Make-Ahead Breakfast


This recipe needs to have at least 8 hours of rest time before cooking, so making it last minute is not an option.  Talk about well worth it.  Houseguests and family will be impressed by this souffle-like dish, BUT it doesn't require the labor and babysitting of a souffle.  We wish to thank All Recipes for the inspiration.

Our deviled egg seasonings help make this easier and a little less caloric.  See the substitute below the recipe.  The yellow highlights indicate the substitutes.

Needs to rest for 8 hours before cooking.  Don't we all??




cooking spray (such as Pam®)
**2 cups diced cooked ham
2 tablespoons butter, or as needed
7 slices bread, crusts removed
½ pound Cheddar cheese, cubed
3 cups milk
6 eggs, beaten
**¾ teaspoon dry mustard
**¾ teaspoon salt


1. Spray a 9x13-inch casserole dish with cooking spray.
2. Spread ham into the bottom of prepared casserole dish. Butter one side of each bread slice; cut slices into cubes. Arrange buttered bread cubes atop ham; layer American cheese over bread cubes.
3. Whisk milk, eggs, mustard powder, and salt together in a bowl; pour over American cheese layer. Cover dish with aluminum foil and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove aluminum foil from casserole.
5. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and eggs are set in the middle, about 1 hour.


**Skip the ham, but not the flavor. Substitute 1 tablespoon of Smoky Ham Deviled Egg Seasonings for the ham, dried mustard and salt.


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