ULTRA-FLEXIBLE HAM AND VEGGIE QUICHE

Serves 6.

• 1 refrigerated pie crust (half of a 14.1-oz. pkg.) or 8-inch frozen deep-dish pie crust

• 1/2 c. sliced green onions or finely chopped white, yellow or red onions

• 1/2 c. vegetable of choice, such as shredded carrots or thinly sliced asparagus, baby green beans or shredded zucchini

• 1/2 c. chopped baked ham, or deli ham, ham steak or honey-glazed ham

• 1/2 c. (2 oz.) shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, or provolone or Monterey Jack

• 6 eggs

• 2/3 c. half-and-half (or 1/3 c. milk and 1/3 c. cream)

• 1/2 tsp. salt

• 1/4 tsp. black pepper

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Prepare the crust, if necessary, according to package directions. Layer the onions, carrots (or other vegetable), ham and cheese in crust.

In a medium bowl, combine the eggs, half-and-half, salt and pepper. Whisk until frothy. Pour the mixture over the veggies and ham.

Bake, uncovered, until the top is set and light golden brown, about 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool 10 minutes, then slice and serve.

Nutrition information per serving:

Calories 303 Fat 20 g Sodium 654 mg

Carbohydrates 18 g Saturated fat 9 g

Protein 13 g Cholesterol 241 mg

Dietary fiber 1 g