Ham + Cheese Hashbrown Quiche

With Easter coming up, I thought I would share one of my favorite breakfast dishes.
It is perfect for Easter Brunch or breakfast!
I first made this back in the winter of 2006 (before we had kids) when we went to Sun Valley, Idaho with our Small Group for a long weekend. Each couple was in charge of making & planning a meal. 
I picked breakfast and I made this Ham + Cheese Hashbrown Quiche (along with my Monkey Bread!)
The official name of this dish is Ham & Cheese Hashbrown Quiche, but when we were in Sun Valley we called this dish "The Ham Hasselhoff" after David Hasselhoff because that entire weekend, his song "Jump in my Car" was stuck in everyone's head.
(The video had just debuted and we thought that video was ridiculous & hysterical so we made a mockery of it ALL weekend)
Remember the video? So painful to watch!!!! Ha!

Here is what you need for Ham + Cheese Hashbrown Quiche 
AKA "The Ham Hasselhoff"
1 (30 oz package) Frozen Shredded Hash Browns, thawed
3/4 cup shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
3/4 cup shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
3/4 cup Shredded Swiss Cheese
(You can use any combonation of cheeses you want, just make sure you have a total of 2 1/4 cups of cheese)
1 package of Hormel Honey Deli Ham, diced
1/2 cup milk
4 eggs
1 Tablespoon Lawrys seasoning salt
Pepper, to taste  

Press your thawed Hashbrowns into the bottom of your 9x13 dish. Bake at 425 for 20 minutes.
While your hashbrowns are baking, dice up your ham:
 I use the entire package for this dish!
 In a bowl, add the 4 eggs, the 1/2 cup milk, seasoning salt & pepper.
 Whisk it all together:
 Add in the diced ham:
  Then, grate your cheese (if necessary). I have never found shredded pepper jack cheese, so that is the only type I have the grate. The swiss & cheddar come pre-shredded in the bags.
Add all the cheeses to a bowl:
 Then, mix them all together.
After your hashbrowns have finished baking, take the dish out of the oven.
Sprinkle on half the cheese mixture on top of the hashbrowns.
Then, pour the egg/milk/ham mixture on top of that.
 Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top:
 Reduce heat in the oven and bake (uncovered) at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.
 So easy to make! And, you can make it ahead of time.
When I eat it, I ALWAYS add some Cholula or Sriracha hot sauce on top of it.
 This dish pairs great with fresh fruit along with my Monkey Bread 

Make this for your next brunch/breakfast....I promise you the "Ham Hasselhoff" dish is much better than the video :)


  1. I just made something very similar for work this morning, except I used bacon instead of ham. It was delicious!

  2. Hi Mel, sargentos makes a shredded pepper jack!

  3. This will be a great recipe to try next week with all the leftover ham from Easter Sunday! Have a great weekend :) http://twoteensandtheirmama.blogspot.com/

  4. If you make it ahead of time could you make it the night before and bake it in the morning? Or would the hashbrowns get too soggy?

  5. This sounds wonderful! I have so many wonderful recipes from you. Your monkey bread recipe is a favorite here!



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