Legendary Cooking: Ham Kale Mushroom Quiche

Hello, Brunch!

Be bold with your next brunch gathering. This ham, kale, and mushroom quiche will have your guests asking for the recipe.

Check out the recipe below:

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Makes: 6 servings


  • 3/4 cup diced Kentucky Legend Quarter Sliced Ham
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 6 oz button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper, divided
  • 2 cups packed shredded kale leaves
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 tsp finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 refrigerated rolled pie crust
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup 18% light cream
  • Pinch ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Heat butter and oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat; cook mushrooms, and 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper for about 5 minutes or until mushrooms start to brown.
  3. Stir in ham, kale and green onions; cook for about 5 minutes or until ham starts to brown and kale is wilted.
  4. Stir in parsley and dill. Let cool completely.
  5. Fit pie crust into 9-inch pie plate. Press edge of pastry with fork or flute with fingers.
  6. Bake crust for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool completely.
  7. Whisk together eggs, cream, remaining salt and pepper, and nutmeg.
  8. Sprinkle cheese and ham mixture into the bottom of pie shell. Pour egg mixture over top.
  9. Bake in the lower third of the oven for 25 to 35 minutes or until filling is set but the center is still slightly jiggly.
  10. Let stand for 15 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature.


  • Substitute Gruyère or Gouda for Cheddar cheese.
  • Use homemade pie pastry if desired.

Nutrition Facts:

*Per 1/6 of quiche

  • Calories 390
  • Fat 30g
  • Saturated Fat 15g
  • Cholesterol 185mg
  • Sodium 700mg
  • Carbohydrate 19g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 1g
  • Protein 15g