Crustless Ham and Cheddar Quiche

Chopped ham, cheddar cheese, and minced garlic baked in a creamy egg mixture. This simple to make, gluten-free crustless ham and cheddar quiche tastes amazing and leftovers can easily be frozen for another meal.

Crustless Ham and Cheddar Quiche | Cooking with a Wallflower

Some days, I’m in the mood for quiche. It’s one of those meals that you can easily freeze and reheat later. And that’s a huge deal for me because some nights when I come home from work, I really don’t want to cook. Being able to freeze slices of this quiche and reheat it for dinner later on in the week makes me love this dish all the more.

This quiche is filled with ingredients you can easily find in your kitchen. Cloves of garlic, leftover ham, cheddar cheese (or any cheese for that matter), milk, eggs, and salt. Simple ingredients that result in an amazing taste. What more can you ask for?

Crustless Ham and Cheddar Quiche | Cooking with a Wallflower

I didn’t use a crust for this version of quiche, so it’s gluten free and low in carbs, but if you would like to add a crust, you can go ahead and pre-bake the crust before adding all the ingredients.

With melted cheddar cheese and smokiness from the ham, this quiche is savory and creamy and absolutely addictive. One of my favorites.

What I love about quiche is that it’s one of those dishes that you don’t really need a recipe for. As long as you have the basic ingredients: eggs, cheese, milk, and salt, you can change up the other ingredients to create a quiche perfect for you. Here are some other ideas for quiche in case this one isn’t to your liking.

Crustless Ham and Cheddar Quiche | Cooking with a Wallflower

Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9 inch pie dish with nonstick cooking spray or olive oil.

In a small skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat for a minute before adding the minced garlic. Cook the garlic until they become aromatic and golden brown. Place the minced garlic at the bottom of the pie dish. If you want, you can skip the garlic to make this recipe even easier, but I love the taste of garlic, especially in quiche.

Place chopped ham over the minced garlic in an even layer.

Crustless Ham and Cheddar Quiche | Cooking with a Wallflower

In a medium sized bowl, beat the eggs. Then whisk together with 2% milk, whole milk, and a little bit of salt until incorporated. You can use just 2% milk if you like, but the quiche won’t be as creamy. Or you can use all whole milk too for extra creaminess. I used a combination of both. Pour the egg mixture over the chopped ham.

Crustless Ham and Cheddar Quiche | Cooking with a Wallflower

Crustless Ham and Cheddar Quiche | Cooking with a Wallflower

Scatter shredded cheddar cheese on top.

Sprinkle chopped chives on top for added color. You can also use scallions too. I just really like a pop of color in my food.

Crustless Ham and Cheddar Quiche | Cooking with a Wallflower

Bake the quiche in the oven for about 50-55 minutes until the top is browned and the center seems firm.

Crustless Ham and Cheddar Quiche | Cooking with a Wallflower

Allow the quiche to cool for a few minute before slicing.

Serve the quiche warm.

Enjoy!

Crustless Ham and Cheddar Quiche | Cooking with a Wallflower

 

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Chopped ham, cheddar cheese, and aromatic garlic baked in a creamy egg mixture. This simple to make gluten-free crustless ham and cheddar quiche tastes amazing and leftovers can easily be frozen for another meal.
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chopped cooked ham
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 large eggs, cracked and beaten
  • ¼ cup 2% milk
  • ¾ cup whole milk (or half and half)
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • Chopped chives or scallions for garnish
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Lightly grease a 9 inch pie dish with nonstick cooking spray or olive oil.
  2. In a small skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat for a minute before adding the minced garlic. Cook the garlic until they become aromatic and golden brown. Place the minced garlic at the bottom of the pie dish.
  3. Place chopped ham over the minced garlic in an even layer.
  4. In a medium sized bowl, beat the eggs. Then whisk together with 2% milk, whole milk, and a little bit of salt until incorporated. Pour the egg mixture over the chopped ham.
  5. Scatter shredded cheddar cheese on top.
  6. Sprinkle chopped chives or scallions over the cheese if desired.
  7. Bake the quiche in the oven for about 50-55 minutes until the top is browned and the center seems firm.
  8. Allow the quiche to cool for a few minute before slicing.
  9. Serve the quiche warm.

 

 

 

 

20 comments

  1. Suzy Barker says:

    Good recipe. Crustless quiche is a regular favourite in our house as it’s gluten-free. And if I’m short of time we just make fancy pants omelettes instead – quicker to cook!

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