Fast and Savory Ham, Cheddar, and Garden Herbs Quiche

Fast and Savory Ham, Cheddar, and Garden Herbs Quiche

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Warm weather calls for tasty room temperature food that refreshes!

I'm sharing a fast and easy to make ham and cheddar quiche that features home grown herbs.

Quiche and iced water on table with flowers

I'm a back deck container gardener with a medium green thumb. I've found instant success with a little batch of flavorful herbs to spice up lots of summertime dishes.

My shallow herb garden features dill, chives, thyme, rosemary and mint. These five easy to grow herbs offer so much flavor variation for any recipe.

Shallow planting pot with garden herbs

I add mint to lemon water. I boil a cup of water with a cup of sugar and add 6 rosemary sprigs for a yummy simple syrup for summer happy hour entertaining.

I chopped dill and chives and mixed into my easy ham and cheese quiche recipe that you'll find below.

Ham, Cheddar and Garden Herbs Quiche Best Bets

This quiche recipes comes together in just minutes, but does require a little bit of planning and preparation.

The two main elements are allowing the refrigerated pie crust to come to room temperature and then pre-baking the pie crust for 10 minutes in a 375 degree Farenheit oven.

With those little tasks out of the way you'll be able to pop your quiche in the oven for a solid 35 minutes and enjoy when it's ready.

While the crust is pre-baking, I combine all of the egg mixture ingredients in a deep mixing bowl.

When the pie crust is done I add the egg mixture and send my quiche into the oven.

As I make a real effort to clean my kitchen tools as I go, I wash up my mixing bowl and set that to dry. This way I can simply cut and eat my quiche when it's done and not think about clean up!

And my best recommendation for a fast and easy quiche dish is to use chopped ham available at most grocery stores. This handy little prepped ingredient makes this recipe a favorite!

Easy Rosemary Simple Syrup Recipe

Try this simple syrup recipe with any of your favorite herbs. Use this recipe to sweeten lemonade, iced tea and cocktails.


  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 c water
  • 6 large (4-6") rosemary sprigs

How To Make Rosemary Simply Syrup

  1. In a small saucepan on medium heat, combine water and sugar. Cook until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a light boil.
  2. Remove from heat and add rosemary to the pot.
  3. Let rosemary steep in syrup for 20 minutes. Steep longer if desired.
  4. When fragrant, remove rosemary from saucepan. Strain syrup to remove any rosemary fragments and pour into a mason jar with lid. Let cool.
  5. Chill and store in refrigerator for up to 4 days.
Quiche with salad and iced water


More Brunch Recipe Ideas

My ham and cheddar quiche is a great brunch addition that can be made the day before and served at room temperature.

I typically have more eggs on hand than I know what to do with. Since this quiche recipe calls for 5 eggs, it's a great way to use up the bounty!

Try a few of my other recipe wins for fast and easy breakfast options.

Lemon and Lavender Cream Scones Recipe

Loaded Bacon and Cheddar Twice Bake Potato Bites

Pumpkin Pie French Toast Casserole

Low Carb Bacon, Spinach and Cheese Egg Casserole

15 Minute Deviled Eggs Recipe

Clean Out The Fridge Frittata Recipe

Quiche in a tart pie pan on a stovetop

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Overhead photo of quiche in pan with spatula, flowers and plates

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Savory Ham, Cheddar, and Garden Herbs Quiche

Easy and savory quiche comes together in minutes for a great brunch, lunch or dinner option!

Servings: 8 Slice


  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 35 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins




  • 1 refrigerated pie crust (I use Pillsbury)
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1 TBS chopped dill
  • 1 TBS chopped chives
  • Please use whatever fresh herbs you have on hand that you like!
  • Salt and pepper to taste (the ham has sodium to season, so maybe not too much salt)


  1. Start by preheating oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Bake pie crust in oven for 10 minutes.
  3. While pie crust is baking, combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  4. When pie crust is finished baking, remove from oven and pour in egg mixture.
  5. Place baking dish back in oven and bake for 35 minutes.
  6. Remove baked quiche from oven, let cool 10 minutes.
  7. Dig in and enjoy immediately or let cool further to room temperature.
  8. Serve with a mixed green salad for a complete and delicious meal - enjoy!