March Recipe – Easy Ham and Cheese Quiche

Simple and filling, a quiche is a wonderful dish that can be served hot or cold. This is a recipe for a ham and cheese quiche but can be modified in any way you like: You can add vegetables such as peas and spring onions, substitute ham for whatever you fancy, make it crustless or with a crust! A quiche is a great way to really use leftovers needing just a few simple ingredients.

And for those who need a recipe for a shortcrust pastry, well, our Healthy Cooking team, working diligently from home, have went ahead and concocted a quick and simple recipe for that too!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup Milk or half-and-half (Milk and cream )
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups diced ham ( or any meat, fish or vegetable alternative fillings)
  • 2 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • Short crust pastry or 1 deep dish Pastry case

* (pastry not required if making a crustless quiche).

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 190 °C/ fan °170 or Gas 5

1. Line a 8—10 inch flan dish with shortcrust pastry or *grease proof paper for a crustless quiche.

2. Melt butter in a small non stick pan and cook onion until soft. Let this cool slightly.

3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, Milk or half-and-half, salt and pepper.

4. Stir in ham (or meat alternative) and cheese (setting aside a small amount of cheese to sprinkle on the top).

5. Stir in cooked onion

6. Pour filling into pie crust or *lined quiche dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese over the top

7.  Set on a baking sheet and place in oven for 35 to 45 minutes, or until set.

Serve warm or chilled.