This Ham and Cheese Overnight Breakfast Casserole is a mouth watering, easy breakfast perfect for a crowd! It is delicious enough to serve guests for brunch, but easy enough that you could make it on a weeknight for breakfast the next morning. Serve it at a brunch with some homemade granola, apple carrot zucchini muffins, buttermilk pancakes, and of course some bloody mary mix!
You guys. Our elf on the shelf fell off the shelf. (If you don’t know what the elf on the shelf is – i.e. my dad – it’s a creepy doll that we have lied to our children about. They think she is magical and she flies back to the North Pole each night. They also love her deeply and know if they touch her she will lose her magic.) Ummm, our kids were devastated. Not so much the older one, he’s on to us. But one of my girls was in actual tears about it. I sent a picture of the elf just laying lifeless (because she IS LIFELESS) on the floor to some friends and they said, “It looks like a crime scene!” It kind of was. There was a lot of panic over what we do, since the elf landed smack on the most distraught child’s shoe and she didn’t know what she would possible wear to school. (Keep in mind she has 800 pairs of shoes.)
All is well now. After the kids went to school, the elf left a note explaining that she was so tired from making the last batch of toys at the North Pole she must have fallen asleep. I feel for you elf, I really do. The elf is now safely in a stocking she couldn’t possibly fall out of. Even if she de-stresses at the end of this intense day with a glass or two of wine. She even has a band-aid on her elbow. All is right again.
HAM AND CHEESE OVERNIGHT BREAKFAST CASSEROLE
Now that we have dealt with that crisis, I can share with you one more recipe before the holidays. Do you remember when I made that brown sugar glaze for ham earlier in the week? I promised that I would bring you a recipe to use the left overs with. This Ham and Cheese Overnight Breakfast Casserole is it! You guuuuuuuuuys. I am, admittedly, a sucker for a great overnight breakfast casserole with bread, but this is INSANELY good. I have lots of overnight breakfast casserole recipes, but this is for sure my new favorite!
HOW DO YOU MAKE AN OVERNIGHT BREAKFAST CASSEROLE?
The best part about this recipe – besides how delicious it is – is how easy it is!
- Mix the ingredients in a bowl.
- Pour them into the prepared casserole dish.
- Top with more cheese.
- Cover with foil and put in the refrigerator.
- Bake in the morning.
WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED FOR THIS EASY OVERNIGHT BREAKFAST CASSEROLE?
- heavy cream or half and half
- cubed ham
- cheddar cheese
I can’t get over how easy and tasty this overnight ham and egg breakfast casserole is! It is the perfect Christmas breakfast casserole, or really anytime you are having guests. I could eat this every weekend and still not get sick of it.
OTHER GREAT BRUNCH RECIPES
If you are looking for other things to serve with your ham and cheese overnight breakfast casserole, here are some great options!
- This overnight berry cobbler french toast is a great sweet option to go with this savory breakfast casserole.
- I love this crustless vegetable quiche because it is a lighter option for guests.
- Of course, these chocolate chip muffins are a great addition to any brunch!
All right, that’s all I’ve got guys. Hang in there my friends as we finish this crazy race before Christmas!
Ham and Cheese Overnight Breakfast Casserole
- 8 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream (or substitute half and half)
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 - 2 cups cubed ham
- 2 cups cheddar cheese shredded & divided
- 4 cups cubed bread
- 2 to 3 scallions diced (optional)
- Spray a 9 by 13 inch casserole dish with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, heavy cream and seasoning.
- Stir in the ham, bread, and 1 cup of the cheese. Make sure that the bread is fully coated with the egg mixture. Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish. Top with the remaining cheese. Cover with foil and put in the refrigerator overnight.
- In the morning, leave the casserole covered with tin foil, and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Uncover and bake for 15 minutes. Serve warm!
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