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Breakfast Bake Recipe
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Breakfast Bake Recipe

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This light fluffy egg casserole, sprinkled with tasty bacon, retains its fresh flavor after freezing. While it's great for breakfast, it's an easy-to-reheat meal for lunch or dinner, too. The recipe makes two casseroles, so you can serve one right away and freeze the second one for later. —Kim Weaver Olathe, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:8-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 8-12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 cups seasoned croutons
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 8 eggs
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 271 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 177 mg cholesterol, 691 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Directions

  1. Sprinkle the croutons, cheese, onion, peppers and mushrooms into two greased 8-in. square baking dishes. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, salt, mustard and pepper. Slowly pour over vegetables. Sprinkle with bacon.
  2. Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months. Bake the second casserole, uncovered, at 350° for 45-50 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  3. To use frozen casserole: Completely thaw in the refrigerator for 24-36 hours. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Yield: 2 casseroles (6-8 servings each).
Originally published as Breakfast Bake in Quick Cooking January/February 2001, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 271 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 177 mg cholesterol, 691 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

Reviews for Breakfast Bake(8)

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Reviewed Dec. 25, 2013

I prepared this on Christmas Eve and popped it in the oven this morning. Everyone is still raving about it! I added ham to it. Thank you so much for this recipe. It will be a 'go to' recipe for sure!

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Reviewed May. 5, 2012

This my go-to breakfast casserole recipe. It is easy and so delicious. I have made it so many times now that I have gotten creative with variations. If I'm not in the mood for mushrooms, I add chopped yellow pepper in its place. If I want a meatless variation, I omit the bacon entirely or I substitute with meatless soy crumbles (aka vegetarian ground beef). You can also play around with different cheeses, although extra sharp cheddar is my favorite.

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Reviewed Mar. 9, 2012

This was amazing! Delicious and easy to make. I put it all together Christmas Eve and it was ready to bake the next morning.

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Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

I have made this recipe many, many times. It freezes well.

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Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

Love this recipe. I always get compliments when I make it!

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