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butternut squash ham & leek quiche

Recipe by
Francine Lizotte
Surrey South, BC

Colorful, tasty and healthy, this is the perfect dish to serve when you have company over!

yield 6 servings
prep time 20 Min
cook time 1 Hr 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For butternut squash ham & leek quiche

  • 2 c
    (1 medium) butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 Tbsp
    olive oil, divided
  • 1 tsp
    ground himalayan pink salt, or to taste and divided
  • 1 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper, or to taste and divided (i always use mixed peppercorns)
  • 2 c
    leeks, chopped, washed and drained
  • 2 lg
    cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 c
    cooked ham, cubed
  • 4 lg
    free-range eggs, beaten
  • 1 c
    35% heavy cream
  • 1 tsp
    fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    hot paprika
  • 2 c
    sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 lg
    9-inch pie crust

How To Make butternut squash ham & leek quiche

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 400ºF and line a baking sheet with foil; set aside.
  • 2
    In a mixing bowl, add butternut squash cubes and drizzle 1 tbsp. oil; season with salt & pepper. Stir to coat and evenly place onto the prepared baking sheet.
  • 3
    Transfer to the preheated oven and roast for 20 minutes or until tender. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  • 4
    Reduce the oven temperature to 375ºF.
  • 5
    In a medium skillet over medium heat, add 1 tbsp. oil and when hot, add leek and sauté for 3 minutes or until tender. Add garlic and sauté for only 1 minute.
  • 6
    Transfer the leek mixture to a large bowl. Add cooled butternut squash cubes, ham, eggs, heavy cream, thyme, hot paprika, salt, pepper and cheese; stir to blend.
  • 7
    Add the mixture to a 9-inch pie crust and level it out. Place a pie crust shield to prevent the edges from burning.
  • 8
    Transfer to the preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes or until a cake tester (or the tip of a sharp knife) inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • 9
    Remove from the heat and let it sit for 10 minutes before serving.
  • 10
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