Country Ham Quiche: Brunch Recipe

December 16, 2020
Country Ham Quiche

Hey, y’all – Happy Day 16 of Blogmas! Blogmas is a series that I am bringing to the blog this year (and hopefully in subsequent years) that will provide y’all with a new recipe every day of December through Christmas. How fun is that? Today I’m excited to be sharing my take on the perfect Sunday morning dish: my country ham quiche. This quiche has so much flavor + will quickly turn into a family favorite, I promise you that!

Country Ham Quiche

Country Ham Quiche

Love the recipe for my Country Ham Quiche? Check out the rest of my recipes here!


Do I have to use country ham for this quiche?

Absolutely not. Country ham is merely my ham of choice. If you’d prefer, you can use the ham of your choice.

What is country ham?

Country ham is a version of ham that is immensely popular in the south. It is heavily salted and preserved by curing and smoking. It has a unique flavor and is popular as a breakfast protein.

Is there a shortcut for this recipe?

Yes, you do not have to make your own country ham. Many supermarkets, including Kroger, have country ham already prepared in the deli. Ask the deli attendant to cut some country ham for you, saving the cooking and preparation time at the beginning.

Country Ham Quiche

Country Ham Quiche

JC Phelps
Love quiche? You'll love this recipe, which is one of my favorite brunch recipes: my Country Ham Quiche!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course brunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 343 kcal


  • 1 frozen deep dish pie shell
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 3-4 slices fried country ham diced
  • 1 cup broccoli cooked, chopped (I prefer to air fry it)
  • 1/2 c. gruyere cheese
  • 1/2 c. sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 c. monterey jack
  • 1/2 c. half-and-half
  • 2 shallots
  • 3 tbsp. Dijon Mustard I recommend Grey Poupon
  • Minced Garlic
  • Black pepper to taste
  • EVOO


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Fry the country ham in extra virgin olive oil over medium heat; you will flip once the ham has browned and will cook the other side in the same fashion. Don’t overcook as it will become dry. Dice after cooking.
  • In a pan over medium heat, cook 2 shallots and the minced garlic in extra virgin olive oil until tender. In a mixing bowl, combine beaten eggs with country ham, broccoli, gruyere, sharp cheddar, monterey jack, half-and-half, shallots + garlic, and 1 tbsp. of dijon mustard. Spread the remaining 2 tbsp of dijon mustard around the inside of the deep dish pie shell. Pour in egg mixture.
  • Bake for roughly 40-45 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out of the middle clean. Broil for 1-2 minutes to brown the top.
  • Enjoy!


Sodium: 579mgCalcium: 371mgVitamin C: 11mgVitamin A: 611IUSugar: 2gFiber: 1gPotassium: 197mgCholesterol: 133mgCalories: 343kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 12gFat: 24gProtein: 18gCarbohydrates: 14gIron: 1mg
Keyword country ham, country ham quiche, quiche
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Country Ham Quiche

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,


Love the recipe for my Country Ham Quiche? Check out the rest of my recipes here!

Keep Up With JCP Eats

Thank you so much for visiting the blog today! I’d love to keep in touch via social media. You can follow my content on InstagramFacebookPinterestTik TokTwitter, and LinkedIn. I also author a sister website to JCP Eats, Unabashedly Southern, on which I write about southern lifestyle. Read Unabashedly Southern here.

Country Ham Quiche

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: