Ham and Swiss Quiche is the perfect breakfast or brunch recipe to whip up this week. Savory ham, and tangy swiss mixed and poured into a pie crust and cooked to golden color.
Quiches can be intimidating but when you have a recipe as easy as this one, it makes it simple. You might even have all the ingredients on hand for this ham and swiss quiche recipe.
Ham and Swiss Quiche
Use leftover ham from the holidays or reach for some ham at the deli at your local grocery store. Either way, you will love this simple and homemade quiche recipe.
Homemade or Store Bought Crust
You can use either for this recipe. If you have a favorite homemade pie crust, go right ahead. If you buy the crust, get the one you roll out. Then shape in your pan for that homemade crust look. No one has to know.
Can I Add Vegetables Into This Ham Quiche Recipe
Yes, you are more than welcome to add in vegetables. Asparagus, broccoli, onion, pepper, or whatever you would like. Just make sure that if you are using a heartier vegetable and you want them to have a tender texture you saute them in a pan with a little oil till they soften up a bit. Then allow them to cool and mix in the egg mixture and pour into the crust.
Can I Substitute Swiss Cheese For ANother Type of Cheese
Yes, cheddar, sharp cheese, pepper jack, and more will work in this recipe. Feel free to add in whatever cheese you would prefer. The one thing to remember is whichever cheese you use will change the flavor slightly. I love the tang from the swiss next to the egg and ham.
How To Know When Quiche Is Done
You will want to take a knife or even toothpick and stick it in the center of the quiche. You will find if the toothpick or knife comes out clean the quiche is done. Depending on your oven it will take around 30-40 minutes to cook.
What Is The Ratio of Cream and Eggs in Quiche
For this recipe, I used a pint of heavy cream and 8 eggs. I found this to give a nice density to the quiche and is a perfect ratio. I find the heavy cream is nicer to have than milk like most recipes you find. It helps add a richness to the quiche.
How To Store Leftover Quiche
You are more than welcome to store any leftovers you have in the fridge for up to three days. Or you can place the quiche in the freezer and store for 1-2 months in the freezer. Thaw in the fridge the night before you plan to eat.
This makes for a great quick and easy meal later on.
What To Serve With Ham and Swiss Quiche
You could pair almost anything next to this recipe. A fresh bowl of fruit, hashbrowns, side of bacon or sausage, and more. We love eating it along since it is like a meal in one. But feel free to pair it with any of your favorite sides.
Give this quiche a try, and let me know what you think!
- 1 pie crust
- 8 eggs
- 1 pint of heavy cream
- 1/2 pound of ham chopped up
- 16 oz of swiss cheese
- In a large bowl mix eggs and heavy cream.
- Add ham and half the cheese to the egg mix.
- Place your pie crust in the bottom of your cast iron pan.
- Pour your egg mix in the pie crust and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
- Bake in a preheated oven at 350 for 30 -40 minutes or until the fork comes out clean.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 641Total Fat: 52gSaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 322mgSodium: 607mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 29g