Southwest Ham and Cheese Quiche

Southwest Ham and Cheese Quiche recipe | This recipe adds a southwestern flair to classic ham and cheese quiche. Try this savory dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

It’s hard to go wrong with quiche. Perhaps it’s that a quiche is essentially a meal in a dish or that quiches typically contain cheese. Whatever the reason, they’re wonderful. I’ve recently added this one to my list of favorites.


(From the Favorite Brand Name One-Dish Recipes cookbook.)

  • 3 (8-9 inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 ½ cups diced ham
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup salsa
  • 3 eggs, beaten


Heat oven to 350°F. Cut 2 tortillas in half. Place the remaining whole tortilla in the bottom of a greased 9-inch pie plate. Brush with the melted butter. Arrange the tortilla halves around the edge of the pie plate, rounded sides up, overlapping to form a pastry shell. Brush with the remaining butter. Set a round cake pan inside of the pie plate on top of the tortillas. Bake for 5 minutes. Cool; remove the cake pan.

In a bowl, combine the cheese and ham. Stir in the sour cream, salsa, and beaten eggs. Pour into the tortilla shell. Bake for 55-60 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 5 servings.

Southwest Ham and Cheese Quiche | This recipe adds a southwestern flair to classic ham and cheese quiche. Try this savory dish for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!


Like other quiches, this one is great for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The taste of ham and cheese predominate, so it’s a familiar, comforting flavor. If you want to really emphasize the southwest aspect of it, then you may want to add something like green chilies or pepper jack cheese. Personally, I don’t think the tortilla pastry shell adds anything to the dish, so I’ve also made it in a regular pie shell and it’s just as great.

The ingredients for this quiche cost approximately $5.05, which is just $1.01 per serving. When we eat it for dinner, we serve it with a veggie on the side. This increases the cost to about $1.18 per serving. The price and the flavor are great, so try this quiche soon!

What’s your favorite flavor of quiche?

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  1. Charlotte 5hiel says:

    Love quiche. This sounds easy enough to make. I really love easy.

  2. Oh this looks absolutely scrumptious!! Can’t wait to try it! 🙂

    • I hope you get a chance to make it! It’s nice to have a slight variation to traditional ham and cheese.

  3. This looks mouth-watering-ly delicious! Quiche is such an awesome dish to try out and add some new touches to, and I’ll definitely have to try these!

  4. Sounds so, so good.

  5. I love quiche! This sounds like a great recipe! Thanks for sharing! #SmallVictories

  6. That is one beautiful quiche! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up~

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