Ham and Cheese Quiche

Ham and cheese quiche is good, but ham and cheese quiche from your slow cooker is an ideal winter meal. Fill homemade pastry with cheese, ham, eggs, and peppers, and let your slow cooker take care of the rest.

Ham and Cheese Quiche
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
25 mins
Slow Cook Time:
4 hrs
Stand Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 recipe Homemade Pastry

  • 1 ½ cup shredded cheddar, Swiss, and/or provolone cheese (6 oz.)

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup diced cooked ham

  • ¼ cup chopped roasted red sweet pepper

  • ¼ cup sliced green onions

  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 ½ cup half-and-half or milk

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Homemade Pastry

  • 1 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • ¼ cup butter, cut up, or shortening

  • ¼ cup cold water


  1. Line a 6-qt. oval slow cooker with foil. Coat foil with cooking spray; remove foil liner from cooker. Prepare Homemade Pastry. On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry into a 14x11-inch oval. Transfer to foil liner and return to cooker. Fold down top edges of pastry to make an even crust that extends 1 1/2 inches up the sides. Coat a second sheet of foil with cooking spray and fit, coated side down, into crust (this will help hold up sides of pastry). Cover and cook on high 1 hour. Remove top sheet of foil.

  2. In a medium bowl toss together cheese and flour; spread into crust. Top with ham, roasted pepper, and green onions. In same bowl combine remaining ingredients. Pour over mixture in crust.

  3. Cover and cook on high 3 to 3 1/2 hours more or until a knife comes out clean, giving crockery liner a half-turn halfway through if possible. Turn off cooker. If possible, remove crockery liner from cooker. Let stand, uncovered, 30 minutes before serving.

Homemade Pastry

  1. In a bowl stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening and butter until pea size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part of the mixture; toss with a fork. Push moistened pastry to side of bowl. Repeat moistening flour, gradually adding water until dough begins to come together. Gather it into a ball, kneading gently until it holds together.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

257 Calories
18g Fat
15g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 257
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 337mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 3.2mg 16%
Calcium 149mg 11%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Potassium 99mg 2%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 43.8mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.4mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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