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Overnight Ham and Gruyère Breakfast Lasagna

overnight ham and gruyère breakfast lasagna
Overnight Ham and Gruyère Breakfast Lasagna
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 4 hr 45 min
  • Servings 10

Forget reheating last night’s spaghetti in the fridge for breakfast. This breakfast lasagna is a brilliant way to eat pasta for breakfast. Layered with ham, Gruyère cheese and lasagna noodles, this overnight breakfast will make everyone else secretly jealous you’re a total rockstar in the kitchen. Sorry, not sorry. MORE+ LESS-

August 13, 2018

Ingredients

3
tablespoons butter
3
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
2 3/4
cups milk
2
cups shredded Gruyère cheese (8 oz)
12
oven-ready lasagna noodles (from 9-oz package)
2
cups diced cooked ham
3
cups lightly packed baby spinach
1 1/2
cups shredded mozzarella cheese (6 oz)
12
eggs
2
tablespoons Dijon mustard
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves

Steps

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  • 1
    Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In 4-quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat. With whisk, stir in flour until smooth. Increase heat to medium; cook and stir until mixture is smooth and bubbly. Gradually stir in milk. Increase heat to medium-high; heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute; reduce heat to medium. Stir in Gruyère cheese. Cook until melted, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; cool 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Assemble lasagna starting with 3/4 cup of cheese sauce in bottom of baking dish. Layer 3 noodles, 2/3 cup of the ham, 1 cup of the spinach, 1/2 cup of the mozzarella cheese, and top with 3/4 cup of the cheese sauce. Repeat layers 2 more times starting with noodles. Top with remaining 3 noodles and remaining 3/4 cup of cheese sauce.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, in 4-cup glass measuring cup, beat eggs, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Carefully pour egg mixture over assembled lasagna. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours but no longer than 12 hours.
  • 5
    Heat oven to 350°F. Uncover and bake 50 to 55 minutes or until top is lightly browned, center is set and knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes. Top with fresh thyme.

Expert Tips

  • Fully cooked ham steaks (about 3/4-inch thick) are the perfect choice for this recipe.
  • Gruyère is creamy, unpasteurized, semisoft cheese named after a Swiss village. The natural, rusty brown rind is hard, dry and pitted with tiny holes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
25g
38%
Saturated Fat
12g
59%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
295mg
98%
Sodium
1000mg
42%
Potassium
390mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
22g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
5g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
45%
45%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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