Leftover Christmas Ham + Cheese Quiche

December 27, 2023

Making a quiche with leftover Christmas ham is a fantastic idea to repurpose those holiday leftovers. Here’s a simple and delicious recipe for Ham and Cheese Quiche:

Ham and Cheese Quiche Recipe:


  • 1 pre-made pie crust (store-bought or homemade)
  • 1 cup cooked ham, diced
  • 1 cup shredded Swiss or cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, diced (use a mix of colors for visual appeal)
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard (optional)
  • A pinch of nutmeg (optional)


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prepare the Pie Crust: If you’re using a store-bought crust, follow the package instructions for pre-baking. If you’re making your own crust, roll it out and fit it into a pie dish. Crimp the edges or create a decorative border.
  3. Layer the Fillings:
    • Spread the diced ham evenly over the bottom of the pie crust.
    • Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the ham.
    • Scatter the chopped onions and bell peppers over the cheese.
  4. Prepare the Egg Mixture:
    • In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, black pepper, ground mustard (if using), and a pinch of nutmeg (optional). Whisk until well combined.
  5. Pour Egg Mixture:
    • Pour the egg mixture over the ham, cheese, and vegetable layers in the pie crust.
  6. Bake:
    • Place the quiche in the preheated oven and bake for 35-40 minutes or until the center is set and the top is golden brown.
  7. Check for Doneness:
    • To check for doneness, insert a knife or toothpick into the center of the quiche. If it comes out clean, the quiche is ready.
  8. Cool and Serve:
    • Allow the quiche to cool for a few minutes before slicing. This helps it set and makes it easier to cut.
  9. Serve Warm:
    • Serve the ham and cheese quiche warm, either as a main dish or as part of a brunch spread.

Feel free to customize this recipe by adding herbs, different cheeses, or additional vegetables based on your preferences. It’s a versatile dish that’s great for using up holiday leftovers and creating a delicious meal. —Vita Daily


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