Golden Shrimp Brunch Casserole

 

“Life is a blank canvas, and you need to throw all the paint on it you can.”–Danny Kaye

Photo and recipe from http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Golden-Shrimp-Brunch-Casserole.

Grandma Elaine Smith made this for a brunch and it was delicious.

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2-1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 10 slices bread, crusts removed and cubed
  • 2 cups frozen cooked salad shrimp, thawed
  • 8 ounces sliced process American cheese, cut into thin strips

Directions

  • In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, parsley, mustard and salt. In a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish, layer with bread cubes, shrimp and cheese; pour egg mixture over top.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 50-55 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield6 servings.

Brunch Strata

 

“It is not the mountain that we conquer but ourselves.” –Edmund Hillary

“Ham, zucchini, mushrooms and cheese flavor this rich, hearty egg dish. It adds appeal to a breakfast or lunch buffet and cuts easily, too. Make sure you bring the recipe–everyone will want it! –Arlene Butler, Ogden, Utah”

 Original Recipe Yield 16 servings — Photo and recipe from Allrecipes.com.

 Ingredients
  • 3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 3 cups chopped zucchini
  • 2 cups cubed fully cooked ham
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped green pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 12 eggs
  • 4 cups cubed day-old bread
  • 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
 

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, saute the mushrooms, zucchini, ham, onions, green peppers and garlic in oil until vegetables are tender. Drain and pat dry; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and cream until smooth. Beat in eggs. Stir in the bread, cheese, salt, pepper and vegetable mixture.
  3. Pour into two greased 11-in. x 7-in. x 2-in. baking dishes. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.