Ham and Cheese Puff

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 55 min.


2 casseroles (12 servings each)

Updated: Oct. 23, 2022
This recipe is an absolute winner for brunch, lunch or whenever. People really seem to go for the big chunks of ham combined with the flavors of mustard and cheese. Because it's assembled the night before, it is a nifty make-ahead potluck dish. —Nina Clark, Wareham, Massachusetts
Ham and Cheese Puff Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 loaves (1 pound each) Italian bread, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 6 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1-1/2 pounds Monterey Jack or Muenster cheese, cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 16 large eggs
  • 7 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup prepared mustard


  1. Toss bread, ham and cheese; divide between 2 greased 13x9-in. baking dishes. In a skillet, saute onion in butter until tender; transfer to a bowl. Add eggs, milk and mustard; mix well. Pour over bread mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 55-65 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 369 calories, 19g fat (9g saturated fat), 187mg cholesterol, 949mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.