Ham and vegetable quiche

Quiches are very popular here in Montreal, but they are originally French. This is a handy food for bringing to a party or to eat as a light meal, e.g. with a soup or a salad.

I didn’t make the shell itself when I made this, was just lazy and bought the already made frozen one and added the filling. The recipe makes two medium size quiches.

1 2/3 cups flour
1/2 cup butter (cold)
250 gr cream cheese

6 eggs
2 cups ham, finely diced
2 slices of bacon, fried and cut into little pieces
2 green onions, finely sliced
1/2 cups mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup cooking cream
1/2 cup milk
2 cups shredded Cheddar
1 cup cauliflower, cooked and finely chopped
1 cup broccoli, cooked and finely chopped
1/2 cup carrots, cooked and shredded
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp parsley
salt and pepper


Mix the flour, butter and cream cheese in a food processor (a stand mixer should work too) and form into a ball.

Roll the dough and put in to medium sized oven proof dishes. Bake at 180°C (350°F) for 15 minutes.

While the shell is in the oven you can prepare the filling. Whisk the eggs for 2 minutes and mix the rest of the ingredients together and keep whisking for 2 minutes. I just did this by hand.

Put the filling in the shells and bake for 30 minutes at the same temperature as before.

You can of course use any vegetables you like, meat or any leftovers. This would be perfect for cleaning out leftovers from the fridge, e.g. ham, pepper, spinach or sausages.

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