Overnight Brunch Casserole

Overnight Brunch Casserole

Overnight Brunch Casserole


Recipe provided courtesy of Taste of Home magazine.  Find more great recipes at



I love to cook for company and do brunch frequently.  Different from most egg bakes, this casserole combines scrambled eggs and a cheese sauce that bake up into a rich and creamy dish.    * This recipe is DIABETIC FRIENDLY! *

Candace Hesch                                                                 Mosinee, Wisconsin


Overnight Brunch Casserole Recipe


Overnight Brunch Casserole

3 Tbsp. butter, divided

2 Tbsp. flour

½ tsp. salt

1/8 tsp. pepper

2 cups fat-free milk

5 slices reduced-fat process American cheese product, chopped

1 ½ cups sliced fresh mushrooms

2 green onions, finely chopped

1 cup cubed fully cooked ham

2 cups egg substitute

4 eggs

Topping:        3 slices whole wheat bread, cubed

4 tsp. butter, melted

1/8 tsp. paprika


In a large saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter.  Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth; gradually add milk.  Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.  Stir in cheese until melted.  Remove from heat.

In a large nonstick skillet, sauté mushrooms and green onions in remaining butter until tender.  Add ham; heat through.  Whisk egg substitute and eggs; add to skillet.  Cook and stir until almost set.  Stir in cheese sauce.

Transfer to a 13×9 inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.  Toss bread cubes with butter.  Arrange over egg mixture; sprinkle with paprika.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.  Preheat oven to 350 F.  Bake, uncovered 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.  Let stand 10 minutes before cutting.

12 servings


(Recipe for Overnight Brunch Casserole was in www.tasteofhome.com, 2015)


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