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Breakfast Bake Recipe

Breakfast Bake Recipe

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. YIELD: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 large eggs
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

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).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 271 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 177mg cholesterol, 691mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein

Reviews for Breakfast Bake

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swinny
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2015

"Tasty!!!!"

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daycaresahm
Reviewed Nov. 17, 2015

"I LOVE this recipe and have used it for years! I follow the recipe but put it all in a 9 x 13 inch dish to bake. It's a family favorite!"

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ms11145
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2015

"I cut the recipe down and served it in my ramekins. We loved it. Will be making it again."

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4looby
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2015

"I have made this many times and it's always a hit. I want to put it all in a 9 x 13 dish this time for a bigger crowd. Anyone know how long it will take to bake?"

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amandansmith
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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ndh823
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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staceyjohnston
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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PamZander
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

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

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demibo5368
Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

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

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tstreich
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2011

"This was really good. I made a half casserole just to try and froze it for the next weekend. It turned out great and was so nice to have ready to go when I needed it. Next time I might add some ham for a meatier dish. My husband thought it was good just the way it was. A keeper."

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25kevin
Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"I made this for our family brunch. I assembled and baked it right away. I did make my own croutons and added a small chopped tomato with the other veggies. This was a hit that I will go to again!"

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25kevin
Reviewed May. 29, 2011

"I made this for our family brunch. I assembled and baked it right away. I did make my own croutons and added a small chopped tomato with the other veggies. This was a hit that I will go to again!"

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LindaMCR
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2011

"I have made this recipe several times for various occasions and it is always a hit. Everyone LOVES it! I usually put this together the night before...all in one large 9x13 baking dish... and take it out of the fridge about 30 minutes before baking. I leave the peppers out because I'm not a huge pepper fan. I saute the onions and mushrooms before placing them in the baking dish, and I put additional cheese on top before baking. I sometimes put sausage on top instead of bacon. It is always delicious and is just as good the second and third time around, even after freezing and reheating!"

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rsbecky
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2010

"This was really good. The seasoned croutons gave it a lot of flavor and the amount of peppers were not overpowering. I baked it in one large dish instead of splitting the recipe. Will definitely make it again."

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beckygdistad
Reviewed May. 9, 2010

"easy fast and very tasty. also easy to make your own taste changes as types of cheese, vegies, meats etc."

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KayinCorona
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2009

"Since you have to completely thaw then bring to room temp before cooking....why couldn't you store this meal in Gallon Size zip-lock baggies? I know I dont have room in my freezer to put a 8x8 pan and keep it level! LOL... Has anyone ever tried baggies? ...That would also make it easier to give out to a sick friend that needed to store a lot of quick freezer meals for her family!!"

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GargAkhil
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2009

"good"

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pamelajean
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2009

"I freeeze this cooked in individual serving sizes, and reheat. It's great, and very easy on a morning when everyone has the morning shift at work."

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SusanJ1113
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2009

"Has anyone frozen the casserole cooked? My son is in college and would reheat from freezer but wouldn't take the time to cook for 45 minutes"

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pleugers3
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2008

"add 1 pound cooked maple sausage and sprinkle crumbled bacon on top. Great!"

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