Easy, Kid-Friendly Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

Easy brunch recipes are what every person wants, right?  I know I certainly do!  Especially those that can be prepared the night before then simply popped in the oven the next morning.  This year for our New Year’s Day brunch, I made a very easy ham and cheese breakfast casserole that even my boys enjoyed!  I have a habit of making breakfast casseroles a little too complex by adding more ingredients than they might prefer.  So I wanted to make something to please everyone at the table!

I will admit that I didn’t actually make this on New Year’s Eve – I made a 3 course meal that night and didn’t feel like going back into the kitchen after the chocolate fondue!  After assembling the next morning, I let sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes before heating in the oven – it still tasted great!

This casserole recipe was adapted from one I found on All Recipes – it was easy enough to make my own and adjust the number of servings.

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
Serves 4-6 
Adapted from All Recipes

10 slices of whole wheat bread, cubed
4 oz. cooked ham, cubed
1 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
¾ cup Swiss cheese, diced
3 eggs
1 ¾ cup milk
Pepper, to taste

Lightly grease an 8×8 inch baking dish.  Line the bottom of the dish with half the bread cubes.  Sprinkle with ham, Cheddar cheese, and Swiss cheese, and top with remaining bread.  In a bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, and pepper.   Pour evenly over bread.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.   Bake in oven, uncovered, for 45-50 minutes.  Let stand for a few minutes before serving.  

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