Breakfast Egg Casserole

Continuing on my quest for comfort food, I found the perfect breakfast egg casserole recipe in Mom’s collection.  You heard right, a casserole for breakfast time, not dinner.  It makes sense as breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Why not serve a hearty dish to kick of the long day?

Growing up, Sunday mornings were reserved for our sit down breakfast/brunch together.  During the week, we were always racing against the clock to gobble up our breakfast before we had to finish getting ready for school.  Inevitably, on the school days we were running late (which seemed to become every day), we had very little time to actually enjoy a relaxing breakfast- and quite often Dad had morning meetings. So, Sunday morning became the designated time for our civilized family-style breakfast.  As always, Mom was the masterful chef and our meal usually consisted of some hot dish for which there was no time to prepare and enjoy during a frenetic school morning.

Mom’s Egg Casserole is as simple as it sounds– baked eggs in a dish.  But, what makes it tastier than a simple egg dish is the addition of the cheese croutons, shredded cheddar cheese and cooked bacon.  These ingredients provide a nice variety of taste and texture to the somewhat bland egg base.  When soaked with the egg, the croutons become soft and sponge-like, creating the binding ingredient to the dish.

Cheese croutons lining the casserole dish

Second layer of shredded cheddar cheese

Turkey bacon cooking on the stove – to be crumbled and sprinkled on top casserole

Casserole with addition of egg mixture and bacon topping – ready for oven

Final casserole- post bake

After only 10 minutes of preparation and 1 hour of baking, a beautiful and colorful casserole dish will grace your table to provide some much-needed diversity to your breakfast repertoire!  And, in our case, our dinner repertoire too–Wednesday night is Breakfast-for-Dinner-Night!

So, the next time you find yourself defaulting to the pre-packaged instant oatmeal pouches or the quick fix a la carte bowl of cereal, whip up some egg casserole.

You won’t regret it, and neither will your family.

The Egg Casserole receives 2 Thumbs Up from the judges

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Comments

  1. My hubby would love this! Saving it to make next weekend

  2. I love egg & bacon and I will try you recipe soon!

  3. My kids {me too!} would love this for breakfast, lunch, or for dinner!

    • EA-The Spicy RD » you can eat this for breakfast lunch and dinner. stayed tuned for tomorrow’s fruit compote, super sweet but very yummy

  4. Croutons…how fun! Love this idea.
    Visiting from Tuesday’s Tasty Tidbits

  5. I’m hoping my munchkins will eat this for breakfast. They’re into the same ol’ same ol’. I want something different! This looks great!! Maybe if I add in some more bacon they’ll eat it :)

    • keli » you don’t need to add more bacon, I promise they will love. If anything add more cheese : ) thanks for popping by. tomorrow I’m posting some awesome fruit compte!

  6. Shari,
    Thanks so much for this recipe. I used it as a guide to make my own egg casserole. I was drawn to your recipe because of the croutons. Genius! They definitely make this casserole! Thanks for sharing!

    Stephanie @ Ladywiththeredrocker.wordpress.com

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