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A simple, savoury, yet yummy ham leek and mushroom quiche made with homemade pastry that is perfect for any time of the day!


This ham leek and mushroom quiche recipe has a delightfully lovely taste – very rich but so delicious. I find that quiche is one of those meals that you can have at lunch, dinner, or as a mid afternoon snack. They are so delightful and full of flavour if made correctly, and there are so many flavour combinations that you can try, just like my bacon brie and tomato quiche!

If I am completely honest I have never been a fan of shop bought quiche. I don’t really know why I don’t like them, but I always found there was too much of the egg mixture.


Ham, leeks and mushrooms together provide a delicious quiche fillings, they just all work so well with the egg and pastry! I never used to be a fan of mushrooms in quiche but this flavour combination changed my mind!

I used sliced ham in this quiche which I roughly chopped and placed in the mixture. My ham was honest roasted but you can use plain, peppered or some maple glazed would work beautifully!

Other flavours

You can of course use different meats other than ham or if you wanted to keep this a vegetarian quiche, you can just leave the ham out!  As with all of my recipes, you can change the ingredients to suit you!


The pastry is very easy to make at home, or you can use a shop bought case – its completely up to you! There is nothing wrong with a bit of cheating in baking/cooking, everyone does it!

Blind baking

If using homemade pastry, it does require a bit of blind baking but it is so simple it’s nothing to worry about. A lot of people worry about blind baking as it sounds like a tricky concept but its not at all.

Simply pop some parchment paper on your pastry, fill the tin with baking beans (uncooked rice works well too!) and bake for 20 minutes. You then remove from the oven, remove the paper and beans/rice then cook uncovered for an extra 5 minutes – done! Don’t overthink it, it will be delicious! Enjoy the recipe! x

Ham, Leek and Mushroom Quiche

Simple, savoury, yet yummy quiche made with homemade pastry and a delicious flavour that is perfect for any time of the day!
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Category: Main Course, Savoury
Type: Tart
Keyword: quiche
Prep Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Jane's Patisserie


  • 175 g plain flour
  • 75 g unsalted butter plus extra for cooking
  • 2 leeks medium size
  • 8 - 10 white mushrooms
  • 4 - 6 slices of ham
  • 250 g grated cheese
  • 100 ml double cream
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt
  • Pepper



  • Rub together the plain flour, pinch of salt and unsalted butter until you have a soft breadcrumb texture
  • Add enough cold water to make the breadcrumb mixture join together to make a firm dough and then rest this in the fridge for 30 minutes - I find it easier to form it into a relatively flat circle to be able to roll it out easier later, and then wrap it in clingfilm to protect it in the fridge
  • Grease and flour a tart case
  • Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and line the tart case - you don't have to trim off the edges as the pastry will shrink away when cooking so this prevents that
  • Chill again in the fridge


  • Preheat the oven to 190C (180C fan)
  • Remove the tart case from the fridge and line it with baking parchment and fill with baking beans or uncooked rice
  • Place on a baking tray and bake for 20 minutes, remove the baking parchment and beans, and bake for a further 5 minutes
  •  Once cooked, leave to cool
  • Prep the leeks by pealing the outer layers, chop off the bottom root and the leaves so you're left with the solid bit in the middle and wash thoroughly.
  • Prep the mushrooms by washing and chopping into small slices
  • Using a knob of butter, cook them in a pan on a medium heat until the leeks and mushrooms have cooked through
  • Sprinkle cheese onto the base of the tart case - I use roughly 150-200g of it (depends how cheesy you like it)
  • Tear up pieces of the ham and place on top of the cheese so the base is covered in ham
  • Put the leek/mushroom mixture on top of the ham and spread it out evenly
  • Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top - it'll make the quiche nice and brown once its cooked
  • In a jug or a bowl, mix the double cream and the eggs together and pour over the top of the quiche evenly 
  • Place in the oven and cook for 20 minutes and check its progress. If it has browned nicely and has stopped wobbling so much it is ready, if not put it in for another 5 minutes.
  • ENJOY!


  • You can leave the meat out if you're a vegetarian, or swap it for a different meat if you prefer!
  • I often serve my quiche with a light salad, or if for dinner it would be some homemade potato wedges too!


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  1. Beth on August 27, 2023 at 4:41 pm

    5 stars
    I never made pastry before this and it turned out perfectly – no soggy bottom here! Thank you!

    • Debbie on November 28, 2023 at 11:00 am

      First time making a quiche, I’ll be making this in advance of Christmas. If I freeze the quiche, how would you recommend heating it back up from frozen . Thank you.

  2. Vickie on June 27, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    What exactly is double cream?

  3. Odelle Smith on December 17, 2022 at 1:21 am

    5 stars
    I made this fabulous quiche today and it’s delicious 😋🤤 a homemade rich pastry filled with chopped ham, leeks & mushrooms with a creamy eggs and cheese mixture fills the short flaky pastry case baked blind I also added broccoli to mine, lots of extra mature cheddar cheese, Parmesan to bring out the flavours of the other ingredients, add whatever’s in the fridge it’s ideal to use whatever you desire I’m loving your recipe Jane many thanks for another scrumptious bake.
    It’s the most delicious quiche recipe ideal for all of the family to enjoy especially for a lunch time snack with a crisp salad 🥗 I’m sure that you’ll enjoy it as much as I do it’s gorgeous!
    Many thanks for another for another great recipe.

  4. Stacey Bradley on August 1, 2022 at 1:12 am

    Hi Jane! I absolutely love your recipes and have followed you for a while now.
    I’ve always wanted to make my own quiche, however I am allergic to leeks, can I swap it for something like broccoli?

    • Jane's Patisserie on August 5, 2022 at 9:07 am

      Yes absolutely, this should be fine! Enjoy! x

  5. Ann Coulthard on May 13, 2022 at 1:28 pm

    5 stars
    Hi is it a 23 cm deep tin used in this recipe. Thanks

  6. Anon on October 20, 2021 at 9:09 am

    How long does the quiche keep for?

  7. sarah on February 7, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Hi can you tell me if you can swop the cream for milk? and if using cream can I freeze them, thank you

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 7, 2021 at 12:23 pm

      Ideally you need to use the cream otherwise the mixture will be far too thin – but yes it can freeze!

  8. Emily Zahra on June 9, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    Hi Jane, I’ve made lots of your sweet recipes found on Pinterest but never really came across any of your savoury until I’ve looked on your website. I’d like to make this quiche but I don’t like cheese, would it be possible to make without?

  9. Kirsty on February 26, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    Hi Jane,

    Can you tell me how many people this serves please?

    Thanks in advance


    • Jane's Patisserie on February 26, 2020 at 7:08 pm

      Honestly it depends how much you want, it could vary between 6-12 depending on slice size!

  10. Michelle on April 21, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    What size flan or pastry case did you use. Can this recipe be used to make mini versions & how long would you need to cook for?

    • Jane's Patisserie on April 22, 2018 at 9:14 am

      I used a 23cm flan/tart tin, and I’m not 100% sure on the mini cooking times. Keep an eye on them, but I can’t imagine they take too long!

  11. Frances on August 28, 2017 at 10:09 pm

    I want to make this quiche but not with the pastry. Will that be ok?
    Frances from Sunny South Africa

  12. Malina on April 13, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Can you tell me please how much leek did you used, approximately in grams?

    • Jane's Patisserie on April 13, 2017 at 9:47 pm

      I used two medium leeks as it says, I didn’t measure the weight, sorry!

  13. Hannah Haynes on January 18, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    Hello! I love the recipes you post and all of your food always looks so amazing! I really like your blog so I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award: https://simplyhaynes.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/versatile-blogger-award/ Thanks for sharing your recipes! 🙂

    • janespatisserie on January 19, 2015 at 5:23 pm

      Hehe thank you, I’ll have a look at the awards thing 🙂

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