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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 minutes
COOK: 40 minutes
TOTAL: 50 minutes
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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277 thoughts on “Easy Ham and Cheese Quiche”

  1. Turned out great. I used different cheeses and added peppers. Honestly you can put anything you want in it. The frozen crusts worked like a charm!

  2. It looks good , but, how do you print just the recip0e without the other dozen sheets of paper?

  3. This quiche is spot on! This recipe is so spot on that adding a fraction more of the ingredients is too much for the shell. (I had sharp cheddar on hand & used it instead. It was fine.)
    This one is perfect to make for other people.

  4. Michaela Maher

    This quiche was outstanding! I loved how easy it was to follow and prepare! I live by quiche and this was one of the very best!
    Thank you!

  5. This was my first time making a quiche. I wanted to use up ham left over from Christmas, so I thought I would try this. It was simple and delicious. My husband commented how good it was.

      1. Hi Michelle,
        Try it again:) I have a suggestion for you. Mix all ingredients except eggs, butter, half&half. Put the mixture in first by the heeps & pat it down (I didn’t cook my onion). Add your eggs, butter, half&half until it barely touches the top edge of pie shell. This may help.

  6. Oh man, this quiche was so good! The recipe was easy and ingredients were simple. I made two with my leftover Christmas ham. I’m looking forward to freezing one quiche to enjoy at a later date.

  7. I love quiche but don’t understand that we can put ingredients into a frozen pie crust. Won’t it be soggy? Mine was. Are we supposed to pre-bake the crust?

    1. Susan Barnes

      This is a good basic recipe for quiche, and the use of two different cheeses makes the flavor more complex. As another rater mentioned, adding some kinds of herbs/spices also improves the flavor. In my case, I added a bit of thyme and dried mustard as well as freshly ground pepper.

      Those who found they had to cook the quiche longer than the specified 40 minutes probably failed to let the ingredients warm to room temperature (or at least close to that) before mixing them. Mine was baked perfectly at 40 minutes.

  8. Becky, mine did the same thing last nite. Cooked for 10 more minutes, inside was good but my crust got dark on one side. The receipe was good, I think it is my new double oven. Want my regular oven back! Lorie

  9. I served this quiche to my Sunday class and it was delicious. It is easy to make with not too many ingredients. The combination of ingredients created a very flavorful dish. Serve it with fresh fruit and tea biscuits.

    Since it was for my SS during the Sunday school hour, I was going to be tight on time. I mixed the filling the night before and stored in a ziploc bag. Making this again to take to my sister’s house as we visit before Christmas.

  10. The cooking time may vary more than 5 minutes. I cooked mine for 45 minutes and the middle was still very runny so I cooked at 350 for another 10 minutes. It was very tasty!

  11. This is a beautiful really simple quiche! More experienced cooks may want to add some herbs but this stands as is quite nicely

  12. I made this today for brunch and it was DELICIOUS! The only change I made was that I substituted some Garlic Jack cheese for most of the Swiss because I wanted to use it up. (It was part of our Thanksgiving charcuterie board.) Thank you for making my first attempt at baking a quiche so easy and delicious!

  13. So delicious! I made this for my visiting family the morning after Thanksgiving. The onion I used seemed a bit too strong, so I’ll use sweet onion the next time. ♥️

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