Turkey Ham Quiche in a Grits Crust

Turkey Ham Quiche in a Grits Crust

Quiche with a Southern and a Southwestern flare.


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Serves: 6 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 1 hr

Yield: 6 x slices

Diabetes-Friendly Recipe Low-Carb Recipe High-Calcium Recipe

Ingredients Convert to Metric

  • 2 cup water
  • 1 dash of white pepper (for crust)
  • 1 tsp dried onion
  • 3/4 cup quick cooking grits, dry
  • 1 large egg, beaten (for crust)
  • 1 1/2 cup cubed lean turkey ham
  • 1 can (4 oz) green chilies, drained and chopped
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 4 large eggs (for filling)
  • 2 tsp prepared mustard
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper (for filling)


CRUST: Preheat oven to 400ºF. In a 2-quart saucepan, over high heat, bring water, salt, dried onions, and a dash of white pepper to a boil. Slowly stir in grits. Return to boil; stirring constantly, cook 5 minutes or until very thick.

Remove pan from heat. In small bowl combine small amount of cooked grits with beaten egg; add back into saucepan with cooked grits, blending thoroughly.

In lightly greased 10-inch pie plate, spread grits mixture in bottom and up sides of pie plate. Bake in a preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until edges are lightly browned and crust is firm (note: recipe may be prepared to this point, cooked, covered and refrigerated until ready to serve).

FILLING: Layer turkey ham, chilies and cheese over bottom of cooked grits crust. In small bowl combine milk, 4 eggs, mustard and 1/4 teaspoon white pepper. Pour over ham mixture.

Bake in a preheated 350ºF oven for 30 to 35 minutes, or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting.

Thanks to National Turkey Federation, adapted by CalorieKing