Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Breakfast for Dinner

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.)

Breakfast Casserole

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.


Live.Love.Eat said...

Hi there. Happy TMTT.
Breakfast and Casserole and 2 of my favorite words in the culinary language. Sounds great!!!!

Brooks said...

We have breakfast casserole twice a month at MOPS. I will have to try this one! THanks for sharing!

LRFK said...

I will be trying this Christmas morning. We have a breakfast casserole each year and this sounds yummy!

Moxie said...

This sounds very YUM!! Do you think any bread will do? We like breakfasts for dinner around here because it is always easy on the budget :)

~Deidra~ said...

Thanks for the comments!

Moxie...yes, as a matter of fact, the original recipe said "Ten to 12white bread slices, cubed, may be substituted for Hawaiian bread."

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Sounds good. This is a new version to the recipe that I have. Thanks for sharing. So glad that you joined us for Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.

Moxie said...

WOOHOO!!! That's good to know...can't wait to try it out! Thankyou :)

Sherry said...

This sounds absolutely scrumptious!! Thank you for sharing! My bunch will love it!