This Ham and Broccoli Quiche Recipe is unbelievably scrumptious and so easy to make. All you need is eggs, cream, a bit of leftover holiday ham plus a few more ingredients and you’ll have a dish that rivals the results from any gourmet restaurant!
For the past several years we’ve hosted the Thanksgiving festivities at our house. We are blessed to have a spacious living/dining area that is perfect for entertaining and since we are located in central Texas, it’s not a terrible drive for the rest of the family. Depending on who comes, it can be a pretty big crowd. This year, we numbered 25 in total and everybody stayed at least one night. (My parents have a house next door, so we have room for everyone.) And let me just say, feeding 25 people – yep, that is a lot of food!
We fried three turkeys, 30 pounds of chicken wings and baked a 12-pound ham. I can’t even count how many gallons of milk we went through, and it seemed like there was always someone at the sink washing dishes! (And it wasn’t me, thank you very much.) It was a ton of food, and we have definitely had a good amount of leftovers.
The leftover turkey has already been divvied up into meal sized portions and gone to the freezer. There was ham leftover as well, but we’ve pretty-much taken care of the ham, with sandwiches and with the recipe, I’m sharing today.
Thank you to Shamrock Farms for sponsoring this post and making it possible for me to continue sharing great recipes and crafts!
There are so many ways to use up leftover ham, though I have to say, a quiche might possibly be the most delicious way to use the ham. The great thing about quiches is they only require a few ingredients and how easy they are to toss together.
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When I was planning this recipe, I originally thought to make a crustless quiche to help keep me on my low carb track, but I figured, why not put it in a pie shell since that’s what everyone loves. I’ll just not eat the crust… HA HA HA! This quiche recipe is so delicious, and the pie crust came out so perfectly; once I had a tiny little taste, there was no way I could not eat the crust!
I used the Shamrock Farms Half and Half in my version, but using heavy cream will make it even more spectacularly delicious. Perfect for holiday guests and or even better as a Hostess gift.
- Use heavy cream for a more decadent quiche.
- Depending on the depth of your pie plate, you may not be able to fit all of the egg mixture into your crust. (The store-bought crust that comes in a throw-away tin is definitely shallower than my 9-inch deep dish pie plate. If you’re using the kind of frozen crust you unroll, just give it a couple of extra rolls with a rolling pin to fit a deep dish plate.
Ham and Broccoli Quiche Recipe
- 1 pie crust (Deep dish – store bought or make your own)
- 6 eggs
- 1 1/2 Shamrock Farms heavy cream or half and half
- 1 1/2 to 2 cups diced ham
- 1 cup chopped broccoli florets (pre-cooked to crisp-tender)
- 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar (I used montery jack and it was super yummy)
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- Preheat oven to 375 f. Line pie dish with crust and prebake for 10 minutes.
- In large mixing bowl, whisk eggs and cream together. Add remaining ingredients. Combine well.
- Pour egg mixture into prebaked pie crust.
- Reduce oven to 350 f. Bake quiche about 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
What’s your favorite way to use leftover ham?
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