This simple Spinach Ham & Cheese Quiche has something for everyone. It's loaded with healthy spinach, cheesy goodness, and ham for added protein. Serve this up with a side of Roasted Rosemary Potatoes or toasted bagels with my Dill Cream Cheese Spread!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
You will love this savory quiche because it can be eaten any time of day! That's something I love about quiche, it's an amazing breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even dinner. This Spinach Ham & Cheese Quiche is delicious any time of day. In the morning, I love enjoying this with a half of bagel and my Dill Cream Cheese Spread. And for lunch or dinner, I'll eat this Spinach Ham & Cheese Quiche with a salad like my Kale Apple Salad.
I love this Spinach Ham & Cheese Quiche because you can easily make it ahead of time! If you are hosting brunch or just want to meal prep, this is an amazing make ahead dish. Just be sure to store it in the fridge. You can reheat it easily in your oven, toaster oven, or air fryer. Do not use a microwave to reheat this as the crust will become incredibly soggy! But, it reheats to perfection in the oven.
Tips for Spinach Ham & Cheese Quiche
• Use the correct size pan, make sure to have a 9-inch tart pan and not a 9-inch pie pan, they are completely different pans. The tart pan is smaller, so if you use a pie pan, you'll be struggling to fit this crust in there!
• Make sure you use cold butter for the crust, the colder the butter, the flakier the crust!
• Make sure you use pie weights (or beans, rice, or quinoa) – or something to hold your quiche crust in place while par baking. If you don't use one of these items to hold the crust in, it will sink while baking the first time. You need to use a weighted item when par baking because there is nothing inside to hold the dough in place. That's why the weights are important. The par baking is important because the filling is a liquid, the liquid itself won't hold the crust up when baking. So this is why you par bake first, that way the crust is partially baked (that's where the term par bake comes from) and it can stay up on its own to support a liquid filling.
• If your quiche looks giggly, don't be afraid to bake it a little bit longer! If you see it wet or giggly in the center, add 2 more minutes to your timer and go increments of 2 minutes and keep checking it. It should be set when removed from the oven.
• You can bake this quiche a day ahead of when you plan to enjoy it. Just store it in the fridge overnight and you can easily reheat the entire quiche before serving!
• Don't reheat this quiche in the microwave as the crust will become soggy! Do not do this! You can easily reheat the quiche in your toaster oven, air fryer, or regular oven on a bake or warm setting until it's hot.
Ingredients for Spinach Ham & Cheese Quiche
Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour (use code MIMIORGANIC15 for 15% off your order!)
Organic Spinach (fresh or frozen)
Organic Ham (leftover or deli meat is fine)
Why go organic?
You may be wondering why I push organic ingredients for everything, even savory and healthy dishes. Organic ingredients go beyond just health and wellness, and contribute so much to the taste and flavor of a recipe. So, if you think that you're making something healthy and buying fruits, veggies, or meats so maybe you don't need to spend the extra to go organic here – let me sway your thinking.
Organic ingredients are made in a more pure way, therefore using no additives, no GMOs, and minimal ingredients. This really allows the true ingredients to shine – and because of that their flavor shines through. Therefore, organic ingredients are more flavorful than their non organic counterparts. So, just because it's already a healthy recipe, or you're already buying good for you ingredients – it doesn't mean you can skip organic! Trust me here, and make the switch. Your body and your taste buds will thank you!
So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.
Spinach Ham & Cheese QuicheDifficulty: Intermediate
This simple Ham & Cheese Quiche has the addition of spinach and spices for a savory brunch recipe that everyone will love.
127 grams (1 cup) organic all purpose flour, plus extra for rolling
1/2 cup (113 grams) organic salted butter, cold
1/4 cup cold water
4 organic large eggs
1/2 cup organic milk
1/4 teaspoon organic dried sage
1/4 teaspoon organic dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
30 grams (1/3 cup) organic grated white cheddar
14 grams (1/3 cup) organic spinach
4 slices organic ham, diced
fine sea salt and black pepper to taste
- To make the crust: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the flour and cane sugar.
- Remove butter from the fridge and chop into small cubes, the smaller your cubes are the flakier your crust. I recommend at least cutting the sticks of butter into 4 and then chop into small cubes from there. Add the cold cubed butter to the flour mixture.
- Measure out cold water and have ready. Turn mixer on low and slowly start to incorporate all the ingredients. Gradually turn mixer to medium speed. Once the butter mixture looks like wet sand, immediately add in all the water. As soon as the dough comes together, stop mixer.
- Using your hands, form the dough into a disk and place in plastic wrap. Chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- On a floured surface, roll out the crust to 1/4-inch thick. Place in a tart pan and form against sides. Fold over edges to create even sides that are flush with the edge of the pan.
- Place a piece of parchment paper into the quiche pan and fill with rice or pie weights. Par bake for 25 minutes, remove beans and parchment paper, and bake again for 15 minutes. The edges will start to brown.
- To make the filling: In a medium bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, sage, rosemary, and onion powder. Add in white cheddar cheese, spinach, and ham and mix together. Transfer to the quiche crust and spread evenly.
- Bake for 40 minutes, until set. Serve immediately with sea salt and pepper.
- Store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
- High Altitude — Parbake at 350°F for 15 minutes, remove parchment paper and weights and bake for another 10 minutes. Once filled, bake for 35 to 40 minutes, until set.
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