Ham, broccoli and Cheddar cheese form a winning combination in this brunch favorite.
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
3 cups Land O Lakes® Half & Half
6 large Land O Lakes® Eggs
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 1/4 teaspoons dry mustard
*Substitute 1 (12-ounce) package bulk sausage, cooked, crumbled.
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.
Use interesting shaped cookie cutters such as star or heart, etc. for bread cut-outs.
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I prepared this dish for a brunch at my church. Everyone loved it and it disappeared in a flash. I was swamped with requests for the recipe. I do recommend it; however, I suggest using a very good ,strong flavored ham as I did. Also I baked it in an attractive casserole dish that I could serve in it.