Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Leftover Ham Recipe - Layered Ham and Cheese Bake

Happy New Year!

I was looking for a recipe to use leftover ham (we had a good bit....) and I found this in my stack of recipes to try.  It's originally from a Southern Living Casseroles mini-booklet.  The only things I changed when I made it today was that I didn't have Italian bread slices to layer in the pan, so I cubed sandwich bread and sprinkled it in the pan....and I used a little more ham because I wanted to use up what we had leftover! I probably used 1 1/2 cups instead of 1 cup.  If you try it with Italian Bread slices, let me know how it is!

Layered Ham and Cheese Bake

12 (3/4-inch-thick) Italian bread slices (I used 8 slices of cubed sandwich bread)
1 cup chopped cooked ham
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
3 large eggs
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper

  • Place 6 bread slices in a lightly greased 11x7 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with ham and 1 cup cheese. Top with remaining bread slices.
  • Stir together eggs and next 4 ingredients; pour over bread.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350* for 40 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese; bake 5 more minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.