Nonstick cooking spray
slices whole wheat bread
cup diced cooked lean ham (about 2 1/4 ounces)
cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
eggs or 1 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed
cup fat-free milk
teaspoon black pepper
- Lightly coat two 16- to 20-ounce casseroles with cooking spray. Tear bread into bite-size pieces. Divide between prepared casseroles. Add ham and cheese.
- In a medium bowl combine eggs, milk, and pepper;* beat with a rotary beater or wire whisk. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread; press lightly with the back of a spoon to thoroughly moisten bread. Cover and chill for 2 to 24 hours.
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Bake casseroles, uncovered, for 30 to 35 minutes or until a knife inserted near centers comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
From the Test Kitchen
Test Kitchen Tip:
For a touch of extra flavor, add 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed; 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed; 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed; or 1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives or sliced green onion to the egg mixture.
Nutrition Facts(Breakfast Bake)
- Per serving:
- 198 kcal cal.,
- 9 g fat
- (3 g sat. fat,
- 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
- 2 g monounsatured fat),
- 228 mg chol.,
- 547 mg sodium,
- 15 g carb.,
- 2 g fiber,
- 4 g sugar,
- 16 g pro.
- Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet