Colorful Bacon & Egg Bake Recipe
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Colorful Bacon & Egg Bake Recipe

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Whip this tasty breakfast casserole up the night before to make the morning meal a snap. Our Test Kitchen uses peppers, bacon and cheese to lend home-style appeal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound bacon strips, diced
  • 1/2 cup julienned sweet orange pepper
  • 1/2 cup julienned sweet red pepper
  • 6 cups cubed day-old bread
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 9 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Salsa and sour cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 267 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 187 mg cholesterol, 530 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. In the same skillet, saute sweet peppers in drippings until tender; transfer to a large bowl. Stir in the bacon, bread and cheese.
  2. In another large bowl, combine the eggs, milk, chilies, chili powder and cumin. Pour over the bread mixture; gently stir to combine. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with salsa and sour cream if desired.
  4. Serve immediately or before refrigerating and baking, cover and freeze casserole for up to 3 months.
  5. To use frozen egg bake: Completely thaw in the refrigerator overnight. 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. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Serve with salsa and sour cream if desired. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Colorful Bacon & Egg Bake in Simple & Delicious July/August 2008, p15

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (calculated without optional ingredients) equals 267 calories, 17 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 187 mg cholesterol, 530 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

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Reviewed Aug. 23, 2012

Very good! I chopped the peppers instead of julienned and next time will add a little salt & pepper, otherwise though, we all loved (toddler included!)

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Reviewed Sep. 21, 2009

A recipe that I made last Christmas was real similar to this using sausage. There were 4 adults, one 5 yr. old, 1 girl teenager and 1 boy teenager. The boy and father ate 2 helpings. It left enough left over for my hubby and I to have it for breakfast one more day. So I would say the amount is just right. You could probably cut it in half and make it in a smaller pan if you don't want it as so large.

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Reviewed Sep. 21, 2009

Teenaged Boys count double, LOL. I do wish I had this recipe when my kids were growing up! There were 5 kids and 2 parents and usually a few kids who drifted in for breakfast when they met up with our kids. 12 servings sounds like "Just Right!" to me. Mary D.

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Reviewed Sep. 21, 2009

12 servings? How many kids are in a family?

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Reviewed Mar. 11, 2009

This was very good!!!

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