Christmas morning wife saver casserole on a grey plate baked and topped with scallions
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Christmas Morning Wife Saver

The ultimate make ahead breakfast 
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, make ahead
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Author Jessica


  • 12 pieces Bread white
  • 10 pieces Deli Sliced Honey Ham
  • 2 cups Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 8 Large Eggs
  • 3 cups Milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Grainy Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pepper freshly ground
  • 4 cups Plain Cornflakes
  • ¼ cup Butter melted
  • 4 Scallions diced (optional)


Up to 24 hours before:

  • In a 9x13 casserole dish and begin layering. Evenly lay down 6 pieces of bread, top with all of the Honey Ham, 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese, top with remaining 6 pieces of bread, and remaining 1 cup of cheddar cheese.
  • In a large bowl combine eggs, milk, grainy Dijon, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Whisk well to combine.
  • Pour egg mixture evenly overtop of the bread/cheese/ham in the casserole dish.
  • Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.

The next day:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • In a large bowl combine the cornflakes with the butter. Toss well to combine and pour overtop of the casserole.
  • Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes remove from oven, top with diced scallions and let rest for 10-15 minutes before serving.