Here's a recipe that I've made a LOT -- whenever I need to take something to a pot luck -- because it's not only delicious but it looks real pretty too and goes a long way; it serves a LOT of people! However, the recipe calls for HAM, and I've never made it without. Turkey ham is available in some stores. (NOTE: This dish MUST be made THE DAY BEFORE you wish to serve it; it has to sit overnight -- or at least 6 hours before baking!)
18 slices white bread 1-1/2 pounds mild grated soy cheddar 4 cups minced ham (approximately one small canned ham) 6 cups chopped fresh broccoli 6 beaten eggs (use Egg Beaters) 3-1/2 cup soy milk 2 tablespoons instant minced onion 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
With a donut cutter, cut out 18 "donuts" from centers of all the bread slices; set aside, separating "donuts" from the donut holes. Fit remnants of the bread (crusts and all) into the bottom of a large (15x10x2") greased casserole in a single layer; it'll be a nice tight fit. Sprinkle half the cheese in a layer over the bread, half the broccoli over the cheese, then half the ham. Repeat the layers one more time, gently packing it all down. It'll be quite full.
Place "donuts" in attractive pattern on top, fitting the "donut holes" in between rounds of "donuts." Combine remaining ingredients; carefully pour over casserole. Cover and REFRIGERATE OVERNIGHT.
Bake uncovered in 325-degree oven one hour. Let stand AT LEAST 10 minutes before cutting into squares.