Quiche is one of those versatile meals that is perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is the perfect way to use up leftover meats and veggies to make a scrumptious meal. Today’s Ham, Spinach and Cheese Quiche is a family favorite!
Easy Ham and Spinach Quiche Recipe
Quiche is one of those high-rotation meals that I make at least twice a month.
It’s super quick and easy, everyone loves it and it’s the perfect way to use up leftover meats and veggies. Swapping out the fillings and seasonings is an easy way to serve quiches often without risking the family getting bored of them.
Since pie crusts come two in a pack here, I tend to make two quiches at a time and we enjoy the leftovers for a couple of days – having a slice for breakfast, serving it up with a side salad for lunch, etc. My daughter actually prefers it cold the next day, while I always warm up my leftovers. (She’s also a cold pizza fan – I am decidedly not.)
This ham, cheese and spinach quiche is incredibly delicious and filling, with a fluffy egg filling speckled with salty hits of cheese and ham. The mix of textures, from the crunchy, flaky crust to the spongy egg filling and the bits of chew from spinach and ham, makes this quiche utterly satisfying.
We seasoned this ham and cheese quiche with garlic powder, white pepper and salt, but you can swap those out for whichever seasonings you prefer – you can even add a bit of heat with cayenne or crushed red pepper flakes, or a sprinkle of hot sauce.
Can I use milk instead of heavy cream for quiche? Yes, but we sure to use whole milk to ensure that your quiche has enough fat in it to still result in the rich, creamy yet light and airy egg texture that quiche is known for.
Can I make a quiche without crust? Yes, you can skip the pie crust and liberally grease a pie dish to make a crustless quiche.
Why did my quiche turn out rubbery? To prevent a rubbery quiche, be sure to whisk a lot of air into your eggs before baking and bake using the times and temperatures indicated below. Increasing the temperature to cook the quiche quicker will cause your quiche to become rubbery.
What to Serve with Quiche
Quiche is incredibly versatile and can be served for breakfast (on it’s own or with a side of fruit) or served for lunch or supper with a side dish. Here are some of our favorite side dishes to pair with quiche:
- Brussel Sprout Salad
- Instant Pot Tomato Soup
- Greek Cucumber Salad
- Roasted Pumpkin Soup
- Roasted veggies
More Recipes for Leftover Ham
There are so many delicious ways to re-purpose leftover holiday ham into unique and flavorful meals the whole family will love. I tend to put a few slices aside for grab-and-go leftovers and then cut the rest of the ham into 1″ cubes and freeze so it’s ready to go whenever I want to use it. Here are some of our favorite leftover ham recipes:
- Hawaiian Pasta Salad
- Ham and Cheese Lunch Pockets
- Ham Salad
- Ham and Cheese Scones
- Ham and Corn Chowder
Ham and Spinach Quiche Ingredients
- Deep Dish Pie Crust, thawed
- Butter or Oil
- Whole Milk
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Cheddar Cheese
- Ham, cut into small cubes
- Garlic Powder
- White Pepper
- Salt, to taste
Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.
Tip: if you want to add some heat to your quiche, add a dash of cayenne pepper or hot sauce to the custard before baking.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Pie Dish
- Measuring Cups and Spoons
- Mixing Bowl
- Sharp Kitchen Knife
- Cutting Board
- Cheese Grater
How to Make Ham and Spinach Quiche
Preheat oven to 350F
Use a fork to make small pricks all over the pie crust and then bake for 8 minutes.
In a large skillet, heat the butter or oil over medium heat.
Once butter is hot, add the spinach and stir occasionally until completely wilted. Remove from heat.
In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, milk and heavy cream. Beat in the seasoning.
Stir in the cooked spinach, cheese and ham.
Pour the mixture into your pre-baked pie shell and place on a cookie sheet to prevent oven spills.
Place quiche in the oven and continue baking for 25-35 minutes, until eggs are completely cooked through.
Grab your free printable recipe card for our ham and spinach quiche recipe:
- 1 deep dish pie crust, thawed
- 1 Tablespoon butter or oil
- 5 cups spinach
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup cheddar cheese
- 1 cup ham, cut into small cubes
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon white pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt, to taste
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Use a fork to make small pricks all over the pie crust and then bake for 8 minutes.
- In a large skillet, heat the butter or oil over medium heat.
- Once butter is hot, add the spinach and stir occasionally until completely wilted. Remove from heat.
- In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, milk and heavy cream. Beat in the seasoning.
- Stir in the cooked spinach, cheese and ham.
- Pour the mixture into your pre-baked pie shell and place on a cookie sheet to prevent oven spills.
- Place quiche in the oven and continue baking for 25-35 minutes, until eggs are completely cooked through.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 756mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 3gSugar: 2gProtein: 16g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
I hope your family loves this easy ham, cheese and spinach quiche recipe as much as mine does!