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Ingredients

12 slices of white bread
6 eggs
3-1/2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons minced dry onion (plus 1-2 tablespoons)
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
3/4 pound cheddar cheese
10 ounces chopped broccoli
2 cups cooked, diced ham
Parmesan cheese

Instructions

Cut 12 circles out of bread slices using a glass. Cube the remaining bread and set aside. Butter a 13x9x2-inch casserole pan. Mix together eggs, milk, salt, minced dry onion and dry mustard. In casserole, layer bread cubes, cheese, broccoli and ham. Top with bread circles. Pour egg mixture over everything. Refrigerate 4-6 hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sprinkle casserole with salt, pepper, chopped dry onions and Parmesan cheese. Bake 55 minutes or until golden on top. Makes 12 servings.

Heidi Siegle
Davenport




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