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Ham and Broccoli Bake

Plan ahead and start this satisfying and comforting casserole the night before you are going to bake it. The hearty entree is also inexpensive to serve. —Harmony Tardugno, Vernon Center, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf (8 ounces) day-old French bread, cubed
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Toss bread cubes with butter. Place half in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer with half of the cheese and broccoli; sprinkle with ham. Layer with remaining broccoli, cheese and bread cubes.
  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and pepper. Pour over casserole. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 422 calories, 27g fat (16g saturated fat), 191mg cholesterol, 951mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.

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