Overnight Ham and Cheese Bake
Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 20 min + overnight in fridge
Cook Time: 50 min
6 slices of bread
2 tablespoons salted butter
2 cups grated Cheddar cheese
3/4 pound ham, thinly sliced
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced and sautéed in a little butter until softened
One 7-ounce can diced green chiles
2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese
6 large eggs
2 cups 2% milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon onion salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1. Butter 6 slices of bread; place butter-side-down in a 9x13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Place ham on top of cheese; then layer with mushrooms and chiles. Top with Monterey Jack cheese.
2. In a bowl, beat eggs and add milk, salt, paprika, basil, dry mustard, onion salt, and pepper. Pour over ingredients in dish. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
3. To bake: Preheat oven to 325°F. Uncover casserole and bake for 50 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes to set before serving.
Source: RecipeGirl.com (adapted slightly from California Sizzles)