Healthy Ham and Cheese Quiche

This Healthy Ham and Cheese Quiche tastes like it came straight from the bakery! Fluffy eggs, a flaky crust, and hearty ham and cheese taste so delicious. It also holds up well in the fridge, making it great for meal prep!

I LOVE getting breakfast at a bakery in the early morning. The warm bread, coffee, fresh pastries, and breakfast meat smell so divine and make my mouth water with anticipation! And while there’s nothing wrong with grabbing an egg sandwich to go, sometimes when I’m feeling a little fancy, I grab a slice of delicious quiche. And let me tell you, it never disappoints!

Unfortunately, breakfast at the bakery isn’t a daily option. 😂 So I decided to make my own quiche that would be healthier and just as delicious!

This Healthy Ham and Cheese Quiche is significantly lighter than your traditional quiche! I still used eggs, but replaced some of those eggs with egg whites. I also used 1% evaporated milk instead of heavy cream or half and half like most recipes require. Lastly, still used cheese (of course!), but added a little less than a traditional quiche would have. But don’t worry! You won’t notice at all. It’ll taste just like the bakery! 😉

Make this healthy ham quiche for weekend breakfast with the family or brunch with your girlfriends. It’s also amazing for meal prep because it holds up so well! I find that the flavors develop even more as the days pass. The whole family will love it and ask for it on repeat!

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS HEALTHY HAM AND CHEESE QUICHE

  • Tastes like it came straight from a bakery!
  • A crowd favorite the whole family will love.
  • Filled with fresh, hearty, and cheesy flavors.
  • Much lighter than your traditional quiche! Lower in fat and calories.
  • Holds up well in the fridge = great for meal prep!

INGREDIENTS

  • Pie crust – I kept it easy and used a frozen Pillsbury pie crust.
  • Onion
  • Eggs
  • Egg whites – I cut some of the eggs with egg whites to make this quiche a little lighter.
  • Evaporated milk – I used 1% milk fat, you can use any type of milk. Just make sure it’s plain.
  • Seasoning – We’ll use Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  • Ham – I love the hearty meaty flavor in each bite!
  • Cheese – I used a mixture of sharp cheddar for bold flavor and mozzarella for creaminess.
  • Fresh herbs – This brings so much flavor to the quiche! If you must, you can replace with dried herbs instead.

HOW TO MAKE HEALTHY HAM AND CHEESE QUICHE

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Gently transfer the pie crust to a pie dish. 
  2. Spray a small skillet with cooking spray and set to medium-high heat. Add diced onion and cook for 3-5 minutes or until soft and translucent. Then, remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. 
  3. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl until lightly beaten. Then, whisk in the egg whites, milk, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. You can add more or less salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the sautéed onions, ham, cheese, and fresh herbs. 
  4. Bake on the lower oven rack for 37 to 45 minutes, or until set along the edges and only slightly jiggly in the center. Top with more fresh herbs to serve.

HOW LONG DOES QUCIHE LAST?

To maximize the life of your Ham and Cheese Quiche, wrap the quiche dish well in saran wrap and store in the fridge. You can also divide into portions and store in containers or wrap in aluminum foil. It will last in the fridge for 1 week.

If you want to freeze the entire quiche, wrap air tight with saran wrap. The quiche will keep in the freezer for 4 months.

To freeze individual slices for grab and go meal prep, cut quiche into pieces and wrap tightly in aluminum foil or parchment paper. Store in an airtight Ziploc bag.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS HEALTHY HAM QUICHE

Can I use dried herbs instead of fresh herbs?

You can, but the fresh herbs taste so good that I highly recommend you use them! If you must use dried, you only need 2 tsp.

Do I need to use a Pillsbury pie crust?

Nope! Just make sure it’s a deep dish pie crust. I used the frozen one for convenience, but it’s actually pretty comparable in nutrition to a homemade pie crust.

Can I omit the pie crust?

Totally. For a lower carb and slightly lower fat option, go for it!

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Yield: 6

Healthy Ham & Cheese Quiche

Healthy Ham & Cheese Quiche

This Healthy Ham and Cheese Quiche tastes like it came straight from the bakery! Fluffy eggs, a flaky crust, and hearty ham and cheese taste so delicious. It also holds up well in the fridge, making it great for meal prep!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen deep dish pie crust - I used Pillsbury
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely diced (110g)
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup egg whites (180g)
  • 3/4 cup low fat evaporated milk* (180g)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 cup (8-oz.) diced ham
  • 1/2 cup 2% shredded sharp cheddar cheese (56g)
  • 1/4 cup 2% shredded mozzarella cheese (28g)
  • 2 Tbsp fresh herbs, chopped - like parsley, basil, or cilantro

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Gently transfer the pie crust to a pie dish. 
  2. Spray a small skillet with cooking spray and set to medium-high heat. Add the diced onion and cook for 3-5 minutes or until soft and translucent. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly. 
  3. Whisk the eggs in a large bowl until lightly beaten. Then whisk in the egg whites, milk, minced garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper (you can add more or less salt and pepper to taste). Stir in the sautéed onions, ham, both cheeses, and fresh herbs. 
  4. Bake on the lower oven rack for 37 to 45 minutes, or until set along the edges and only slightly jiggly in the center.
  5. Top with more fresh herbs to serve. 

Notes

MFP entry: LFF Ham and Cheese Quiche

Substitutions

*Milk: You can use any milk of choice. Just make sure it is plain and unsweetened (i.e. not vanilla flavored!) 

Pie crust: any deep dish pie crust works (store bought or homemade) for a low carb option, you can also omit pie crust completely.

Fresh herbs: LOVE the flavor fresh herbs bring, but if you need to replace, you can do so with 2 tsp dried.

Pro tip: transfer pie crust to pie dish directly out of the freezer. The longer it sits out, the easier it will be to break. You do not need to bake pie crust before adding the filling.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1/6 of quiche (162g)

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 278Total Fat: 12.8gSaturated Fat: 5.5gCarbohydrates: 22.4gFiber: 0.3gSugar: 6.1gProtein: 18.4g

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7 Comments

  1. WOW!!! This is amazing. I can’t believe it’s macro friendly. It feels like such a treat each morning when I’m eating a slice. Can’t wait to make this over and over again. The best part, it’s so quick and EASY to make. That’s a win/win in my book!!

    • RIGHT?? So good, quick, easy and macro-friendly, I mean it can hardly get better than that! 😂 thank you for your comment Jen! 💕

  2. Just made and ate my first piece and it so delicious!!! Question- can it be frozen and eaten at a later date?

  3. I made this quiche to have for breakfast this week and it is delicious! I couldn’t find puff pastry or pie crust at Trader Joe’s so I used their crescent rolls that come in a can as the base and it’s good but I’m excited to try this with an actual pie crust. The macros are still similar, just a few less carbs and a bit higher fat. Next time I’ll leave out the onions, they add a ton of flavor but I admit I like my eggs a little on the plain side lol. Excited to have this in my breakfast rotation, thank you for the great recipe Lauren!

    • I love the innovation! 😂 good to know the crescent rolls work in a crunch too lol! Thank YOU for taking the time to leave a comment! ❤️

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