December 11, 2023

Ham and Egg Quiche or Pot Pie Made with Christmas Leftovers

Feeling lazy after the past few days (or entire month) of celebrating for the holidays? Take it easy! You made lots of wonderful food. It’s time to reap the rewards.

Leftovers are NOT boring. They’re meant to be reinvented, and they’re the basis for so many favorite, classic comfort-food recipes.

Have some holiday ham on hand? How about a stray pie crust? Here’s a throw-together quiche or pot pie that uses scraps of this and that from Christmas Day dinner.


  • Cubes of cooked ham
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • Bits of potato – sweet, white, whichever you have will work
  • Frozen broccoli, or a frozen veggie medley
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup or so of milk
  • A little chicken broth if you like

To make:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove pie crust from wrapper. Add ham, veggies, potato pieces. Shred cheddar over top. Beat the eggs. Stir milk and broth into the eggs. Pour over the pie ingredients. Season with salt, pepper and grated cheese.

Place in hot oven. Bake for about an hour. Start checking the pie once you get a nice aroma. Lower the temperature when it seems close to being done. To check for doneness, insert a fork or toothpick into the center. If it comes out clean, it’s done.

Serves: 4. A great, hearty meal for ANY time of day.