Enjoy a slice of ham, potato and cheese quiche any time of day, it’s always good. Your whole family is sure to love it and you can customize it easily too!
Quiche does not have to be pretentious or fancy. In fact, it is a perfect low key meal.
It comes together easily and can easily be adapted to fit your tastes. This super simple ham, potato and cheese version is sure to be a hit, even with pickier eaters.
This version keeps it simple with ham, potatoes and plenty of cheese. Even the kiddos will be asking for more.
One of my husband’s strange quirks is he doesn’t like baked eggs. He basically refuses to eat breakfast casserole and quiche is not on his list of favorite things.
I love him anyway, but sometimes it’s hard. 😉 Despite his known aversion, sometimes I test the waters.
Mostly I do it because I love breakfast food and I can’t completely give it up! So I made this quiche along with a bunch of other food one snowy weekend day.
I fully expected him to mostly ignore the quiche and I was completely ok with the idea of having the leftovers to bring to work for lunch throughout the week.
So imagine my surprise when he got a second piece and told me it was the best quiche he’s ever had. I was even more shocked when he willingly helped himself to the leftovers the next day despite there being plenty of other options!
I guess I have a winner here! I ended up having to bring other leftovers for lunch instead!
Speaking of leftovers, this is a great way to use up leftover ham from the holidays. Or buy a ham steak or cubed ham if you want.
Of course you can adapt this super easily. If you don’t have any ham, you could always thrown in a handful of crumbled bacon or some browned sausage.
Instead of colby jack cheese you could use cheddar, swiss or a combination. If you want to add vegetables, go ahead!
I just recommend you sauté them for a bit first to soften them and cook out some of the liquid. There really are no limits to how you can make this your own.
I like to serve a slice with some fresh fruit if I’m serving it at breakfast or brunch. A side salad makes it feel like a complete meal at lunch or dinner.
Recipes for making your own pie crust
If you like this quiche, you may also like some of these quiche recipes:
- Sausage and Kale Quiche
- Mini Spinach and Cheese Quiche
- Crustless Spinach Quiche
- Eggs Benedict Quiche
Tips for making a delicious quiche:
Don’t skip precooking your crust a bit. This keeps all the quiche-y goodness on the right side of the crust. You don’t want it leaking through.
If you would like to add in some vegetables, go for it! Just sauté them down first. This gives them a better texture in the final product and keeps the filling from getting to much liquid.
Don’t bake it until it is fully set, you want the center to still have just a tiny bit of wobble left. The edges should be set and the center should be mostly there, but not all the way solid.
Have fun experimenting with different cheeses, spices and mix ins!
If you are looking for more hearty ham and egg breakfast ideas, be sure to check out my monte cristo breakfast bake as well. It is a great make ahead sweet and savory option that is perfect for breakfast, brunch or a fun breakfast for dinner!
Ham Potato and Cheese Quiche
- 1 pie crust
- 1 medium potato cooked and diced
- 1 cup ham diced
- 6 eggs
- 1 cup whole milk or half and half
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1½ cups grated cheese I used Colby jack
- Preheat the oven to 400°F.
- Roll out the pie crust and place it in a 9-inch deep dish pie plate. Dock the bottom by pricking it with a fork a few times. Lay a sheet of aluminum foil or parchment paper on the pie crust and cover with pie weights.
- Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and remove pie weights from crust.
- Drop oven temperature to 350°F.
- Mix together ham and potato cubes and place in parbaked crust.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together eggs, milk and spices. Pour over ham and potatoes.
- Sprinkle with cheese and bake on the bottom rack for about 35-40 minutes. Check the crust as it bakes and cover with foil or a pie guard if needed. The edges should be set and the center should have just a bit of wobble left when it’s done.
- Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before serving. It is great served warm or at room temperature.