Ham and cheese breakfast bake in a casserole dish

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Bake

This bake is a perfect, protein-packed breakfast to prep and enjoy all week long! It’s fluffy, cheesy, and meaty, and stores well. Have it in and out of the oven in just 20 minutes!

Need a quick and easy breakfast the whole family will drool over? Don’t worry—I got you!

This Ham and Cheese Breakfast Bake is so delicious and easy to make. It’s fluffy, cheesy, and meaty goodness! I made this for my family while they were visiting the other weekend. They don’t typically eat “healthier” recipes like I do, but they ate this one right up – which is always a MAJOR win for me 😂

Another reason I love this breakfast bake is because it makes my morning SO EASY. Prepping this recipe on a Sunday sets me up for the week with a yummy, protein packed breakfast ready to heat and go. The ingredients are simple and it takes 2 seconds to throw together!

I can’t wait for you to try this warm, fluffy, and savory breakfast. Serve with some toast and butter, a side of crispy potatoes, your favorite veggies, and most definitely some yellow mustard! 😉

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS HAM AND CHEESE BREAKFAST BAKE

  • It’s basically like eating a gourmet ham and cheese sandwich!
  • It’s delicious! Okay, I know I already said that, but really. It’s SO GOOD. Even my dad and brother loved it and they can sometimes be skeptical of my food. 😂
  • You only need 3 ingredients! Not counting the water and baking powder, but I am sure you’ve got both already!
  • An easy, breezy breakfast bake! Prep for this dish just takes 5 minutes!
  • You’ll have it in and out of the oven in just about 30 minutes.

HAM AND CHEESE BREAKFAST BAKE INGREDIENTS

  • Pancake mix – I used Kodiak Cakes pancake and waffle mix, but Bisquick or any other basic pancake mix will work!
  • Cubed Ham – Use small pieces so you can make sure there’s some in each bite.
  • Shredded cheddar cheese – Or other cheese of your choice!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I prep this Ham and Cheese Breakfast Mix in advance?

You can, but it really is so quick and easy to make! If you would like to prep ahead, simply follow the steps up to putting it in the oven. Pour everything into a baking dish, cover in saran wrap, and keep in the fridge. You may need to leave it in the oven for an extra 5-10 minutes if you choose to refrigerate first.

Can I freeze this Breakfast Bake?

Yes, this bake freezes great! Bake the dish as usual and let cool completely. Then, cover the top of the dish with plastic wrap and seal as best as you can. Wrap the entire pan with foil or place in a freezer bag, removing as much air as possible. Carefully place the pan in the freezer keeping it as flat as possible. You can also cut the casserole and wrap each piece individually, sealing as best as you can and removing as much air as possible. Freeze for up to 3 months.

Should I bake this dish – covered or uncovered?

Since the ham is cooked, you don’t need to cover it. Casseroles made with cooked ingredients are typically baked uncovered. Covering can also result in more condensation on the casserole, making it soggy. So, it would be best to cook uncovered.

MORE EASY BREAKFAST IDEAS

I’ve got plenty of breakfast recipes for you to enjoy! Try some of these:

BLUEBERRY SAUSAGE PANCAKE BREAKFAST BAKE
EGG WHITE AND SPINACH BREAKFAST CRUNCHWRAPS
MAKE AHEAD FREEZER BREAKFAST SANDWICHES

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Yield: 8

Ham and Cheese Breakfast Bake

Ham and cheese breakfast bake in a casserole dish

This bake is a perfect, protein-packed breakfast to prep and enjoy all week long! It's fluffy, cheesy, and meaty, and stores well. Have it in and out of the oven in just 20 minutes!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Kodiak Cakes Buttermilk pancake mix, or other pancake mix of choice (318g)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups water (480g)
  • 4 oz. diced ham (112g)
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese (56g)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 °F and spray a 13x9" baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Mix Kodiak mix, baking powder, and water until there are no clumps. Pour pancake batter into dish. Top the batter evenly with the ham and shredded cheese.
  3. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Notes

MFP entry: LFF Ham and Cheese Breakfast Bake

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1/8 of dish (117g)

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182Total Fat: 3.5gSaturated Fat: 1.1gSodium: 495mgCarbohydrates: 23.8gFiber: 3.8gSugar: 2.5gProtein: 14.5g

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4 Comments

    • That’s a great thought Jennifer! I am honestly not sure how it would go. I would worry about the pancake batter and the egg whites mixing, but maybe if you baked the egg whites a little first? Would love to hear how it goes if you experiment!

    • LOVE me some Sydney Cummings! Grateful to have connected with you through her, Rhonda! Can’t wait for you to try more either! 🙂

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