This is one of my favorite make ahead recipes for company. I first made it when Jason and I had only been married a couple of years. It was then that I really threw myself into cooking and enjoyed making new recipes daily. For fun I followed a once a month cooking plan and made every single recipe in the book whether it looked good or not. How would I know right? This was the recipe in the entire plan that surprised me. I thought it looked okay, but it was delicious and so easy to throw together and have ready for company.
6 slices of bread cut in cubes
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup cooked cubed ham
1/4 cup chopped green or red pepper
¼ cup finely chopped onion
3 cups milk
In a 13×9 inch baking dish mix the bread cubes, cheese, ham, peppers and onions. I like to use cubed homemade white bread when I have it. This time I didn’t have any peppers though I love them in the casserole. I also substituted dried minced onions for the chopped onions for my little eaters that object to onion.
Whisk eggs and milk in a mixing bowl and pour over the bread, ham, and cheese. If making ahead, cover with foil and freeze. You can also assemble the night before and refrigerate it. Just put it in the oven in the morning.
To prepare thaw the casserole then bake at 375 degrees for 45 minutes. It serves about 8 -10.