Wake Up Casserole

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I had been looking for a way to use the leftovers from our Easter ham. I saw this recipe and thought there was no way that this couldn’t be good, picked the rest of the ham off the bone and froze it to wait for this recipe!

8 frozen hash brown patties
4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1 pound cubed fully cooked ham (2 cups)
7 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

Place hash brown patties in a single layer in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and ham. In a large bowl, beat eggs, milk, salt and mustard. Pour over ham.
Cover and bake at 350° for 1 hour. Uncover; bake 15 minutes longer or until edges are golden brown and a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

4 comments
  1. This was very good. It’s a great basic recipe. I think next time I make it (yes, we’ll be having it again) I would tweak it. I think a little minced onion would go a long way in here. I also think that I might blind bake the hash browns on the bottom because I was looking for a bit more crunch. If you’re a meataholic, perhaps some chopped bacon on top would be great, as well. This has a lot of possibilities!

  2. Note: While this is delicious when you first make it…it does not reheat well. Next time, I’ll use an 8″ square pan instead of the 9×13, because the leftovers were a waste.

  3. This was pretty good! Only thing it could have used was a tiny bit more spice and (as twobarefeet said) some more crispiness on the bottom.

    Didn’t reheat in the microwave well, though.

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