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Ham and Swiss Quiche

You'll love the flaky crust and creamy eggs combined with leftover ham and sweet and mild Swiss cheese.
a slice of ham and swiss quiche on a grey plate with a fork.

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Super easy and so tasty, Ham and Swiss Quiche is delicious for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner. You’ll love the flaky crust and creamy eggs combined with leftover ham and sweet and mild Swiss cheese.

a slice of ham and swiss quiche on a grey plate with a fork.

Quiche is the perfect versatile food. It can be breakfast, brunch, an appetizer, lunch, or dinner. Eaten hot or cold. It’s perfection!

This ham and swiss quiche recipe might seem basic, but it’s packed with delicious surprises that you’ll love at any meal.

This recipe is a great way to use up leftover Instant Pot Ham.

Can I Use Milk Instead of Half and Half in Quiche?

Half and half will produce the best results, but in a pinch, you could use whole milk. Anything lower in milkfat than whole milk will lead to a quiche that isn’t as luscious or creamy as this one. If using whole milk, add 1 additional egg.

Half and half seems to be an American ingredient. If you can’t find it at your local stores, you can easily make your own. Combine half whole milk and half heavy cream in equal parts.

a pie crust, eggs, and bowls of other ingredients on a white board

Do You Have to Pre-Bake Pie Crust For Quiche?

For some recipes, yes. Especially if you are using “wet” ingredients like zucchini or mushrooms. This recipe doesn’t have you prebake the pie crust ahead of time, but you are welcome to. For blind baking instructions, check out this post from King Arthur Flour.

And if you’re looking for a crustless version, check out this Impossible Quiche from Cook It Real Good.

What is a Good Side to Serve With Quiche?

It depends on if you’re serving this ham and swiss quiche for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. If it’s a breakfast meal, we love fruit, Air Fryer Home Fries, or Instant Pot Cold Start Yogurt.

If we’re serving it for dinner, a nice big Kale Chopped Salad, Roasted Frozen Broccoli, or Air Fryer Asparagus works well on the side.

How to Freeze Quiche

I always double this recipe and freeze one quiche for a future meal. You can find out more details in our tutorial on how to freeze quiche. This kind of Prep Once Cook Twice hack will save your sanity on a busy night when you forgot to plan dinner.

I freeze my quiche unbaked. Cover it tightly with foil and place it somewhere flat in the freezer for 4-5 hours until the egg mixture is frozen solid. You can transfer the pie plate to a large freezer bag if you have any big enough.

To reheat: Place the frozen quiche in the preheated oven – leave the foil on. Bake covered for 35 minutes and then remove the foil and bake for 15-20 more minutes or until the egg mixture is solid in the middle.

If you’re planning to freeze the quiche, I recommend prebaking the pie crust for 15-20 minutes before adding the rest of the ingredients. This keeps the crust from getting soggy when it is baked at a later time.

4 photos showing step by step how to make quiche

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • You can leave the all-purpose flour out if desired, but the quiche will take longer to cook. I find that the flour helps it cook evenly, especially in the middle where the eggs often take the longest to firm up.
  • An immersion blender comes in very handy for blending the egg, half-and-half, dill, and flour mixture.
  • You’re welcome to add in any veggies, but I recommend precooking them to release any water that could prevent the quiche from firming up while baking.
  • Use enough pie crust (homemade or storebought) for a 9-inch pie plate. Deeper pans may require an additional egg and an extra splash of half and half to fill.
  • This is my favorite pie crust recipe, but I use all butter instead of shortening. It does make A LOT of pie crust, so either reduce the recipe by half, or freeze the leftover dough. Form the dough into a ball, wrap with plastic wrap or parchment, and place in freezer storage.
a quiche in a pie plate with 1 slice removed

a slice of ham and swiss quiche on a grey plate with a fork.
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Ham and Swiss Quiche

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
You'll love the flaky crust and creamy eggs combined with leftover ham and sweet and mild Swiss cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 9-inch pie crust
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup half-and-half {*see notes}
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 3 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1/2 cup cooked ham {diced}
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Place the crust in the pie pan and crimp the edges.
    1 9-inch pie crust
  • Combine eggs, flour, half and half, and dill in a deep bowl. Mix using an immersion blender if you have one. Whisk VERY well by hand if you don't.
    4 large eggs, 2 tbsp all-purpose flour, 1 cup half-and-half, 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • Place the Swiss cheese over the pie crust in the bottom of the pie plate.
    3 slices Swiss cheese
  • Sprinkle ham over the cheese.
    1/2 cup cooked ham
  • Carefully pour in the egg mixture.
  • Top with shredded cheddar cheese.
    1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Loosely place a piece of foil over the quiche and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Bake uncovered for 10-20 minutes or until the egg has fully set in the middle.

Notes

  1. You can leave the all-purpose flour out if desired, but the quiche will take longer to cook. 
  2. You’re welcome to add in any veggies, but I recommend pre-cooking them to release any water that could prevent the quiche from firming up while baking.
  3. RE: half and half. If you can’t find it at your local stores, you can make easily your own. Combine half whole milk and half heavy cream in equal parts.
Nutrition Facts
Ham and Swiss Quiche
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 240 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 118mg39%
Sodium 280mg12%
Potassium 131mg4%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 334IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 134mg13%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 comments on “Ham and Swiss Quiche”

  1. I grew up with the quiche my mum would make so I was excited to try this. It was just so so good and everyone loved it. Great recipe!5 stars