Ham & Cheese Party Platter Leftover Breakfast Casserole

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READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 6-8
YIELD: 1 13x9 pan
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • Creative Bottom Stuff
  • 8
    hamburger buns, cubed (use the squished or dry ones)
  • 12
    lb deli ham, diced
  • 10 -15
    slices cheese (American, cheddar, Swiss)
  • Custard
  • 6
    eggs, beaten
  • 12 - 1
    cup milk
  • salt & pepper
  • Toppings
  • tomatoes, slices (optional)
  • onion rings, diced (optional)
  • black olives, sliced (optional, or green olives)
  • red pepper, dices (optional, or green peppers)
  • 5
    slices summer sausage, diced
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DIRECTIONS

  • While putting away the party leftovers --
  • Grease 13x9 pan with butter; spread bread/bun cubes over entire bottom of pan (use more or fewer buns if using a larger/smaller pan).
  • Sprinkle ham pieces and cheese slices over bread; set aside.
  • Mix eggs and milk until frothy, add several squirts of mustard, beat and then pour over the ham, cheese, bread cubes.
  • Customize the toppings to the eaters' choices. (Dad likes everything, but Mom doesn't want tomatoes, and DS would rather kiss a rattlesnake than eat onions, so let's make everyone happy!).
  • Add another layer of leftover cheese; sprinkle sausage dices artfully (or optionally). Olive slices can go on now, too or any other little tidbits of really tasty niblets.
  • Top pan with foil; chill until morning or leave on the counter if you're a brave soul.
  • Next morning - pop pan in oven, set to 350*. Bake for 20-30 minutes, remove foil, bake for another 3-5 minutes until top is bubbly and "set".
  • VARIATIONS: Use your favorite cheese, try turkey instead of ham.
  • Great way to use up the cheese and sausage tray that was forgotten in the fridge!
  • EXTRAS: black or green olives.
  • Par-cook: stuff from the veggie tray (cauliflower, broccoli, carrots).
  • DELISH: add a few smidgens (or a LOT!) of the veggie dip to the egg/custard bowl -- or drop on top in cheerful dollops. Oh yum!
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