This ham and cheese 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.

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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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  • Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Line the bottom of the dish with half the bread cubes. Sprinkle with ham, Cheddar cheese, and Swiss cheese, and top with remaining bread. In a bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, and onion powder. Pour evenly over bread. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, blend the crushed cornflakes and melted butter. Spread evenly over the casserole.

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

Nutrition Facts

454 calories; 27.3 g total fat; 164 mg cholesterol; 831 mg sodium. 30.4 g carbohydrates; 21.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2005
Try substituting crushed canned onion rings for the corn flakes. I eliminated the onion powder and did this. I also reduced the cheddar chees by 1/2 cup. It was fabulous and everyone took the recipe home! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/25/2004
I made this for my family Christmas morning. It was NOT a hit with my kids. I made according to recipie and seemed to be too much bread the amount of swiss cheese seemed strong. Next time I may try with more egg and less bread. Read More
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171 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 92
  • 4 star values: 42
  • 3 star values: 20
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 9
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2005
Try substituting crushed canned onion rings for the corn flakes. I eliminated the onion powder and did this. I also reduced the cheddar chees by 1/2 cup. It was fabulous and everyone took the recipe home! Read More
(122)
Rating: 5 stars
01/15/2005
Try substituting crushed canned onion rings for the corn flakes. I eliminated the onion powder and did this. I also reduced the cheddar chees by 1/2 cup. It was fabulous and everyone took the recipe home! Read More
(122)
Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2004
I used this for a New Year's Day Brunch and it went pretty quickly. I liked that I could prepare it the night before and then pop it in the oven that morning. I will use this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2010
I love this recipe! It's so simple and you can make it the night before for brunch or breakfast. After making it a few times I only made a few minor changes. I used 16 slices of bread, deli sliced ham, and sliced cheese instead of shredded. I used 8 eggs, 3 cups of milk, 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder, 2 teaspoons of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of pepper. I increased the cornflakes to 5 cups (crushed well) and 1/2 cup of melted margarine. I then layered in the following order bread, ham, cheese, ham, cheese, bread. I found that if you layer the ham and cheese it’s more evenly distributed. I poured the egg mixture over, then cornflakes and baked at 350 for one hour. Awesome! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2004
It was great! Everyone loved it. I now serve it every Christmas morning. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2005
I made this for a brunch I was catering and heard good comments about it. I added some fresh sliced mushrooms too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2005
I found this recipe on allrecipes in Dec.2001. We've been making it for our Christmas breakfast every year since. It's our absolute favorite! I usually cut back on the milk by a 1/2 cup. It's a delicious and favorite breakfast meal with our family. Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/25/2004
I made this for my family Christmas morning. It was NOT a hit with my kids. I made according to recipie and seemed to be too much bread the amount of swiss cheese seemed strong. Next time I may try with more egg and less bread. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/31/2003
I doubled the recipe and added spinach - very good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2004
A great hit with my co-workers and wonderfully easy to prepare the night before for breakfast brunch or lunch!! Read More
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