Cracker Barrel Cheesy Brunch Casserole
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!)
-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!
4 cups croutons
1/2 cup diced ham
12 ounce package Cracker Barrel sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
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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