Quiche is a hearty breakfast or brunch option to get the day going, is packed with protein and is one of the easiest items to prepare. While early forms of quiche originated in Germany and were made popular in France with traditional variants such as Quiche Lorraine, the quiche is nothing more than whatever meats, cheeses and veggies you want to throw into custard and bake in a pastry shell. Once the ingredients are in the pan, you basically set it and forget it and let the grill do the work.
The smoky flavors of a grill are absorbed beautifully into this Cast Iron Quiche with Grilled Ham Steak, Mushrooms, Onions and Zucchini, making this a real treat to prepare. Put on the coffee and let’s dig in!
Cast Iron Quiche with Grilled Ham Steak, Mushrooms, Onions and Zucchini
- Frozen pie dough, thawed
- 1 zucchini
- 2 cups sliced mushrooms
- 1 ham steak
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 8 eggs
- ½ cup half and half
- 8 oz. Swiss cheese (shredded)
- Roll out dough and place in 12” cast iron skillet (or transfer from foil pan if using preformed crust).
- Put 2/3 cup cheese in the bottom.
- Slice zucchini in ¼” slices.
- Grill ham steak over medium heat (325⁰) until char marks appear. Remove from grill and cube.
- Put zucchini, mushrooms, cubed ham steak, and onion on top of cheese.
- Whisk eggs and half and half. Pour over ingredients in pan.
- Top with remaining cheese.
- Place in grill over medium heat (325°) until crust is brown and knife inserted into center of quiche comes out clean – approximately 40 minutes.