Ham and Swiss Brunch Bake

A tasty egg bake containing ham and cheese.

Yield

10 servings

Ingredients

1 loaf (1 pound) French bread, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
8 ounces thinly sliced cooked ham
8 ounces thinly sliced Swiss cheese
4 large eggs
2 cups milk
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted

Directions

In ungreased 13 x 9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish, arrange half of the bread slices, overlapping as needed. Brush bread in dish with mustard. Top evenly with ham and Swiss cheese, overlapping as needed. Top with remaining bread slices, arranging them over first layer of bread slices to make sandwiches.

In medium bowl, beat eggs and milk with wire whisk until well blended. Carefully pour over sandwiches. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour but no longer than 12 hours.

Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, parsley and butter. Set aside.

Preheat oven to 375°F (191°C). Sprinkle crumb topping over casserole. Bake uncovered 30 to 35 minutes or until sandwiches are puffed and golden brown.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Bake Time: 35 minutes

Additional Information

To make ahead: Prepare this dish the night before. Cover and refrigerate the sandwiches separately from the topping. Add the topping just before baking.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 360 (Calories from Fat 140), Total Fat 16 g (Saturated Fat 9 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 135 mg; Sodium 810 mg; Total Carbohydrate 32 g (Dietary Fiber 1 g, Sugars 7 g), Protein 22 g; Exchanges: 2 Starch; 2 High-Fat Meat; Carbohydrate Choices: 2

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