Food Recipes Ham and Leek Quiche 5.0 (1) 1 Review Ham and cheese get the quiche treatment in this easy recipe. By Jasmine Smith Jasmine Smith Jasmine Smith is a recipe developer and tester. She has expertise in culinary nutrition with a background in working the line at multiple restaurants with a farm-to-table focus. Her work can be found in various publications, such as Food Wine, Southern Living, Eating Well, Health Magazine, and many more. Real Simple's Editorial Guidelines Updated on September 2, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jennifer Causey Hands On Time: 15 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 10 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Jump to recipe Salty ham nestles up alongside nutty Gruyère, melted leeks, and buttery Swiss chard in this simple quiche recipe. The filling has a twist, though: Buttermilk stands in for regular milk, adding a slight tang to each bite that plays off the salty ham and cheese. Serve with a side salad or roasted asparagus spears. P.S. Though a store-bought crust works absolutely fine, you can substitute a DIY version using Real Simple's Basic Flaky Piecrust recipe. Ingredients 1 9-inch frozen deep-dish piecrust shell 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 cups packed sliced Swiss chard leaves (from a 5-ounce bunch), tough ribs removed 1 medium leek, white and pale green parts sliced (1 cup) 4 large eggs 1 ⅓ cups whole buttermilk ½ teaspoon kosher salt ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 4 ounces Gruyère cheese, shredded (about 1 cup) .6666 cup chopped leftover or deli ham Directions Preheat oven to 375 F. Place pie crust on a baking sheet. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium. Add chard and leek; cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat. Let cool for 5 minutes. Whisk eggs, buttermilk, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add cooled leek mixture, cheese, and ham; fold until combined. Pour into piecrust. Bake until center of quiche is just set, 40 to 45 minutes. Remove from oven. Let cool for 10 to 15 minutes before slicing. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 395 Calories 26g Fat 24g Carbs 16g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 395 % Daily Value * Total Fat 26g 33% Saturated Fat 11g 55% Cholesterol 168mg 56% Sodium 667mg 29% Total Carbohydrate 24g 9% Dietary Fiber 1g 4% Total Sugars 5g Protein 16g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.