With Easter coming up next week, I know a lot of us are looking forward to a wonderful ham dinner with our family and friends and maybe even some leftover ham. This week, I am going to share one of our favorite brunch recipes to use up some leftover ham AND leftover dinner rolls! Not only that, you can prepare it the night before with your kids of all ages and just pop it in the oven the next morning with a clean kitchen!
Sunday evening, after Easter dinner, we like to prep this casserole and then bake it Monday morning for a delicious treat! It sure is easy to get my family out of the bed on a Monday morning when they smell this delicious french toast casserole coming from the kitchen!
The leftovers are great reheated in the microwave, so we will have this for breakfast a few days in a row. If you would really like to have a special treat, baked ham can stay in the fridge for up to a week, so you could plan a fun Brunch with family the Saturday after Easter. Even better, you can dice up and freeze your leftover ham and have this any time of the year. Talk about a time AND money saver!
Prepping with older kids: This recipe requires a good bit of measuring, mixing and pouring, making it lots of fun and great teaching tools.
Prepping with younger kids: Little ones can tear bread into small pieces and mix both kinds of bread. (It calls for 10 cups of bread total, so there is a lot of tearing!)
Overnight Glazed Ham & French Toast Casserole
- 5 cups white bread, torn into small pieces (This can be a combination of leftover dinner rolls and sandwich bread or one or the other)
- 5 cups sourdough bread, torn into small pieces
- 3 cups leftover ham, chopped
- 3/4 cups white sugar
- 1/4 cups dark brown sugar
- 8 eggs
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 TBSP vanilla
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 dark brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tsp milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
- Heavily butter a 13 x 9 Glass Baking dish. Combine torn white bread, sourdough bread and chopped ham and pour into pan. Combine eggs, cream, milk, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir well and pour evenly over the bread and ham mixture. Cover with foil and refrigerate.
- Prepare the streusel topping by combining the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Stir and refrigerate separately from the casserole.
- The next morning, Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove foil from french toast casserole. Sprinkle evenly with streusel topping. Cut the stick of butter into very small pieces and dot it over the top of the streusel. Bake uncovered for 1 hour.
- While casserole is baking, prepare the glaze by combining powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Remove casserole from oven and let rest for 10 minutes. Drizzle with glaze and serve!
Note: We originally cooked up this recipe in 2014 but it’s a real crowd-please so we keep it updated!
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Brandi Burgess A.K.A. 'Aunt Bee' has been married to the love of her life for 10 years. A Birmingham native, she and her husband helped run her parents successful business for 8 years before finally spreading their wings and setting out to make it on their own. They moved to Huntsville in 2012 where she is a stay at home mom to their 2 kids, ages 9 and 4. She has a passion for cooking for her family and trying new recipes, and she blogs her family's dinners and weekly meal plans over at Aunt Bees Recipes.