Ham & Cheese Croissant Casserole

Winter Solstice. The longest night of the year. I know that this is the lead in to the coldest and snowiest time for us but I also like this night because it means we are moving closer to summer. Each night from now until the summer solstice we will gain a few extra minutes of day light. The winter solstice celebrates the longest hours of darkness or the rebirth of the sun and is believed to hold a powerful energy for regeneration, renewal and self-reflection in some traditions. As we head into 2021 that sounds perfect to me. Renewal and regeneration….

Verdict: This casserole has tons of flavor and is super simple to make. It is a delicious dinner or simple breakfast/brunch meal. Have leftover ham? This is the perfect dish to use it up or use a pre-cooked ham steak in this.

To complete this meal we served it with fruit salad.

Ham & Cheese Croissant Casserole

  • Servings: 12 slices
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 10 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups croissants (premade – NOT canned dough) torn into pieces, about 10 small or 6-8 larger
  • 1/2 lb. ham, chopped (good for leftovers)
  • 1 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, mustard, garlic powder, and pepper.
  2. Butter a 9″-x-13″ baking dish. Add bread and top with ham and cheddar. Pour egg mixture over bread.
  3. Bake until eggs are cooked through and top is golden, 45 to 55 minutes.
  4. Allow to rest 3 to 5 minutes before serving.

11 Comments Add yours

  1. It’s cloudy now, but we’re hoping to catch the “Great Conjunction” tonight shortly after sunset. 🌟✨💫🪐

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  2. syl65 says:

    This looks for appetizing and filling. I believe renewal will be my word for 2021. Thank you, Marci!

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  3. Erika says:

    A breakfast favorite!

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  4. Carol anne says:

    Oooo this looks good! Happy winter solstice to you! ❤

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  5. This looks like a crowd-pleaser and my daughter’s family is a crowd! They have 6 kids between them!
    I printed the recipe. I may make this for us all the day after Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and the family!

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  6. I did make this for the morning after Christmas but with a twist. We didn’t have croissants but we had oodles of Hawaiian rolls so I used those instead and it was a HUGE HIT with the family! There were only 3 pieces left the following morning and we wiped it out. It was yummy reheated too. Thanks again for the recipe!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      So glad you made it work for you! I love that. That is what I want people to do use it as a guide and use what you like and your family will love. ❤ Thanks for making my day!

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