Rave Review Recipe

Have you eaten a wonderful dish at a potluck, or have you received “rave reviews” over something you’ve served?

I’ve been preparing this dish for various occasions (mostly brunches) during the past umpteen years. It is an easy entertaining dish since you put it together the night before and refrigerate it. Feel free to substitute turkey or sausage for the
ham. To make a vegetarian version, leave out the ham and use mushrooms or spinach instead. To make a smaller amount, you can cut the ingredients in half and use a 9×9-inch baking pan.

Makes: 10 – 12 servings

8 to 10 slices of white bread, crusts trimmed
4 cups cheddar cheese, grated
2 cups ham, cubed
2 Tblsp. minced onion (Can use dehydrated onions)
1 Tblsp. flour
8 to 10 large eggs
3 cups milk
2 Tblsp. prepared mustard (Dijon or your favorite)
Garlic salt, to taste
A little white pepper, if desired

1. Spray a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with Pam. Cut the trimmed bread into
cubes. Spread evenly in the bottom of prepared pan.

2. Assemble by sprinkling in order:
• Layer the cheese over bread cubes
• Layer the ham over cheese
• Layer the onion over ham
• Sprinkle the flour over onion

3. In a bowl, beat to combine the eggs, milk, mustard, garlic salt and white
pepper. Pour over the layered ingredients. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

4. The next day, preheat the oven to 350º F. Bake, uncovered, for 60 minutes.
It will come out of the oven like a puffy egg dish. Serve hot or warm.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Kristin says:

    I chuckled when I saw your recipe because this has been one that I have used on numerous occasions over the years and it has always had people asking me for the recipe also. Just wanted to say that we make it without the onion because we're not onion lovers and it's tasty that way too.

  2. Suzanne says:

    Thanks, Kristin! Good tip about the onions. Some of those good ol' classics just can't be beat.