Bacon and Egg Casserole~



I thought my dad would appreciate something other than the typical bacon and egg breakfast when he came to visit us over Labor Day weekend…and this casserole my mom used to make came to mind. Preparing the ingredients the night before, I realized the recipe had a 90 minute baking time.  Poor hubby would miss day one of this treat as he leaves for work at 6 AM.  He had a plan, though…to get up at 3:30 AM and pop the casserole dish in the oven.  Crazy, no?  But it was his idea…and he got the first slice of this puffed up wonder.  By the time the rest of us were up and ready to dine, it had deflated a bit but was still a delicious change from my usual tea and 7 grain bread~

Bacon and Egg Casserole…recipe from my mom

4 cups seasoned croûtons
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
8 eggs, beaten
4 cups milk
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 cups crumbled cooked bacon (I used a pound)
Diced red bell pepper

Place croûtons and cheese in a well greased 9 x 13 pan.  Combine remaining ingredients except bacon.  Pour liquid over croûtons and cheese.  Top with bacon.

Bake at 325º for at least an hour or till egg is set.

To make the night before, complete all steps except for topping with bacon.  Cover and refrigerate overnight.  The next morning, remove from refrigerator and top with crumbled bacon.  Bake at 325º for 1 1/2 hours or till center is set.  Serve warm.


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  1. Smart guy – he is determined!

  2. what a great idea for brunch or any meal! I’m telling you if its got bacon, I’m there! thanks so much for sharing that perfect casserole!

  3. Oh yeah! Now you’re talking my kind of breakfast. Actually, I could have that for supper! Okay, lunch too!

    I love bacon and eggs.

  4. Yum! And I just bought some bacon for a really good deal, too!

  5. I would love to write about your blog in my “Enjoy your food” posts.. Can I? 🙂

  6. Wil be trying this one soon!

  7. Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen says:

    If I had been the first one up, I would have put this in the oven too so I wouldn’t miss out. Smart guy you married Lizzy.
    Sam

  8. My husband always has eggs in the morning, where I tend to eat more variety. I may be giving him more variety with this one dish meal for breakfast-it looks delicious.

  9. Asian-spice mix says:

    Wish i had slice now for my breakfast,i don’t eat pork,but will switch with turkey bacon,looks yummy 🙂
    Ridwan

  10. I like your hubby’s thinking. Haha! What a great breakfast for when I have house guests. This looks so delicious. I would love to have a slice of this right now. I can’t wait to try this. Great recipe.

  11. Wonderful and its making me hungry Lizzy.

  12. So glad to see that I’m not the only one that likes to feature egg dishes. Lizzy, love your casserole dish, very unique. You also added the crsipy bacon on the top. Yumm!

    I will be trying your recipe out, and surprise the family for a nice Sunday brunch soon. I always have so much eggs left over, since I buy the 18 carton eggs.
    BTW-Lora has the same exact set of these prety white dishes with all the other pieces, as well!
    Love this pretty set, and your yummy casserole!
    xoxo

  13. This looks SO good! I love breakfast casseroles– you’re right they are great for when company comes. Thanks for a new recipe to try!

  14. We like to have a bigget breakfast on Sunday mornings and this beauty fits into that category.

  15. Three-Cookies says:

    This looks very interesting. Bacon and egg pie is my favourite pie, I would love this for sure.

  16. Inside a British Mum's Kitchen says:

    A wonderful start to the day!! this would be a winner in my house – going to make it this weekend – thanks for a great recipe!
    Mary

  17. Nelly Rodriguez says:

    What a great breakfast and I think I’d love this for dinner as well!

  18. Sandra Batista says:

    A delicious breakfast, I loved!
    Kisses

  19. Sounds delicious! What a nice change of pace! I make that sort of thing a lot when we have guests!

  20. This recipe looks so good…You have made it perfect…Will surely try soon…Thanks for the recipe…

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

  21. It’s dinnertime where I am, but this looks so good right now 😀 breakfast for dinner is perfectly acceptable, right?

  22. I think I would have gotten up at 330am in order to make sure that I didn’t miss out on this dish too!

  23. The Vanilla Bean Baker says:

    We’ve got company coming for a brunch next month. This is definitely going to be on the menu! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  24. Lulu's Sweet Secrets says:

    What a delicious idea! Beautiful photos!

  25. I would love this one for sure!

  26. This is bananas, Lizzy 🙂

  27. The Slow Roasted Italian says:

    What a fabulous breakfast!

  28. Great bacon and egg casserole, it looks super delicious. It make a wonderful breakfast or brunch.

  29. Thank you, everyone!!!

    Marina, what a sweet request!! You are most welcome to feature my blog on one of your food features. I’m honored~

  30. I completely understand your husband… I would have woken up at 3:30AM too to put this beauty in the oven! I wouldn’t want to risk missing this!!!! YUMMMMMM

  31. This sounds so yummy, Lizzy! A great breakfast and even better that you can make it the night before!

  32. I am sure your husband must have had a wonderful day after such yummy breakfast…
    This is one thing i”ll sure be making soo, I may add some vegges. I”mm always trying to get vegges to my kids LOL
    Lovely…

  33. what amazing idea….. next Labor Day I’m going to visit you..ahahhahaha, have a nice day, Flavia

  34. My husband cringes at the word casserole, but this is one he would really like! Must be good if Bill wake up in the middle of the night to put it in the oven!

  35. Yummm. I love that you use mustard in this recipe – I bet it really makes the bacon and cheese pop. Totally worth a 3 AM wakeup!

  36. Christine's Pantry says:

    Great change!

  37. Nice photos! I would love to have these for breakfast too 🙂

  38. What a perfect breakfast!! Looks and sounds SO good.

  39. Using croutons for casseroles! This is a great idea. Your mum is brilliant!

  40. This looks great! Forget having bacon and eggs for breakfast this looks like a fantastic dinner to me!

  41. The Kitchen Noob says:

    This looks like a good treat for Christmas morning 🙂

  42. I would defenitly do the same he did.
    And th casserole seems delicious!

  43. This looks so delicious! I have been searching for something like this! Thanks for sharing!

  44. Love the early morning vigilance to get this ready in time 🙂

  45. This sounds absolutely amazing! (obviously the hubby thought so too :)) I think I may try this out next time the fam is in town.

  46. looks so good! your hubby is smart 🙂

  47. My hubs would love this one. Congrats on top 9. Well deserved.

  48. Lulu's Sweet Secrets says:

    Congrats on the Top 9!

  49. Sarah-Jane - SiliconeMoulds.com says:

    Congrats on the top 9 – this looks lovely. I love the one pot / tray type meal

  50. Congrats on another Top 9, Liz. And thanks for sharing a family recipe. RE your husband, he’s a keeper. 🙂

  51. Lizzy, I LOVE dishes like this casserole! And on those bleary-eyed mornings, how wonderful it is to mindlessly pop it in the oven while you pour a cup of coffee. Hearty fare makes me a happy bear – thank you for sharing this!

  52. Aw, thank you, everyone!!! It’s always a bit of a shock when a post makes the Top 9…this was a surprise hit 🙂

  53. Asian-spice mix says:

    Congrats on top 9 on this dish,you deserve it 🙂
    Ridwan

  54. Annie Oakley's Kitchen says:

    Not so crazy. I’ve gotten up at 3 to make my hubby breakfast before work too! Of course I went back to bed afterwards too. I really don’t know how they do it. Gotta give em’ credit.

    The casserole looks so yummy! It would be great for a lazy weekend breakfast.

  55. Congratulations on Top 9, Lizzy!!

  56. Looks like a fantastic dish to entertain with –cute blog!

  57. I have a question – why the difference in baking temperature and cooking time in the recipe? Does chilling the dish over night require a higher and longer cooking process the next day? The recipe sounds great!!

  58. Christine's Pantry says:

    Congrats on Foodbuzz top 9!

  59. Lizzy,
    Breakfast casseroles are perfect for company or a brunch. You can vary the ingredients, but I like the bacon on top of yours. Congrats on the Top 9 today!

  60. Yay Lizzy!

  61. This looks absolutely delicious! Now that’s a husband that LOVES your cooking!!!! Congrats on the Top 9!

  62. Magic of Spice says:

    I have a couple of guys I know that would do the same as your hubby…killer breakfast dish!

  63. GOOD question!!! The 350º was a typo…it has been edited to 325º. And yes, it just takes more time to cook all the way through after being chilled overnight.

    Thanks so much for catching my goof 🙂

    And thanks, everyone, for all the kind words! xo

  64. looks so good for breakgfast even dinner!!
    Congratz for the top 9 on foobuzz!! 😉

  65. Curry and Comfort says:

    Hi Lizzy… sorry I’m so late to the party! Congrats on making Top 9 today!! This looks wonderful. I think it’s so cute you hubby woke up at 3:30 to pop this in the oven. That means he would do anything to taste your cooking. Good guy!!

  66. A savory dish is so refreshing after all the sweets I have been looking at tonight! We need that balance. 🙂 This looks like a great comfort food breakfast.

  67. Lizzy-I’m back to congratulate you on your well earned Top 9!
    What a beautiful gesture to post your mom’s recipe, and to share it with us:DDD
    xoxo

  68. Michelle Smith says:

    This is the perfect recipe for using up my leftover slowcooked ham! Thank you Lizzy… 🙂

  69. This looks great–I might have to alter your recipe to try it with turkey bacon or sausage!

  70. Congrats on Top 9 with this delish breakfast casserole, Lizzy!

  71. Haha – what a lucky Dad! And, your hubby was determined not to miss out! Sounds wonderful.

  72. Anonymous says:

    omg i uberly adore BACON!

  73. Such a great recipe! Thanks so much for linking up to my breakfast blog hop! Pinned 🙂

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