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This casserole featuring eggs, cheese, ham, and fennel would also make a perfect breakfast for a special day.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr 30 mins

Nutrition Profile:



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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease a 2-quart rectangular baking dish. Spread half of the bread cubes in the dish. If desired, snip some of the green feathery tops from the fennel bulb and reserve for a garnish. Trim, core, and chop fennel bulb to make 1 cup. Sprinkle fennel evenly over bread in dish. Top with ham, apple, cheese, and 1/2 cup green onions. Top with remaining bread.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and pepper. Drizzle evenly over bread mixture in dish. Press down lightly with the back of a large spoon so all the bread is moistened

  • Bake, uncovered, for 50 to 60 minutes. Edges will be set and the center will appear runny. Let stand 10 minutes before serving to let center become set. If desired, sprinkle top with reserved fennel fronds and/or additional sliced green onions.


Tip: To dry bread, let bread stand at room temperature for 6 hours. Or, bake bread in a 300-degree F oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until dry.

Nutrition Facts

1/8 portion each
180 calories; protein 16.3g; carbohydrates 19.5g; dietary fiber 2.1g; sugars 8g; fat 4g; saturated fat 2.2g; cholesterol 20.4mg; vitamin a iu 402IU; vitamin c 3.4mg; folate 52.6mcg; calcium 262.3mg; iron 1.7mg; magnesium 30.8mg; potassium 317.6mg; sodium 521.8mg.

2 lean protein, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat