A BIG thank you to Arla Dofino for sponsoring this Ham & Smoked Gouda Quiche recipe post. Please know that the opinions in this post are my own.
We LOVE cheese in our family, and this Arla Dofino Smoked Gouda is positively wonderful! I also love that their cheeses are free of added hormones and preservatives.
I will admit, that breakfast is typically a meal we reserve for Sundays. With a family of six, mornings are usually pretty chaotic. We look forward to sitting around our table as a family on Sunday mornings to a nice warm breakfast. When I told my kids we were having quiche this morning, I think you could hear them cheer in the next county over!
I always make quiche on Christmas morning. It’s nice to make most of it ahead of time, then bake it while we are seeing what Santa left for us!
I’m not sure why I don’t make it more often, it’s really pretty simple, and the reviews are always stellar.
Smoked Gouda Cheese and smoked Virginia ham just seem to go hand in hand — I knew it would make a tasty quiche, and boy! Was I right!
You can use your own pie crust recipe, but I used a refrigerated pie crust I purchased at the store. Chopped up my ham, shallots and grated my cheese.
Whisked the eggs up with some Half & Half and seasonings, and poured it into the crust.
I don’t blind bake my crusts when I make quiche, but you most certainly can if you prefer the bottom that way.
My kitchen smelled heavenly while this was baking. I lost count at how many times my kids asked “Mmmmm! Can we eat it yet, Mom?”
- 1 - pie crust, your own or store bought
- ½ cups shallots, chopped
- ½ pound smoked ham, chopped
- 1 cup Arla Dofino Smoked Gouda Cheese, shredded
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups Half & Half
- 2 teaspoons chives
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon sugar
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees, and line a 9 inch deep dish pie plate with a pie crust.
- Lay chopped shallots in the crust. Top with the chopped ham. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
- Whisk together eggs and Half & Half, whisk in the salt, sugar and chives. Pour over the top of the cheese.
- Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce oven to 300 degrees and bake for 30 minutes more.
- Let sit for 5 minutes before slicing.
If you want another Quiche option (I am having BOTH of these on Christmas Morning) here is my other favorite Quiche Recipe: