Recipe: Ham & Cheese Bread (Prisnats)

Makes one 9″ square casserole

Breakfasty, bready prisnats are great comfort food. You’ll want to cut the ham smaller or add more flour so the little pieces won’t sink to the bottom. Enjoy warm!


8 eggs, room temperature
8 oz ham steak, cut into small cubes
4 oz bacon diced & fried
3 green onions, sliced
1 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup whole milk, room temperature
2 cups flour (perhaps up to 2.5 cups so the ham won’t sink)
2 tsp yeast
2 oz Monterey Jack cheese, cubed


Preheat the oven to 350F. Meanwhile, gather the ingredients.

Beautiful ham… but cut yours 1/2 the size of mine, so they won’t sink.

Fresh, green onions. A taste of spring, even in winter.

Then, crack 8 eggs into a large bowl and whisk until light and frothy.

Add the milk…

Cottage cheese… (this makes everything nice and moist)


And flour…

Top it off with the rest of the ingredients…bacon, ham, cheese, and green onion.

Pull out the whisk and put in a wooden spoon. Stir like mad… or until everything is combined. Like I said, cut your ham smaller and/or add a bit more flour so the ham doesn’t sink (but still maintaining a “batter” of sorts). Sinking ham makes me sad.

Pour into a buttered and floured casserole. About 9″ square.

Bake for about an hour, or until golden brown and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool about thirty minutes, then slice into squares.

Serve as nibbles at any buffet or potluck. Oh, and definitely serve it warm.

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  1. 2 teaspoons yeast?

  2. I can’t wait to bake up my next ham to try this recipe…it looks like my kind of dish! Thanks for sharing! :-)

  3. Tried it and it was delicious! Love this recipe! :D
    Though I was surprised when in the middle of the recipe it called for 2 tsps of yeast. Luckily I had is, but it’s not in the list of ingredients.
    So so good!!!

    • Sasha Martin says:

      Thanks for trying the recipe – I updated the ingredients list – sorry about that. I’m so glad you enjoyed it :) Did you make any changes or adjustments?

  4. Well I didn’t have enough ham so I added more bacon. And I did a mixture of cheeses- jack, cheddar, and I had some cotijo lying around so I threw a little of that in too :)
    Love your site- I get so many ideas from your good recipes!

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