12 slices white bread
12 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped broccoli, thawed, drained
2 cups chopped cooked ham or Canadian bacon*
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 1/4 teaspoons dry mustard
Grease 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.
Cut design out of each bread slice with 3-inch cookie cutter; set designs aside. Tear remaining bread into pieces; place into bottom of prepared pan. Layer with sliced cheese, broccoli and ham. Top with bread cut-outs.
Combine all remaining ingredients in bowl; beat with whisk. Pour evenly over mixture in pan. Cover with plastic food wrap; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
Heat oven to 350°F.
Uncover; bake 60-75 minutes or until set and golden brown. If browning too quickly, loosely cover with aluminum foil. Let stand 15 minutes.
*Substitute 1 (12-ounce) package bulk sausage, cooked, crumbled.
Use interesting shaped cookie cutters such as star or heart, etc. for bread cut-outs.