Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Enjoy this savory casserole on its own or as a side
ham and cheese

Courtesy of Peapod

Comfort food at its best! This creamy casserole is the perfect side dish.

Photo and recipe courtesy of Peapod and Martha Pesa of A Family Feast.

8
Servings
614
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups green bell peppers, cut into 1/2 inch dice
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, plus butter to grease pan
  • 5 Cups cubed sweet bread such as Portuguese sweet bread, King’s Hawaiian, or challah (cut into 1-inch dice)
  • 3 Cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 Pound cooked ham; cut into 1/2-inch dice (We used Jones Dairy Farm Dainty Ham)
  • 10 Eggs, beaten
  • 4 Cups whole milk
  • 1 Teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 Teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 Teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 Teaspoon white pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. 

In a large skillet, sauté bell pepper and 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat for five minutes. Set aside. 

Place cubed bread in a buttered 9x13-inch casserole dish or pan. 

Toss together cooked peppers, cheese and diced ham in a large bowl, then spread evenly over bread cubes.

Beat eggs with milk. 

Place salt, mustard, nutmeg and pepper in a small bowl and mix a few tablespoons of the egg mixture in with the spices and mix with a fork until dissolved and not lumpy then add back into egg mixture and whip to combine.

Pour the egg mixture over the bread mixture and press down slightly so bread absorbs liquid.

Bake uncovered for 1 hour at 325 degrees Fahrenheit. 

Increase heat to 350 degrees F and bake for another 15 minutes or until browned on top and a knife inserted into the center of the pan comes out clean.

Allow casserole to rest for ten minutes before serving. Cut into squares and serve with a spatula.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
27g
39%
Sugar
25g
28%
Saturated Fat
14g
58%
Cholesterol
119mg
40%
Carbohydrate, by difference
50g
38%
Protein
43g
93%
Vitamin A, RAE
194µg
28%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
25mg
33%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
7µg
8%
Calcium, Ca
749mg
75%
Choline, total
126mg
30%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
89µg
22%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
79mg
25%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
10mg
71%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
1112mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
60µg
100%
Sodium, Na
1303mg
87%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
2µg
13%
Water
285g
11%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%