Appetizers & Snacks

Cheesy SPAM Bake

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I nicked a can from Speedy’s stock of SPAM and made this cheesy SPAM bake for brunch yesterday. What is it — a strata or a quiche? Neither, actually. A strata is assembled as layers — generally bread, milk and eggs, then cheese on top. A quiche has a crust into which the egg and milk mixture is poured.

This baked dish has no layers and no crust. What does it have?

Cheesy SPAM Bake

SPAM, of course. And cubed bread.

Cheesy SPAM Bake

Then a mixture of milk and cream cheese.

Cheesy SPAM Bake

Bread, milk and cheese are mixed with eggs, mustard, paprika and garlic.

Cheesy SPAM Bake

The SPAM cubes are stirred in.

Cheesy SPAM Bake

A baking dish is buttered liberally to avoid the baked dish from sticking to the bottom and sides.

Cheesy SPAM Bake

The SPAM-bread-milk mixture is poured into the buttered dish.

Cheesy SPAM Bake

Cheese go on top before baking.

Cheesy SPAM Bake

Thirty minutes later, the cheesy SPAM bake is ready.

Cheesy SPAM Bake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Servings: 8
Author: Connie Veneracion
Ingredients
  • 6 slices white bread
  • can of SPAM (I used bacon flavored SPAM)
  • 1 and 1/2 cups milk
  • 250 grams cream cheese
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 2 generous pinches of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese (or whatever your favorite cheese is — I do recommend that you use a salty cheese, however)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. Cut the bread and SPAM into half-inch cubes.
  3. Place the milk and cream cheese in a bowl. Heat on HIGH in the microwave for a minute and a half. Beat lightly to bread up the cream cheese.
  4. Place the bread in a large bowl. Pour in the cream cheese and milk mixture. Add the eggs, mustard, paprika and garlic. Stir to combine. Add the SPAM cubes. Stir.
  5. Butter the bottom and sides of a baking dish (mine is 13" x 9").
  6. Pour in the bread and SPAM mixture. Smoothen the surface to spread evenly.
  7. Spread the grated cheese over the entire surface.
  8. Bake for about 30 minutes or until slightly risen, fluffy and the top is nicely browned with toasted spots.
  9. Cheesy SPAM Bake
  10. Rest for about five minutes before cutting into squares or rectangles.
  11. Serve the cheesy SPAM bake warm.
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