Spinach, Ham, and Cheddar Quiche

Spinach, Ham, and Cheddar Quiche, the perfect breakfast, brunch, or even dinner meal.  It’s everything you need in one delicious pie dish!

Spinach, Ham, and Cheddar Quiche. Everything you need in one delicious pie dish!I don’t know where it came from or why, but I had a serious hankering for some quiche.  Specifically a Spinach, Ham, and Cheddar Quiche.

I can’t even remember the last time I had a quiche, never mind make one.  But since we had a ton of leftover ham that needed to be used, some spinach, and of course we always have some extra sharp cheddar in our house, we were all set for a Spinach, Ham, and Cheddar Quiche!  homemade pie doughSo have I mentioned lately how studly my husband is?  He has his own, memorized, go-to pie crust recipe, which he whipped up and put in the fridge to rest before heading to the gym the other night.  I love that man.From scratch Pie CrustHe is totally the baker in our house, not me.  I usually leave the pastry making up to him so I was going to wait for him to get home to roll out the pie crust like he so expertly does.  But then I realized after that it would have been over an hour before it’d be done.  So rolled it out myself.  Which turned out not nearly as pathetic as I thought it would!From scratch quiche crustEdges trimmed and baked for 10 minutes, and hey, it actually looks like the pie crust!Spinach, Ham, and Cheddar Quiche. Everything you need in one delicious pie dish!While it cooked, I put together everything else.  I chopped up the last of this ham which I thought would have been perfect in the quiche.  Right after Easter, spiral cut hams went on sale at our grocery store for .49 cents a lb!!  I know.  So I bought three and put them in our freezer.  It’s been the most amazingly cheap but delicious lunch meat for some hearty ham and cheese sandwiches. .Sooo much better than the $8 a lb we would have otherwise spent on deli lunch meat!Spinach, Ham, and Cheddar Quiche. Everything you need in one delicious pie dish!Then a dice of half a white onion and some garlic into a pan with some spinach for a quick saute.Spinach, Ham, and Cheddar Quiche. Everything you need in one delicious pie dish!Then a super hearty whisk of eggs and milkSpinach, Ham, and Cheddar Quiche. Everything you need in one delicious pie dish!and then the sauteed goodness mixed in with the eggs and a cup of shredded cheese all poured into the pie crust,Spinach, Ham, and Cheddar Quiche. Everything you need in one delicious pie dish!And we’re in business.Spinach, Ham, and Cheddar Quiche. Everything you need in one delicious pie dish!In the oven for about an hour, and we have thisSpinach, Ham, and Cheddar Quiche deliciousness.  Ham, cheddar, spinach, and cheese all baked into a buttery flaky pie crust?  Yes, please!
Yummm.  Some people say to layer the ingredients, I like to have them all mixed together.  

Spinach, Ham, and Cheddar Quiche
Everything you need in one delicious pie dish!
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
50 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 cup cubed cooked thick cut ham
  2. 1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  3. 1 bunch of cleaned spinach
  4. 1/2 cup of diced white onion
  5. 2 minced garlic cloves
  6. 1 cup of milk
  7. 4 eggs
  8. salt and pepper to taste
  9. Pie Crust
  10. 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  11. 1/2 cup of cold water
  12. 1/2 cup of softened butter
  13. 1/2 tsp of salt
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 °.  To make pie crust: combine flour and salt and then mix in the butter.  Slowly add the cold water and once combined shape into a ball, wrap in foil, and put in fridge to cool / rest for at least 30 minutes.  After 30 minutes, remove from fridge and roll out into a large circular shape on a floured surface.  Gently place the dough over and into a pie pan and then cut off excess around the edges.  Bake for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, add garlic and onions to a saute pan with a little bit of olive oil.  Saute until onions are translucent.  Add ham and then spinach and cook until spinach is wilted.  In a large bowl, add eggs and milk and whisk vigorously.  Then add ham, onions, and spinach and mix, then add cheese and mix all together.
  3. Turn oven temp up to 425º.
  4. Slowly pour the mixture into the pre-baked pie crust and then add to oven.  Bake for 50-55 minutes until middle is done and set.  Let cool for at least 10 minutes and then enjoy!
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