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

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Ham and Egg Casserole
 
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Quick and easy casserole that can be served for breakfast or dinner. Recipe from PocketChangeGourmet.com
Serves: 6-8 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 cup fully cooked ham, cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups shredded cheese {whatever you like best}
  • ¼ cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ¼ teaspoon Greek Seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper, divided in half
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup milk, half-and-half or whipping cream
  • ½ 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 ⅛ 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 ⅛ 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. Does this recipe really call for one dozen eggs? Or do you mean “1 to 2” eggs?
    Otherwise, it looks really good. Thanks.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. how many does this serve?

  5. I like to make these breakfast casseroles and this was my favorite. So good! and Easy! thank you 🙂

  6. Can you prep this the night before and then cook in the morning?

  7. Do you bake the casserole before freezing? The recipe doesn’t state. Thanks!!

    • Kari, Yes you can freeze the casserole un-cooked. Just make sure it’s covered well and it will last for 3 months in the freezer. Be sure to remove from the freezer 24 hours ahead of cooking and let it thaw in the refrigerator. Remove from the refrigerator an hour before cooking.

  8. This recipe was a hit for brunch. I didn’t have Greek seasoning so I omitted it. But I did add some chopped green pepper. Delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

  9. I made a few adjustments. I used 4 duck eggs and 8 chicken eggs. I used half sharp cheddar and half pepper jack cheese. I also sautéed half a red, green pepper and a whole Spanish onion with the ham and then placed that mixture in the bottom of my baking dish. I omitted the butter, the ham has enough fat it use didn’t need the butter. It turned out really well. I have a lot of eggs right now so I also made a second batch, but divided it up into a muffin pan, cooked it then froze them for individual quick servings.

  10. we substitute proscuitto for the ham and add tomatoe and onion…….fantastic!!!

  11. Could you add shreaded hashbrown potatoes to this recipe

    • Yes Nita you can add hashbrown Potatoes. You may need to increase the cooking time by 5 to 10 minutes.

      • I made it this morning, added sautéed onion & two different kinds of cheese. The prep time was easy, it fed several people & it was very tasty. I will definitely try it with potatoes in it the next time around. Thank you

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