Monday, September 26, 2011

Bacon and Eggs Breakfast Casserole


All week long I had been wanting a lazy weekend, but I knew it wasn't going to happen.  Saturday morning a guy was coming to cut a tree that was half uprooted during a recent storm.  Then Saturday evening company was coming over for dinner...On Friday night our dinner plans got cancelled.  Then the guy cutting the tree couldn't make it...Yay!  So I get my lazy weekend...and boy did I deserve it...Last week work was rough. 

To kick off my lazy weekend I made this breakfast casserole.  The recipe came from Lizzy (That Skinny Chick Can Bake).  It's delicious and easy to make...and what better way to start your weekend off to the smell of bacon...oh eating it.


Bacon and Eggs Breakfast Casserole
adapted from That Skinny Chick Can Bake

4 cups seasoned croutons, from two 5-oz packages
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
8 eggs, beaten
1 lb bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
3 green onions, tops only, thinly sliced
4 cups milk
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp kosher salt

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. In a well greased 9 x 13 pan, place the croutons in the bottom and top with the cheddar cheese, diced bell pepper, onions, and crumbles bacon. In a bowl whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour over top of the croutons. Bake until the eggs are set, at least an hour. Serve warm.

*This could be made the night before. Prepare the casserole and cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning uncover and bake at 325 degrees for about 1 & 1/2 hours.

32 comments:

  1. I love starting the weekend with a nice breakfast meal. Love this recipe.

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  2. You're making think about omelets again. Peter makes things like this all the time. Eggs are wondrous things, aren't they?

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  3. Aha we would love this. Right up our street. Diane

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  4. my mouth waters just looking at this....yummers

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  5. this sounds like a perfect breakfast for dinner....it looks so savory and amazing!

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  6. I make a similar recipe using plain bread. I'll try it with croutons next time!

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  7. No matter what's going on, bacon can only make it better. Looks delicious :)

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  8. Now this is my kind of breakfast! It looks fantastic Bo.

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  9. bacon, eggs, cheese, onions, peppers - no more need be said.

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  10. You can't get much better than that! It looks delicious.

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  11. I'm so flattered you made this, Bo!!!! And thrilled that you enjoyed it :) Thanks for making my day...yours looks fabulous~

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  12. Bo - this look amazing! Some of my very favorite things and hubby adores breakfast...at breakfast or dinner!

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  13. Sure does sound delicious!
    I'm glad you got your lazy weekend :)

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  14. Bacon and eggs are the perfect breakfastfood.. Mm but I think I can take this anytime of the day as well. hehe

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  15. You definitely deserved a lazy weekend...this sounds like the way to kick it off. Yum!

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  16. very cool, with the croutons. I'm following 'skinny chick' now, thanks!

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  17. Love lazy weekends.. glad you got to actually have one!! Funny how things work out sometimes, isn't it? :)
    The casserole looks so comforting and delicious.. you had me at bacon!!

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  18. I need a lazy weekend! Breakfast casseroles are a favorite at our house, and this recipe sounds delicious.

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  19. I absolutely love breakfast casseroles. Whether the base is oatmeal or eggs, they are quite frequently eaten in my home. Anything that can be prepped the night before and then tossed into a cold oven has my vote. Glad you were able to enjoy a lazy weekend after all!

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  20. This looks great! Breakfast is my fave meal and I have to try this casserole. Glad you had a good weekend!

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  21. I saw this one Lizzy's blog too and wanted to make it! Yours looks just as good - hopefully I'll get my own lazy weekend soon!

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  22. Looks delicious! Great breakfast to start off the day!

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  23. Lizzy is the best! Looks fantastic and I'm usre it tastes insane. Yup, I could definitely go for this in the morning.

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  24. What a nice breakfast casserole you made! I love breakfast and this dish is such a nice way to start a day!

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  25. I might have to bookmark this recipe. It would be the perfect dish to make for holiday mornings and times when you're rushed. I like the use of croutons.

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  26. This is such a great idea. Why didn't I think of it. I think this is a better idea for brunch, not early breakfast. But I love it. Thanks for posting this. Will be making this asap. :) Bookmarked.

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  27. wow the casserole absolutely looks like a fresh lazy morning!
    wishing you many more lazy weekends!

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  28. Fantastic! MG and I are big breakfast bugs but he usually handles them. I'm gonna knock his socks of with this.

    And may I suggest for your lazy weekend listening the album, Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim.

    Thanks!

    Gary

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  29. We're missing you. My blog has info about my new book. Come back soon.

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  30. I love Lizzy's blog and really like breakfast dishes like this. I can't believe I missed this one. Thanks for sharing it with us Bo. I need a couple of lazy days myself.
    Sam

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  31. Greetings - you have lovely recipes and everything looks so delicious. I am going to become your newest Follower.
    Best,
    Gloria

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  32. Dear Bo, I am happy that you got your lazy weekend. Sometimes you just need to rest and recharge the batteries. Lizzy has a wonderful blog with lots of great recipes, this is no exception. Blessings, Catherine

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