Easy Breakfast Casserole
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An easy breakfast casserole made with Italian bread, ham, eggs, onion, and Monterey Jack cheese you can make ahead the night before. Serve for breakfast or brunch.
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6-8
  • 1 loaf Italian bread (1 pound loaf) cut into 1" cubes
  • 3 cups fully cooked ham, cut into ½" cubes
  • 12 ounces of Monterey Jack or Muenster cheese, cut into ½" cubes
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 8 large eggs
  • 3-1/2 cups milk
  • ¼ cup prepared Dijon mustard
  1. Lightly coat the bottom and sides of a 9" x 13" glass baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Cube the bread into 1" cubes and place into baking dish.
  3. Cube the ham into ½" cubes and add to the baking dish.
  4. Cube the cheese in ½" cubes and add to the baking dish.
  5. Lightly toss everything together with a fork.
  6. Chop the onion into small pieces. In a skillet, saute' the chopped onions in 2 Tablespoons butter until slightly translucent. Transfer the onions to a large mixing bowl.
  7. In that bowl with the onions, add the eggs, milk, and mustard. Whisk together well and pour evenly over the bread mixture.
  8. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes before baking. You can also refrigerate this overnight.
  9. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 60-65 minutes. You may need to increase baking time by an additional 10 minutes or so if you kept it in the refrigerator overnight.
  10. Let the casserole sit 5-10 minutes to firm up and serve.
Recipe by Vintage Cooking at http://www.vintagecooking.com/easy-breakfast-casserole/