3/4 cup diced fully cooked ham
1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup chopped ripe olives
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup half-and-half cream
1/4 cup butter, melted
3 drops hot pepper sauce
1/2 cup biscuit/baking mix
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1. In a large bowl, combine the ham, cheddar cheese and olives; divide among 12 greased muffin cups. In another bowl, combine the remaining ingredients just until blended.
2. Pour over ham mixture. Bake at 375° until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 20-25 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
These quiches are delightful for brunch when you don’t want to fuss. Replace the ham with bacon, sausage, chicken or shrimp, or use chopped onion, red pepper or zucchini instead of olives.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.YIELD: 1 dozen.
1 each: 141 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 332mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.