Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Christmas Morning Casserole

Christmas Morning Casserole

I have prepared this casserole on Christmas Eve for the past 5 years and then let it bake in the morning while we open gifts.  It is very easy to prepare and can make a great mid-week dinner too.


*NOTE - this casserole must chill either overnight or for several hours before baking. 

- 10 to 12 slices of bread (brown is best)
- 3 to 4 tbsp Dijon or Honey Mustard (whichever you prefer)
- 1 1/2 cups chopped ham, bacon or turkey (I have even super-short-cut this & used bacon bits!)
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 5 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- salt & pepper
- 1/4 cup butter or margerine
- 2 cups Rice Krispies


- butter 4-6 pieces of bread (enough to cover bottom of your dish) and place BUTTERED SIDE DOWN in a large rectangular casserole dish
- spread "upper" side of bread with mustard
- create another "layer" using your ham/bacon/turkey
- create another "layer" using your shredded cheese
- create the top "layer" using the rest of your bread - BUTTERED SIDE UP
- in large bowl whisk together eggs, milk & dash of salt & pepper
- pour mixture evenly over casserole
*Cover and chill overnight or for several hours before baking*

When ready to bake:
- melt 1/4 cup butter or margerine & add 2 cups Rice Krispies
- spread mixture over casserole
- bake at 350F for approx 45 minutes

*Festive Note - if you are making this for Christmas morning and have kids in your midst, using the red & green Holiday Rice Krispies on top makes it look a little more festive without affecting the taste.


~ The Lazy Gourmet

No comments:

Post a Comment