Ham and Cheese Quiche

Total Time:
55 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
40 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 red potatoes, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
  • 1 cup cubed ham
  • 1 (8 or 9-inch) premade pie shell in foil pan
  • 1 cup shredded Colby and Monterey jack cheese blend (recommended: Kraft)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose seasoning (recommended: McCormick)
Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Place potatoes and rosemary in a microwaveable dish. Cover with a damp paper towel and microwave for 2 minutes, until almost cooked through.

Cover the bottom of the premade pie shell with potatoes, ham, and cheese. Place on a cookie sheet and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and seasoning and pour into the pie shell.

Place quiche into preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until eggs have set.


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Delicious and very easy! I like rosemary, so it wasn't too much for me. I also used a deep dish Pet Ritz crust as I had doubts a small would work while watching the show. I had five small red potatoes, and that was too much, so I have leftover rosemary potatoes for another day; so I think two medium would be too much. I only used enough for a single layer in the bottom of the shell followed by the full cups of ham & cheese. My potatoes needed to be nuked just a bit more, but it wasn't a deal breaker; just a different wattage microwave on my end. Forty minutes of bake time with a 10 minute rest before serving was perfect. Served with a green salad for a quick and sumptuous feeling dinner after church. This is a good base recipe to play around with different stuffings. Looking forward to bacon, onion, & Swiss; as well as maybe broccoli & Munster? Lots of possibilities. Not sure why there were others who had issues, the directions were perfect on my end. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Mine was too watery way too much milk, didn't like the rosemary either, I recommend half a cup of milk and a teaspoon of rosemary item not reviewed by moderator and published
QQ Very Tasty! Nothing left! You may have a tendency to add more ham or potatoes but don't unless you use a deep dish pie shell. Quick/easy and delicious! Great recipe for leftover ham! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Truly awful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made the quiche yesterday. It is pretty tasty overall, but the rosemary is overpowering. Next time I will use less and use fresh rosemary as the dried is like eating little sticks. I also added one more egg and cut milk to a half cup. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Mine came out very watery. Is it because I used 2% milk instead of whole. I followed the recipe to a tee and was very disappointed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was my first quiche and it turned out excellent! I'll definitely make this dish again with some modifications! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for dinner to use up ham left over from Christmas. I don't care for rosemary so I used thyme instead. Also just used salt and pepper instead of the recommended seasoning and half and half instead of heavy cream. Baked for 45 minutes and it was delicious! Even better for breakfast the next morning! Thanks Sandra! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I thought it was a good quiche. Thanks Sandra. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed some of the alterations in the review and it worked out great. Deep dish pie; use only 1/2 cup of milk, use only a teaspoon of rosemary, microwave the potatoes for 5 min.I also used cheddar cheese and half a small onion since I had that on hand. 40 min was not enough time for the quiche to set. It actually took mine about 1 hour. I will definitely make this again. It was easy to make and not as heavy as other quiches that require heavy cream. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this several times. My husband likes it with potatoes in it. A little more substantial than just egg and cheese quiche. I, too, left out the rosemary because it just didn't seem to "fit" in the recipe. Great for any meal. Love it!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cut my potatoes into small cubes, didn't use the rosemary cause it seems to be to strong and i used swiss cheese and 4 eggs. It was great!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm not sure about other people, but I had enough filling (potato & ham) to make 2 quiches. I even bought a deep dish crust & it still wouldn't fit. I ended up making the two and adding 2 eggs and some more milk to up the egg base. I switched out the rosemary for chives and it was pretty tasty. It also took longer than 35 minutes to bake. I'm not sure if this was the case for others. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for the first time this morning. It was very good, however, I would change a couple of things. I used evaporated milk instead of regular milk, I also shredded my own cheese ( I like it better than the packaged kind.) Also, I think it would be better to use 4 eggs instead of 3. The rosemary is very powerful, I will cut it down to about 1/4 to 1/2 tablespoon next time. I would also suggest cutting the potatoes into very small pieces, maybe even use hashbrown style shredded potatoes. But it was still good, and I'll certainly make it again. Sausage or bacon would be good to replace ham, as well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe! It's so easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published
A.Maze'N!....I being my normal self, mixed and changed this somewhat myself. Instead of regular milk i used PET milk, i mixed in salt and pepper into the cream mixture also the rosemary instead of on the potatoes and i used hand diced cheese as well as a ham that i baked my self!......With a nice mimosa this was a wonderful holiday brunch! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is the BOMB! Fluffy, tasty and palete pleasing. The five people at the table agreed it was the best breakfast treat EVER! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome recipe! Her microwaved potatoes trick was worthwhile all by itself - just dice, sprinkle with rosemary (I added a little salt), microwave, and delicious side dish! But the quiche came out wonderfully. I didn't have ham on hand, so used asparagus (also microwaved, with a little lemon and garlic) and bacon. My daughter loved it too, despite her original reaction being, "yuck, quiche..." She changed her mind! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love pies and quiches since they are great when our friends come home for dinner. In general, I like to replace the standard baked ham with some jamon iberico de bellota - aka iberico ham or patanegra-. It is true that it is more expensive but the taste of the dish really improves making it way more refined. I buy my iberico ham at Buyjamon.com BuyJamon.com the market place for iberico ham. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This quiche is excellent. I added italian seasoning and half a brick of cream cheese and it was perfectly creamy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was a little hesitant to make this after reading so many negative reviews, but Sandra made it look so easy and good on the show, so I took kept some of the feedback in mind and adjusted a bit as I went. I bought an 8-oz. package of cubed ham and used about 3/4 of it. (Next time I will follow Sandra's example and get it from the deli and cube it myself because the pre-packaged stuff wasn't very good.) I also used about 1 1/4 red potatoes instead of the full 2 potatoes. I used the full amount of eggs, milk, and cheese and didn't have any problems with overflow - it actually filled the pie crust perfectly. I'm not a big fan of rosemary, so I left it out. I added a bit of fresh ground black pepper and I only used about 1/2 teaspoon of seasoning because a full teaspoon looked like too much to me. I should have used the full teaspoon. Overall, it was pretty good and very easy. Next time I will add more seasoning and maybe some green onions as one of the others suggested. item not reviewed by moderator and published
All the recipes were very good! Love all your tablescapes....where did you get the crossword puzzle fabric?? Or who is the manufacturer? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Have you changed your website recently? I haven't been able to bring up a recipe and print it in the past several weeks. weyenmj@aol.com item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe today and loved it. However I felt that the patatoes needed 4 to 5 minutes in the microvave. I am not a rosemary fan so I added about 1 1/2 tsp. of chopped green onions instead. I will surly serve this at my next burnch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We don't eat ham. I found that this recipe is a great basic recipe for quiche. We made "left-over pie" Used tater-tots instead of the rigamarole with the micfrowaving of new potatoes; used some left over chicken breast and a finely diced 1 inch cube of left over corned beef (plenty of salt). Carmelized some onions in olive oil and a splash of balamic vinegar. Used "mexican-blend" shredded cheese. Didn't use rosemary at all but used "Mrs. Dash Original" as the all-purpose seasoning. Used 2% milk with the eggs and "Mrs. Dash". Sprinkled a little chopped cilantro on top. 35-40 minutes. Perfect. Let stand for a few minutes before serving. Not runny. Was gobbled up. I bet any reasonable leftovercombination could be used this way. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sandra's show today looked inviting so I decided to make her Ham and Cheese Quiche. I usually learn good tips from the reviews so read them and made notes on the printed recipe. With the alterations I made, it was excellent and enjoyed by my entire family. There were NO leftovers. One lady said she didn't use a deep dish and the ingredients ran all over her counter. When I prepare a new pie recipe, I always use a deep dish pie pan and also have a couple of buttered ramekins on the side as well. It stands to reason when you are pouring a filling into a pie crust, if the filling reaches the top, you STOP pouring!!! Then you don't have a mess on your counter. Pour the extra in the ramekins for individual members of your family or guests and mark on your recipe you will need a larger pan next time! I reduces the rosemary to 1 teaspoon rather than 1 tablespoon and that worked out just fine! I washed, cubed, and cooked the potatoes in a medium saucepan of salted water for about 10 minutes. You want them cooked and firm, but not falling apart. They were perfect in the quiche! If you don't have ham, you can always substitute 1 cup of cooked and crumbled bacon instead. I also add two green onions that had been thinly sliced to the cheese, potatoes, and ham mixture. Sliced cherry tomatoes that have been salted are also lovely to add color. Just have fun and use what you have on hand. Blanched broccoli is also very pretty for the color and a good way to get your children to eat their greens! I also added the suggested fourth egg. You might want to cover the edges of the crust the last 10 minutes of cooking with aluminum foil or a pie crust shield to keep it from browning too much. I love Sandra's show and think she is a genius with decorating, tablescapes, and ideas!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this yesterday. It will certainly become a repeat in our house! I did not use the rosemary, since I'm not a big fan of it. I also only used about 1/3 cup of milk, since so many people complained that it was runny. I baked it for about 40 mins. It set up very nicely, and I did shield it after about 30 minutes since the crust was becoming darker than I would have liked. Loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had a breakfast potluck at work, so I thought I would try it. I used only one potato, very little rosemary, and subsituted turkey ham for the ham. Very easy, yummy, and before I knew it, it was all gone. Thank you Sandra for the wonderful recipe item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful. A novice cook can turn this out quickly-great flavor. I have made it 4 times-by popular request. I use the already cooked & cubed red potatoes,found in the fresh produce section. You can get them with or without rosemary. Either way is good. Also-used 3 eggs is large,4 if not so large-does not effect taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It would have been helpful to mention that the pie crust has to be a deep dish crust. Whatever the depth of Sandra Lee's pie crust, it must have been at least twice as deep as the one we used. We didn't realize we had a problem until we tried putting the potatoes over the cheese and ham. There wasn't enough room in the pie shell for all of the ingredients. Then, when we added the egg mixture it overflowed the pie shell. Luckily, we had a cooking sheet under the pie crust otherwise we would have had a mess on the counter. As it was, we put our mess in the oven and it burned the top of our quiche. When it was done and we let it cool, it was hard to cut into pieces without it falling apart. I would use another egg and much less of the other ingredients to make sure that it holds together next time. Otherwise, we enjoyed to taste of it, although the rosemary was a little strong. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I should have read the other reviews before trying this recipe. The rosemary was seriously overpowering. It was like biting into a Christmas tree branch. Next time, I won't use rosemary at all. Also, I will definitely cook the potatoes a little longer. They weren't quite done. More cheese would make this better as well. Good base recipe to work with, but definitely needs tweaking. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wondered if anyone else has tried making this with turkey bacon? If so, how did it turn out? And how well done did you cook the turkey bacon before putting it into the crust? item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the directions but took the advice of other reviewers and limited the amount of rosemary and made sure the potatoes were fully cooked before I put them in the pie shell. It turned out wonderfully! This was an incredibly easy receipe to make and turned out really well. Thanks, Sandra Lee! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had to experiment with the amount of milk used. It was too moist the first time. The second time I made it, I cut down on the milk and added more ingredients like mushrooms and spinach. I baked it and then refrigerated it overnight. It was really good. My son-in-law was so impressed when I told him how easy it was to make that he also down loaded the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband and I were looking for something different to bring to the family Easter Brunch. We settled on this recipe for a couple of reasons. First, the recipe looked easy, which meant that our budding 11 year old chef could help. Second, it was portable. Just make the potatoes, throw them in the pie crust with the meat (we used chunks of applewood smoked bacon) and cheese, cover and go. We mixed up the eggs ahead of time and poured them over the potato/meat/cheese mixture right when we got to brunch. By the time the Easter egg hunt was over, the quiche was done. It was fantastic! Even my picky grandmother ate it. We altered the recipe a bit. As stated before, we used chunks of applewood smoked bacon instead of the ham. It also took nearly 15 minutes for the potatoes to cook in the microwave. I added salt and pepper to the potatoes along with a tablespoon of rosemary for TWO quiches. In essence, I cut the rosemary in half and thought that it was very aromatic and flavorful without overpowering the dish. This version of the dish takes 50 minutes to bake, but it was so good. I barely have any leftovers! Thanks for the great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe and instructions to the letter. After 40 minutes the eggs were browning on top and were firm (set). After 15 minutes of cooling my husband and I cut into it to enjoy our dinner and it was still pretty much liquid inside. I was really looking forward to having this too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I had to make this recipe a couple times before I got the spices to our liking. I found 4 eggs works better than 3, but maybe we have 'small' large eggs in Florida. I also added salt and pepper to the eggs and milk. I found the potatoes take a little longer in my microwave - 3.5 minutes does the trick. All microwaves are different - if your potatoes didn't cook through the first time, try a longer time. It is worth the experimenting, believe me. My husband loves it, and my Dad - the biggest food critic in our family - wanted the recipe. I took a cooking class and learned not to become a 'recipe jockey', one who follows recipes to the letter every time. I always follow them to the letter the first time through, then my husband and I critique it and determine what it needs more and less of - for OUR tastes. Everyone's tastes are different, so I encourage those of you who had bad luck to try again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Only thing they didn't like was the rosemary. No problem, just eliminated it. This works with salsa's and hot sauces, too. Fast, easy, and came out right the first time. Sandra Lee, this one is a super Semi-Homemade dish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is delicious!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved the rosemary potatoes. My husband is not a quiche fan at all, but loved this recipe. My daughter lived in France for 6 months and some of the best quiche. She said this was fantastic. Super simple and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed the recipe exactly as written, though I should have gone with my instincts when I was adding a tablespoon of rosemary. The rosemary is WAY too overpowering--it ruins the entire dish. Also, the potatoes are not cooked, and the eggs take AT LEAST ten more minutes to set than the recipe indicates. There isn't really enough egg in there to hold the entire slice together when serving. I was highly disappointed and would not recommend this recipe to someone else, nor would I make this dish again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Some reviews say this has no flavor, but that was not my finding at all! Followed recipe closely with the following changes, and result was PERFECT! 1. Used frozen Deep Dish pie shell, do not blind bake or thaw, just throw ingredients into frozen shell and bake. 2. Used only one potato, 2 would have been too many. Diced small (1/4 in) and cooked in microwave until totally done. I hate nothing more than undercooked potatoes. 3. Don't forget to season the egg mixture. Serve with hot sauce for a kick. I am pregnant, so I wanted this for dinner, and my family allowed it. Served with ripe peaches and melon. Nice light dinner for hot summer night. Had enough leftover for just me to eat it for breakfast the next day. Even my picky 2 year old ate his plate clean! Good one, Sandra! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was just okay. If I made it again I would only add 1/2 the rosemary it calls for. It was to overpowering. It needs some different spices because it doesn't have much flavor :( item not reviewed by moderator and published
Myself and my family loved this recipe. It was quick and easy and used ingredients I had at home. My son wants to know when I am making it again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
After watching this episode, I couldn't get my mind off of this recipe. I'd already had some turkey ham and cheese in the fridge, so I went out and got the other ingredients. This was wonderful! Instead of cooking the potatoes in the microwave, (Can you believe that I don't have one? It went out two years ago, and I was determined to see exactly how I could live life without one) I diced the potatoes into very bite-sized pieces and placed them into boiling water. I kept a close eye on them, tasting every few minutes to make sure they wouldn't overcook. I drained them, and added the rosemary. I also added a bit of seasoned salt. In addition, I used a deep-dish pie crust. I was worried, but this change was great! I'd probably use a little less than a cup of milk next time, and I can't wait to experiment with spinach, mushrooms, and even bacon! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I tried this recipe. Didn't care for it at all. The potatoes were not done some still crisp and don't care for rosemary. If try again will leave it out. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this recipe. I also love Sandra Lee. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We all enjoyed this quiche...I will say that I did use "Honey Baked Ham" and I used Jarlsberg and Truffle cheeses so that might have made it a tad better however as a basic quiche recipe this is it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It tasted pretty good, but the potatoes needed longer in the microwave than what the recipe said, and it needed to cook much longer in the oven, also. It kind of fell apart when i tried to serve it. It was okay, but just kind of a frustrating recipe. I hate it when the instructed times and temperatures don't work. It makes me wonder if the instructor has ever tried it themselves. Sorry Sandra... You seem nice, but this recipe was a little frustrating. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've never made a quiche before so this was the recipe for me. I used a frozen 9 inch pie shell and followed the recipe exactly. Oh, except for the all purpose seasoning (didn't have any) so I added a bit of onion powder, seasoning salt, celery salt, fresh ground black pepper, parsley and rosemary. Looked and tasted like I spent forever making it. Too bad I made this dish AFTER my in-laws went home. ;) Will make again and again and again. Thx. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Takes very little time to put together, you can make it your own by adding different chesses and meat also using veggies. item not reviewed by moderator and published
THE QUICHE WAS WONDERFULLY FLAVORFUL FOLLOWING THE RECIPE BUT I FOUND THAT BUYING THE SKILLET DICED POTATOES WITH ONION MADE A FINE SUBSTITUTION FOR THE RED SKIN POTATOES. THE TASTE AND AROMA WAS THE SAME IF NOT BETTER. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this as a way to use up leftover Easter ham. I reduced the rosemary to 1 tsp., used cheddar cheese and sliced one potato rather than dice two. I used adobe seasoning. It was excellent. I can see this as a great basic quiche to be used with a variety of cheeses/ veggies and meats. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was awesome. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My 4 year old doesn't like the regular ham & cheese quiche I make (which is more complicated). This one he loves! And so does the rest of the family. I used the salt-free McCormick garlic & herb seasoning. It was great along with the rosemary. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy (and as good) as pie...I noticed that the individuals who gave it a bad review explicitly state that they did not follow the recipe (microwaved eggs?)They seemed willing to lose $5 in ingredients just to bash Ms. Lee... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Spices too much, potatoes not cooked enough. Very dry, not enough egg custard. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My potatoes should have cooked longer in the microwave, which was my fault. But I should have used one Potato. I used a 8" pie pan, should have used a 9". I used 3 eggs should have used 2 and a half cup of milk. I didn't use a cup of cheese because there wasn't room for it! Luckily I used a cookie sheet under the pie plate that caught the mess. My dogs liked it thought!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was extremely simple to prepare. My husband loves rosemary potatoes, so I knew this would be a hit with him. The other reviewers felt that the dish was bland. However, I used Nature's Seasoning Blend by Morton's & felt the seasoning was appropriate. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this because I figured I had two pie shells to mess up before I got it right, and I nailed it on the first try. I used the eggs at room temperature and I also took the coolness off the milk before whisking it in (20 seconds in the microwave). I figured since this was actually baking, then I should follow baking suggestions, which is make sure all ingredients were at room temperature. I agree that you have to work with proportions, and I might "lighten" this the next time with mushrooms, rather than potatos. Overall, the seasoning worked for me, I could have diced a bit more ham and this is a delicious, though quite fattening recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read the other reviews and sauteed mushrooms, onions, and spinach with the ham and added more seasoning. I diced the potato a little smaller and added one more egg with 1 cup of milk. I used a regular pie crust, just did not fill it to overflow. Also I cooked it at 400 for 35 minutes, and then at 350 for about 5-8 minutes. It set perfectly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I followed this recipe exactly as written and the eggs remained runny...they wouldn't set...all it did was burn the crust and make trash. No more semi homemade for me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The quiche turned out well. Everyone liked it. It did take a little longer to cook than the recipe called for. Oh, and be sure and get the deep pie crusts. I would make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I also thought I had too much potato and the quiche took much longer to set than the recipe stated. But, it was really good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was surprised at how good this turned out. I did add just a little more of the all purpose seasoning. The only thing I would do differently next time is cut down on the rosemary just a little. The flavor was just a little too strong for me, however my family absolutely loved it. I'll definately make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
There was not near enough seasoning, it was very bland. Also, the recipe calls for a regular pie crust and if you go by the recipe it will overflow. I think the basic recipe is good and will try again adjusting seasoning and using a deep dish pie crust. Also, I would use 1 potato instead of two. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We found this to not have much flavor. It had way to much milk. It took much longer to cook then it said. My husband hated it and he loves eggs and ham. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so easy and the results were very good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Make up your mind on what it is you want to make. By adding one more egg and cutting the milk in half you are no longer making a Quiche. It is now a Frittata. Quiche are supposed to have the consistency of custard, NOT the consistency of an omelette. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't know how you can rate this recipe when you make so many changes, it isn't even the same recipe. Why not just post your own recipe? item not reviewed by moderator and published

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