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Ham, Egg & Cheese Casserole Recipe

Ham, Egg & Cheese Casserole Recipe

Ham and cheese just got a little naughtier. I turned a French classic, croque madame, from a simple egg-topped grilled sandwich into an impossible-to-resist saucy casserole. —Melissa Millwood, Lyman, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing YIELD:12 servings


  • 1 loaf (1 pound) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound sliced smoked deli ham
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 14x10-in. rectangle. Transfer to a greased 13x9-in. baking dish; build up edges slightly.
  • 2. In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until thickened. Stir in mustard, pepper, salt and nutmeg. Remove from heat; stir in Parmesan cheese.
  • 3. Place a third of the ham over the dough; top with 1 cup sauce and 2/3 cup Swiss cheese. Repeat layers twice. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes or until bubbly and crust is golden brown.
  • 4. Using the back of a tablespoon, make six indentations in top of casserole to within 2 in. of edges. Carefully break an egg into each indentation.
  • 5. Bake 10-15 minutes longer or until egg whites are completely set and yolks begin to thicken but are not hard. (If desired, bake an additional 5 minutes for firmer eggs.) Sprinkle with parsley. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Yield: 12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 405 calories, 23g fat (12g saturated fat), 176mg cholesterol, 992mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein.

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i_like_pie User ID: 1201160 213113
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

"This casserole is very tasty, but I agree that there was more sauce than I preferred. I used skim milk and cheddar cheese instead of Swiss. I was not sure about the frozen bread dough. When it said "thawed", I didn't know if should just thaw or actually be allowed to rise. I let it thaw in the refrigerator and then let it rise a little before using. It seemed a little tougher than I thought it needed to be, but that may be because it should have been treated differently."

CatMurphy User ID: 7117971 120381
Reviewed Jan. 1, 2014

"Great flavor. I only made half of the cheese sauce. Anymore than half would have been too saucy. This was served to six and everyone had an egg. This reminded me of a pizza version of a fancy egg Mcmuffin."

tommypoo User ID: 1263135 198843
Reviewed Dec. 6, 2013

"Wonderful flavor, and great presentation. I put aluminum foil on top when the eggs were baking to make sure the egg whites cooked till no longer runny. There seemed to be a lot more sauce than needed, but I didn't let it go to waste, and with the extra, served it over biscuits the next day."

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