This Taylor Ham Egg and Cheese Breakfast Casserole is the perfect brunch dish! Ham, eggs and cheese make for the perfect Sunday breakfast!
Planning brunch? We’ve added a few more recipe ideas at the bottom of this post but we don’t want to forget the drinks! Try this Michelada, which is kind of like a Bloody Mary with beer instead of vodka, or one of our favorite brunch cocktails this Aperol Spritz!
An Easy Breakfast Casserole with Taylor Ham
This Taylor Ham Egg and Cheese Breakfast Casserole can be made ahead, even the night before which makes it perfect for company or Sunday brunch! Taylor ham (or pork roll) is definitely an East coast ingredient, served in many diners on taylor ham and cheese breakfast sandwiches…it’s a classic.
If you can’t find taylor ham or pork roll where you live, a good substitution would be a smoked ham steak or even Canadian bacon that you would buy whole and cut into cubes.
This breakfast casserole can really be made with any meat ingredient you choose like bacon or sausage too. Of course, you could also make this a vegetarian breakfast casserole by leaving the meat out and adding more vegetables like mushrooms and broccoli.
How To Make This Taylor Ham Egg and Cheese Breakfast Casserole
Add the bread, ham, cheese, spinach, salt and pepper to a large bowl. Beat eggs together with milk and melted butter and then pour over the bread mixture. Toss together gently to coat all the ingredients then pour into the buttered baking dish.
Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 2 hours or up to overnight. (Great make ahead breakfast recipe!) Bake the casserole at 375 degrees for 45 minutes, covered. Slice into squares and serve.
When the casserole is ready, you can also take off the foil and let it brown on top for another 5-8 minutes in the oven. Totally optional but we do like the crusty pieces of cubed brea on top.
And you can definitely add more cheese…the more cheese the better I say. Especially if you’re recovering from a late night party with friends…you need all the meat and cheesy and eggs you can get!
This breakfast casserole also reheats really well. So another option for company would be to bake the casserole the day before and then warm up in the oven again right before serving. Pull the casserole out of the refrigerator about 30 minutes before baking and then bake at 350 for about 20-25 minutes until warmed through.
What Is Taylor Ham?
Taylor ham, or more commonly known as pork roll is a pork based, processed meat. Sounds yummy huh? Trust me, it’s one of the most yummy things you’ll eat… keep reading. The flavor is a cross between Candian bacon, bacon and ham.
All the good stuff combined into one package. So if you’re from New Jersey, a common late night diner order would be a taylor ham, egg and cheese on a roll.
Oh yes, I had plenty of those nights…thinking back is when I had the idea of taking the taylor ham, egg and cheese sandwich and turning it into a breakfast casserole. Sort of like serving the famous breakfast sandwich to a whole crowd.
Looking For More Brunch Recipes?
- Crustless Ham & Broccoli Quiche
- Corned Beef Hash With Over Easy Eggs
- Excellent Crab Cakes
- Western Hash Brown Casserole
This Taylor Ham Egg and Cheese Breakfast Casserole is the perfect brunch dish! If you’ve never tried taylor ham before, now is the time!
- 1 loaf brioche bread 14 ounces, sliced into thick pieces and cubed
- 1 1/2 pounds taylor ham, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces and cubed
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup frozen spinach, defrosted and liquid squeezed out
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 6 eggs
- 3 cups whole milk
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and butter a 9″ x 13″ baking dish.
- Add the bread, ham, cheese, spinach, salt and pepper to a large bowl.
- Beat the eggs together with the milk and butter then pour over the bread mixture. Toss together gently to coat all the ingredients then pour into the buttered baking dish.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight or at least 2 hours or up to overnight.
- Bake the casserole at 375 degrees for 45 minutes, covered. You can uncover the casserole and bake another 15 minutes if you want the top to brown.
- Slice into squares and serve.
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
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