This ham and broccoli quiche recipe is partially my own and partially from Barbie Anderson of my cooking club group. It's creamy, flavorful, and not too fattening! The recipe calls for deli ham, but I used leftover ham from Christmas and I think the thicker, diced ham made it taste great.



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Coat a 9-inch microwave-safe pie plate with cooking spray. Spread hash browns over the bottom and up the sides to form a crust. Press potatoes down lightly and dust with 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper. Cook in the microwave on high for 2 minutes; remove from microwave and again press potatoes down lightly.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onions and cook until soft, 5 to 6 minutes. Add broccoli and garlic; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook until broccoli is crisp-tender, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

  • Beat eggs in a bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Add cream cheese and beat until almost smooth. Stir in ham, Cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, salt, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper. Stir in cooked broccoli mixture and pour into hash brown crust.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges are puffed and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 45 to 50 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before slicing.

Cook's Notes:

Feel free to use fresh broccoli in place of frozen.

You can use a premade pie crust if you prefer that over hash browns.

Nutrition Facts

389.9 calories; protein 20.1g 40% DV; carbohydrates 20.5g 7% DV; fat 28.5g 44% DV; cholesterol 223.9mg 75% DV; sodium 690mg 28% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
This is a good recipe but my husband prefers a pie crust. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
I made this for my wife last night and she thought it was fabulous! The hash brown crust really adds a new and delicious dimension to the quiche. I had to modify the ingredients a little in quantity as my pie plate is of a larger size about 10 inches. But otherwise I followed the recipe exactly. Since my pie was bigger and perhaps my oven a little cooler I needed to cook it about 55 minutes and could probably have gone to 60 minutes. The broccoli was crisp and had a little crunch which was perfect. We are looking forward to the leftovers and we will make this again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This is a good recipe but my husband prefers a pie crust. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Next time I will use cubed ham. Deli ham seemed to get a bit hidden. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I really liked this recipe it is simple it has all the food groups the texture is amazing. What I did differently added Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle to the onions used a large clove of fresh garlic and like the author suggests used some of that Smoked Virginia ham. I deliberately added parmesan on the top before cooking about 1/4 cup grated Reggiano ground black pepper on top a light sprinkling of Mrs Dash. Read More