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Prepare breakfast ahead of time for easy mornings with this easy and family pleasing Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole Recipe.

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole Recipe

This post has been sponsored by Jones Dairy Farm.

I just got back from a week in upper Idaho/Wyoming/Montana last night. It was a lot of fun, but my husband wasn’t able to come because he couldn’t get the week off of work. Luckily, my family was there and helped me out a ton – I wouldn’t have been able to do it without them. It was so much fun, but at the same time, being a single parent for the week was a lot of work.

As I was putting the kids down, I noticed that my daughter had put her head under her pillow and was crying. I went and sat down next to her to find out what was wrong. And then she asked me, with tears in her eyes, if we could go on vacation again the next morning.

Here I was, just wishing for a long shower and a good night’s sleep in my own bed, and my daughter was ready to go out and do it again.

As much as I wish that we could pack up the car and do it again (maybe after a few nights of good sleep!), I told her that we couldn’t because it’s time to start getting ready for school.

Yikes – I can’t believe I’m going to have a school going child this year.

She is super excited to go to school (especially to ride the bus!) and has been counting down the days. My kids are normally early risers, so we have requested morning kindergarten. And I’ve mentioned it before, but even though my kids are early risers, that doesn’t mean that I’m a morning person. So I’ve been racking my brain, trying to think of ideas for breakfasts that don’t require a lot of hands on time while I’m getting her ready in the chaos of the morning.

Make Ahead Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole Recipe

I’m all for preparing ahead of time, and I’m pretty sure this breakfast casserole is my answer! All it takes is 15 minutes the day before to prepare, then into the refrigerator it goes. It does take a little bit of time to bake in the morning, but it’s easy to get it baking while you are getting the kids up and ready. And then there is a hot breakfast for everyone before you send the kids off to school.

I made this Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole Recipe with some leftover French bread, but you could easily substitute in whatever bread you have on hand. And then I added in some cubed Jones Dairy Farm Ham Steaks. I always have some in my freezer, but this would also be a perfect recipe to use up any leftover ham from Easter or Christmas. A few eggs, some milk and mustard, and then lots of cheese – you have an easy make ahead breakfast that the whole family will enjoy.

I think this breakfast casserole recipe would be the perfect way to send the kids back to school!

Easy Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole Recipe - make the night before!

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Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole Recipe
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Prepare breakfast ahead of time for easy mornings with this easy and family pleasing Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole Recipe.
Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 6 cups of cubed day old French bread
  • 1 (4.5 oz) can diced green chiles, drained
  • 10 oz Jones Dairy Farm Ham Steaks, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup (4 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  1. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the bread cubes, green chiles ham and cheddar cheese. Mix completely, then pour into the prepared baking dish.
  3. In the same bowl, lightly whisk the eggs to break up the yolks. Add in the milk, mustard, salt and pepper and whisk to combine. Pour the mixture evenly over the top of the bread mixture. Use your hands or a large spoon to gently press down on the bread to make sure it is completely soaked by the egg mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Remove the casserole from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Bake the casserole, uncovered, until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour.

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**Thank you to Jones Dairy Farm for sponsoring this post. Because of sponsors like Jones Dairy Farm, I am able to bring you all of the recipes I feature here.**

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9 Responses to Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole Recipe

  1. I too just got back home from a week with family…and I wish I had come home to this instead of a bunch of rotten tomatoes! Eggs, ham and cheese? Count me ALL over this! Pinned!

  2. Looks delicious! Such a cute story with your little one! I was always like that as a child – always go, go, go!

    Hope you had a great weekend! 🙂

  3. We got home late last night from a family reunion in Colorado (I did it alone too…my hubby was on a business trip), and I’m hearing similar things from my kids this morning! It’s hard to come back from pure fun to doing things like chores and getting ready for school, isn’t it? And school!! Good call on morning kindergarten…that’s the way we went, and I was so glad. We got school done first thing, and then we had the afternoon to process the experience, do homework, and still have plenty of time left for play. This breakfast casserole looks like just the thing to kick off a big day!

  4. This looks like a delicious way to start the day, yum!

  5. I love a breakfast casserole, and usually use sausage, but this one seems lighter. Thanks!

  6. I looove all of the breakfast ideas! They all sound delicious. I can’t believe your little girl is old enough to be going to school! That’s crazy. She’s going to have so much fun, though!

  7. Chels R. says:

    I love these make ahead breakfasts that you just throw in the oven the next morning. Makes breakfast so much easier the following day. Your daughter is so sweet. You must of really made your trip special if she wanted to do it all over again. 🙂

  8. I love make ahead breakfasts like this!

  9. I love a savoury bread pudding, and you really can’t beat ham and cheese. I’m definitely making this.

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