Holiday Rosemary and Ham Casserole

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This brunch casserole is great to either mix together and bake immediately or may be refrigerated and baked the next morning. It is perfect to bring bring for a holiday brunch or to a morning family gathering. The rosemary complements a Southern tradition. Can be refrigerated overnight and baked for 1 hour in the morning if desired.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 2-quart casserole

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds cooked ham, cubed

  • 4 cups water

  • 1 cup grits

  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese

  • ¼ cup butter

  • 1 ½ cups milk

  • 5 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

Directions

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

  2. Layer ham into a 2-quart casserole dish.

  3. Bring water to a boil in a saucepan. Slowly pour grits into the water while stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer until the grits are tender and thick, 3 to 4 minutes. Mix Cheddar cheese and butter into grits.

  4. Whisk milk, eggs, salt, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl; stir in rosemary and garlic. Pour grit mixture over ham. Cover casserole dish with aluminum foil.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until casserole is bubbling, about 45 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

468 Calories
32g Fat
15g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 468
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 183mg 61%
Sodium 1625mg 71%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 32mg 160%
Calcium 231mg 18%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 421mg 9%

* 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.