It’s been a pretty low-key week around my household. Adjusting to and enjoying having my hubby back has left us yearning for nights in and home cooked meals.
One of my all-time favorite dishes is Quiche. Anything cheesy just calls my name. I planned to make Quiche this week, but decided to wing it and make my own recipe. This never happens.
I typically don’t experiment with trying to make my own recipes, but since I think I’m good with cheesy egg things, I decided to give it a go. And it turned out great!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 35 minutes
Serves: 8 regular slices
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 4 eggs
- 1 pie crust
- 1 cup Swiss cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 6-8 slices honey ham lunch meat
- 1 cup milk (I used 2% cows, but any kind can be used)
- season salt
- some extra cheese for topping
- 1 tbsp. butter
1. Pre-heat oven to 375.
2. Heat pan and add butter. When melted add chopped ham & onion to pan.
I used thinly sliced lunch meat and sliced it while it was stacked. This ended up keeping the ham held together more like chunks instead of strips. Chunks of ham would also work.
Saute ham and onion until onion is soft and ham is slightly browned. Remove from heat.
2. Mix the eggs, both the cheeses, and the milk in a bowl. Add a dash of pepper and season salt to your liking.
3. Arrange the pie crust in a pie pan. It’s best to let the crust sit for 15 minutes before unrolling so it doesn’t break.
4. Add the cheese/egg mixture to the pie crust. Add the ham/onion mixture on top and lightly stir it in until it’s mixed in well enough.
5. Add some extra cheddar and swiss to the top before baking.
6. Bake for about 35 minutes or until the center is set and it looks puffy. You should be able to stick a fork in it and not have any runny egg.
When I sat down to eat this with my hubby, I wouldn’t have been surprised if he didn’t like it. He typically isn’t the biggest Quiche fan, but knows it’s my favorite. I was concerned the recipe wouldn’t be any good, but he ended up getting 3 slices!
He also said, “You should write this recipe down!” Little did he know I already had since I knew I wanted to blog about it 😉 When I told him it was going on the blog, he said, “You have to give it some kind of awesome name; it can’t be boring.” My original idea for a name was simply “Easy Ham & Cheese Quiche.” How original…
When I asked what he suggested for a name, he said “Heavenly Quiche.” So there you have it. He thinks it’s heavenly 🙂
This is definitely a keeper recipe for sure. It was just cheesy enough without being overkill. It didn’t taste overly “eggy,” either.
Quiche is perfect for a light dinner, a side dish, brunch or even breakfast. Next time, I think I’ll experiment with adding some veggies!