I love a quiche. Always have and always will. What's more comforting than warm eggs and melted cheese baking in a buttery, delicious pie crust? Not much. Oh wait, it's January? We are supposed to be eating healthy now, right? I know, I know, but I just had to share this recipe with you right now! You can save it for later if you are trying to be good right now, but you should try it.....you're going to love it.
When I was in high school there was a special occasion dress shop that my mom and I would go to whenever I was shopping for a homecoming or prom dress. It was this really unique shop because it was in an old house. The whole house was lined with gorgeous, fancy dresses. There were no men allowed in the shop (except by special appointment) because of all the young ladies just trying on dresses in each room. It was a magical place.
Anyway, the reason I bring this up, is that this was a special time for my mom and I each year and after we had found 'the dress' we would head over to Le Madeleine restaurant for some soup and quiche. Every time I have quiche it makes me think of those special mother daughter times we shared growing up.
This past sunday I was kind of missing my mom (you know she lives in Texas and we are in Chicago), so I decided quiche would make a nice sunday breakfast for our family. I came up with this recipe from what we had on hand and I think it turned out really great.
Ham, Onion & Cheese Quiche Recipe
2 onions, sliced
4 pieces of deli ham, chopped
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded sharp white cheddar (i.e. cracker barrel)
Prepared pie crust (or make your own)
1-2 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a large saute pan, melt better and saute sliced onions over medium heat until tender. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs, milk and salt and pepper together in a large mixing bowl. Add the cheese and ham. Once the onions are soft and tender, add them to the egg, milk and cheese mixture. Stir to combine.
Place your pie crust into a pie baking dish. Pour in the egg mixture. Place pie dish on top of a baking sheet and place in the oven. Cook for 45 minutes with the outer crust covered in foil. Remove foil and bake for an additional 15 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center of the quiche comes out clean.
Slice, serve and enjoy!
You can change up the ingredients any way you like based on your family's taste preferences. Think about adding some vegetables like asparagus or broccoli. Or maybe use bacon instead of ham. Or smoked gouda or swiss cheese instead of the cheddar. There are so many options.
Please pay no attention to my crust crimping skills.......I am not a pro in the fancy baking department.
This recipe is perfect for entertaining, holidays or just a lovely sunday breakfast with the family!Pin It