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Remind me to add the career “butcher” to my long list of things that I never want to do for a living. I carved up the rest of my ham yesterday….and, well, let’s just say that I’m happy to be finished doing that.

Here is an excellent recipe for ham leftovers.

Crustless Savory Quiche

3 eggs
1 3 oz. package cream cheese
1 12 oz. carton small curd cottage cheese
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
Pepper to taste
1/2 cup milk
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1/2 cup cooked chopped ham
2 T. minced green onion
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms (optional)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Grease a 9 inch pie plate. Set aside.
3. In a large mixing bowl, beat egs. Beat in cream cheese, cottage cheese and butter until almost smooth.
4. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. Stir in egg mixture until thoroughly blended. Beat in milk. Pour into prepared pie plate.
5. Sprinkle with cheese and ham. Sprinkle with green onions and mushrooms.
6. Bake 30-40 minutes.

(This quiche is good and very easy. I actually make the whole thing in my cuisinart and it turns out really well.)

Happy eating!


  1. I’m going to freeze the chopped ham in one cup increments and use it in quiches for the next several weeks. I forgot to post it, too, but leftover ham makes a great addition to fried rice. Maybe I’ll do that, too. Tonight Jon and I had Kung Pao Chicken to make a change from our recent meals. It tasted really good.

  2. That does look great. I love your recipes and the way you enjoy cooking (well at least you seem to anyway.) Thanks for sharing.

  3. I printed your recipe to try as I have some leftover ham as well. With the bone, I plan to make stock and then split pea soup.
    I have a lamb bone as well, and will work on scotch broth.
    My family will eat soup year round, so I enjoy making lots of different ones.
    Dana in GA

  4. Dana, I hope that you enjoy the quiche! It can also be made with different meats, like bacon and crabmeat, but my family likes ham the best. And I wish that my family enjoyed soup like yours does. I personally could eat soup and salad every day for dinner and be quite happy…but my family, well, none of them likes soup.

  5. Ann –

    I made this last night with bacon. We thoroughly enjoyed it. One day, I’ll have the nerve to bake a ham (next Easter?), and I’ll make the better way with the left overs. Thanks again for good recipes.

  6. I came across this recipe (again) from a link-from-a-link-from-a-link. . . I’ve made sure we have all the ingredients on hand, and this is on the menu plan this week!

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