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Ham and Cheddar Quiche
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Ham & Cheddar Quiche

Quiche is a favorite here, it leads the way in versatile meals. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, hors-d'oeuvre or dinner it fits the bill. Fillings and flavor combinations are limitless and this quiche recipe comes together in a snap. 

Category Breakfast
Cuisine French
Keyword Quiche Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Author Mean Green Chef

Ingredients

  • 1 9 inch pie crust, homemade or store bought
  • 7 large eggs, Nellie's Free Range Eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, sub half and half
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • Kosher sea salt & freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup broccoli, florets fresh, sub frozen
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 cups smoked ham, diced
  • 2 cups spinach, washed and dried
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, finely shredded
  • 1 cup Swiss cheese, finely shredded
  • 1 cup Mini San Marzano Tomatoes, blistered (optional)

Instructions

Blind Baking Pie Shell

  1. Preheat the oven to  400°F/200°C and bake the pie shell for 15 minutes, transfer from the oven and lift the beans (or rice) out with the liner and return the shell back to the oven for 10 minutes. remove from the oven and allow the shell to cool, then proceed with your fillings. Reduce the oven to 350°F/175°C

    Ham and Cheddar Quiche

Fillings

  1. Whisk the eggs, cream, fennel seed, and Kosher salt and pepper until well combined. Set aside. 

    Ham and Cheddar Quiche
  2. If using fresh broccoli, steam for 3 minutes in the stovetop.  If you're utilizing frozen you can skip the steaming and move on to the next step. 

    Ham and Cheddar Quiche
  3. Bring a heavy-bottomed pan to medium-high heat, add the butter. Then sauté the bell pepper, onion, garlic and ham for 5 minutes. Remove from the burner. 

    Ham and Cheddar Quiche
  4. Begin layering your quiche, first some broccoli, then the sauté mixture, a sprinkle of both kinds of cheese, and a pour of the eggs. Add the spinach in a layer and then alternate back and forth with the remaining ingredients until your crust is full. Add the blistered tomatoes at the end if using and top with a little more cheese. 

    Ham and Cheddar Quiche
  5. Place on a rimmed sheet pan and bake in the 350°F/175°C oven for 35-45 minutes, until a knife inserted into the center of the quiche, comes out clean. 

    Ham and Cheddar Quiche

Recipe Notes

  • Prep time is approximate. 
  • Quiche will maintain it's freshness, 3-4 days in the fridge. 
  • If freezing wrap tightly in plastic wrap, and then heavy-duty foil, up to 4 months.