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Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole

April/May 2006

Your rating: None Average: 3.7 (198 votes)

This healthy update of a traditionally rich ham-and-cheese breakfast strata is made lighter primarily by losing a few egg yolks and using nonfat milk. Gruyère cheese has a delicious, nutty aroma and flavor, which means that with the relatively small amount in this recipe you still get a big impact. To finish the makeover use nutritious, fiber-rich, whole-grain bread instead of white. The results: plenty of flavor, half the calories and one-third the fat of the original.



READER'S COMMENT:
"I used Southwestern style Eggbeaters, a little bit of ham and cheddar and chipotle chili powder as the spice. I topped it with thin slice of vine-ripened tomatoes...and it was delicious. "

5 Reviews for Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole

12/25/2012
Anonymous

I made this for Christmas brunch and everyone loved it! My mother is allergic to dairy and wheat and I used unsweetened Almond Milk, vegetarian mozzarella cheese and gluten free bread. Everyone loved it!

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04/12/2011
Easy Recipe for a Filling and Savory Breakfast!

This was really easy to make ahead of time and bake in the morning. I am glad that I used the crusts of the bread, because I am afraid that it wouldn't have had much texture otherwise. Next time I won't be so conservative with the pepper and rosemary and I might add some additional chili pepper to give it a little heat.

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11/19/2010
Anonymous

I used Southwestern style Eggbeaters, a little bit of ham and cheddar and chipotle chili powder as the spice. I topped it with thin slice of vine-ripened tomatoes...and it was delicious.

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10/26/2010

Great recipe. Quick put together on a weeknight. All my boys and man loved it. Yes, loads of calories, but worth every bite. Served with a salad, everyone loved it.

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04/30/2010
Anonymous

This seems like a pretty good meal for mothers day, but to reduce calories eggbeaters could be a good substitute for the whole eggs and egg whites.

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