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CROISSANT BRUNCH CASSEROLE

make ahead and refrigerate overnight and then bake in the morning for a delicious breakfast or brunch
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
refrigerate 12 hrs
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, French
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 6 croissants
  • 2 T butter
  • 2 T mustard or 6 T preserves
  • 1/2 cup minced onion [optional]
  • 1/2 lb shaved or deli sliced ham OR 1/4 lb shaved ham and 1/4 lb shaved turkey
  • 3 slices or 3 oz. extra sharp white cheddar or other white cheese, or used grated
  • 5-6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% milk or half and half
  • Parmesan cheese to taste
  • sliced almonds optional
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Slice croissants.
  • Combine softened butter with mustard and spread on bottom halves, or spread halves with preserves.
  • Top with onions if desired.
  • Place bottoms in a cooking oil sprayed casserole dish.
  • Place meat over bottoms and cover with 1/2 slice cheese or 1/2 oz grated cheese.
  • Put tops on croissants. Beat eggs and milk together well and season. Pour over croissants and press croissants down into liquid. Liquid will come about half way up croissant sides.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight. Bake at 350 uncovered for 20 minutes. Replace cover and continue to bake 25 minutes or until set. Serve immediately. Makes 6 servings.
Keyword breakfast casserole, croissant bake, Easter brunch, ham & cheese croissants, ham and cheese breakfast bake