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What cheese is best for making a ham & cheese quiche?

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The best cheese varieties to use in quiche recipes are cheddar, colby, Monterey Jack and Swiss. Cheese used in quiche recipes must blend well with the combination of meat and vegetable ingredients.

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What cheese is best for making a ham & cheese quiche?
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To make a ham and cheese quiche with cheddar and Swiss, combine 2 tablespoons flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 cup half-and-half cream and 3 eggs in a bowl, beating well. Arrange 2 slices of Swiss cheese in a 9-inch pastry shell. Layer 1/2 cup each of chopped fresh spinach and canned mushrooms on top, and then pour the egg mixture over vegetables. Sprinkle 1 can of flaked ham over the mixture and top with 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes at 350 F.

To make a quiche using colby and Monterey Jack cheeses, cut 2 red potatoes into cubes and combine with 1 tablespoon dried rosemary in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover bowl with a damp towel and microwave on high for two minutes. Transfer potatoes to a 9-inch pastry shell and top with 1 cup cooked cubed ham and 1 cup shredded colby and Monterey Jack cheese blend. In a bowl, whisk 3 eggs, 1 cup milk and 1 teaspoon all-purpose seasoning, and then pour over ham and cheese. Bake 35 to 40 minutes at 400 F.

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