Ham and Leek Quiche


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

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Photo: Jennifer Causey
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins

Salty ham nestles alongside nutty Gruyère, melted leeks, and buttery Swiss chard in this simple ham and leek quiche recipe—a favorite easy Easter dinner idea. 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.

Starting with a store-bought frozen pie shell makes this recipe extra quick and easy to pull off. Serve with a side salad or roasted asparagus spears.


  • 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


  1. 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.

  2. Whisk eggs, buttermilk, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Add cooled leek mixture, cheese, and ham; fold until combined. Pour into piecrust.

  3. 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 (per serving)

395 Calories
26g Fat
24g Carbs
16g Protein
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.

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