Apple-Cheddar Ham and Egg Casserole


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

Prep Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 30 mins
8 servings
Nutrition Profile:


  • 6 ounces dry rye bread, cut into small cubes (see Tip)

  • 1 cup chopped fennel bulb

  • 6 ounces thinly sliced, cooked lower-sodium ham, chopped

  • 1 cup chopped cooking apple

  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (4 ounces)

  • ½ cup thinly sliced green onions

  • 1 ½ cups refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 6 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 2 cups fat-free milk

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 Sliced green onions


  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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 (per serving)

180 Calories
4g Fat
20g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1/8 portion each
Calories 180
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 16g 33%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Vitamin A 402IU 8%
Vitamin C 3mg 4%
Folate 53mcg 13%
Sodium 522mg 23%
Calcium 262mg 20%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 31mg 7%
Potassium 318mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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