Recipe: Ham and Cheese Casserole

Chef Evan Francois of Harmon's shows how to make a mouth-watering Ham and Cheese Casserole. Perfect for any get together this season. Check out the recipe below!

Ham and Cheese Casserole

Serves: 8

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 55 minutes

  • Butter, for greasing
  • 2 tablespoons Harmons olive oil
  • 1/2 pound shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 shallots, sliced thin
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 8 large eggs
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 3/4 pound day-old challah, cut into one-inch pieces
  • 8 ounces ham, diced
  • 1 cup shredded Gruyere cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded fontina cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped scallions
  • Salt and pepper to taste

-Preheat the oven to 350°. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the shiitake and cook for about 5 minutes.

-Add the shallot, garlic, bell pepper and season with salt and pepper.  Cook for about 5 minutes.  Let cool. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, milk, mustard, soy sauce, and season with salt and pepper.  Add to the cooled veggies.  Then add the challah, ham, cheeses, and the scallions.

-Combine the mixture and add it to the prepared baking dish.  Place in the oven and cook for about 45 minutes until browned crust has formed.