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Ham and Egg Casserole

One of the best ways to stretch your grocery budget is to use sale items, and during the holidays is a great time. Typically around the Easter holiday you can find a dozen eggs for less than $1, and Ham is also very reasonable, usually under $1 per pound. This Ham and Egg Casserole can be made with leftover ham, and frozen to have later for a quick and easy meal. 

Ham and Egg Casserole | Perfect Make Ahead Casserole to use up Leftover Ham | Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

Serving a big brunch on Sunday morning or for the holidays, and serving breakfast for dinner are two of my absolute favorite meals ever. As always, saving on our groceries and time in the kitchen is important too.  Although this casserole does call for a dozen eggs, you can still serve your whole family for well under $5, especially if you use leftover ham.

Ham and Egg Casserole | Perfect Make Ahead Casserole to use up Leftover Ham | Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

First step is to cut the ham into bite-size pieces, you will need about 1 cup for a single recipe or 1 3/4 cups for a double.

Ham and Egg Casserole | Perfect Make Ahead Casserole to use up Leftover Ham | Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

Next in a large bowl, combine the ham with shredded cheese, Parmesan cheese, flour and seasonings.

Ham and Egg Casserole | Perfect Make Ahead Casserole to use up Leftover Ham | Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

Spray a 13×9 baking dish lightly with cooking spray and spread the ham mixture evenly. Melt 1/4 cup butter and drizzle over the mixture.

Ham and Egg Casserole | Perfect Make Ahead Casserole to use up Leftover Ham | Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

Whisk the eggs, milk or cream, mustard and pepper.

Ham and Egg Casserole | Perfect Make Ahead Casserole to use up Leftover Ham | Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

Then pour the egg mixture over the ham mixture.

Ham and Egg Casserole | Perfect Make Ahead Casserole to use up Leftover Ham | Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. If you like, add another sprinkle of cheese to the top, and pop it back in the oven for a couple minutes until melted and bubbly.

Ham and Egg Casserole | Perfect Make Ahead Casserole to use up Leftover Ham | Recipe on PocketChangeGourmet.com

Ham and Egg Casserole

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 6-8 servings

Ham and Egg Casserole

Quick and easy casserole that can be served for breakfast or dinner. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fully cooked ham, cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups shredded cheese {whatever you like best}
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon Greek Seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, divided in half
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup milk, half-and-half or whipping cream
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a 13x9 baking dish with cooking spray
  2. Cut ham and add to large bowl
  3. Add shredded cheese, Parmesan cheese, flour, Greek seasoning and 1/8 teaspoon pepper, combine and pour into baking dish evenly
  4. Melt butter and pour over ham mixture
  5. In a large measuring cup, add 1 cup milk or cream, break eggs into measuring cup, add Dijon mustard and 1/8 teaspoon pepper, whisk well
  6. Pour over ham mixture
  7. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  8. Optional: sprinkle casserole with more cheese and return to oven for a couple minutes until cheese is melted and bubbly

Notes

This recipe can easily be doubled. Cover and freeze 1 casserole and bake one to enjoy right away. Or freeze both for later. To use frozen casserole: Remove from freezer 30 minutes before baking, cover and bake at 350 degrees for 55 minutes, uncovered and continue baking for 15-20 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

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Comments

  1. Simple. Inexpensive. Tasty. Uses leftovers.
    Perfect.
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  2. Question,
    I am trying to find super quick, frozen, yet yummy breakfast dishes for my daughter before school. Im curious IF frozen for a week, how well does it hold its flavor? I dont know why but some things that i have frozen does not tatse right.

    Thank you,
    Cass

    • Hi Cass, this casserole should be fine in the freezer. I’m not really sure why things lose flavor for you, maybe add a little more seasoning than the recipe calls for.
      I found this info on Cooking Exchange – http://ow.ly/nZa76
      Let us know if you have more questions.
      ~Liz

  3. Does this recipe really call for one dozen eggs? Or do you mean “1 to 2″ eggs?
    Otherwise, it looks really good. Thanks.

  4. Made this casserole this morning with left over ham from Christmas dinner and we loved it. Very flavorful. The eggs were nice and fluffy from the cream and the butter gave it a nice rich flavor. Thank you!

  5. For the frozen casserole..is it frozen prior to being cooked. So in other words the eggs are frozen while raw and how long can it stay in the freezer? Thanks

    • Hi Monica, we have always cooked it prior to freezing, so I’m sorry I don’t really have a good answer for you. Perhaps do a search on how long eggs can stay frozen.

  6. hey, just tried this for dinner, added some onions (that i sauteed before), very good recipe, no heavy egg dish, husband is looking forward to have leftovers for breakfast at work :) thx

  7. michelle says:

    how many does this serve?

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