Slow Cooker Quiche


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Whether you’re looking for a low-maintenance weekend meal or something to take along to a potluck, this Slow Cooker Quiche is a must-try recipe! It’s made with popular ingredients like eggs, half and half, cheese, and ham and will be done in just a couple of hours.

Other breakfast recipes we love are slow cooker cinnamon roll casserole or slow cooker sticky buns.

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Why You’ll Love This Slow Cooker Quiche Recipe

When it’s been an action-packed week, I’m all for a relaxing weekend. And that’s where having a recipe like this on hand comes to the rescue. The basics of quiche include eggs, half and half, and cheese, and then you can add whatever you like. As the bare minimum, I like to add ham and a few seasonings.

With a quick prep time and a fast cooking time, this is a meal you can start when you wake up and have on the table by the time the rest of the house comes alive. It’s super versatile and can be served as is or with sides of your choice! Also, try my slow cooker broccoli cheese quiche.

Recipe Ingredients

ingredients for slow cooker quiche on a table.
  • Large Eggs: This recipe only calls for 8 eggs; however, you can easily add a few more.
  • Diced Ham: You can purchase this pre-diced or get thick cut from the deli and dice it yourself.
  • Cheddar Cheese: A must-have for every quiche. I recommend getting the block of cheese and shredding it yourself for best melting.
  • Half and Half: Using this (instead of milk) will give your quiche a creamier flavor. You can also combine heavy cream and milk to achieve similar results.
  • Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust: You can find this in the refrigerator section of the grocery store. You will only need one crust (from a 2-crust box).
  • Seasonings: Salt, pepper, and onion powder flavor the quiche perfectly.

Step-by-Step Directions

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Step One – Place a piece of parchment paper into the slow cooker. Should be big enough to cover the bottom and up the sides a few inches.

Step Two – Unroll the pie crust and add to the slow cooker. Try to place it as evenly as possible, even though the pie crust is round and slow cooker is oval, it should fit pretty well.

Step Three – In a large bowl, add the eggs, half and half, salt, pepper and onion powder.

Step Four – Whisk until well combined.

Step Five – Stir in the ham.

Step Six – Pour the egg mixture into the slow cooker. It’s ok if a little bit spills over the quiche, it will still cook up fine.

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Step Seven – Cover the crock pot and cook on HIGH for 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Step Eight – When cooking time is up, top with shredded cheese.

Step Nine – Recover and cook until cheese is melted. Garnish with diced ham and herbs. Serve and enjoy!

overhead of slow cooker quiche.

How to Serve

  • You can pair quiche with toast, homemade biscuits, breakfast potatoes, and/or fresh fruit like sliced oranges.
  • You can top the quiche with salsa, pico de gallo, sour cream, hot sauce, red pepper flakes, sliced ripe tomatoes, or any toppings of your choice.

Variations

Bacon Jalapeno Quiche – Make the quiche completely different and use a pound of cooked and crumbled bacon and fresh diced jalapeno!

Quiche Lorraine – Cooked bacon, onion, and gruyere (or Swiss cheese).

Spinach Quiche – Add a cup of thawed and drained spinach to the egg mixture.

Broccoli Cheddar Quiche: Use 2 cups of chopped (and blanched) broccoli and sharp cheddar cheese.

Sausage Quiche – Cook a pound of Jimmy Dean Breakfast sausage for a hearty egg dish.

Veggie Quiche – Bell pepper, onion, and mushrooms make for a great veggie quiche. Top the quiche with slices of avocado.

slice of slow cooker quiche on a plate.

Recipe FAQs

Can I use whole milk?

Yes, whole milk works very well in quiche if you do not have half and half. Or you can use heavy cream.

Can I add more to this recipe?

Of course! Quiche is a very versatile dish. Add sausage crumbles, fresh spinach, diced tomatoes, jalapenos, mozzarella cheese… there’s so much you can do! Make all the veggies are diced and chopped.

How do I store leftovers?

Store any remaining quiche in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or in the oven until warmed throughout.

Can I make this crustless?

Yes. Instead of using crust and parchment paper, spray the crockpot generously with non stick cooking spray and pour mixture directly into the crock pot.

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Slow Cooker Quiche

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 6
A easy way to feed a crowd breakfast is to make slow cooker quiche! We love to make this easy with ham, but you can use anything you want in the filling.

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 1 pie crust, (from a 14.1 oz. box of pillsbury refrigerated pie crust)
  • 8 large eggs
  • ½ cup half and half
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. onion powder
  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions 

  • Place a piece of parchment paper into the slow cooker. Should be big enough to cover the bottom and up the sides a few inches.
  • Unroll the pie crust and add to the slow cooker. Try to place it as evenly as possible, even though the pie crust is round and slow cooker is oval, it should fit pretty well.
  • In a large bowl, add the eggs, half and half, salt, pepper and onion powder. Whisk until well combined. Stir in the ham.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the slow cooker. It's ok if a little bit spills over the quiche, it will still cook up fine.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker.
  • Cook on HIGH for 2 hours and 10 minutes, the cooking time will vary, you will know it's done when the center is no longer jiggly.
  • Sprinkle over the cheese and replace the lid. Let the cheese melt, this usually takes less than 10 minutes.

Sarah’s Notes

How to Store:
Store any remaining quiche in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat on the stovetop or in the oven until warmed throughout.
Variations:
  • Bacon Jalapeno Quiche – Make the quiche completely different and use a pound of cooked and crumbled bacon and fresh diced jalapeno!
  • Quiche Lorraine – Cooked bacon, onion, and gruyere (or Swiss cheese).
  • Spinach Quiche – Add a cup of thawed and drained spinach to the egg mixture.
  • Broccoli Cheddar Quiche: Use 2 cups of chopped (and blanched) broccoli and sharp cheddar cheese.
  • Sausage Quiche – Cook a pound of Jimmy Dean Breakfast sausage for a hearty egg dish.
  • Veggie Quiche – Bell pepper, onion, and mushrooms make for a great veggie quiche. Top the quiche with slices of avocado.

Nutrition

Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 254mg | Sodium: 776mg | Potassium: 153mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 578IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 194mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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7 Comments

  1. Sandra says:

    When is the cheese added? A few minutes before it’s finished?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Yes, I added that to the recipe. Thank you!

  2. Nancy says:

    Quick question. What size slow cooker are you using for this recipe?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      A 6-quart oval slow cooker.

  3. Barbara says:

    It really looks good, but how do you remove it from the cooker? Do you lift up the paper? Or do you cut it into wedges and scoop them out?

    1. Jon Pierracos says:

      5 stars
      I think the first thing I would do would be to insert a liner into the crock pot before I add anything else.
      When cooking is done I think you should be able to just lift everything out using the liner.

    2. Callee says:

      Hi! I made this recently. I just lifted up with the paper very easily.