Prepped the night before in only 10 minutes, this cheesy, melty, ham studded Bridge Brunch Casserole is the perfect choice for Easter or any other morning.
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Original content posted April 2014. Updated April 2019.
This is make ahead Bridge Brunch Casserole is the one I grew up with. Easter. Thanksgiving. Christmas. This was the breakfast of choice. Prepared the night before and simply slid into the oven the next morning. Ninety minutes later and you have a perfectly cooked, cheesy, melty, ham studded breakfast.
If you can tear bread into small pieces and you can move a whisk around a bowl, you’ll have no trouble whatsoever in getting this Bridge Brunch Casserole on the table. It’s that easy!
I’ve also been known to prep this dish while the menagerie eats breakfast and have it ready to put in the oven for dinner that same night. Breakfast for dinner is always a good idea, right?
And when it comes out of the oven? A browned, puffed up version of its former self. So ridiculously easy that your family and/or guests will never know it took you 10 minutes to prepare this overnight breakfast casserole.
Before you comment, yes, this dish has a cream of something soup in it. Sure, I could make my own or yes, I could substitute it with something else, but I like this Bridge Brunch Casserole as is. It’s a slice of home each and every time I make it and I have no intention of messing with a good thing.
What to Serve with Egg Casserole for Brunch?
Wondering what to serve alongside this Bridge Brunch Casserole? Since the casserole already contains eggs, cheese, bread, and a meat, I typically go the simple route and serve fresh fruit or a cold fruit salad alongside. Easy, simple and the perfect pairing. You could also serve my Strawberry Almond Smoothies instead as another great fruit option.
How to Make Bridge Brunch Casserole
 Tear bread into bite sized pieces and place in an even layer in a 9″ x 13″ baking dish.
TIP: You can use any type of bread in this recipe, wheat or white, however you’ll want to avoid breads with a sweeter taste or those that contain seeds, nuts, etc.
TIP: Looking for a loftier casserole? I love using leftover hamburger or hotdog buns in this recipe as a substitute for the bread.
 Add ham in an even over bread.
TIP: This casserole is a great recipe to use leftover ham. For a shortcut, I also like to purchase already diced ham.
 Sprinkle 1-1/2 cups of cheese over ham.
 In a small bowl, add eggs, 2-1/2 cups of milk and mustard.
 Whisk together egg mixture to combine.
 Pour egg mixture over casserole in baking dish.
 In the same bowl, add soup and 1/2 cup milk.
 Whisk together to combine.
 Spread soup mixture evenly over casserole.
 Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese over mushroom mixture.
Cover and refrigerate overnight or 8 hours.
The next morning, preheat oven to 300 degrees. Bake uncovered for 90 minutes.
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Bridge Brunch Casserole
- 8 slices bread
- 1 pound ham cubed
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
- 4 eggs beaten
- 3 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 10.75-ounce can cream of mushroom soup
- Tear bread into bite sized pieces and place in an even layer in a 9″ x 13″ baking dish.
- Add ham in an even over bread.
- Sprinkle 1-1/2 cups of cheese over ham.
- In a small bowl, add eggs, 2-1/2 cups of milk and mustard.
- Whisk together egg mixture to combine.
- Pour egg mixture over casserole in baking dish.
- In the same bowl, add soup and 1/2 cup milk.
- Whisk together to combine.
- Whisk together to combine.
- Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese over mushroom mixture.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight or 8 hours.
- The next morning, preheat oven to 300 degrees. Bake uncovered for 90 minutes.
- If desired, garnish with fresh chopped parsley and cracked black pepper.