Country Ham Breakfast Casserole
- prep time10 min
- total time 55 min
- serves 10 - 12
Casserole isn't just for dinner. This combines all the goodness of breakfast into a warm, bubbly baked dish.
Butter, for buttering the baking dish
6 slices country white bread, torn into 2" pieces
1 ½ cups heavy cream
1 ½ cups shredded sharp white Cheddar
1 ½ cups cubed country ham
1 cup milk
½ cup chopped scallions
1 tsp kosher salt
¼ tsp ground black pepper
12 large eggs
1 tsp paprika
¼ cup chopped chives, for garnish
1. Butter a large baking dish and evenly spread out the torn bread to cover the bottom of the dish.
2. In a large bowl, beat to combine the heavy cream, cheese, ham, milk, scallions, salt, pepper and eggs. Pour the egg mixture over the bread and top with the paprika. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to overnight.
3. Remove the dish from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
4. Uncover the dish and bake until puffed, golden and cooked through, about 45 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes, sprinkle with the chives and serve.