Baked Ham, Egg, and Cheese Quiche

Baked Ham, Egg, and Cheese Quiche

Breakfast usually needs to be eaten quickly, especially on school mornings. Stay full longer with these easy protein-packed quiches.

Breakfast tends to be our most boring meal, with the same thing every day. Knowing we want to switch it up a little and try to cut out sugary breakfast foods, I decided to try something completely different.

I have seen recipes making eggs in a muffin pan, so wanted to try out a recipe along those lines. I wanted something fairly quick and easy, but a meal that would be filling for us all for the day. And bonus, it’s easy for the kids to help make and eat. These are packed with protein with both ham and eggs, so they are a great way to start the day off right. 

If you are looking for a good school-morning meal, then this can be one for you if you get up and start these immediately. Then get everyone ready for school and these should be about ready at that time. Or they can be made the night before and stored in the refrigerator and heated up quickly in the morning.

My boys weren’t too sure about these at first and had a little hard time eating them. But once we cut them up a bit, they started to like them better. We served them with some orange juice and strawberries to have a more balanced breakfast than we do most mornings.

Step by Step

Start by preheating the oven to 350F and spray the muffin cups with a non-stick spray. Then line the muffin cups with your sliced ham. We always get the honey ham because we like the slightly sweet flavor to it, but any ham should work for these, depending on your family’s preference.

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk the eggs together, then add in the milk, cheese (I used cheddar), green onion, thyme, salt, and pepper. You can add or remove any seasonings that you want from this, adjusting it to what your family likes with their eggs. If you were to make an omelet, what would you put in it? Add that to the eggs.

Use a spoon to add the egg mixture into the muffin cups on top of the ham. I like to use a spoon rather than just pouring because otherwise the cheese tends to fall to the bottom of the bowl and doesn’t get distributed to the quiches. You will want to fill the muffin cups about 3/4 of the way. If you fill them too much, they may overflow when baking.

Bake the quiche in the preheated oven for about 25 minutes, depending on how done you like your eggs. I don’t like mine runny at all, and 25 minutes was a good amount of time for that. If you prefer a softer egg, then lessen the time just a few minutes.

The tops of the quiches may start to brown, and if it gets too brown for your liking, pull them out of the oven and very loosely cover with a piece of aluminum foil. Once they are done cooking, remove the quiches from the pan and cool on a wire rack.

Once they are cool enough to touch, they are cool enough to serve!

Recipe

Baked Ham, Egg, and Cheese Quiche

Baked Ham, Egg, and Cheese Quiche

Breakfast usually needs to be eaten quickly, especially on school mornings. Stay full longer with these easy protein-packed quiches.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese, eggs, ham
Servings: 6 quiches
5 from 4 votes

Ingredients

  • 6 slices deli ham
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 2 tbsp green onion (chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp thyme (dried)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Spray muffin pan with nonstick spray and line with ham
  • Whisk together remaining ingredients
  • Spoon egg mixture into ham until about 3/4 full
  • Bake for about 25 minutes or until they are golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean
  • Let cool about 10 minutes
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 131mg 44%
Sodium 600mg 25%
Potassium 178mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Sugars 1g
Protein 16g 32%
Vitamin A 9.4%
Vitamin C 0.5%
Calcium 25.2%
Iron 4.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Baked Ham, Egg, and Cheese Quiche

33 thoughts on “Baked Ham, Egg, and Cheese Quiche”

  1. Oh my goodness! this looks easy to make and YUM in the TUM! I can’t wait to make this, luckily I have all the ingredients and I will give it a try tomorrow… thanks!

  2. gastrotravelogue

    I love quiche. These look so easy to make and have all my favourite ingredients in them. It’s great that you can freeze them as well. What’s the best way of defrosting them?

    1. I didn’t get a chance to try it, but I would try popping them back in the oven for just a few minutes. In my experience, the microwave makes things like this a little spongy and I would have a hard time with that texture.

      1. That looks so good and will be the menu for our next Sunday Brunch. I will share with you, Stephanie, thanks for sharing another awesome recipe.

  3. Jessica Williams

    These look great! I love having eggs for breakfast and really like the ham and cheese additions. These would also be wonderful for dinner!

  4. This is really yummy and delicious. I made it last week and I could not taste it because it was long gone. Am making another tomorrow and am giving no one.

  5. Oh Stephanie! this is simply genius! what a wonderful and tasty idea for a low carb meal that is made with all familiar ingredients!! Thank you!

  6. I have been on a low-carb high fat diet for quite a while and, let’s face it, it gets boring sometimes because I am having a hard time finding healthy recipes that are delicious at the same time. This looks and sounds like a great option. Thanks for sharing this. I can already see myself making this for breakfast on Sunday!

  7. I really love quiche! These mini ones look like they would be so easy to make and take with you on the go.

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