Gluten-Free Ham and Cheese Quiche

Gluten-Free Ham and Cheese QuicheA good quiche is one of my favorite things in life. Buttery, flakey pie crust filled with savory deliciousness inside — and this Gluten-Free Ham and Cheese Quiche is just that. It’s the perfect thing to make for a lovely dressed-up weekend or celebratory brunch.

With more time on my hands lately, I thought it would be fun to try out a Gluten-Free Ham and Cheese Quiche. After a few tries, it turned out perfect. The crust is absolutely delicious and the filling — savory and silky. My entire family devoured the whole thing which always makes me so very happy. 

A few quiche-making tips are bolded in the recipe below. Be sure to follow those! No matter what, this quiche will turn out great. But just keep in mind, if it’s your first time making quiche, it just gets better every time you make it!!! You’ll be a quiche making expert in no time.

Happy Brunch-ing!

Gluten-Free Ham and Cheese Quiche

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gluten-free ham and cheese quiche
Serves: 6 people
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Pie Crust Rest Time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 40 minutes


For the Pie Crust:

For the Filling:

  • non stick cooking spray
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 + 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 cup grated cheese I used sharp cheddar
  • 1/3 cup ham, diced


Make the Pie Dough:

  • In the food processor or stand mixer (with paddle attachment), combine the flour, sugar, and salt. Pulse or mix for a few seconds.
  • Dice up the stick of butter into small pieces are add to the flour mix. Mix or pulse until the butter is incorporated into the flour and is about the size of peas, about 10 seconds.
  • Add the cool water, and mix until the dough just comes together. Start off with just 4 tbsp cold water, if the dough is dry, add 1-2 tbsp more cold water.
    **Always keep the dough cold and try not to overwork the dough to ensure the crust stays nice and flaky.
  • Gather the dough into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Make the Quiche:

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix together the eggs, milk, and cheese until well combined and frothy.
  • Lightly spray a pie plate/pan with non-stick cooking spray. Roll out the pie dough to 12 inches in diameter and fit in a pie plate. Don't worry about making it perfect here, wet fingertips can fix the imperfections in the crust and you can press it into the mold so that the bottom of the pie plate is covered, and the sides are about 1 inch tall.
  • Pour the filling into the pie dough. Sprinkle the cubed ham into the quiche. Bake, uncovered, until the filling is set and the crust is golden brown, 25-30 minutes.
    **You want your eggs to be set; however, you want it to have a bit of a wobble to it as it comes out of the oven. It continues to cook and set as it rests-- and the wobble will ensure it has a silky, not rubbery, texture.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing. Serve and enjoy!



  • Reply
    Colleen McIntire
    March 14, 2023 at 6:56 pm

    Should I use whole milk for the pastry?

    • Reply
      March 14, 2023 at 9:28 pm

      Yes, you can use whole milk for the filling!

  • Reply
    November 9, 2022 at 12:30 pm

    Do I need to parbake the crust?

    • Reply
      November 11, 2022 at 2:15 pm

      You do not 🙂

  • Reply
    May 5, 2022 at 12:20 am

    Hi there! Can I skip the sugar in the crust or sub a different ingredient in place of white sugar?

    • Reply
      May 17, 2022 at 12:29 pm

      You can skip it, or maybe add a tbsp of honey to add some sweetness.

  • Reply
    April 26, 2022 at 1:50 pm

    5 stars
    Yum!! I cheated and used a pre made pie dough from Trader Joe’s because I am not GF. Great way to use up some leftover ham from Easter, turned out delicious!

  • Reply
    April 15, 2022 at 6:06 pm

    5 stars
    Can I use bacon instead of ham? Would love to make this over the weekend- Happy Spring!

    • Reply
      April 18, 2022 at 3:45 pm

      Yes! Just cook the bacon (either on the stove or oven) before adding it to the egg mixture.

  • Reply
    Gabrielle Gonzalez
    May 8, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    5 stars
    trying to make this 1 day ahead for mother’s day. I have made it before on the same day, and it was delicious. Thoughts or recommendations on how to make ahead?

    • Reply
      May 10, 2021 at 12:03 pm

      You can totally make ahead!! I recommend just making the pie crust and refrigerating until day of. Set it out to thaw- then do the rest for best results.

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