Christmas Morning Life Saver Recipe

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  1. Trim crusts from bread; reserve crusts. Cover bottom of greased 13 x 9-inch (33 x 23 cm) baking dish with slices of bread, trimming to fit if necessary. Cover with ham, then cheese. Top with another layer of bread.
  2. Whisk eggs. Add onion, green pepper, dry mustard, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco; whisk to combine. Whisk in milk. Pour mixture over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Meanwhile, pulse reserved crusts in food processor until coarsely chopped. Set aside 1-1/2 cups of the bread crumbs. (Remainder can be frozen for another use.)
  4. The next day, stir butter into bread crumbs until moistened. Sprinkle buttered crumbs over top of casserole.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees F (180 degrees F) oven until puffed, set and golden brown, about 1 to 1-1/4 hours.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 304.48 Kcal (1275 kJ)
Calories from fat 193.84 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.54g 33%
Cholesterol 181.73mg 61%
Sodium 638.69mg 27%
Potassium 330.67mg 7%
Total Carbs 8.19g 3%
Sugars 5.39g 22%
Dietary Fiber 0.56g 2%
Protein 19.19g 38%
Vitamin C 4.1mg 7%
Iron 1.4mg 8%
Calcium 365mg 36%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 152.96 Kcal (640 kJ)
Calories from fat 97.38 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.82g 33%
Cholesterol 91.3mg 61%
Sodium 320.85mg 27%
Potassium 166.12mg 7%
Total Carbs 4.11g 3%
Sugars 2.71g 22%
Dietary Fiber 0.28g 2%
Protein 9.64g 38%
Vitamin C 2.1mg 7%
Iron 0.7mg 8%
Calcium 183.4mg 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.8
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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