This Easy Ham and Cheese Quiche Recipe is made up of a rich, creamy, and cheesy egg custard that’s baked into a buttery pie crust. It’s packed with ham, cheddar cheese, and green onions. Just 15 minutes to prep!
– 1 recipe pie crust (or store bought, rolled out to fit the pan) – 6 large eggs* – ¾ cup half and half or cream – ¾ teaspoon salt (use less if your ham is quite salty) – ¼ teaspoon black pepper – 1 cup cooked ham chopped – 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese (divided) – 3 tablespoons green onions
Gather ingredients. Prepare pie crust. Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Roll out dough so that it is a couple inches larger than the pie plate you're baking it in.
Press the pie crust into the pie plate. Trim any edges that are very long, then fold the overhang under and pinch to form a thick crust edge. Crimp as desired or decorate as desired Blind bake: place a piece of parchment paper in the center of the unbaked pie crust. Fill with pie weights or dried beans.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are very light golden brown. Remove pie weights and parchment and bake for another 10 minutes or until bottom of pie crust looks dry and is starting to brown. Cool slightly and reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half, 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 at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes until light golden brown. Cover with foil to prevent additional browning (you can cover just the edges or the whole quiche — if you cover the whole quiche be sure to spray the foil with non stick spray so it doesn't stick).
Bake another 10-20 minutes until the center is completely set (the exact cook time will depend on the depth of your pie plate). Let cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.