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Favorite Christmas Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Favorite Christmas Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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 YIELD: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 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Favorite Christmas Breakfast Casserole

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homemaker27 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 238880
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2015

"Fabulous Christmas breakfast Casserole !!!!"

lurky27 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 219903
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2015

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

Teazer9009 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 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 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 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 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 155774
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2013

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

Reviewed Jan. 8, 2013

"I make this for Christmas breakfast nearly every year, and we all like it. Homemade bread makes it much better! I substitute ham for bacon."

tcavman15 159685
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2012

"I make this for Christmas brunch every year and my family loves it. I followed Joand4's 9/29/2010 suggestion to increase the ingredients by 50%. That fits perfectly in a 9x13 dish. I used a 14 oz. loaf of Italian bread and left the crusts on for texture. I let the bread cubes air dry a little while I prepared the other ingredients, to make sure the dish wouldn't be soggy. It wasn't. I think I'll try it with plain soy milk next time just to see how that turns out."

mapete8 159683
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2012

"So easy to make, I used precooked bacon to save time, and I also used fat free milk. Everyone loved this Christmas morning. Will definately make this again"

kerrynjames 159679
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2012

"We thought this was pretty tasty. I used ham instead of bacon and it turned out well.

Thanks for the recipe!"

jpsluis 155773
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

"This has become a Christmas breakfast tradition. I also make it for Easter breakfast at Church."

rac20585 159677
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2011

"I love a make-ahead casserole for Christmas morning, and this one was my favorite so far. It has a wonderful fluffy texture and I like how the eggs, bread, and cheese all mix together at the bottom. I added bell peppers on top and I think next time I will even add some chopped onions and sliced mushrooms to really make it interesting. It was just a tad salty for my taste, so I think next time I will leave out the added salt and let the bacon be enough. I also would add a little more pepper, but I like a lot of pepper on everything. Definitely a keeper!"

bnelson1972 207414
Reviewed Dec. 25, 2011

"Excellent! Made it for Christmas breakfast. Added green and red peppers and onions."

ceecee2 149189
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"I made this recipe the 1st time, one year ago. It was such a hit, I am still making it for,especially when I am having company."

mpennington27 136365
Reviewed Feb. 18, 2011

"Delicious. This is going in my Tried and True file. My husband dropped the carton of eggs as he was coming in from the grocery store. This sounded good and was excellent and very easy. Made with whole wheat bread using end pieces that I save and freeze, 50% reduced fat cheese, nonfat milk and 6 tablespoons Hormel 50% reduced fat precooked real bacon crumbles. These are things that I always have in my refrigerator and freezer. My son said this one's a keeper."

Joand4 104275
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2010

"Made for a ladies brunch and it was a hit. Many asked for the recipe. Since I needed to feed more than 8, I increased all ingredients by 50% and baked in a 9x13 dish. I can see how you could add many things as others have, but it is great just as is."

ceecee2 67693
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2010

"I have made it several times and it is always a hit."

crislynnrn 67689
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2010

"This IS an awesome basic recipe, as stated in another review. I have made it many different ways, but I think my family prefers it this way more than any. Instead of bacon, I use sausage, and I also added 1 can of mild green chiles to the egg mixture. My family was in LOVE!!! I have made this several times, and I get the same applause every time, I even have made it for an evening meal. My whole family is huge breakfast eater. So, thanks so much for adding this recipe!"

Jano2 134084
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2009

"The possibilities are limitles with this yummy casserole! You can add just about anything you would like. I have added sauted mushrooms and onion, as well as ham or sausage. It is a very good basic breakfast casserole."

layla noel 159676
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2009

"I made this last year for Chrismas, and my husband raved about it. I plan on making it again this year!!!"

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