For a flavorful and savory breakfast dish, try this cheesy bacon and ham quiche! By combining ingredients like cheddar, parmesan, bacon, and ham chunks into a pre-made pie crust, you’ve got an easy breakfast that is sure to impress.
As of yesterday, I’m able to check off another dish from my to-make list! For awhile now, I’ve been wanting to try making quiche but just have never made the time or effort to. This past weekend, I decided to use my extra free time to make a little brunch for Matt and me in the form of a cheesy quiche filled with ham and bacon. To be honest, I had little hope of this working out because I’ve never made custard before, but the oven worked its magic and got it to set and not be super jiggly. I was quite thrilled with myself.
The whole concept of making a quiche kind of intimidated me, but it was much easier than I thought.
For step 1: all you need to do is pour 1/2 cup ham chunks (we had some frozen from Christmas leftovers) and 4 slices worth of crumbled bacon (we used turkey bacon) into a 9-inch pie crust (I used a generic brand frozen “deep dish” version). Step 2: sprinkle a combo of 1 cup cheddar cheese and 1/4 cup grated parmesan on top of that. Step 3: pour in a mixture of 1/4 cup half n half, 3/4 cup milk (I used 2%), 4 eggs (scrambled), and 1/4 teaspoon of salt, pepper, and onion powder. And finally, for step 4: bake in a 350-degree oven for about 45 to 50 minutes (or until a knife can be inserted and come out clean).
At the 40-minute mark, I was going to test the quiche, but it was quite jiggly, so I was all, “NOPE!” And stuck it in there for 10 more minutes, which cooked it perfectly for our taste.
Adapted from Pillsbury’s recipe.
- 9" pie crust
- 1/2 cup ham chunks
- 4 slices bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
- 1/4 cup half 'n half
- 3/4 cup milk
- 4 large eggs, scrambled
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- Pour ham and bacon into pie crust.
- Add the cheddar and Parmesan on top of that.
- In a bowl, combine half 'n half, milk, eggs, and seasonings. Pour the mixture on top of the other ingredients.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a knife can be inserted and come out clean.
- Let cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Then serve!
The final outcome actually really surprised me. Not only was it thoroughly cooked, but the flavor was really delicious. I’m thinking it’s in large due to the combination of bacon and the really good ham we had. SO delicious. Can’t wait to eat this for leftovers over the next couple mornings before work!