Egg Casserole


It’s frigid here in the northeast.  Therefore my quest for comfort food has become dire. I love this breakfast Egg Casserole recipe from 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?

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

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 to warm your belly, whip up some egg casserole.

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

Egg Casserole
Recipe type: Breakfast
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Serves: 7 servings
A hearty egg casserole to start your day.
  • 1 bag cheese croutons
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dry mustard
  • pinch of pepper and onion powder
  • 6 piece bacon
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Layer 1 cup of cheese croutons in the bottom of a greased 9x9 casserole dish.
  3. Sprinkle 1 cup of shredded cheese on top croutons.
  4. Mix together eggs, milk, salt, mustard, pepper and onion powder in a bowl.
  5. Pour mixture over top croutons and shredded cheese.
  6. Cook 6 pieces of bacon on the stove top.
  7. Crumble bacon pieces on top casserole.
  8. Bake in oven for approximately 1 hour.
To be a tad bit healthier, I used turkey bacon in place of regular bacon. Mom's recipe calls for 1 cup of cheese and 4 eggs, I added another half cup of cheese. You could easily add another egg. In place of croutons, you can use any bread, even old stale bread!


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