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Ham and Cheddar Quiche

ham and cheddar quiche
Ham and Cheddar Quiche
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 6

This simple-yet-showstopping quiche preps in just 15 minutes but tastes like you spent hours making it. Pillsbury™ pie crust makes quick work of the base, and the filling comes together using just five ingredients including ham, cheddar cheese and chopped fresh thyme. Bake it all together and serve for a truly delicious brunch dish that wows. MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 6, 2019
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Ingredients

1
Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box
1
cup diced cooked ham
1
cup shredded cheddar cheese (4 oz)
4
eggs
1
cup half-and-half
1 1/2
teaspoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Place pie crust in 9-inch glass pie plate as directed on box for One-Crust Filled Pie. Do not prick crust. Bake 10 minutes. If necessary, use flat bottom of metal measuring cup to carefully press down on baked pie crust to flatten. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 2
    Layer ham and 1/2 cup of the cheese in bottom of pie plate. In medium bowl, beat eggs and half-and-half with whisk. Stir in 1 teaspoon of the thyme, the salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture over ham and cheese. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  • 3
    Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cover edge of crust with strips of foil after 15 to 20 minutes of baking to prevent excessive browning. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Garnish with remaining 1/2 teaspoon thyme. Cut into wedges to serve.

Expert Tips

  • Prebaking the pie crust produces a browner, sturdier bottom to support the filling.
  • Use leftover cooked ham or prechopped ham from the deli meat section of the grocery store.
  • Don't swap fresh thyme for an equal amount of dried thyme. Dried herbs and seasonings tend to pack a more concentrated flavor than fresh, so results will not be the same with equal substitution.
  • Swap foil to cover edges of pie crust with a pie crust protector shield, if desired
  • Serve quiche with a side of fresh fruit for breakfast or brunch.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
37%
Saturated Fat
12g
58%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
175mg
59%
Sodium
800mg
33%
Potassium
200mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
2g
Protein
16g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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