This colorful Western Omelet Quiche is what happens when a homemade quiche and a Western omelet collide. In it, shredded cheese, bell peppers, green onions and ham are all baked together with a luscious creamy egg custard. Pour it all into a deep pie shell to bake, and it's not only easy to make, but it reheats beautifully, too.
Best Western Omelet Quiche Recipe
What is a quiche? Quiche is essentially a creamy egg custard that's baked with or without a crust. Quiche reminds me of a little bistro I used to visit with my girlfriends for brunch. We got together at least one Saturday morning each month to catch up with each other and giggle. Mainly giggle. We often met at this little off the beaten path bistro where there was always something delicious being offered as the Chef's special of the day. Quiche in every imaginable flavor was a regular rotation on the menu and always a hot favorite. Personally, I think quiche is fitting for any meal of the day. Especially when served with a light fruit compote or a salad of mixed salad greens to round out the meal.
How to Make Easy Western Omelet Quiche Recipe
- What's in a Western Omelet Quiche? Western omelets usually include diced ham, a variety of bell peppers and onion. This flavorful quiche variation is decadent just as a homemade quiche recipe should be.
- Can I make this Western omelet quiche in advance? If you're pressed for time, this quiche can be prepared completely in advance, then gently reheated, one piece at a time. The creamy filling is luscious and could separate if you heat it too aggressively in the microwave so, heat single pieces in small increments at 50% power.
- Can I use less eggs for this Western quiche recipe? I test recipes before adding them to my website so you can be successful recreating them. I highly recommend using the amount of eggs called for in this Southern style Western Omelet Quiche recipe.
- How do I reheat quiche in the oven? You can reheat a fully baked quiche in a preheated 325°F oven. Lay a piece of foil on top and heat for 15 - 20 minutes or just until it's fully heated through.
- Can I use a different kind of cheese? If you prefer a different type of cheese, you can adapt the type of cheese in this recipe to suit your preference.
- Other quiche recipes to try: Checkout my recipes for Bacon Cheddar Chive Quiche, a fan favorite Cornbread and Sausage Quiche, Kentucky Hot Brown Quiche or Broccoli Cheddar Bacon Quiche.
- Since my memories of enjoying quiche always involve chatter and laughter make sure you serve it with a healthy dose of each.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Western Omelet Quiche
- 1 9 inch deep dish pie shell
- 4 green onion thinly sliced
- ⅓ cup chopped green bell pepper
- ⅓ cup chopped red bell pepper
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 4 oz smoked ham chopped and divided
- 1 ½ cup colby jack or cheddar cheese divided
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 6 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground mustard
- Preheat the oven to 375°F. Prick the bottom of a frozen pie shell using a fork. Bake for 5 minutes. Set aside.
- In a small skillet melt the butter. Cook the sliced green onion, green pepper and red pepper until softened around 2-3 minutes..
- Layer ½ of the ham and ½ of the shredded cheese on the bottom of the par baked pie shell.
- Whisk together the heavy cream, eggs and seasonings until fully combined. Add the cooked vegetables to the custard.
- Pour ½ over the first layer of ham and cheese then repeat ham, cheese and custard.
- Place onto a baking sheet and place into the oven. Bake for 10 minutes.
- Lower the oven temperature to 350°F and continue to cook for an additional 30-40 minutes.
- Rest on a cooling rack for at least 30 minutes before serving.