Quiche is one of our favorite main courses over the holidays. I mostly make it for brunch for a crowd, but I also love to serve it for dinner. It can be such a nice change from a traditional dinner featuring meat or poultry; plus, it is a great way to use up whatever is lingering in your fridge. I play with seasonings now and then to change up the flavor, and lately I’ve gotten into adding Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dressing. Not only is the flavor terrific, but it also makes the ham and cheese quiche extra creamy and is a hit with the entire family!
The nice thing about this quiche is that it is truly a cinch to prepare. I start by whisking all the ingredients in a bowl. In this case I used chopped cooked ham I had leftover from another meal. Diced prosciutto or crumbled bacon would work well, too. Then I swirl Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dressing right into the batter—it gives the quiche a creamy boost, and the seasonings play perfectly with the cheese and ham. I bake it up in a pre-made pie shell and brunch (or dinner) is ready!
Ham & Cheese Ranch Quiche
I've got the secret to making the best quiche on the block...you'll want to read this recipe before your next brunch!
- Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dressing: ½ cup
- 9-inch pie crust, pre-baked according to instructions: 1
- cooked ham, chopped into small pieces: 4 ounces
- shredded sharp cheddar cheese: 1 cup
- eggs: 3 large
- whole milk: ½ cup
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Scatter the ham on the bottom of the pre-baked pie shell. Place the pie on a baking sheet and set aside.
Step 2: In a large bowl whisk the cheese, eggs, milk, and Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dressing. Stir until the eggs are completely broken up and the batter is as smooth as possible.
Step 3: Pour the batter into the pie crust and bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until the top of the quiche is golden brown and set. Check if it is done by inserting a knife into the middle and making sure it comes out clean. Allow to cool until comfortable to touch.
Slice and serve!
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