Breakfast Casserole

(4 servings)

  • 5 or 6 slices bread
  • 1 pound bacon - cooked and crumbled
  • 2 cups Cheddar cheese - shredded
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon parsley - finely chopped
This particular breakfast casserole uses bread as its base so it turns out like a sort of cheesy, savory French toast. This is a great use for bread that's starting to get stale. The funny thing is... the more dry your bread is, the more tender and moist the casserole will be. Dry bread absorbs the egg and milk mixture better. When I make a breakfast casserole of this sort, I usually seek my bread from the day-old section of the grocery store. I enjoyed this dish quite a bit. Please see the cooking notes below for a few adjustments I made. (Recipe submitted in 2003. It was tested and photographed in November 2013.)

Breakfast Casserole

How To Make A Basic Breakfast Casserole

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Place bread face-down on bottom of a 13 x 9 pan and sprinkle the crumbled bacon over the bread. Cover that with a layer with cheese.

Beat the eggs with the milk and seasonings and pour mixture over the ingredients in the baking pan.

Bake 35 for 40 minutes until the egg is completely set.

Making A Breakfast Casserole

Cooking Notes From Mr Breakfast:

For my version of this dish, I used 6 1-inch slices of French bread. I ripped one of the slices in pieces to help make an even layer of bread. I used 6 slices of bacon and just 1 cup of cheese. I increased the parsley to 1 Tablespoon and also added 1 Tablespoon of finely chopped chives.

If you arrived on this page looking for other types of breakfast casseroles, I'd recommend you visit the Assorted Egg Dishes or Breakfast Quiche section of this site. You'll find morning casseroles with a multitude of other ingredients, including those that use hash browns or other kinds of potato as a bottom layer.

Breakfast Casserole In the Baking Dish

Cooking Notes From Recipe Submitter:

You could replace the bacon in this recipe with the same amount of cooked and crumbled breakfast sausage or diced ham. It's a very basic recipe, so you can create your own variations. Try adding taco seasoning and green chilis for a Southwestern flavor.

Breakfast Casserole With Bacon

A basic breakfast casserole that doesn't require overnight refrigeration, as many do. This recipe is easily modified to create your own custom casserole.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank mmmbreakfast for this recipe.

Recipe number 972. Submitted 5/13/2003.