This is so easy to prepare and everyone raves about it. The best part is that you can put it together the night before and just pop it in the oven the next morning. Delicious!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

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  • Place half of the bread cubes on bottom of baking pan. Sprinkle with half of the ham and then half of the cheese; repeat.

  • In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, salt, hot sauce and green onions. Pour egg mixture into pan.

  • Place pan on top of a baking sheet with a rim and place in oven. Pour water into baking sheet and bake for 60 minutes, or until eggs have set.

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Nutrition Facts

375 calories; 25.6 g total fat; 193 mg cholesterol; 692 mg sodium. 12.6 g carbohydrates; 23.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2006
This recipe is actually a very good breakfast casserole, but there are some key details missing. First you must use french bread in this recipe. You need all the crust to soak up the eggs and milk. I simply rip the loaf into bite size pieces with my hands, much easier than cubing it. Secondly, toss the bread, 1.5 cups ham cubes and 2-3 cups shredded cheese with 2-3 Tablespoons of flour before putting it all in the baking dish, it keeps the egg bake from being soggy. Then, blend the eggs/milk in the blender with the other ingredients (I add 3 Tablespoons margerine and 1 tsp. dry mustard) and pour over the bread mixture. Cover and let it sit overnight in the fridge allowing the bread time to absorb the liquid. It will look almost too dry the next morning, but it's supposed to. I bake it at 350 for about an hour, uncovering it at about forty minutes. I do not put it in a water bath. Enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/11/2003
The flavor wasn't bad but getting past the texture was rough for both my husband and me and not one of four kids would have anything to do with it. Read More
(21)
219 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 128
  • 4 star values: 68
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2006
This recipe is actually a very good breakfast casserole, but there are some key details missing. First you must use french bread in this recipe. You need all the crust to soak up the eggs and milk. I simply rip the loaf into bite size pieces with my hands, much easier than cubing it. Secondly, toss the bread, 1.5 cups ham cubes and 2-3 cups shredded cheese with 2-3 Tablespoons of flour before putting it all in the baking dish, it keeps the egg bake from being soggy. Then, blend the eggs/milk in the blender with the other ingredients (I add 3 Tablespoons margerine and 1 tsp. dry mustard) and pour over the bread mixture. Cover and let it sit overnight in the fridge allowing the bread time to absorb the liquid. It will look almost too dry the next morning, but it's supposed to. I bake it at 350 for about an hour, uncovering it at about forty minutes. I do not put it in a water bath. Enjoy! Read More
(1319)
Rating: 5 stars
01/20/2006
This recipe is actually a very good breakfast casserole, but there are some key details missing. First you must use french bread in this recipe. You need all the crust to soak up the eggs and milk. I simply rip the loaf into bite size pieces with my hands, much easier than cubing it. Secondly, toss the bread, 1.5 cups ham cubes and 2-3 cups shredded cheese with 2-3 Tablespoons of flour before putting it all in the baking dish, it keeps the egg bake from being soggy. Then, blend the eggs/milk in the blender with the other ingredients (I add 3 Tablespoons margerine and 1 tsp. dry mustard) and pour over the bread mixture. Cover and let it sit overnight in the fridge allowing the bread time to absorb the liquid. It will look almost too dry the next morning, but it's supposed to. I bake it at 350 for about an hour, uncovering it at about forty minutes. I do not put it in a water bath. Enjoy! Read More
(1319)
Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2003
FOR THE PEOPLE WHO THINK THIS RECIPE IS BLAND, ARN'T ADDING ENOUGH EXTRA'S LIKE A CAN OF ASPARAGUS, OR SOME GREEN, AND RED PEPPERS, OR A LITTLE EXTRA HOT SAUCE, THIS WAS ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS AND IF YOU DON'T WANT IT TO MOIST, JUST BAKE IT WITH OUT THE PAN OF WATER.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2003
This dish is FANTASTIC! I made it for my future in-laws and they loved it! (Whew!) I noted that other people were less than thrilled with the texture so I didn't use a water pan at all I just made the whole dish the night before took the foil off in the morning and put it in the oven without the water pan and 1 hour later it was absolutely perfect. I will make this again and again! Thanks for a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2004
Great recipe with some modifications. The first time I made this recipe I used the 2 cups of milk and did not like the mushy/soggy texture. Next time I made it I decreased the milk to one cup used a little less cheese and used a full loaf of bread and it came out great. I also did not use the water pan to bake it. Read More
(117)
Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2003
Great easy recipe to prepare the night before and bake in the morning. The bread gets nice and crisp on top I actually used english muffins instead and that turned out great. Cooking for 2 people I almost always have leftovers but with this I recommend not making more than you can eat no good reheated. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2012
I always shake my head when someone rates something 5 stars and then makes over the whole recipe! I make something very similar to this and it is my family's FAVORITE. I use regular bread and I do layer it - both "details" that I would leave the same as the recipe. Sometimes we substitute crispy bacon for ham. Oh - and we leave the bread in whole slices (minus the crust) and butter it. I suppose that is why we don't have to use the water pan. Another thing we add is some crushed Special K or corn flakes to the top just before baking with some melted butter sprinkled on top to prevent them from drying out. Adds some crisp. BUT...this omelet is GREAT just as it is written. We call ours the Christmas Morning Lifesaver! Great for company and if we need two we do one ham and one bacon. Read More
(88)
Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2005
I've had a couple of brunch parties and this was a hit! I omit the ham though and substitute red pepper for a vegetarian version. Also I find that 1 1/2lb cheese is WAY too much. I only use a 1/2 pound and it's plenty. Enjoy! Read More
(86)
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2003
So easy and good! Per other reviews I added half chopped red and half green bell peppers. I also added a couple drops of hot sauce but it was still very mild. Might try a few more drops next time. Since I rarely buy white bread I had to use what was on hand...wheat. The wheat bread gave it a slightly more grainy flavor/texture. I will be making this again but I'm still debating if I want to stick to the wheat or try it with white bread. Either way VERY good and goes into my "make again" recipe stack. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2004
This was a really great recipe....I omitted the onion because of my children and added extra ham and cheese. I also substituted a special milk and honey white bread and sprinkled on a little garlic bread seasoning in lieu of the onions. I baked the casserole in the sitz bath for 30 minutes and then removed the water bath for the final 30 after covering the top with foil...it came out perfect!!The milk and honey bread added a sweetness that worked well with the ham/egg/cheese mixture. My husband raved and it was so nice to have a casserole they would all eat!! Thanks for the great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/11/2003
The flavor wasn't bad but getting past the texture was rough for both my husband and me and not one of four kids would have anything to do with it. Read More
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