Christmas Brunch Ham & Cheese Casserole

1 lb. shredded deli ham (can used diced leftover ham)

12 slices bread (approx.)

2 cups shredded cheddar

6 eggs beaten

salt & pepper

2 cups milk

1 heaping tbsp mustard

Topping:  2 tblsp. melted butter    2 cups crushed corn flakes

Place slices of bread to line bottom of greased 9 x 12 pan.  Top each slice with ham and cheese.  Place more slices of bread on top.  Combine milk, mustard, salt, pepper and eggs, blend and pour over bread.  Refrigerate overnight.  In AM mix corn flakes and melted butter and sprinkle over top of egg/bread.  Bake in preheated oven at 350°  for 50 – 60 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Option:  sauté 1 diced bell pepper and 1 small diced onion and sprinkle over top of ham before topping with cheese.  Could also use green onion and mushrooms.


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