Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole


This ham and cheese breakfast casserole is very filling. It should be assembled and then refrigerated overnight. I usually make this Christmas Eve and serve it Christmas morning after we open our presents.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
9 hrs 15 mins
1 9x13-inch casserole


  • 18 (1 ounce) slices white bread, cubed

  • 8 ounces cooked ham, cubed

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • 1 ½ cups diced Swiss cheese

  • 6 eggs

  • 3 ½ cups milk

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • 2 cups crushed cornflakes cereal

  • ½ cup butter, melted


  1. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Line the bottom of the prepared baking dish with 1/2 of the bread cubes. Sprinkle with ham, Cheddar cheese, and Swiss cheese, and top with remaining bread.

  3. Beat together eggs, milk, and onion powder in a large bowl. Pour evenly over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  4. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  5. Blend crushed cornflakes and melted butter in a small bowl. Spread evenly over casserole.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and golden brown, about 40 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

454 Calories
27g Fat
30g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 454
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 164mg 55%
Sodium 831mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 8mg 39%
Calcium 431mg 33%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 279mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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