I found this great recipe for a breakfast casserole and had to try it, so I picked up the ingredients I needed on my last shopping trip. The original recipe called for bacon (cooked & crumbled - 8 slices), but I cooked a ham over the weekend and decided to use some of it instead. I whipped it up this morning and it's sitting in the fridge waiting for dinner tonight. (By the way...for more great recipes, head over to Tempt My Tummy Tuesday at Blessed With Grace.)
Assemble this hearty dish the night before, and bake the next morning.
1 (16-ounce) Hawaiian bread loaf, broken into 3/4-inch pieces
2 cups (8 ounces) finely shredded Mexican four-cheese blend
1/2 pound ham,chopped fine in the food processor
8 large eggs
2 1/2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon dried mustard
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Arrange bread cubes in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with shredded cheese and ham. Whisk together eggs, milk, salt, pepper, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over prepared dish; press down bread cubes with a spoon to allow bread to soak up liquid. Cover and chill 8 hours. Let stand 30 minutes before baking. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes or until set and golden.