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Leftover Christmas Ham & Cheddar Cheese Quiche

Christmas leftovers can get really boring after a few days of sandwiches. Mix it up with this recipe that adds a tiny bit of spice and serve with a side salad for something light and fresh.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Resting time 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine English
Servings 8 people


  • Shortcrust pastry (big enough for 10 inch pie dish)
  • 350 ml milk
  • 120 g leftover cooked ham
  • 30 g plain flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp tabasco or chilli sauce of your choosing
  • 1 tsp English mustard
  • 120 g Cheddar cheese grated


  • Preheat your oven to 180C.
  • For pre-rolled pastry, simply line your 10 inch pie dish with it, ensuring it goes all the way up the sides and has a slight overhang - trim to fit if necessary.
  • Line the inside of the pastry with foil or baking paper, then weigh down with baking beans (we actually use rice for this, lentils are also good).
  • Bake for 10 minutes then remove the baking beans and foil/baking paper and bake for another 10 minutes.
  • While the pastry is baking, in a large bowl, mix the milk, flour, eggs, tabasco and mustard. Stir or whisk until well combined, then mix in the shredded leftover ham and grated cheese. Reserve a little cheese to sprinkle on the top for more colour if you like.
  • Pour the mixture into the pastry case then returned (carefully!) to the oven. Bake for 40 minutes, until lightly browned and set.
  • Allow to cool for around 10 minutes before serving with a side salad.
Keyword leftovers, quiche