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Easy Ham Quiche Recipe

Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 6 servings

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This Easy Ham Quiche recipe started with a refrigerated pie crust or you can make your own! It’s filled with ham, cheese, green onions and perfectly seasoned. The perfect breakfast, dinner, or holiday brunch item!

I think maybe you know by now how much we love eggs — for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! This easy ham quiche is right at the top of our list for all 3 😉

easy ham quiche whole in clear glass pie plate on marble background

I shared this recipe first on Spend With Pennies.

One thing I don’t love? Pie crust.

I know, I know — maybe you think I’m crazy. Who doesn’t love PIE?!?

But give me cake, a cookie, ice cream, a candy bar, or just about anything else, and I will gladly let you have my piece of pie.

So when I’m making a quiche? It’s all about the filling here, which is why this ham quiche recipe uses a premade, refrigerated pie crust, and I’m just not gonna take any flack for it 😉

ham quiche overhead in glass pie plate with one slice missing and one slice cut

How to make Ham Quiche:

  • Start with a crust — pie crust (go all out and make your own pie crust if you want), puff pastry quiche, or wonton wrappers for easy mini quiche if you like! — or not. You can totally make this a crustless quiche by just skipping all of the above. Just make sure you grease your pie plate well before pouring your eggs in!
  • Choose good ham. The cooked ham you find at a grocery store varies greatly in quality. I like to go with one of the natural versions that actually has real ingredients in it. Call me crazy. (again)
  • Add your favorite veggies — or not. Mushrooms, peppers, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, broccoli, spinach or really anything you want or anything you need to clear out of the fridge. Feel free to go a little crazy and come up with your own variations! This here is a basic ham quiche recipe and you’re welcome to jazz it up however you like.
easy ham quiche recipe slice on white plate with pie plate in the background

Lighten it up:

Now, I’m all about getting healthy fats and milk, meat, and whole eggs all have a ton of other benefits! But if you need, you can make this quiche a little better for you in a few different ways:

  • Use skim milk instead whole milk or cream. This will reduce fat and calories significantly!
  • Choose a fat free, natural ham if available.
  • Use egg whites instead of whole eggs.
  • Use a low fat cheese instead of full fat.
  • Skip the crust! Bake your quiche filling in a well-greased pie plate until the eggs are set in the middle.
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Easy Ham Quiche

4.87 from 15 votes
This Easy Ham Quiche recipe started with a refrigerated pie crust or you can make your own! It’s filled with ham, cheese, green onions and perfectly seasoned. The perfect breakfast, dinner, or holiday brunch item! 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Servings 6 servings
Calories 342cal


  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk or cream
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup cooked ham chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese divided
  • 3 tablespoons green onions


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Unroll pie crust and press into a 9" pie plate, crimping the top edges if desired. (OPTIONAL: bake pie crust for 15 minutes before adding eggs for a crispier bottom)
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle ham, 1 cup of cheese, and green onions into the pie crust and pour the egg mixture over top. Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup cheese.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until crust is light golden brown. Cover with foil to prevent additional browning. Bake another 10-15 minutes until the center is completely set. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 342cal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 253mg | Sodium: 937mg | Potassium: 244mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 600IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 230mg | Iron: 2.2mg
Keywords breakfast quiche, easy quiche, egg quiche, ham and cheese quiche

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  1. Linda Haley says

    I prepared this in a deep dish, using a refrigerated crust so I could add more ham. I added an extra egg to make up for the extra ham. After an hour cooking at 350 in a convection oven, it is still watery. I would have thought it would be more forgiving for an adaptation.

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Hi Linda! That does sound strange. I wouldn’t think an extra egg would require so much extra baking, but if it was a lot of ham and that caused the filling to be quite a bit deeper then, yes, it will definitely require extra cook time.

  2. Miranda says

    I just wasted half the filling because when I poured it in my 9” pie crust pan, it spilled everywhere. Did you use a deep dish instead of a traditional depth?

    • Ashley Fehr says

      I haven’t used a deep dish, no, just a regular pie plate. Sometimes store bought pie crusts in the pan are smaller than your average pie plate so I’m not sure if that was the issue.

      • Kristie says

        I think I made a mistake by pre-baking the crust for about 12 minutes. It shrank up and when I poured the egg mixture in it flooded over the pie crust but was contained between the pie pan and the pie crust. I hope it turns out ok but I’ll never do that again.

  3. Betsi says

    Would it be possible to prep this ahead of time and then bake it a few hours later? Will refrigerating it between affect it?

  4. Ruth says

    I used a frozen Pilsbury pie crust for this recipe. My cooking time was alot longer than what was stated on the recipe – it took my quiche 50-60 minutes cooking for the middle to set.

  5. Penny Lane says

    Very easy to make and got great results. I followed the recipe exactly, no variations. This will be replacing my usual go-to quiche recipe.

  6. Sandy says

    Easy to make and great. My only thing is it turned out way too salty so next time I will leave out the salt since the ham has enough.

  7. Crystal Housman says

    Very easy to make and great use of leftover Christmas ham. I added red pepper instead of green onions and it was delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Allyson Zea says

    I am always scared to cook quiche, but I think I’m going to give this one a try! I think my whole family would like it!

  9. Andie Thueson says

    I am drooling over your photos – this looks so dang yummy! I love ordering quiche but never make it a home. I will have to give this recipe a try.

  10. Danielle says

    I’m all about using refrigerated pie crust. I don’t have the time or patience to make my own! Quiche is such a great easy brunch dish – I love this!

  11. Kimm says

    How would you suggest freezing this by the slice? Warm up directions? My mom lives alone and this would be easy for me to make for her to have in her freezer.

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