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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
558
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
34g
52%
Sugar
8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
16g
81%
Cholesterol
314mg
100%
Protein
34g
68%
Carbs
29g
10%
Vitamin A
308µg
34%
Vitamin B12
2µg
28%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
22.6%
Vitamin C
32mg
54%
Vitamin D
4µg
1%
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
5µg
6%
Calcium
508mg
51%
Fiber
2g
9%
Folate (food)
77µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
99µg
25%
Folic acid
13µg
N/A
Iron
3mg
16%
Magnesium
55mg
14%
Monounsaturated
11g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
19%
Phosphorus
547mg
78%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
542mg
15%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.9mg
53.7%
Sodium
1194mg
50%
Thiamin (B1)
0.6mg
42.1%
Trans
0.6g
N/A
Zinc
4mg
25%