Cheesy Ham and Banana Casserole

Total Time:
1 hr 5 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
45 min

Yield:
9 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Butter
  • 12 slices white bread
  • 8 large slices deli ham
  • 4 bananas, sliced on the bias
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar
  • 2 cups crushed potato chips
  • 6 slices cooked and crumbled bacon
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup cream
  • Pinch freshly grated nutmeg
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Butter a 9 by 13 glass baking dish. Butter both sides of the bread and layer 6 of them into the bottom of the baking dish, overlapping them as necessary but keep them even. Layer the slices of ham on top of the bread and then the bananas, 6 more slices of bread, then the cheese, potato chips, and bacon. In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, cream, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Pour this over the casserole almost to the top. Bake for 45 minutes until brown and bubbly. Cut into squares and remove with a spatula, like lasagna.


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loved it!! took longer to cook than i thought it says, but well worth the wait!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love this casserole! It's different than your run of the mill breakfast casseroles, and the bananas give it a slightly sweet taste. item not reviewed by moderator and published
LOVED this recipe! I don't eat pork, so substituted the ham with 1 package of deli turkey and turkey bacon. Absolutely delicious! I think if one follows the recipe exactly (using the right size baking pan etc... it comes out correctly. I used only two bananas as they were fairly large, and sliced them thinly. Definitely a repeater meal and loved by all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a very interesting recipe and tried it out on just my husband................I wanted to test it out first, to make sure I liked it, before I served it to guests. You never know, ever ones tastes buds are different and I didn't want a disaster. Turns out, even my husband liked it and I'll try it out on my family at the next family function. I've read some of the reviews, and it sounds to me that people should think about such different food combinations that they might not like, before trying out a recipe for the first time for guests..........I have no sympathy for people who don't like a recipe they serve to guests, before trying it out, experimenting with it, first. Also, if you don't feel you would like a banana in this recipe, try pinapple, instead.............even Paula, herself, said she couldn't believe how many people put pinapple on pizza.......taste buds are all relative.......... item not reviewed by moderator and published
horrible combination of ingredient item not reviewed by moderator and published
I would prefer to rate this a zero...but as I can't ...it's a 1...was simply awful. I was a huge fan of the show until we made this. My family wouldn't eat it...dogs wouldn't eat it. What a waste of time and money. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Eh. I agree, the bananas aren't great. I love sweet and savory, but the cooked bananas fail unless in bananas foster (greyish brown, but remained firm and not mushy as others said- still less than desireable). Due to all of the "soggy" comments, I added an extra egg yolk. Consistency was fine and actual casserole part was good. I would add extra cheese in the layers and on top in final minutes of cooking so it can actually rate the "cheesy" of its title. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The bread is so soggy that it ruins the rest of the dish. The top part was good with the bacon, cheese, and potato chips. However, the banana and soggy bread ruined the dish. I peeled off the top part for the kids to eat. Major waste of money! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this Casserole twice. The first time with the bananas did not care for the bananas being so mushy. The second time I made it I did with out the bananas and used crushed pineapple and it was so much better the pineapple complimented the ham and I used deli thin sliced hame instaed of thick ham. It was sooo much better. But I don't think I'll make it again. It was okay but not the rock your socks casserole. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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