Rating: 4.47 stars
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1

My mother always makes this excellent egg and mushroom breakfast casserole for Christmas brunch. It's wonderful.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Make the cheese sauce: Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a saucepan on top of the stove. Quickly stir the flour into the saucepan until the mixture is smooth. Stir in the milk, salt and pepper; continue stirring until the mixture is smooth and thick. Finally, stir in the cheese until it is melted.

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  • Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

  • In a skillet, saute butter and onions. Pour the beaten eggs and ham into the skillet; scramble until set. Fold the mushrooms and cheese sauce into the eggs. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking pan. Cover and chill for 30 minutes or overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Bake the egg and mushroom casserole for 30 minutes in the 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven.

Nutrition Facts

313 calories; protein 18.4g; carbohydrates 7.2g; fat 23.5g; cholesterol 331.2mg; sodium 645.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (28)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2005
I had to double the cheese for the cheese sauce, double the mushrooms and double the onions. It was otherwise too eggy and the cheese sauce too starchy. But with those adjustments, I've had several people request a copy of the recipe. Plus, for a smaller group, we just cut the recipe in half (still doubling ingredients above) and used a 8x8" pyrex. That came out great, too. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/23/2003
once i baked this recipe a layer of oil gathered at the top and corners...(despite the fact that i reduced the margarine in areas) also the refridgerating time is a blessing and an annoyance.. this recipe may be nice with cheese sprinkled on the top before its baked rather than the cheese sauce Read More
(10)
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 25
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/24/2005
I had to double the cheese for the cheese sauce, double the mushrooms and double the onions. It was otherwise too eggy and the cheese sauce too starchy. But with those adjustments, I've had several people request a copy of the recipe. Plus, for a smaller group, we just cut the recipe in half (still doubling ingredients above) and used a 8x8" pyrex. That came out great, too. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2005
I made this for family brunch a few times everyone loves it! It's nice that there is no bread for those who are doing low carb Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2003
This is a great dish to make the night before and have ready quickly in the morning. Everyone loved it Christmas morning! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2004
This was great, I made it in the morning and did not chill, I did not see any point as I was going to cook immediately. DELICIOUS!!YUM YUM Suggest one could add diced cooked potatoes for a bigger crowd and/ or as a dinner dish with a great side salad. Read More
(12)
Rating: 2 stars
12/22/2003
once i baked this recipe a layer of oil gathered at the top and corners...(despite the fact that i reduced the margarine in areas) also the refridgerating time is a blessing and an annoyance.. this recipe may be nice with cheese sprinkled on the top before its baked rather than the cheese sauce Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2011
Those who complained about the sauce being too starchy probably didn't cook their roux long enough. If you don't cook the butter and flour for at least two minutes, you will get a starchy taste. Otherwise, it becomes very nutty. Properly prepared, this casserole is great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2003
This is a recipe definitely best prepared the night before. I winged it and tried to do it when I first woke up. It has a few steps too many for that. BUT the flavor was terrific especially the cheese sauce with the onions. It was like a giant baked omelet and my entire family gave it RAVE reviews. Thanks for sharing this one Danielle! It was terrific! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2005
Both the egg haters and egg lovers who ate this casserole loved it! I sprinkled a couple tablespoons of buttered bread crumbs over the top before baking. I will be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/03/2004
This was delicious I loved it. I didn't change a thing! Read More
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