Low fodmap ham and cheese quiche

Easy Low Fodmap Ham and Cheese Quiche Recipe

If you are anything like me, you have several bags of leftover ham sitting in the freezer after the holidays. I get a bit bored with the same old ham and scalloped potatoes or ham and bean soup recipes, I’m always looking for something different! Enter my easy, low fodmap ham and cheese quiche recipe!

Now, this may not seem like the most exciting recipe under the sun. But its fast, easy, delicious and the kids will actually eat it! That’s a win in my book. And it’s a great way to use up that leftover ham. 

Plus, after a holiday season of heavy meals, a quiche comes as a refreshing change. This recipe calls for a gluten free crust, but you can certainly make a crustless quiche version if you are looking for a low carb option. 

This quiche is great served with a side of fried red potatoes or fresh lettuce salad. 

Optional Add Ins

One of my favorite features of quiche is it’s versatility. This recipe really only uses ham and cheese in it’s filling for simplicity’s sake. 

But quiche is alot like stir fry – open the fridge and throw in whatever you’ve got! 

If you are not following the low fodmap diet, seriously, throw in whatever you’ve got. But if you are following the low fodmap diet, here are some fodmap friendly add-in ideas:

  • Green onions
  • Baby Spinach
  • Red Bell pepper (any bell peppers would actually work but I think red are pretty)
  • Chives
  • Chopped Broccoli florets 
  • Bacon slices (yes plus ham for you meat lovers out there)
  • Canned button mushrooms (low fodmap in about 6 pieces per the Monash University app)
  • Halved cherry tomatoes 

On top of the versatility of endless add in options, quiche can be eaten for any meal. It makes the perfect brunch dish, take to work lunch or light dinner. I just don’t think it gets as much credit as it should! 

A Note About the Cheese

You can really change it up here to your liking as well. Hard cheeses are low fodmap because they are pressed and drained.

Most of their lactose content is washed away in this process making them suitable to consume on the low fodmap diet. I used good old cheddar cheese for this recipe but here are some other suggestions: 

  • Monterey Jack cheese
  • Swiss cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Colby cheese 
Unbaked low fodmap ham and cheese quiche

Whether you put your own twist on this recipe or make it as written, it will be delicious just the same! Without further ado, let’s cook!

Low fodmap ham and cheese quiche

Easy Low Fodmap Ham and Cheese Quiche Recipe

This quick and easy low fodmap quiche is the perfect way to use up leftover holiday ham. Add your own spin to this with peppers, fresh herbs or spinach. Whichever way you decide to make it, this will quickly become a family favorite!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Rest Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Breakfast, Main Course
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 9" gluten free pie crust
  • 6 large eggs
  • ¾ cup lactose free milk
  • 1 ½ cup cheese of choice I usually use cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup cooked and diced ham you can use a bit more than this if you like it really "hammy"
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven temperature to 375 degrees.
  • If your pie crust does not come in a shell, carefully place it into a 9" pie pan. Some people like to crimp the edges if there's enough crust leftover – don't worry about getting to fancy with this. 
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Sprinkle ham, cheese, and any other add in you may be using into the pie crust.
  • Carefully pour egg mixture on top of the ham and cheese.
  • You can sprinkle a little more cheese on top of the quiche at this point if you wish.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes until the center is "set" – does not look jiggly when you gently move the pie plate. It should start to brown on top at this point. 
  • Let quiche stand for 5-10 minutes after taking it out of the oven.
  • Slice and serve!