Favorite Christmas Breakfast Casserole Recipe
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Favorite Christmas Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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After church services on Christmas morning, our family enjoys this easy, make-head casserole. I’d also recommend it for a special breakfast or brunch any time of the year.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min. + standing
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min. + standing
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 7 slices white bread, crusts removed and cubed
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged Bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 291 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 202mg cholesterol, 677mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. In a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish, combine the bread cubes and cheese. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, mustard, salt and pepper; pour over bread and cheese. Sprinkle with bacon. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  2. 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 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Christmas Breakfast Casserole in Taste of Home December/January 2006, p33

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homemaker27 User ID: 6063773 242354
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2016

"It was pretty good. My kids loved it though. I changed it slightly. I fried a little link sausage a little and omitted the bacon. Instead of salt and pepper I used Tony's Cajun seasoning. Also added diced canned jalapeno peppers to taste with the sausage on top. Next time I will add chopped onion, minced garlic with the sausage when I fry it. Maybe green pepper too."

Refueler72 User ID: 7819873 238880
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2015

"Fabulous Christmas breakfast casserole !!!!"

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 235551
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2015

"So delicious! easy healthified with whole wheat bread (no need to remove crusts), reduced fat cheese, turkey bacon, & egg whites from a carton. Enjoy!

- Theresa"

NJ_mommy_1 User ID: 3034114 219903
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2015

"I enjoyed this recipe. I will definitely be making this again. Thank You."

Teazer9009 User ID: 7408645 215966
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2014

"Made this for Christmas brunch and my family loved it, myself included, and I am not the biggest fan of eggs. This is definitely going to be repeated."

muffbear74 User ID: 209131 136367
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

"I "healthified" this a bit by using homemade multigrain bread and Canadian bacon. easy to put together and I liked how it puffed up."

Maureen A. Petrosino User ID: 5413957 207415
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2014

"I have made this at least once a month because my daughter keeps asking for it. She eats about two pieces and loves having it for breakfast before school. Instead of bread I use non-frozen hash-browns; they are so easy to pop out of the fridge and pour right in."

redmonc1 User ID: 3906907 74698
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2014

"I made this for Christmas morning. Great that I was able to assemble this the night before. Baked it the next morning. It was great! Light and fluffy and delicious!"

Bkopplin User ID: 3532848 155775
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2013

"I've been making this for years. Our family version is called "morning after casserole". My family asks for it often. I've even played with the ingredients and used different meats and/or cheeses. It's awesome for a morning when you've had guests spend the night. I've even taken it to a pot luck! Rave reviews every time. This is a can't miss recipe!"

s_pants User ID: 174050 155774
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2013

"Very good...light and airy. I would love to try it with homemade bread sometime as another poster suggested."

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