My Name Is Snickerdoodle: Mini Ham and Vegetable Quiche

6.15.2015

Mini Ham and Vegetable Quiche

My husband, Ian, has switched up his work schedule twice a month and goes into a different office to check in on the staff to make sure things are running smoothly.  There is a new employee who happens to have free range chickens on his property and brings in any left over eggs he and his wife don't use.  I guess there are so many that the rest of the office are kind of sick on them.  Ian perked up when he heard this and told him he'd love to take any extras.  One, one of his favorite foods are eggs and two, I use eggs all the time in baking.  Maybe too much! 

Every two weeks we get 36 gorgeous brown or blue-ish eggs.  Cooking them on their own...WOW!   They are extra creamy and so vibrant in color!  Everything I make with them seem to just taste better!  It's probably in my mind, but I don't care.  I'm sure grateful to be the recipient!  I was extra excited to make these mini (and crust-less) quiche with them.
These Mini Ham and Vegetable Quiche are crustless and super easy to make!  The recipe has simple ingredients and is perfect for breakfast or brunch!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com

I have a simple theory about food.  99% of the time it tastes better in mini form.  Maybe it's because it's so adorable that you can't help but want to eat it OR you feel like you can get away with eating more because it's smaller. 
These Mini (and Crust-less) Ham and Vegetable Quiche are packed with protein for the perfect healthy breakfast!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com
Either way, these mini quiche are super easy to make and extremely scrumptious.  They are perfect for a breakfast on the go or maybe a little brunch with your girlfriends.

The recipe can easily be doubled and keeps in the refrigerator for about 5-7 days.  Use some leftover ham from dinner the night before or just buy a few thicker slices from your local deli.  You can also customize the cheese and the veggies with whatever you have on hand.  Make sure to avoid using water based veggies like zucchini or tomatoes.  They will make the mini quiche very watery.  I really like the combination of asparagus and mushrooms together. 
Perfect for an on the go breakfast!  These Mini (and Crust-less) Ham and Vegetable Quiche are packed with protein for the perfect healthy breakfast!  |  mynameissnickerdoodle.com
Mini Ham and Vegetable Quiche
Makes 16-18 mini quiche
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Ingredients
6 eggs
1 cup 2% or whole milk
1 cup Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 1/2 cups  thinly sliced mushrooms
1/2 bunch thin asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 cup ham, diced

Directions
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2.  Lightly grease 2 regular muffin tins with cooking spray.
3.  In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cheese, salt and pepper.
4.  Set aside the tip pieces of the asparagus.
5.  Stir in the ham, mushrooms and asparagus.
6.  Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, pour egg mixture into each tin.
7.  Place one asparagus tip on top of each quiche.
8.  Bake for 25-30 minutes.
9.  Once removed from the oven, immediately take a knife and run it around each edge of the mini quiche.
10.  Allow to cool 10 minutes in the tins before serving.
*For leftovers, place completely cooled mini quiches in an airtight container and chill.  To reheat, place 2 mini quiche on a microwave safe plate and heat for 1 minute on high.

Some other great breakfast or brunch recipes can be found here!
http://www.mynameissnickerdoodle.com/2014/06/berry-scones.html
http://www.mynameissnickerdoodle.com/2013/09/buttermilk-pancakes-fabulous-food.html
http://www.mynameissnickerdoodle.com/2012/03/fabulous-food-friday-118.html

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3 comments:

  1. I wanted to serve these at baby shower. Do you think I could keep them in the crock pot on warm and they would stay good?

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    1. That sounds like a great idea! I would probably put parchment paper in between each layer though.

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