Sunday, May 25, 2014

How I Used My Leftover Easter Ham

This recipe is also how I used up some frozen pie shells that I had in my freezer. This was so easy to make and it was really flavorful.

Ham 'n' Cheese Quiche


1 package (14.1 ounces) refrigerated pie pastry
2 cups diced fully cooked ham
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 teaspoons dried minced onion
4 eggs
2 cups half-and-half cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Unroll pastry sheets into two 9-inch pie plates; flute edges. Line unpricked pastry shells with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Fill with pie weights, dried beans, or uncooked rice. Bake 10-12 minutes or until light golden brown. Remove foil and weights; bake 3-5 minutes longer or until bottom is golden brown. Cool on wire racks.

Divide ham, cheese, and onion between shells. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, cream, salt, and pepper until blended. Pour into shells. Cover edges loosely with foil. Bake 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 5-10 minutes before cutting.

Yield: 2 quiches (6 servings each)

Nutrition information: 1 slice/serving equals 349 calories.

Source: Taste of Home website. You can find it here.

Notes: This was really good. So easy and surprisingly flavorful (since there are so few ingredients).


  1. Did the boys like these? Sounds really good. I am a fan of a good quiche, so I guess I'm not a real man. :)

  2. Sassy boys. They wouldn't touch it. However, Jeremiah and I loved it. It works for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner. Who wouldn't love that? My boys. That's who. :)