This make-ahead quiche recipe is one of my all-time favorites! It can be frozen and baked later. My mother, who got this recipe from her friend Betty, used to make mass quantities and take them out whenever she needed one for an easy meal or hors d'oeuvre. She made it with light cream instead of milk.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
1 9-inch quiche


  • 1 ½ cups shredded Swiss cheese

  • 4 teaspoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust, frozen

  • ½ cup cooked ham, diced

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 cup milk

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground dry mustard

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

  • 2 tablespoons chopped pimento peppers


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C.)

  2. Toss shredded cheese and flour together in a medium bowl. Sprinkle mixture onto frozen pie crust. Add diced ham on top of cheese.

  3. Combine eggs, milk, salt, and dry mustard in a medium bowl. Beat until smooth and pour over cheese and ham.

  4. Place foil around the edges of the crust to protect it from burning.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the filling is set and the crust is golden brown, about 1 hour. A knife inserted into the center of the quiche should come out clean.

  6. Garnish with parsley and pimento peppers before serving.

    close up view of a Quiche with broccoli and bacon in a glass pie pan
    chibi chef

To Make Ahead:

Complete Steps 2 and 3. Cover quiche with a large piece of plastic wrap, overlapping the sides, then wrap with a large piece of foil and seal well; the plastic will keep the foil from sticking to the food. Place quiche in the freezer.

When ready to cook, remove quiche from the freezer and remove foil and plastic wrap. Then follow Steps 1, 4, 5, and 6, above.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

260 Calories
17g Fat
14g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 260
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 377mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 7mg 34%
Calcium 211mg 16%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 138mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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