Ham, zucchini, mushrooms and cheese flavor this rich, hearty egg dish. It adds appeal to a breakfast or lunch buffet and cuts easily, too. Make sure you bring the recipe--everyone will want it! --Arlene Butler, Ogden, Utah

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Recipe Summary test

prep:
45 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
80 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, saute the mushrooms, zucchini, ham, onions, green peppers and garlic in oil until vegetables are tender. Drain and pat dry; set aside.

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  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and cream until smooth. Beat in eggs. Stir in the bread, cheese, salt, pepper and vegetable mixture.

  • Pour into two greased 11-in. x 7-in. x 2-in. baking dishes. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

362 calories; protein 16.8g; carbohydrates 9.6g; fat 29g; cholesterol 203.3mg; sodium 661.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (260)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2008
You can assemble this whole thing the day before and just pop it in the oven the day of the event. Everything blends together nicely overnight. I worried that the veggies would be soggy - they weren't. Key is to saute the veggies but make sure you place them on paper towels and blot them to absorb excess moisture before mixing them in. Cook ingredients the day before, assemble and refrigerate. The day of, you will heat around 350 for 50 minutes approx. Lots of veggies: chopped peppers, zucchini, onion, mushrooms, diced/drained tomatoes; cooked a ham steak and chopped it in (plenty of meat)...bacon would be yummy too. Everything else as recipe states. The cream cheese base and half and half makes this very special. Great! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/28/2012
This was pretty good just not as tasty as I was expecting. Not sure if I did something wrong. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2008
You can assemble this whole thing the day before and just pop it in the oven the day of the event. Everything blends together nicely overnight. I worried that the veggies would be soggy - they weren't. Key is to saute the veggies but make sure you place them on paper towels and blot them to absorb excess moisture before mixing them in. Cook ingredients the day before, assemble and refrigerate. The day of, you will heat around 350 for 50 minutes approx. Lots of veggies: chopped peppers, zucchini, onion, mushrooms, diced/drained tomatoes; cooked a ham steak and chopped it in (plenty of meat)...bacon would be yummy too. Everything else as recipe states. The cream cheese base and half and half makes this very special. Great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2011
I've made this recipe about 20 times now & it is great. I made this as written the first time and that's what I base the 5 stars from. After that, I had to change it to make it easier because now I make it every Sunday for my weekday breakfasts. I use red pepper instead of green because it has more nutrients & I don't like cooked green pepper. I also omit the cream cheese & just add another egg & a little more half n half because it eliminates having to use a mixer (a fork works just fine) and cuts down on fat. I've used canadian bacon and turkey ham instead of ham and both are good. I've also roasted the veggies at about 400* for 15-20 min instead of sauteeing & that is good too. My favorite thing to add is a giant handful of fresh chopped basil. Hope this helps someone =) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2008
5++++. This was fantastic!! Made for Mother's Day brunch and everyone loved it. Most people had seconds and I was asked several times how I made it. I made it vegetarian and used tons of veggies-onion, garlic, mushrooms, red bells, yellow bells, asparagus and zucchini. I used baguette for the bread. At first when I added the eggs to the cream cheese mixture, it didn't look so good (kind of looked curdled) but I kept beating and it smoothed out. I will make this again and again-a nicer egg casserole and so adaptable as far as ingredients go. Thank you for a new favorite recipe-this is seriously one of the best things I have made in good while! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2006
This is an excellent dish for breakfast or brunch! I made it for brunch yesterday and everyone, including my kids, devoured it! I didn't have enough zucchini (I used about 1/2 as much as called for and cut out the seeds so it wouldn't get too watery) and I used turkey bacon instead of ham. My husband can't wait for me to make it again, and neither can I! Thanks, Arlene, for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2008
Very good. I made it with all low fat ingredients, and it was still rich and delicious. Thank you!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2008
I made this for a brunch for 12 people and everyone loved it. I followed the recipe exactly, but prefer doing things ahead of time. I'd suggest cooking the vegetables and ham according to the recipe the night before, as well as preparing the bread cubes. This would make it a lot faster to prepare for a breakfast, or brunch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2007
I made this for a dinner with friends and everyone loved it! I added some extra spices (worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper, Italian seasoning) and used whole wheat bread. Tastes like a crustless quiche except better:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2008
i made this for my mom's birthday brunch. everyone loved it and asked for the recipe. i usually dont do this, but i did add spinach. i am planning to assemble this ahead of time in a disposable foil pan and take it camping. you leave it in the hot coals and cover it with some more for an hour and a half. come back from a hike and breakfast is done. i do this with a similar (but not as good) strata.. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2008
Had to make something kind of fancy for a women's retreat and they loved this. I didn't change anything for the women. Made it again for the family without the mushrooms and it was even better. Even my teenaged sons liked it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/28/2012
This was pretty good just not as tasty as I was expecting. Not sure if I did something wrong. Read More
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