Classic Cheesy Ham and Egg Casserole

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Picture this: Warm, fluffy eggs baked to perfection, intertwining with melt-in-your-mouth ham, all beneath a golden, cheesy crust. It’s a symphony of flavors that would make any morning person out of the night owls among us. 🌙🦉

So whether it’s a bustling weekday morning or a lazy Sunday brunch, this classic casserole is your trusty companion, always ready to serve up a hearty helping of deliciousness. 🥘

The Ingredients: Breakfast’s Best Friends

The all-star lineup in this dish is quite a sight to behold! Fresh eggs, savory ham, creamy cheese, milk, and spices make the cut, and they’re ready to put on quite a show. All the elements come together to perform a breakfast ballet, with each ingredient pirouetting to its own tasty tune. 🩰

Tip: Choose a good quality, thick-cut ham for this recipe. It’ll bring the casserole from yum to yowza! 🍖

Preparation: It’s all about Harmony

Preparing this casserole is like conducting a breakfast orchestra. Start by beating the eggs and spices in perfect harmony. Then add the ham and cheese, creating a savory melody that hits all the right notes. The key to success here is layering the flavors and letting them mingle. 🎵

Tip: Let the beaten egg mixture sit for a few minutes before adding the cheese and ham. This allows the flavors to meld together. 🥚🧀

Bake: A Delicious Crescendo

The final act in this morning masterpiece is the baking. As the casserole cooks, the ingredients come together, rising to a delicious crescendo. The result is a symphony of flavor that will leave you applauding for more. 👏

Tip: Rotate the casserole halfway through the baking time to ensure even cooking. ⏲️

Classic Cheesy Ham and Egg Casserole

Course: BreakfastCuisine: American


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An easy, cheesy, breakfast casserole with ham and eggs that is sure to become a morning favorite.


  • 6 large eggs

  • 1 cup diced ham

  • 1 cup shredded cheese

  • 1/2 cup milk

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9×9 inch baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper until well combined.
  • Stir in the diced ham and shredded cheese into the egg mixture.
  • Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Spread out the ham and cheese evenly with a spoon.
  • Place the baking dish in the preheated oven. Bake for about 40-45 minutes, or until the casserole is set and lightly browned on top.


  • This casserole can be prepared the night before. Simply cover the unbaked casserole with plastic wrap and refrigerate. Bake as directed in the morning.
  • Leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Can I use other types of cheese for this casserole?
A: Yes, any cheese that melts well like cheddar, mozzarella, or Monterey Jack can be used.

Q: Can I substitute bacon for ham?
A: Absolutely! Bacon would be a delicious substitute for the ham. Just make sure to cook and crumble it before adding to the egg mixture.

Q: Can I add vegetables to this casserole?
A: Yes, feel free to add any cooked vegetables of your choice. Some good options would be bell peppers, mushrooms, or spinach.

Q: Can this casserole be made ahead of time?
A: Yes, you can prepare the casserole the night before, cover it with plastic wrap, and refrigerate it. Bake as directed in the morning.

Jamie Anderson
Jamie Anderson
Hey there! I'm Jamie Anderson. Born and raised in the heart of New York City, I've always had this crazy love for food and the stories behind it. I like to share everything from those "Aha!" cooking moments to deeper dives into what's really happening in the food world. Whether you're here for a trip down culinary memory lane, some kitchen hacks, or just curious about your favorite eateries, I hope you find something delightful!

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