I have to give credit to Pampered Chef for this recipe.
Ham and Cheese Brunch Squares
1 tsp. vegetable oil
2 cups grated Colby and Monterey Cheese blend/divided
1 package frozen toaster hash brown patties, thawed
(about 10 patties)
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
8 ounces thickly sliced deli ham
4-5 green onions with tops, divided
(1 cup sliced)
3 plum tomatoes
additional pepper if needed
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Lightly brush a jelly roll pan with the oil. Crumble hash browns over pan, press gently to even layer. Sprinkle half of the cheese evenly over the hash browns. Bake 13-15 minutes or until crust starts to brown and cheese is melted.
2. Meanwhile, whisk cream cheese until smooth . Gradually add eggs and black pepper, whisk until smooth. Coarsely chop ham( I like to substitute 1 pound of sausage instead of the ham). Slice onions, reserving 1/4 cup of the tops for garnish. Place ham and onions in a pan, cook and stir over medium heat 2-3 minutes or until hot. Stir ham mixture into egg mixture.
3. Remove the pan from the oven. Pour egg mixture over crust. Return the pan to the oven, and bake for 6-8 minutes or until the middle is set. Slice tomatoes in half lengthwise , scrape out seeds and dice. Remove the pan from the oven, top with remaining cheese, tomatoes, and reserved onions. Sprinkle with more black pepper if needed. Yield 12 servings.
Sorry this was so long, but it is so worth the time, which really isn't that long. If my family loves it, I know yours will!! I tag Sandi, Kimberly, Kimberly ,Leanna, Tammy and Aubrey. This will be good to do, I am needing new recipes.