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Cracker Barrel Cheesy Brunch Casserole

7 Comments | Written on December 9, 2011 at 5:00 am , by

It is about that time!  The holidays are in full swing and soon we will be traveling from near and far to visit family.  So much time and effort is placed on the big family dinners, but sometimes we forget other meals also need to be planned for overnight guests.

I find some of the most fun moments are around the table in the morning, when everyone is still in the pajamas, enjoying a leisurely breakfast and a warm cup of coffee on a chilly winter morning.

This is one of my favorite go-to recipes for feeding a crowd at brunch.  It comes together in minutes, and there are few fun shortcuts that are indispensable during this busy holiday season.

This brunch casserole starts off with a unique twist.  A bag of croutons!  Instead of cubing and seasoning day old bread, this is a quick and easy tip to get breakfast on the table fast.

The recipe also calls for 1/2 cup of diced ham.  This is a great opportunity to use up some leftover holiday ham from the night before!

Planning in advance is key to getting through the holidays.  This shopping list will help you put together this brunch without breaking a sweat!

-Croutons (Your favorite brand and flavor.)

-Ham (I like to use leftovers.)

Cracker Barrel Sharp Cheddar Cheese (I love the sharp cheddar variety in this recipe, but feel free to get creative with some of their other flavors!)



-Onion Salt

-Dry Mustard

-Salt and Pepper

Don’t forget to print out your Cracker Barrel coupons from their Facebook page before you leave for the store.  You can save$1 just for liking their page!

CHEESY BRUNCH CASSEROLE  (click here to view and print recipe)

4 cups croutons

1/2 cup diced ham

12 ounce package Cracker Barrel sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

8 eggs

4 cups milk

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon onion salt

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

1/8 teaspoon pepper

Heat oven to 325 degrees.  Spread croutons in bottom of a 13-by-9-inch pan.  Evenly scatter diced ham and shredded cheese over croutons.  In a mixing bowl, lightly beat eggs.  Whisk in remaining ingredients until blended then pour evenly over ingredients in pan.  Bake for about 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.  Let stand 5 minutes before serving.  Serves 8-10.

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7 Responses to “Cracker Barrel Cheesy Brunch Casserole”

  • 1
    Brenda Jean Knickerbocker says:

    I enjoy making different dishes. I love to cook and experience different kinds of meals. The Cheesy Brunch Casserole looks so inviting I just might make a dish of it sometime this week. Thank you.

  • 2

    Turkey Or Chicken Divan.
    Make a sauce of sharpcheese melted with milk until you can add this smooth sauce to a can of undiluted mushroom soup. S&P Grease your casseroles dish and layer, sliced turkey, cooked broccoli,thinly sliced sweet onion and mushrooms. Bake in a slow oven…. Grate some sharp cheese over the top and cook until all melts and meat is warm. Delicious

  • 3

    […] that easy!  Will you make a festive pimento cheese sandwich wreath for a party?  Maybe serve a cheesy brunch casserole to overnight guests?  Ladle up a warm bowl of soup on a chilly winter day?  Or make a fun cheese […]

  • 4
    Cleveland says:

    Fantastic posting, We are checking back again on a regular basis to find refreshes.

  • 5
    Patti says:

    Can this be made 24 hrs in advance or overnite?

    • Kimberly says:

      This is better when you mix all of the ingredients, refrigerate, & bake it the next day…I’ve let mine sit for over 24 hours & it STILL turned out great!!!…I also cover the casserole for the 1st 1/2 hour, then sprinkle with 1/2 cup more of cheese, then bake it uncovered until just about set (you don’t want to overcook it!…it firms up as it stands…)

  • 6
    Lola says:

    This Cheesy casserole is just what I needed for Mother’s day breakfast. Thanks!

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