Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Easiest Leftover Recipe Ever!

Who has leftover ham from Christmas? Raise your hand please. Thought there were a couple of you :).

I can stretch a spiral sliced ham for a week [well I could if someone didn't throw out the bone, ahem....Pooldad] and one of my family's favorite dishes is ham and spinach quiche.


It is so, so, so easy. I swear. If you like ham and eggs this is for you.


Ham and Spinach Quiche


1 heaping cup of diced ham


1 box of frozen spinach thawed and all the water squeezed out


1 cup shredded parmesan or swiss cheese [plus a little for the top]


5 - 6 eggs beaten with 1/2 cup milk, cream or half & half


1 pillsbury pie crust [or make your own]



  1. Line an 8 inch pie plate with single pie crust. Flute the edges of the crust.

  2. Place spinach in bottom. Sprinkle 1/2 the cheese over spinach.

  3. Layer the ham over the cheese. Sprinkle 1/2 cheese over ham.

  4. Pour egg/milk mixture evenly over veggies, cheese and ham.

  5. Sprinkle a little cheese on top. I also like a little paprika for color.

  6. Bake on a cookie sheet in a preheated 375 degree oven for 35 minutes or until a knife comes out clean.

  7. Allow to sit for 5-10 minutes to settle.

  8. Serve with a salad and crusty french bread. Yum.

You can use cooked broccoli in lieu of spinach. If you do use the spinach please make sure it has all the water squeezed out of it or you will have a soggy crust.


**The picture isn't mine - we ate ours too fast :) - it was as close as I could find, but the layers are opposite.


I found a great pizza crust recipe at Antiquity Oaks so next up is Hawaiian pizza - with ham and pineapple. Mmmmm - it is Wallene's favorite.




6 comments:

Jeannie said...

Love quiche - I've thrown all kinds of things in it esp since my daughter turned vegetarian

Kathy's Klothesline said...

I know what we will have for dinner tonight......

He threw out the bone!!!!!! Grounds for divorce, that is! The bone is the best part for some really good beans or soup.....

Olde Baggs n Stuft Shirts by LindaOma said...

Threw out the bone...no, can't be. That's punishable by 10 days at honey do labor. The shame of it all.
I love ham, even with green eggs, we actually had them one year when the "she beast" was a little girl just to see her face. It was great.
Have you tried Chicken in the Road's ham roll ups.....OMG, ya gotta do um. Even if you cheat and make them with canned biscuits and sandwich sliced American cheese, too wonderful.
outbl is the word. I'm gonna say it is a curse word in an ancient dead language that means. Damn that hurt.....see you've used outbl lately huh?

Rudee said...

You'd have had no leftovers if my father in law had been there.

I wish I liked ham and eggs, because that photo looks yummy.

Linda and Denny said...

Yup, gonna have to try that one. Got the ham, got the pie crust maker with me, don't have broccoli or spinach at the moment. It's now on the grocery list. Maybe I can get Denny to make a double crust and use the other crust to make a pumpkin pie. Ya think?

Word verification is mingod, as in "mingod that sounds good!"

Life in the mom lane said...

That looks really good Skippy I'll have to try it :)
I haven't been online the past couple of days- we had company... then had to clean up for the "new" company coming tomorrow... how is your mom??? I hope better- I said a prayer for her... and how is your knee????