Ham-and-Bacon Quiche

Ham-and-Bacon Quiche Recipe

Real men will definitely eat this quiche because it's loaded with all kinds of tasty ingredients: ham, bacon, mushrooms, cheese and cream. But the best part of the deal is that refrigerated pie crust keeps prep time to just 20 minutes.


Makes 6 to 8 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes
Stand: 10 Minutes


1 (15-oz.) package refrigerated piecrusts
1 egg white, lightly beaten
6 bacon slices
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 1/2 cups half-and-half
1 cup chopped cooked ham
6 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Swiss cheese
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour


1. Fit 1 piecrust into a 9-inch deep-dish pieplate according to package directions; trim dough around edges of pieplate.

2. Place remaining piecrust on a lightly floured surface; cut desired shapes with a decorative 1-inch cookie cutter. Brush edge of piecrust in pieplate with beaten egg white; gently press dough shapes onto edge of piecrust. Pierce bottom and sides with a fork.

3. Line piecrust with parchment paper or aluminum foil; fill piecrust with pie weights or dried beans.

4. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Remove weights and parchment paper; bake 5 more minutes, and set aside. Reduce oven temperature to 350°.

5. Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Remove bacon, and drain on paper towels, reserving 2 tsp. drippings in pan. Crumble bacon, and set aside.

6. Sauté chopped onion and mushrooms in hot drippings 3 to 4 minutes or until tender.

7. Stir together bacon, onion mixture, half-and-half, and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine cheese and flour; add to bacon mixture, stirring until blended. Pour mixture into crust.

8. Bake at 350° for 45 to 50 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. (Shield edges with aluminum foil to prevent excess browning, if necessary.) Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Karen Wilcher, Mitchellville, Maryland,

Southern Living

April 2006
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