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Do-Ahead Brunch Bake Recipe

Joy Maynard of St. Ignatius, Montana wakes up her clan with this convenient breakfast casserole that she assembles the night before. Loaded with hearty ham and hash browns, it's sure to start their day in a tasty way.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 1 hour 20 min. + standing YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 frozen hash brown patties
  • 1 package (8 ounces) thinly sliced fully cooked ham, chopped
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup egg substitute
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. Place potato patties in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with ham and 1 cup cheese. Combine milk, soup, egg substitute, mustard and pepper; pour over cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • 2. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake at 350° for 1 hour. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 122 calories, 5 g fat (0 saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 463 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 11 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 meat, 1/2 starch.

Wine Pairings

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.