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Florentine Brunch Casserole

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 30 min.
Total: 60 min.
This casserole is hearty and tasty enough to be served at breakfast, brunch, or even dinner!


  • 4 cups cubed French or Italian bread, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 10 oz packages frozen, chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped Canadian bacon or lean ham
  • 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups skim milk
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream, optional


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Coat a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Layer bread pieces, spinach, onion, ham, and cheese in casserole dish.
  • In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, thyme, salt, mustard, and nutmeg; blend well. Slowly pour egg mixture into baking dish.
  • Bake immediately, or cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove cover before baking. Bake until casserole is golden, puffy and center reaches 160°F, about 25–30 minutes.
  • Remove from oven; let stand 5 minutes before serving. Top each serving with sour cream, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 787
  Calories from Fat 250 (32%)
(43%)Total Fat 28g
(66%)Saturated Fat 13g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
(103%)Cholesterol 310mg
(86%)Sodium 2054mg
(27%)Potassium 932mg
Total Carbohydrate 92g
(32%)Dietary Fiber 8g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(85%)Protein 43g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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