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Brunch Egg Bake

Here's an easy, tasty dish to make for company that still allows you to spend plenty of time with your guests. I grew up in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and food was always the center of attention at our family get-togethers. We think brunch is the best meal of the day to gather and enjoy. —Gloria Rohlfing, York, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min. + standing
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/3 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups diced fully cooked ham
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-3/4 cups whole milk
  • 8 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Combine cheeses; place 3 cups in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking dish and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, saute mushrooms, red pepper and onions in butter until tender; drain. Spoon into baking dish. Sprinkle with ham and remaining cheeses.
  • In a large bowl, whisk flour and milk until smooth; stir in eggs, parsley, salt, basil and pepper until blended. Slowly pour over cheeses.
  • Bake, uncovered, 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 322 calories, 21g fat (12g saturated fat), 210mg cholesterol, 823mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 23g protein.

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  • Nan Mock
    Nov 8, 2015

    I made this casserole to bring to work for our Friday Food Feast. This egg bake is INCREDIBLE. Everyone loved it, and I had so many wonderful compliments! The bake time was about 7 minutes longer than what is listed, but perhaps that was just my oven. Just follow the instruction to bake it until the tester comes out clean. So glad I found this recipe!

  • Jewishnun
    Apr 21, 2015

    Made this yesterday morning. It took MUCH longer than 35-40 mins to bake. In fact, an hour after being put in, I removed it and cut two pieces from one end and microwaved to complete the cooking process so we could eat. I then put the remainder back into the oven to finish cooking as the middle was still uncooked. Otherwise it was very light and very good...almost like a souffle. I will make it again, but will give it more time to bake.

  • mkm42483
    Jun 21, 2012

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  • dbdlas
    Jan 16, 2012

    This is a great recipe! I am a cheese lover, but cut back a little on the cheese. I also cut the milk and flour in half. It still came out perfect. My hubby and coworkers loved it.

  • thewyatts4
    Oct 26, 2011

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  • jamieberg
    Oct 6, 2011

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  • hr2lovmt
    Apr 16, 2010

    Excellent easy to prepare and good left over!

  • vikingsfanswife
    Apr 18, 2009

    This is my favorite brunch recipe. I took this casserole to Easter brunch at church and received several compliments. I have substituted bacon and sausage for the ham and have gotten equally good results.