty Swiss cheese, then adding salt, I found it almost to salty to eat. Also, my bottom crust was a bit soggy, so I think next time I will prebake the crust part way. Small adjustments, otherwise a great basic recipe!

  2. I gave this recipe 5 stars because the flavor is great and it was very easy to make. I made this recipe exactly how it is written. I just have one question. The 45 min. cooking time was perfect for the quiche part, but the bottom crust was still partially uncooked. What did I do wrong? It was my first time ever using a frozen crust. Usually I use the pillsbury premade pie dough sheets that are not frozen. Should I have baked the frozen crust for a little first and then add ingredients? Or maybe thawed it first? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  3. I have made this quiche 4 times in the last 2 weeks. I love it for a quick lunch or a lazy weekend meal. The directions are easy to follow and the results are amazing! My fear of baking a quiche are long gone.

  4. Hi Christin, thanks so much for this easy recipe! I was looking for something tasty to make for brunch this weekend, and this will be the perfect dish. Your caramelized onion and bacon quiche looks to die for as well! I’ll have to try that one sometime, too. 🙂

  5. YuM ! ! ! I made this recipe exactly as printed and couldn’t be happier with the results. Thanks for a great quiche.

  6. This is our go-to quiche recipe, and I have made it over a dozen times! It is so easy and delicious. It feeds a lot of people and require simple ingredients. Whenever we go on vacation in a big group, our kids would ask for it. I have used both ham and bacon, and both work great. We also used different types of shredded cheese with good success. 45 minutes work perfectly every time. Thank you so much for amazingly easy and delicious recipe!

  7. The ratio of ingredients made for a great, well set quiche! I used whole milk, but I’m sure it will work with heavy cream or a mixture for a richer option. I use this as a base for different add-ins! I’m sure each oven is different, as some said it took longer to bake while mine took about 35 min. Thanks for a great recipe!

  8. I have made this recipe twice this week because I purchased a 2-pack of pie crusts plus my husband loved it. This recipe is simple and delicious. I followed it and added ham. The middle seems to take the longest to cook, so the second time I made it, I pushed the ingredients more towards the edge where it cooks more thoroughly and that seemed to work better. I will say the ham I used was fully cooked but I still had to cook this significantly longer that the time the 40-45 minutes the recipe listed. I had to bake this for a good 65 minutes in order to get the middle where I wanted it. But overall, this is a great and easy recipe.

  9. Barbara Chadwick

    The milk /egg ratio is perfect!! This was soooooooooo delicious!! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Carly Rockenfield

      The amount of filling you need depends on the size of the pie pans. I use Marie Callender frozen pie crusts – they’re deeper with heavier gauge pans, worth the extra dollar. I use 1/2 and 1/2, add a shake of nutmeg to the custard, cut some fresh chives on top before baking. This recipe never fails! It’s not as good after freezing – it separates a bit and gets watery, but it doesn’t last long enough at our house to worry about freezing it.

  10. Heather Walker

    I love this recipe! My family loves it! I made it as first couple of times, then made some preference adjustments….like using Greek plain yogurt instead of half and half. I ha e made it with frozen crusts, no crust and “hash brown” potato lined quiche. Yummy!! Thank you! I am going to try to make it ahead and reheat next day. Hope it turns out delicious still since I am serving it to 13 people. 🙂

    1. Marcia Connelly

      Reheats beautifully, but do not freeze unless you like watery quiche. The cheese, cream and eggs separate.

  11. This was very good and easy. My only suggestion is I like a higher quiche so I added one more egg and 1/4 c more half and half. I baked up beautifully. I freeze and reheat when needed. Thanks for a quick and delicious quiche!

  12. I made this a few days ago. I followed all of the measurements and added some leftover steamed broccoli. I did make my own crust because I have to eat gluten-free. It was delicious. My daughter and son in law went back for seconds! Thanks for an easy and delicious recipe!

  13. I’m really looking forward to making this tonight but I only have mozzarella cheese that I could shred, would that work?

  14. Sheila Hall

    I have tried a number of Quiche recipes, and this by far is the very very best. So easy, and absolutely delicious. I used green onions and sun dried tomatoes.

    I love it, and thank you😍

  15. This is a very easy, very versatile recipe. I too added some peppers and broccoli. To make the quiche a little less fatting I used low fat cheese and fat free half and half. This came out beautifully and so yummy!

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