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Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

April 17, 2015Teresa

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole is a terrific holiday breakfast casserole. It’s a tasty breakfast dish that’s the very first breakfast casserole recipe I every tasted and collected. Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole uses bread on the bottom and top and has ham, cheese, broccoli and an egg filling that provides that souffle-type texture. Yep, it’s amazing.

I have made this with and without the broccoli and it’s tasty either way. I’ve made this with the bread covering the ham and cheese and the egg filling poured over top of the bread (the original recipe) or, pour the egg filling over top of the cheese and place the bread over top (which is what I did for this recipe). My husband likes it the second way best because he likes the crunchy texture of the bread this way. But you can make it either way with good results.

This is the last of six breakfast casseroles I made for a function at our church the last weekend in February. I also made Sausage and Gravy Breakfast Casserole, Bacon Spinach and Smoked Gouda Breakfast Casserole, Hawaiian Breakfast Casserole, Green Chile Cheese Casserole, and Gluten Free Veggie Breakfast Casserole.

Four of the six casseroles I made were brand new recipes I’d never made before and I was so very pleased with how they turned out. This one was one of the two I’ve had many times before and still enjoy making.

Back in 1983, Pam Branch brought this casserole (minus the broccoli) to a small ladies’ luncheon I attended monthly. Most of us were young mothers in our twenties at the time. We would bring our small children so they could play together and the moms could have some adult conversation.

We started out of one of the Sunday school classes from our church and ended up meeting together once a month for a couple of years. We shared a lot of recipes together and enjoyed all kinds of different foods. Pam always made lots of tasty recipes and this was one of them.

If you enjoy breakfast casseroles, you’re sure to enjoy this one with ham and cheese. It’s a great option for a holiday breakfast like Mother’s Day or Father’s Day. It’s also delightful any other time of the year as a special breakfast for anniversaries and birthdays. I like the ease of making this a day in advance and then just popping it into the oven the next morning before everyone wakes up. Then your family wakes up to a hot breakfast to start the day. It’s wonderful.

This cheesy breakfast casserole is featured at All Free Casserole Recipes here.

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Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole is great for holiday breakfasts.

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We really enjoyed the crunchy topping by having the bread slices and cheese on top.

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Every bite of Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole is mouthwatering.

Here’s what I did.

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I used these ingredients.

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Spray a 9×13″ glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cut bread into quarters and fit pieces into dish.

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Sprinkle with ham, then broccoli florets.

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Sprinkle with part of the cheese.

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Whisk eggs, milk, dry mustard, salt and pepper.

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Pour egg mixture evenly over cheese.

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Sprinkle with dehydrated onions. (Or you can add the bread before pouring the egg mixture on top. Either way works fine).

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Cover casserole with more bread. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Bake, uncovered, at 350 about 55-60 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

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Sprinkle with an additional half cup of cheese and bake a few more minutes until cheese melts.

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Serve Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole with fruit and muffins as part of a delicious country-style breakfast.

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We love waking up to the smell of this casserole on holidays.

Here’s the recipe.

HAM AND CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

(Recipe adapted from Pam Branch, when we attended First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, Largo, FL)

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This delicious casserole is great for holiday breakfasts or special occasion breakfasts like birthdays, anniversaries or anytime you want to serve a country breakfast.
Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this wonderful, savory #BreakfastCasserole is perfect for a #holiday #breakfast like #Christmas or #NewYearsDay. It has bread on the top and bottom & it's filled with #ham, #cheese, #eggs & #broccoli. It's so easy since you make it up the night before you need it. #pork #HolidayBreakfast #ChristmasBreakfast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this wonderful, savory #BreakfastCasserole is perfect for a #holiday #breakfast like #Christmas or #NewYearsDay. It has bread on the top and bottom & it's filled with #ham, #cheese, #eggs & #broccoli. It's so easy since you make it up the night before you need it. #pork #HolidayBreakfast #ChristmasBreakfast
Instructions
  1. Take half of bread slices and layer in a 9x13” greased baking dish.
  2. Layer ham, then broccoli and 2 cups cheese.
  3. Mix eggs, milk, salt and dry mustard.
  4. Pour over top.
  5. Sprinkle with minced onion and parsley.
  6. Top with remaining bread slices.
  7. Sprinkle remaining 4-oz. cheese over top.
  8. Cover.
  9. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.
  10. Bake uncovered at 350° for about 55-60 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and sprinkle with additional cheese.
  12. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Can sprinkle an extra half cup of cheddar cheese over top last 5 minutes of baking.

NOTE: Preparation time does not include time required to refrigerate overnight.

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[b]Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole[/b]
Recipe Type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Pam Branch, when we attended First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, Largo, FL
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 10
This delicious casserole is great for holiday breakfasts or special occasion breakfasts like birthdays, anniversaries or anytime you want to serve a country breakfast.
Ingredients
  • 12 slices wheat bread cut in triangles
  • 2 cups diced fully cooked ham
  • 10-oz. pkg. frozen chopped broccoli, cooked and drained
  • 12-oz. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 6 eggs, beaten
  • 1 tbsp. minced onion
  • 3 ½ cups milk
  • ¼ tsp. dry mustard (don’t use any more than this or it gets too sharp)
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • dried parsley for garnish
  • extra 1/2 cup cheddar cheese for garnish
Instructions
  1. Take half of bread slices and layer in a 9×13” greased baking dish.
  2. Layer ham, then broccoli and 2 cups cheese.
  3. Mix eggs, milk, salt and dry mustard.
  4. Pour over top.
  5. Sprinkle with minced onion and parsley.
  6. Top with remaining bread slices.
  7. Sprinkle remaining 4-oz. cheese over top.
  8. Cover.
  9. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.
  10. Bake uncovered at 350° for about 55-60 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and sprinkle with additional cheese.
  12. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
Notes
Can sprinkle an extra half cup of cheddar cheese over top last 5 minutes of baking.[br][br]Preparation time does not include time required to refrigerate overnight.
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If you love ham and cheese sandwiches you will love this tasty breakfast casserole.

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this wonderful, savory #BreakfastCasserole is perfect for a #holiday #breakfast like #Christmas or #NewYearsDay. It has bread on the top and bottom & it's filled with #ham, #cheese, #eggs & #broccoli. It's so easy since you make it up the night before you need it. #pork #HolidayBreakfast #ChristmasBreakfast

We love Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole and believe you will too.

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this wonderful, savory #BreakfastCasserole is perfect for a #holiday #breakfast like #Christmas or #NewYearsDay. It has bread on the top and bottom & it's filled with #ham, #cheese, #eggs & #broccoli. It's so easy since you make it up the night before you need it. #pork #HolidayBreakfast #ChristmasBreakfast

Every forkful is amazing.

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Print Recipe
Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
This delicious casserole is great for holiday breakfasts or special occasion breakfasts like birthdays, anniversaries or anytime you want to serve a country breakfast.
Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this wonderful, savory #BreakfastCasserole is perfect for a #holiday #breakfast like #Christmas or #NewYearsDay. It has bread on the top and bottom & it's filled with #ham, #cheese, #eggs & #broccoli. It's so easy since you make it up the night before you need it. #pork #HolidayBreakfast #ChristmasBreakfast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 60 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this wonderful, savory #BreakfastCasserole is perfect for a #holiday #breakfast like #Christmas or #NewYearsDay. It has bread on the top and bottom & it's filled with #ham, #cheese, #eggs & #broccoli. It's so easy since you make it up the night before you need it. #pork #HolidayBreakfast #ChristmasBreakfast
Instructions
  1. Take half of bread slices and layer in a 9x13” greased baking dish.
  2. Layer ham, then broccoli and 2 cups cheese.
  3. Mix eggs, milk, salt and dry mustard.
  4. Pour over top.
  5. Sprinkle with minced onion and parsley.
  6. Top with remaining bread slices.
  7. Sprinkle remaining 4-oz. cheese over top.
  8. Cover.
  9. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight.
  10. Bake uncovered at 350° for about 55-60 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and sprinkle with additional cheese.
  12. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Can sprinkle an extra half cup of cheddar cheese over top last 5 minutes of baking.

NOTE: Preparation time does not include time required to refrigerate overnight.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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