Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast Casserole

(4 servings)    Printable Version
  • 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.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Breakfast Casserole?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 7 votes.

From AlwaysTweakin
Rating (out of 5):  

For my 2nd try (first time was delicious), I fried some mushrooms and some onion, a few sweet peppers and topped them with bacon. Then, I added cheese. Super good! And I served it with a Caesar salad for a lunch. Big hit. Used dried homemade bread that I was saving to make bread pudding. Very happy!

Comment submitted: 1/15/2017 (#20176)

From Mickey
Rating (out of 5):  

Delicious even minus the bacon! I tore my bread into smallish pieces and let it stale itself up overnight on the counter. The result was a perfectly moist casserole I will be making again. It was great with fresh fruit and broccoli.

Comment submitted: 3/2/2016 (#19814)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom TrinityParadise (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

I used Texas Toast and put two layers instead of one and used 10-12 eggs depending on size. So good!

Comment submitted: 5/1/2014 (#18851)

From Lolly A. Deverb
Rating (out of 5):  

I almost double the bread and cheese so there are two layers. I use about 10 eggs. I also trim the crusts off the bread. Everything else I keep the same. Turns out great every time.

Comment submitted: 11/22/2013 (#17175)

From samgoody

Question: I assume the bacon gets diced, cooked and drained? The recipe doesn't say. Can someone clarify this for me? Thanks...

Comment submitted: 2/14/2011 (#12130)

From Depthead
Rating (out of 5):  

Very good. I have made variations by adding in frozen diced potatoes (I brown them in a pan first), and sausage or ham. Even low carbed by eliminating the bread.

Comment submitted: 1/31/2011 (#12037)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom Boeingirl (Team Breakfast Member)
Rating (out of 5):  

I made a sausage version of this to bring to our pot-luck breakfast at work. It was a HUGE hit and everybody was asking for the recipe. We have another potluck tomorrow, and I'm bringing this dish. I can prepare this the night before, and just pop it in the oven in the morning (because I hate getting up early).

Comment submitted: 12/8/2010 (#11682)

From tileman1984
Rating (out of 5):  

This recipe was perfect for a Sunday morning breakfast with my family. Even my granddaughter who is a very picky eater loved it. Try using English muffins for the bread part!

Comment submitted: 4/6/2007 (#2067)

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