Cheesy Ham, Cheddar and Scallion Quiche

When we have guests over for an extended stay, I take the opportunity to try all sorts of treats on them! And fatten them up. Because I have way too many skinny people in my life, and they need to be fed.

My favorite meal of the day is breakfast, and I can be known to go a bit beyond bacon and eggs when there’s more than two under my roof. This may or may not involve dragging myself out of bed earlier than everyone else. But, though I may look all kinds of busted, the food is flaunting its fabulous self. And whose day isn’t made better with a delicious breakfast?!

What I’m saying is, I want fat friends and family in good moods. Enter: ham and cheese quiche.

Since we “celebrate” holidays a little earlier in this house (gotta get those recipes to you ahead of time!), I recently found myself with heaps of leftover Easter ham. Aside from egg sandwiches, pizzas and casseroles, this breakfast lovin’ lady had quiche on the brain. And I was determined to whip up a delicious, quick recipe that is easy enough to make the morning-of.

Well… I found success with this scrumptious 5-ingredient quiche (plus your pie crust and spices)!

Just pour a mixture of egg, half-and-half, cheddar, chopped ham and green onions into your pie crust, and bake it up ‘til bubbly and golden. It rises into a beautifully browned, fluffy quiche with a light-as-air texture. Perfect alongside a simple green salad for brunchin’ and lunchin’!

Using a pre-made pie shell saves major time, but roll out a homemade crust if you prefer. Feel free to substitute leftover turkey or bacon for the ham, too. Not into cheddar? Any cheese will do.

However you dish it, you’ll LOVE this delicious quiche for Easter, Mother’s Day or any spring morning that calls for something special!

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Cheesy Ham, Cheddar and Scallion Quiche

Yield: Makes 8 servings // 8 slices

Ingredients:

1 (9-inch deep dish) pie crust, store bought or homemade*
4 large eggs
2 cups half-and-half (not fat-free)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup diced ham
1/3 cup chopped green onions
1/4 teaspoon each salt, pepper and paprika

Directions:

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F. Place oven rack in the lower third of your oven.

In a medium bowl, whisk eggs. Stir in remaining ingredients and pour over pie crust, filling to the top.

Bake for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 325 degrees F, and continue baking for another 45 minutes.

Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Enjoy!

TIPS
If using a homemade pie crust, no need to pre-bake. Just roll out and lay it into your pie plate.

If using a pre-made pie crust, put it (baking tin and all) inside a pie plate or on top of a baking sheet to catch any potential spills.

If your quiche is browning too quickly, loosely tent with aluminum foil and continue baking.

Adapted from Jamie Cooks It Up

      

32 Responses to “Cheesy Ham, Cheddar and Scallion Quiche”

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — April 7, 2014 @ 1:25 am

    I could eat quiche every day for the rest of my life — for reals — especially one that looks as scrumptious as this!

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    Jules @ WolfItDown — April 7, 2014 @ 2:27 am

    Georgia, what have you done! This is nothing compared to the banana pancake I had for breakfast this morning, haha :P
    I totally get what you mean about treating your guests, I always feel the need (more like “the want”) to rattle up something tasty. I remember one day getting up early last year when my sister was visiting, and rattling up some cornbread. She was so happy!
    Quiches are amazing, and I’m really wanting to make this now! The kind I usually make, is leek, sometimes adding a layer of smoked salmon at the bottom, SO tasty! I hope you have had a great start to your week, and apologies for a somewhat long comment… S’what you get for being a good writer and awesome cook! x

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    Kathryn — April 7, 2014 @ 3:21 am

    I love a good quiche – such an excellent way to start the day!

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    Medeja — April 7, 2014 @ 5:41 am

    Pretty easy quiche, but looks so delicious!

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — April 7, 2014 @ 6:23 am

    My parents are staying with us for Easter weekend, and this looks like the perfect thing for brunch!!

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    cheri — April 7, 2014 @ 6:44 am

    This looks like a true classic, love the way your quiche looks, I bet it’s delicious!

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    Julia — April 7, 2014 @ 7:50 am

    SO on board with having fat & happy friends and family! I love this quiche for using up leftover Easter ham and it looks just perfect! I’m ready to apply my fork to that quiche and go to town. No slicing necessary ;)

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — April 7, 2014 @ 8:36 am

    Gorgeous quiche, Georgia! I’m with you…breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and not just because it’s the first. ;) Love, love, love everything about this recipe. Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous week! Pinning (of course)!

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    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — April 7, 2014 @ 11:15 am

    Georgia you certainly know how to do a quiche right! This looks so amazing!

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    Angel Reyes — April 7, 2014 @ 11:24 am

    I love it! I should make this ASAP! I love quiche, so it’s kind of surprising I haven’t blogged about it yet! Thanks for the visuals too! That quiche looks amazingly beautiful!

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    Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog — April 7, 2014 @ 12:48 pm

    haha, you totally cracked me up by saying you have too many skinny people in your life! Man oh man, this recipe looks amazing-I loooove quiche, and this combo sounds great :)

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    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — April 7, 2014 @ 12:55 pm

    Ham and cheese quiche is my favorite. This looks delicious!

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    Gaby — April 7, 2014 @ 5:22 pm

    Brunch is my favorite and this would surely be a delicious addition!

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    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — April 7, 2014 @ 6:25 pm

    I dream of owing a Bed & Breakfast and this would be a perfect menu item! I love trying to fatten up friends and relatives too :)

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    Tieghan Gerard — April 7, 2014 @ 10:56 pm

    Brunch is the best and this would perfect at any table! Especially Easter though!

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — April 8, 2014 @ 12:47 am

    I love quiche!! This would be great for Easter brunch! Love that you try to fatten people up :)

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    Joanne Bruno — April 8, 2014 @ 5:59 am

    I love fattening people up also!! It’s the best. (Does that make me a bad person??) This quiche looks perfect for a holiday breakfast!

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    Karen (Back Road Journal) — April 8, 2014 @ 6:55 am

    Quiche is a wonderful dish to serve your guests, I’m sure they enjoyed it. It looks terrific.

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — April 8, 2014 @ 7:10 am

    I have been ALL about the quiche lately. It’s just so filling and delicious. This version looks great!

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    Maureen | Orgasmic Chef — April 8, 2014 @ 7:59 am

    I’m a quicheaholic and I have no intention of visiting a 12-step program. This quiche would make me very happy.

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    Kitchen Belleicious — April 8, 2014 @ 8:00 am

    now this- THIS is an quiche! Oh my love the ham and cheddar combo- simple but delicious

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    Pam — April 8, 2014 @ 11:24 am

    It looks amazing! Seriously drool worthy.

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    Monet — April 8, 2014 @ 5:29 pm

    There is nothing like a quiche. One of my definitions of comfort, for sure! This looks divine Georgia. Any guest would be lucky to dine at your house!

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    ami@naivecookcooks — April 8, 2014 @ 7:04 pm

    This looks perfect for brunch!!

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    Garage Gyms — April 10, 2014 @ 12:41 pm

    I keep seeing quiche recipes today! I’m craving it more and more each time. Yours has cheese! Heaven

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — April 10, 2014 @ 11:02 pm

    I lalalalaLOVE quiche! Sadly, my family is from another planet where there is no appreciation for quiche and therefore, I don’t have it often :( but I will TOTALLY make this on Easter and force them to eat it. Worst case scenario (er, BEST CASE) is they don’t eat it and I get it all! Mmm!

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    Valerie | From Valerie's Kitchen — April 12, 2014 @ 12:35 pm

    I can’t think of a better way to use that leftover Easter ham. LOVE quiche!

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    Ramona — April 13, 2014 @ 11:50 am

    I would love to eat this… maybe even without the crust since I’m doing low carb these days. YUM!

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    sarah k @ the pajama chef — April 14, 2014 @ 6:22 pm

    i love quiche! i was actually planning to make one this weekend for easter. yum!

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    Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen — April 15, 2014 @ 11:11 pm

    I’m in charge of the egg dish for Easter brunch this year, so I’ve been searching through lots of recipes. Your quiche looks amazing- I love the addition of green onions. I think I will be making this the next time I have leftover ham. Thanks for celebrating ahead of time so we can enjoy your recipes!

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    Pat Diunizio — November 19, 2014 @ 2:50 pm

    Very good recipe..I added one half large Apple chopped with peel and I used aJonathan Apple and it was a great compliments to the ham and cheddar cheese thanks so much for the recipe

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    harris caplan — November 28, 2014 @ 8:54 am

    This is an awesome recipe! I made the recipe exactly as given without any changes or adjustments. I took it to work for a potluck lunch. Everyone loved it. Next time I will make two and keep one at home for myself. I will be making this recipe again and again! :-)

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