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Scrambled Egg Casserole

There's nothing nicer than a delicious egg dish you can prepare the night before so you're not "scrambling" when guests arrive. With satisfying ingredients like ham and a creamy cheese sauce, this dish is really special. -Mary Anne McWhirter, Pearland, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, divided
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup shredded American cheese
  • 1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 12 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 jar (4 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
  • Additional sliced green onions, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter. Whisk in the flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Remove from the heat. Stir in cheese; set aside.
  • In a large skillet, saute ham and onions in 3 tablespoons butter until onions are tender. Add eggs; cook and stir until eggs are almost set. Stir in mushrooms and cheese sauce. Transfer to a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Melt remaining butter; toss with bread crumbs. Sprinkle over top. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or overnight.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until top is golden brown. Sprinkle with additional green onions if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 358 calories, 26g fat (13g saturated fat), 376mg cholesterol, 885mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 19g protein.

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  • susieqmcf
    May 26, 2013

    I've made this on Christmas morning for years. I have a mushroom hater so I use a small can of chopped green chiles instead.

  • lorettalib
    Nov 23, 2012

    This the second time I made this recipe. You definitely need to bake it for 40-45 minutes. I used Colby Jack cheese and still used fresh mushrooms that I saute. This is a keeper. Another thought is to add green chilies if you wanted to do a southwestern twist or Colby Jack cheese with chilies.

  • angelasandoval
    Jan 24, 2011

    Used cheddar cheese instead of American, sauteed fresh mushrooms instead of canned and omitted the bread crumb topping (my kids don't like). Simple but tasty breakfast dish!

  • lorettalib
    Nov 25, 2010

    I will give this recipe a second chance with some changes. This was the first time I made it, instead of canned mushrooms, I saute fresh sliced mushroom other than that I followed the recipe. Next I will add some fresh herbs and increase the bake time to 40 to 45 minutes.

  • HBcook
    Mar 29, 2010

    I've made this twice now and it is very good. It took 45-50 minutes to bake.

  • Aquarelle
    Jun 16, 2008

    This is very good. I made it for Christmas morning brunch a couple of years ago. The only change I made was to spoon the egg casserole over toasted English muffin halves when serving it.