HOLIDAY HAM & CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

Our delicious Holiday Ham & Cheese Breakfast Casserole is the perfect breakfast choice for Christmas morning – it can be made the night before!
HOLIDAY HAM & CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE : ARLA DOFINO CHEESE : BUTTER WITH A SIDE OF BREAD

I always try to make a special breakfast for Christmas, but the last thing I want to be doing on Christmas morning is spending all my time in the kitchen!  The solution to this problem is the breakfast casserole – one that can be made the night before so that all you have to do is pop it in the oven and let it bake while everyone is opening their presents.  By the time all the gifts are opened, breakfast is ready to serve!

I recently had the opportunity to try Arla Dofino Gouda Cheese and it makes this particular breakfast casserole recipe absolutely amazing!  I am generally very conservative with cheese and have never ventured very far beyond cheddar, but after trying the Arla Dofino cheese, I don’t know if I’ll ever be completely satisfied with plain cheddar again!  They have several different varieties of cheese that they offer – click here to get a coupon for $1.00 off any Arla Dofino product!  I was able to find this cheese in several local grocery stores in the deli section.

HOLIDAY HAM & CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

1 cup diced ham
1 cup roasted red peppers, diced
1 Tbsp minced fresh parsley (I used about 1 Tbsp dried parsley)
1/2 cup minced onions
1 loaf sourdough bread, crust removed and cut into 1-inch cubes
3 cups Arla Dofino Gouda Cheese, shredded (I used about 1 1/2 pkgs to get this amount)
12 eggs
1 cup milk
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

In a small bowl, combine the ham, peppers, parsley and onions.  Place half of the bread cubes in a greased 9 X13 pan.  Layer half of the ham mixture on top of the bread and then sprinkle half of the cheese on top of that.  Repeat the layers one more time.

In a large bowl, mix the eggs, milk, cream, salt, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne.  Pour over the top and then cover and refrigerate overnight.

Remove from the refrigerator before preheating the oven to 350.  Bake uncovered for about 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.  Let stand for about 10 minutes before cutting and serving.  Enjoy!

**I combined several recipes from several different cookbooks to come up with this casserole.  One of the recipes called for sun-dried tomatoes which I thought would be very festive and color-appropriate for Christmas, but when I went to make the casserole I realized that I only had roasted red peppers but I used those instead and I love the results!  I used dried parsley so the green isn’t very obvious, but if you use chopped fresh parsley, you’ll have a lovely red/green combination for Christmas!  I think spinach would work great too!  The best part about this recipe is that it is very versatile – you can use any combination of veggies and/or breakfast meats (sausage, ham, bacon, etc) and it will still be delicious!

GIVEAWAY!!!!!!  

Arla Dofino is generously offering a lucky reader a Happy Havarti Holidays Breakfast prize pack!

The prize pack is a $60 value and will include:

  • Crate & Barrel mixing bowl
  • Anthropologie whisk
  • Crate & Barrel cheese grater
  • A coupon for one free Arla Dofino product
  • Set of Arla Dofino recipe cards

To enter, please click over to the Happy Havarti Holidays Breakfast Prize Pack Giveaway page on Pinterest and follow them.  Then select your favorite recipe from the page, and copy and paste the recipe link into the comments section below, telling me why you want to try it!  We will select a winner on 12/15/14. Good luck everyone and thank you for participating!

HOLIDAY HAM & CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE : ARLA DOFINO CHEESE : BUTTER WITH A SIDE OF BREAD
HOLIDAY HAM & CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE : ARLA DOFINO CHEESE : BUTTER WITH A SIDE OF BREAD
HOLIDAY HAM & CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE : ARLA DOFINO CHEESE : BUTTER WITH A SIDE OF BREAD
HOLIDAY HAM & CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE : ARLA DOFINO CHEESE : BUTTER WITH A SIDE OF BREAD
HOLIDAY HAM & CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE : ARLA DOFINO CHEESE : BUTTER WITH A SIDE OF BREAD
HOLIDAY HAM & CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE : ARLA DOFINO CHEESE : BUTTER WITH A SIDE OF BREAD
HOLIDAY HAM & CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE : ARLA DOFINO CHEESE : BUTTER WITH A SIDE OF BREADHOLIDAY HAM & CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE : ARLA DOFINO CHEESE : BUTTER WITH A SIDE OF BREAD
HOLIDAY HAM & CHEESE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE

15 min

45 min

1 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup diced ham
  • 1 cup roasted red peppers, diced
  • 1 Tbsp minced fresh parsley (I used about 1 Tbsp dried parsley)
  • 1/2 cup minced onions
  • 1 loaf sourdough bread, crust removed and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 cups Arla Dofino Gouda Cheese, shredded (I used about 1 1/2 pkgs to get this amount)
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the ham, peppers, parsley and onions.
  2. Place half of the bread cubes in a greased 9 X13 pan.
  3. Layer half of the ham mixture on top of the bread and then sprinkle half of the cheese on top of that. Repeat the layers one more time.
  4. In a large bowl, mix the eggs, milk, cream, salt, pepper, nutmeg and cayenne.
  5. Pour over the top and then cover and refrigerate overnight.
  6. Remove from the refrigerator before preheating the oven to 350.
  7. Bake uncovered for about 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
  8. Let stand for about 10 minutes before cutting and serving. Enjoy!
  9. **I combined several recipes from several different cookbooks to come up with this casserole. One of the recipes called for sun-dried tomatoes which I thought would be very festive and color-appropriate for Christmas, but when I went to make the casserole I realized that I only had roasted red peppers but I used those instead and I love the results! I used dried parsley so the green isn’t very obvious, but if you use chopped fresh parsley, you’ll have a lovely red/green combination for Christmas! I think spinach would work great too! The best part about this recipe is that it is very versatile – you can use any combination of veggies and/or breakfast meats (sausage, ham, bacon, etc) and it will still be delicious!
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*This is a sponsored post by Arla Dofino, but all opinions are 100% mine.

66 COMMENTS

  1. http://www.feedyoursoul2.com/2013/05/smoked-gouda-macaroni-n-cheese.html<br /><br />This time of year, I just want comfort foods. Macaroni and cheese with gouda sounds amazing.
  2. The http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749646662209/ because I love cornbread and chili together. I never thought to add some cheese to it to give it a little kick and more flavor.<br /><br />dlatany at gmail dot com
  3. My favorite is the recipe for sweet potato meatballs(http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749643150923/) primarily because I love all things sweet potato this time of year.
  4. I&#39;d love to try the Grilled Salmon Meatballs With Green Goddess Sauce because it looks delicious and I love eating fish!<br />http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749643150925/<br />madelinebrubaker {at} gmail [dot] com
  5. I went straight to the bacon pins,lol. I cant help my self. The bacon and cheese sliders look amazing! I also saw an interesting chocolate cookie with cream cheese frosting and crumbled bacon, hmm. I&#39;m a big bacon person but I don&#39;t know about that one. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749643687674/
  6. My favorite recipe is the Roast Beef Sandwiches with Blue Cheese Spread &amp; Greens.<br />http://www.pinterest.com/pin/355925176775715779/<br />This is the absolute perfect sandwhich for me - it has all my favorites - roast beef and cheese! Blue cheese is my absolute favorite. The greens will add a bit of crispy crunch. Sounds absolutely delicious!
  7. I would love to try the Firehouse Chili with Cornbread and Havarti Crust -<br /><br />http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749646662209/<br /><br /> - because our family loves chili &amp; cornbread so I know it would be a hit!<br /><br />andysavi.mom@gmail.com
  8. Later in the morning on Christmas, we head on over to our son&#39;s home to see what surprises Santa has brought. Our daughter and family join us and then we open our joint presents. Afterwards we all enjoy a tasty brunch. I love your recipe that you posted.. it&#39;s very similar to our son&#39;s Cheesy Potatoes. But I think this recipe from Arla Dofino would be tasty too! http://
  9. I love having soup and sandwiches during the winter time. My favorite soup is heirloom tomato, but I get really tired of the same old sandwich. This would be new, and delicious. The email I check most often is fossil316@aol.com http://www.pinterest.com/pin/194006696423294877/<br />
  10. I&#39;d love to make their Gouda Skillet Pasta here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749646662200/! Our winters get so snowy &amp; chilly that this would be a yummy, warm comfort food dinner!
  11. I would love to try the Mushroom Meatball and Bacon Hero with Melted Creamy Havarti Slices! This looks like the perfect appetizer to serve at my holiday party because it has something in it that everyone would enjoy! It looks perfect to please adults and kids alike! Yum! <br />https://www.pinterest.com/pin/454159943647876979/
  12. I follow them on Pinterest(jenhorn) and like http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749643358913/.<br />I love pizza and grilled cheese, so the combo of both would be great.<br />huntandride@hotmail.com
  13. i would love to try the Mushroom Meatball and Bacon Hero with Melted Creamy Havarti Slices because i love every ingredient and it looks awesome <br />http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749644646024/<br /><br />
  14. I&#39;d like to try the Dilly Blat with Fried Egg recipe because it sounds unique and delicious. Here&#39;s the link: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/194006696423736510/.<br /><br />Nancy<br />allibrary (at) aol (dot) com
  15. I think the Ham and Havarti Waffle Sandwich - http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749646662191/ - looks delicious! I love the idea of waffles instead of bread - and who doesn&#39;t love ham and havarti? Yum!<br />wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom
  16. I love this recipe http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/d8/d7/1d/d8d71d62399296a04d91b3f67c818ede.jpg I would have never thought to use blue cheese and pears with pork chops. I can&#39;t wait to try this!
  17. My favorite recipe is he Loaded Potato Casserole - http://www.pinterest.com/pin/194006696423873817/<br /><br />becausw it is something my entire famiy would love &amp; it is really easy to prepare!<br /><br />andysavi.mom@gmail.com
  18. My favorite is the Loaded Potato Casserole - http://www.pinterest.com/pin/194006696423873817/ <br /><br />because my whole family would love it &amp; it is easy to prepare! I also followed them on Pinterest - my url is: http://www.pinterest.com/angelasaver1/ <br /><br />andysavi.mom@gmail.com
  19. we love to make homemade pizzas and flatbreads every other friday night and grill them this looks like a very yummy recipe Thanks:)<br />http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749643818543/
  20. The mushroom meatball and bacon hero sounds great for my New Year&#39;s Day party! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749644646025/<br /><br />skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net
  21. I&#39;d love to try the Ham and Harvati Sliders. They look absolutely amazing and would surely impress anyone and at the same time they look so simple to make!! Thank you for doing this amazing giveaway!! Here is the link to this delicious looking recipe http://noblepig.com/2012/12/leftover-ham-and-havarti-sliders-on-parmesan-butter-topped-pretzel-buns/
  22. I would like to make this one http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749641211183/ We already grill the corn from our garden but are always looking to change things up. we love blue Cheese so the blue cheese butter would probably be well liked in our house.
  23. I follow on pinterest as wlburro. This is my favorite recipe: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/421297740116587657/<br />I would love to win this because I love all things cheese.
  24. I&#39;d love to try this recipe: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749643428386/ I&#39;ve never had a savory cream puff before, and you can&#39;t go wrong with bacon!! :) Thanks for the giveaway! <br /><br />amanda_l_peters@hotmail.com
  25. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749646662209/<br />I also love the Firehouse Chili with Cornbread and Havarti crust. I would like to make that for my men (have three of them). They would enjoy that while watching the game or even playing the games.
  26. I&#39;d love to try the Three Havarti Grilled Cheese Recipes!! I&#39;d love to try it because my 3 kiddos LOVE grill cheese, but we eat it so much that I&#39;m starting to dread it.. this puts a new spin on it that I think would get me back to loving Grilled Cheese and it would get my kiddos to step out of their comfort zone and try something new too :) Thanks for the chance!!<br /><br /> http://

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