Happy Easter-Recipe of the Month

Greens, Eggs, and Ham Casserole

Cooking Spray

1 loaf (8 oz) whole-wheat Italian bread, sliced

6 oz sliced Canadian bacon, pieces halved

2 cups torn Swiss chard leaves, stems removed

4 oz Gouda cheese, grated

1 cup grape tomatoes

10 large eggs

4 tsp Dijon mustard

Kosher salt and pepper

1/4 tsp each cayenne and ground nutmeg

2 1/2 cups whole milk

  1. Coat a 9 x 13-in. pan with cooking spray. Layer the sliced bread in the pan, alternating with the ham, Swiss chard, and cheese; top with tomatoes.
  2. Whisk together the eggs, mustard, 1 tsp each salt and pepper, cayenne, and nutmeg, then whisk in the milk. Pour the egg mixture over the ingredients in the pan and let stand for 1 hour.
  3. Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake until puffed and golden,about 40 minutes. Let rest for 15 minutes before serving. (Make ahead:  Cut into squares; refrigerate up to 4 days in an airtight container.

Makes 8 servings. Per serving:  296 cal, 15 g fat (7 g sat fat), 20 g protein, 20 g carb,2 g fiber.

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