This easy Ham and Cheese English Muffin Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole is an awesome brunch recipe that is perfect for Christmas breakfast or New Year’s brunch!

ham and cheese make ahead breakfast casserole in baked and in a casserole dish


I love the holidays and all of the fun family things that go along with it. This month has already been a whirlwind of parties, kids’ activities, and shopping and Christmas is going to be here before you know it. I have a lot of tricks up my sleeve to help simplify the holidays so that I can enjoy my time with friends and family and one of my favorites is this easy Ham and Cheese English Muffin Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole. It was inspired by my favorite fast food breakfast (you know which one I mean) and it’s totally delicious!

a piece of ham & cheese make ahead breakfast casserole on a plate

This make ahead breakfast casserole is perfect for the holidays because you just throw all of the ingredients together and then pop it in the oven. There isn’t a lot of prep work and what little cutting you need to do can be done the night before. Assemble everything in a casserole dish before going to bed and in the morning you whip the eggs and cream together and pour it over the cubed English muffins, ham, and shredded cheese and it’s ready to bake. Super easy great for Christmas morning or New Year’s Day when you want to serve something nice but don’t want to wake up at the crack of dawn to do it.

On Christmas morning I come downstairs, add the eggs to my Ham and Cheese English Muffin Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole, place it in the oven and then head to the living room to start opening gifts. Around 10 a.m. we take a break and everyone fills their plates with the casserole and grabs a glass of orange juice. No dishes for me! 🙂

Servings: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ham and Cheese English Muffin Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole

This Ham and Cheese English Muffin Casserole is an easy make ahead breakfast casserole that is perfect for the holidays. 
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4.27 from 80 votes


  • 8 English Muffins cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 16 oz. Ham cooked and diced
  • 2 c. Cheddar Cheese shredded
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 c. Heavy Cream
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a 13×9 inch casserole dish.
  • Add half of the English Muffin cubes to the casserole dish. Sprinkle with half of the cheese and half of the ham cubes.
  • Repeat with another layer of English muffin, ham, and cheese.
  • In a bowl combine eggs, heavy cream, salt, and pepper. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour the egg mixture over the casserole making sure to cover all of it.
  • Cover the casserole with aluminum foil and place in the oven to bake for 45 minutes. Then remove foil and continue to bake for 15 minutes.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy!


NOTE: This casserole can be made ahead of time. Follow the instructions up to the point where you are ready to pour the eggs in. Instead create your casserole layers, cover your casserole dish and place in the refrigerator overnight. Mix your eggs, cream, salt, and pepper, together and place in an airtight container in the refrigerator. In the morning remove everything from the refrigerator and pour the eggs over the casserole then follow the rest of the baking instructions from there. 
Disclaimer: We are not nutritionists. The nutrition facts for this recipe were calculated using and may vary with ingredients. Please use this as a guideline only. 


Calories: 439kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 29g, Saturated Fat: 16g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 256mg, Sodium: 1035mg, Potassium: 91mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 1100IU, Calcium: 240mg, Iron: 1.8mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Breakfast
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