Make Ahead Quiche

This is absolutely, hands-down, my favorite freezer meal ever!  Every time I bake a ham and have leftovers, I put together 2 or 3 of these quiches and keep them in the freezer for those times I just don’t feel like cooking.  Of course, you have to be careful transferring the unbaked quiche to the freezer not to slosh around the filling too much, but I love that this goes straight from the freezer to the oven.

And it bakes up beautifully!  It would be a great breakfast, but I usually serve it as a light dinner with a fresh fruit salad.  I’ve also used ham in place of the bacon.  You can make your own crust, but I usually resort to a pre-made frozen crust. It’s a great, basic recipe that I think would do well with all kind of additions and variations.  My whole family loves it! And I love knowing I have a delicious ready-to-bake meal on hand for those nights (or mornings) when I’m just not in the mood to cook.

Make Ahead Quiche
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 cup cooked ham, diced
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground dry mustard
  • Dash of pepper
Instructions
  1. In a medium bowl, toss the flour with the grated cheese. Evenly spread the cheese over the bottom of the pie crust.
  2. Top the cheese with the diced ham.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, half and half, salt, pepper and dry mustard. Stir in the green onions.
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the ham and cheese.
  5. Cover the unbaked quiche with plastic wrap, then with foil, sealing the edges well. Place the prepared quiche in the freezer.
  6. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Do not thaw the quiche!
  7. Remove the foil and plastic wrap. Place the foil around the edges of the crust to prevent burning.
  8. Place the frozen quiche in the oven and bake for about 1 hour, or until the filling is set and the crust is golden brown.
  9. To cook the quiche immediately (without freezing first), preheat the oven to 350 degrees and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 8 servings

Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from allrecipes.com.

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Comments

  1. I have some ham I need to use–this looks like the perfect dish. I’ve never met a quiche I didn’t love and to have one in the freezer would be awesome. Great post. It’s pinned.

  2. Ohhhhh- awesome. Hubs was just saying how he wanted to make some. Thanks Danelle!

  3. I love quiche and I usually get up extra early to fix it. I can’t wait to try these. Sleeping in is always a plus!! :)

  4. What a great idea! I am going to use up some of the leftover easter ham and try this out!

  5. I made this tonight and it was a huge success! I just baked it immediately, but now I plan to make a few more and freeze them for later. Thanks for sharing a great recipe.

  6. I made this tonight for my husband-test run- he loved it. So easy to make. Plan to make more and freeze for our family get-together. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Hi, I was curious…..why cook the frozen one at a higher temp than the fresh (unfrozen one)? Thanks!

    • The higher temp just helps the frozen one get past that frozen state a bit quicker. I suppose you could cook it at the same temp as the unfrozen one, but you’d have to cook it longer.

  8. I love that this quiche can be frozen before baking – great idea for dinner on busy weeknights.

  9. Hi – I;m a bit curious – are you using a glass pie plate? Thanks:)

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