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Southwestern Zucchini Ham Crustless Quiche
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
55 mins
This fabulous Southwestern Zucchini Ham Crustless Quiche is healthy, hearty and super delicious. It comes together quickly and is a great way to use up leftover ham (or just purchase a chunk of ham from the deli)!
Course: Main
Cuisine: French, French-American, Southwestern
Keyword: Southwestern Quiche, Southwestern Zucchini Ham Crustless Quiche
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 187 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 1 medium-size zucchini
  • 8 ounces cans mild green chilies well-drained (I use 2 4-ounce cans)
  • 1 ¼ cups diced smokey ham (diced fairly small)
  • 1 ½ cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano
  • 5 large eggs
  • ¾ cup half and half
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Spray a 9-inch quiche pan or baking dish generously with non-stick baking spray.

  2. Slice the zucchini thinly and place in a sieve set in the sink or over a bowl. Sprinkle the zucchini with 1 teaspoon of kosher salt and toss with your hands. Allow to drain for 15-20 minutes then rinse the zucchini under cool running water. Transfer the slices to a clean kitchen towel and pat dry.
  3. Combine the drained green chilies, the ham, the zucchini and the cheese in a medium-size bowl. Stir gently to combine. Turn the mixture out into the prepared pan.
  4. Combine the eggs, half and half oregano, salt and pepper in a small bowl or measuring up and stir vigorously with a fork or whisk until well combined.
  5. Slowly pour the egg mixture over the filling working your way around the pan.
  6. Bake the quiche for 25-35 minutes or until the top is light golden and the filling is set. Let the quiche sit for 5 minutes to allow ingredients to set. Serve warm. This quiche can be made a day ahead, cooled and refrigerated. Before serving, rewarm in a 325˚F oven for 15-20 minutes or microwave individual pieces on power level 4 for 2-3 minutes or until warmed all the way through.
Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above in the post for more detailed instructions and tips to ensure success.

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If you don’t live int the United States, half and half is an American convenience product often used for coffee. It’s simply half milk and half cream

Nutrition Facts
Southwestern Zucchini Ham Crustless Quiche
Amount Per Serving
Calories 187 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 141mg47%
Sodium 665mg29%
Potassium 152mg4%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 495IU10%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 198mg20%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.