Mom's Brunch Eggs
Change up this breakfast casserole by making it with ham, bacon, or sausage and also trying different kinds of cheese and bread. If you like things with a zip, serve red or green salsa on the side.
2 cups ham, diced or cooked, crumbled bacon or sausage
8 large eggs
2 cups milk
Salt and ground black pepper
8 tablespoons butter, softened
8 slices sourdough bread, or up to 12 depending on the size of the slices
5 cups Jack and cheddar cheese blend, shredded
About 1 teaspoon paprika
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
- Butter one side of each slice of bread. Arrange half of the slices, buttered side down, in a single layer in a 9x13-inch baking pan. Top with half of the cheese, half of the ham and half of the egg mixture. Add a second layer of bread, cheese, ham and egg mixture. Sprinkle the paprika on top, cover and set aside in the refrigerator overnight.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
- Bake the casserole uncovered until the eggs are set, about 45 minutes.
Makes 12 servings.
Recipe by Jenny Ingram of jennyonthespot.com.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.