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Overnight Ham and Gruyère Breakfast Lasagna

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Overnight Ham and Gruyère Breakfast Lasagna
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 4 hr 45 min
  • Servings 10
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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.
Updated Nov 4, 2019

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

  • 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

  • tip 1
    Fully cooked ham steaks (about 3/4-inch thick) are the perfect choice for this recipe.
  • tip 2
    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

430 Calories, 25g Total Fat, 29g Protein, 22g Total Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
220
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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