A hearty brunch or breakfast bake with plenty of veggies mixed in this Easy Ham, Egg and Cheese Casserole recipe always satisfies!
This post is sponsored by Ohio Pork, but all opinions are my own!
Ham, Egg and Cheese Casserole Recipe
Also known as a baked omelet or Ham, Cheese and Egg Bake this basic casserole recipe is easy to dress up with vegetables to suit your tastebuds. Or keep this easy breakfast casserole made with Bisquick plain to suit picky eaters. Either way this easy family meal only takes ten minutes to mix up.
Easier than making an omelet in a skillet this baked casserole can feed your family. Just like our popular Sausage, Egg & Cheese Casserole there is no need to wait overnight before baking. Mix it up, bake and enjoy!
This Ham, Egg and Cheese Casserole is made without bread. Our basic version of this recipe features several classic breakfast foods. We love adding mushrooms, green onions and tomatoes for more flavor.
If you like some spice or heat, add jalapeños or green chilies for more of a southwestern flair.
We enjoy how many variations there are for easy breakfast recipes like our Sausage, Hashbrown Casserole with potatoes and maple syrup to our Crescent Roll Breakfast Pizza. Just take the base recipe and personalize to meet your preference!
Breakfast Casserole Bake
Having grown up on a farm and being so closely connected to the challenging manual labor that goes into every item in the grocery store I appreciate a good meal.
I especially appreciate a recipe like this ham, egg and cheese bake and Cowboy Breakfast Skillet where I’ve had the opportunity to know farmers who are a part of every ingredient in this meal. The hands-on time commitment to grow the food is significant, but the time spent on improving what they do is equally impressive.
When we serve recipes with pork I know that we’re helping to support not only our farming family, but more than 3,500 family farms in Ohio that raise enough food to feed about 25 million people. So when you buy pork at the grocery store you are supporting Ohio farm families!
I’m also learning more about how foods make my body feel. When I take the time to notice, there’s a big difference in my hunger level when I eat more protein. I feel full longer and feel more satisfied overall when increasing protein consumption.
Every 3 ounces of pork is packed full of 22 – 24 grams of protein which helps me accomplish my goals of smarter eating. Whether it’s our Kielbasa and Sauerkraut or our Pork Chop Casserole I know eating protein is important!
Baked Ham & Cheese Omelet Recipe
- Crack and beat eggs. Mix in milk and seasonings.
- Add Bisquick baking mix and beat until smooth.
- Stir in ham and vegetables.
- Pour into a lightly greased casserole dish and bake
- Diced ham – can be purchased already diced OR you can finely dice leftover ham for this meal. Pork is a great source of protein which is important in helping you feel full longer.
- Eggs – use large or extra large eggs, this is the predominant flavor in the dish.
- Bisquick – thickens the mix, adds flavor and makes the casserole more filling.
- Milk – helps the crust brown on top, adds calcium and protein to the meal.
- Dry mustard & parsley flakes – add a little dimension and depth to the flavors.
- Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper – each have a bit coarser grind and slightly larger particles that enhance the flavor of the dish and can be used based on personal preference.
- Sliced mushrooms – using a jar of drained mushrooms is convenient because they have already been sliced and cooked. Fresh mushrooms can be used, but should be chopped up more finely so they can tenderize while baking in the egg casserole.
- Tomatoes – add color and texture to the dish while contributing more nutrients as well.
- Green onions – are the most mild onion, add more fiber and a bit more dimension to the flavor profile. A couple tablespoons of any onion may be finely chopped and stirred in with the scrambled eggs.
- Sharp cheddar cheese – add some fat to the dish which creates more flavor. Sharp cheese provides more contrasting flavors and the melty look and sensation that many people enjoy!
Should An Egg Casserole Be Covered While Baking?
Baking an egg casserole uncovered will allow it to become golden brown over top around the edges.
If the casserole is really thick or your oven gets too hot, cover the casserole with foil for the first half of the baking time. This can help play it safe and prevent burning if there’s a concern.
How to Make Baked Eggs with Ham and Cheese
In a medium mixing bowl scramble eggs. A fork is usually easiest for me to use.
Then mix in salt, pepper, dry mustard and parsley flakes.
Mix aggressively until the egg mixture is smooth and no clumps of flour remain
The rest is super easy. Add uniform pieces of ham and stir.
I like to purchase diced ham, but if another kind of ham is used, just make sure to cut small and evenly sized pieces.
Add tomatoes and mushrooms and stir again.
Finally add sliced onions and shredded cheese.
Give the mixture one final stir.
Pour into a square 8 x 8″ or 9 x 9″ baking dish with a light coat of non-stick spray.
Then bake uncovered in a 350°F for 35 to 45 minutes. When finished a knife inserted in the center should come out clean.
Recipe Tips & Tricks
- If using leftover ham make sure to start with a quality juicy product. Dried out ham will not enhance and help create the best flavors in this recipe.
- Bisquick can be replaced with 1 to 1 1/2 slices of cubed toast.
- Picky eaters may prefer a plain casserole without the vegetables. This is a very easy change to make.
- Using an 8×8′ pan makes nice thick pieces. For more of a thinner, omelet feel and a quicker baking time use a larger 9×13′ pan.
- Some people love whisking eggs to scramble them, but I find a fork is the most efficient tool I have to get the job done.
- A convection oven will bake the eggs a little more quickly than a traditional conventional oven.
More Easy Breakfast Recipes:
Homemade Sausage is a great way to add flavor to ground pork on a budget & dress up your breakfast or brunch!
Spinach Bacon Quiche mixes four kinds of cheese mix with eggs, milk and mayo to create a creamy quiche with wonderful bacon and spinach flavors.
Bob Evans Sausage Gravy is amazing over a can of biscuits.
Cinnamon Rolls with Heavy Cream are super popular and start with a can of jumbo cinnamon rolls!
More Easy Recipes with Ham:
Ham Loaf is another holiday favorite and perfect way to use leftover ham. This is a classic meal that I crave!
Ham & Cheese Sliders & Ham & Cheese Roll-Ups make a quick meal or appetizer for a party!
Easy Ham, Egg and Cheese Casserole
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
- 1/2 teaspon Kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper freshly ground
- 3/4 cup Bisquick
- 1 cup ham diced
- 7 ounce jar sliced mushrooms drained
- 3 green onions chopped
- 1 medium tomato chopped
- 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking dish.
- Mix eggs, milk, dry mustard, parsley, salt and pepper together with a fork.
- Add baking mix and stir until batter is a uniform color and there are no lumps.
- Stir in remaining ingredients. Pour into prepared pan.
- Bake uncovered about 35 – 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. The casserole will be lightly browned and set.
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We don’t eat full breakfasts as often as we should, but this would be a hit ar our dinner table! Breakfast for dinner is one of our favorites.