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Ham and cheese get the quiche treatment in this easy recipe.


Credit: Jennifer Causey

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15 mins
1 hr 10 mins

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.


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

395 calories; fat 26g; cholesterol 168mg; sodium 667mg; carbohydrates 24g; dietary fiber 1g; protein 16g; sugars 5g; saturated fat 11g.