Columbia Farmers Market

CFM Recipes

Asparagus Brunch Bake

Servings: 4
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  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/2 pound asparagus fresh, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 medium onion cut into thin wedges
  • 8 cups fresh bread cubed
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese 8 ounces, shredded
  • 1 cup ham cubed
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp dried marjoram or 2 tsp fresh marjoram


Melt the butter in a skillet. Add the vegetables and cook until tender but still crisp, about 3-5 minutes. Mix bread, 1 cup cheese, and ham. Add cooked vegetables to the bread, cheese, and ham mixture, incorporating evenly. Put into greased 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Mix eggs, milk and seasonings. Pour over the bread mixture. Cover and refrigerate from 12 to 24 hours. Bake at 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top, and heat in the oven until melted.

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