Ham and Cheese Mini Quiche

Ham and Cheese Mini Quiche without crust -- A Pinch of Joy

 Ham and Cheese Mini Quiche without crust -- A Pinch of Joy

This crustless Ham and Cheese Mini Quiche is low on the carb scale – like 3 grams of carbs with 12 grams of protein.  Healthy enough for every day and deliciously handsome and tasty enough for company!

Ham and Cheese Mini Quiches work very well as a make ahead and freeze till needed dish.  Great for overnight guests!  Breakfast fit for royalty in a flash and no fuss.  Or thaw one or two overnight and warm in the microwave for a quick breakfast before work or heading off to school.  These cozy little quiches also make a nice dinner with a crisp salad on the side.

Nutmeg is frequently used in Swedish cooking particularly. And often for custard type dishes in other cuisines.  I’m always a little startled when I see it in a savory dish since I associate it with sweet desserts.  And my family is always startled by the taste. It dominates the savory for us so I tend to leave it out.  (And Wheels has some Swedish ancestry!)   Try it– you may like it. The Swiss cheese has a good, somewhat tangy, flavor, but if  available try substituting Guyere or even Havarti.   We love the taste of this.  I even like it cold the next day!   Or better,  with the refrigerator chill knocked off by 15 seconds in the microwave.

Prep time is relatively quick.  Unless you run out to the garden to get a couple of green onions and get sidetracked – ahem.  I use prediced ham which saves time.  Either buy the package of diced ham or make your own purchased on after holiday sale and diced, then frozen in 1 cup packages.

Baking time  really does depend on the size of the quiche.  The mixture gives a clear reading with the knife inserted in the middle.  When it is done, the knife comes out clean and won’t leave you guessing.  This time I used ramekins that held just over 2/3 cup of mixture ready for baking and had five quiches.  (Note: this will double the number of carbs and amount of protein in each serving.)  They took 18 minutes in my oven.   Standard muffin tins hold ½ cup in each opening, but since we are allowing for  rise of the mixture they are only filled about 2/3 full.  That’s between ¼ and 1/3 of a cup of quiche mixture.  Baking in a muffin tin will produce between 10 -12 quiches.  That’s eyeballing and not measuring what goes in each muffin cup – ‘cause who has time for that!  Sometimes my eyeball is working and everything evens out at 12 – other times it’s 11.

Ham and Cheese Mini Quiche
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
Healthy enough for every day (low carb) and deliciously handsome and tasty enough for company (make ahead and freeze till needed)!
Recipe type: Breakfast
Serves: 12
  • 4 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, optional
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cup shredded Swiss cheese
  • ¾ cup diced ham
  • 3 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. In large bowl combine the first seven ingredients, the fold in cheese,ham, and onion.
  3. Grease muffin pan OR spray with cooking spray. Fill each cup about ⅔ full of quiche mixture.
  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until knife inserted in center of quiche comes out clean
  5. Cool 5 minutes before removing for removing from pan.
  6. To freeze: Bake and cool as above. Place in large resealable plastic freezer bag and freeze for up to three months. Before using, thaw in refrigerator overnight. Preheat oven to 350 and transfer into greased baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes until heated
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 quiche Carbohydrates: 3 Protein: 12

I’m so glad you stopped by today!   Be sure to follow A Pinch of Joy so you don’t miss a thing!   Subscribe by email  on the sidebar  or follow on Facebook, RSS feed, bloglovin’  twitter  or   pinterest    If you found this helpful or inspiring please share below!  I’d love to have you along on this journey!


Related posts:

Busy Monday 234

Featured Image Busy Monday

I’ve been working on my Pinterest Boards, updating and reorganizing.  I’d love it if you would take a few seconds to pop over and follow me.  If you are looking for some ideas, take some time to browse around the 7500 inspirations I’ve pinned!  Charlene’s Pinterest    Thanks for sharing your great ideas and awesome posts each week.  You can find the features of the week pinned to my Busy Monday Boards!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Featured from last week:  Parental Journey — 50 ways to spoil your toddler’s day  Almost Supermom — No Churn S’Mores Ice Cream  A Mom’s Take – 10 Genius Tricks of Babyproofing   H2O Bungalow — How to Lubricate Door Locks and Hinges       All That’s Jas — Pear and Prosciutto Pizza   Just Plain Marie — Disaster [Evacuation] Plan for Pets    Get Busy Gardening — Protecting Your Garden from Frost  She Saved — Spooky Deviled Egg Spiders     The Crafting Nook — 9 Simple Photo Editing Tip for Awesome Blog Photos       Grab a featured button from the Button Box, upper right.

Please read before linking

  • Add a Busy Monday Button somewhere on your blog. Click “copy” for the no-follow button code. You won’t actually see the code until you paste it on your blog)OR add a text link to your specific post.
  • Link only posts that YOU created yourself. Please no link parties, sales pages, giveaways or posts linked before.
  • Visit other links and give the gift of a comment. It’s a party!
  • By linking, you agree that photos are your own or that you have specific permission to use them and that posts may be shared on social media with attribution to you. All features are pinned to my Pinterest Boards from your website and may also be shared on facebook or stumbleupon.
  • Please follow A Pinch of Joy in some way: Facebook / Pinterest / RSS feed / bloglovin’ / twitter


Related posts:

Halloween Party for Preschoolers: Games



I love playing with preschoolers!  They get so excited and have so much fun with simple things. They are there purely for fun!  Prizes are totally optional and can be as simple as being the first “it” for the next game.    For preschool parties, plan for some active games and vary the pace with a few quieter games. Younger kids don’t always pick up on directions when they are excited. Have at least two or three games that are familiar to them and alter them just a bit to the season. Here are seven Halloween games that preschoolers love!

Cat, Cat, Spider. To Play: Follow the rules for duck, duck, goose. “It” goes around the circle saying “cat, cat, cat, cat . . spider.  When touched, the “spider”  jumps up and runs to get back to his/her spot in the circle before “it”  slides in. You can use any two Halloween creatures – ghost,ghost, witch for example

Musical pumpkins. You will need: a piece of orange paper for each child – minus one. Halloween themed favorite music and a device to play it, ready to go.

To Play: Make a circle on the floor with a piece of paper for each child – minus one. Play a Halloween song such as “Monster Mash”. When the music stops the children set down. Remove a piece of paper before starting the music again. NOTE: For a small group, rather than having children stand on the sidelines, let them share seats. The more rounds, the fewer the seats and kids are still in the game if they are touching a child on a seat. At the last round all children are clustered in one spot.

Ring Around the Pumpkin. To Play: Circle up with children holding hands. All move in the same direction singing to the tune of Ring Around the Rosey: “Ring around the pumpkin. We are spooky munchkins. Hop scotch, pumpkin. We all fall down.” Children all fall to the floor when the group sings “we all fall down.”  Repeat

Ghost Hunt: You will need: A package of cotton balls.  A flashlight and a container (an open brown paper bag or small pail will work)  for each child.  A dimly lighted area that is outside the party area

To Play:  Place cottonballs all over the area, before the party starts or have a helper hide them while other games are being played.   Hide some cotton balls in easy places, but leave most out where they can be seen.  Give each child a lighted flashlight and an open paper bag (or a small pail) As children walk into the dimly lit room, steer each one to a different area.  They find ghosts by shining their flashlight on them and putting them in their bags.

Alien Toss: You will need 10 containers (plastic cups, decorated or not empty cans, plastic pumpkins) Enough large marshmallows for each child to have five.

To play:  Number the containers from one to ten and  then set up the cups in a triangle with number one at the front for the point of the triangle and the largest point numbers in the back. Line kids up so everyone is equal distance from the cups and let them start tossing the marshmallows into the cups.  This can get really noisy and exciting.  If your group is quite young,  you might  consider letting the children take turns instead.

Monster Freeze Dance: You will need: Halloween music such as The Monster Mash. (If you are using your phone, find the app and the song ahead of time!) 
To Play: When the music stops the players  freeze in their monster positions. 
The first person to move is out, and the game continues until only one child is left.

Pin the Heart on the Skeleton – You will need: A good sized cardboard skeleton or a drawing of a skeleton. Cut heart shapes from red paper, one for each guest. Place double sided tape on the heart or a loop of masking tape on one side of each heart.

To Play:  Blindfold each child in turn and point them toward the skeleton.  The one who comes closest to the correct heart location on the skeleton wins.

Tips for successful preschool party games

  • Have easy to follow rules, clearly spelled out by leader (repeated as necessary!)
  • Keep things moving without rushing.  Pauses mean you WILL lose control.
  • Always have a helper or several!
  • Prizes aren’t always necessary. Little kids are pleased with just the game itself!
  • Plan for one or two more games than you think you will need. You will be prepared if kids lose interest. Don’t be offended some games just don’t “click” with some kids. Or you may need to fill a few more minutes while the snacks are being set up.

Need more Halloween ideas?  Check these links:  Preschool Party Snacks    How to Make Pom Pom Spider   How to Make a Halloween Wreath  Elegant Halloween    Fun Foods for Kids Halloween Party    Grasshopper Guts     Smashed Frogs    Zombie Brains   Candy Corn Fudge   Dirty Bones        Witch’s Brew Cider Smoothie 

I’m so glad you stopped by today!   Be sure to follow A Pinch of Joy so you don’t miss a thing! 

Subscribe by email  on the sidebar  or follow on Facebook, RSS feed, bloglovin’  twitter  and check out my  pinterest boards.   If you found this helpful or inspiring please share below!  Your support of A Pinch of Joy is  appreciated!

Related posts: