Breakfast Casserole

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Servings: 8-12
  • Ingredients

  • 2tablespoonsbutter
  • 1/8 teaspoonpepper
  • 2tablespoonsflour
  • 2cupsmilk
  • 12eggs
  • 1lbbacon, chopped
  • 1cupshredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cuponion, chopped
  • 1 (4ounce) cans mushroom stems and pieces
  • 1 1/2 cupssoft breadcrumbs
  • 3tablespoonsmelted butter
  • 1/8 teaspoonpaprika
  • Directions

  • Melt butter.
  • Blend in flour and pepper.
  • Gradually add milk and stir until thickened.
  • Add cheese; mix and set aside.
  • Fry bacon and onions until browned.
  • Add eggs and scramble just until set.
  • Add mushrooms and cheese sauce and put into a greased baking dish (9×13-inch).
  • Mix breadcrumbs with 3 tablespoons melted butter and paprika; sprinkle over egg mixture.
  • Chill for 30 minutes at least OR put in fridge overnight.
  • To serve, bake for 30-minutes in a 350F oven.
  • Reviews

  • “I have been making this very casserole for Christmas breakfast for at least 20 years.If I dared make anything else, I think my family would return the gifts they got me!There are lots of easier egg casseroles out there, but this is by far the best!”

  • “I used this recipe for hearty breakfast muffins.I baked the bacon in a 400 degree oven then chopped it and sauteed it briefly with the onions. While the mixture is in the fridge for 30 minutes, line muffin tin with paper holders.Divide batter into muffin tin (mine makes 12) and bake for 30-35 minutes.These freeze well and can be warmed by microwaving for 2 minutes.I’m not sure how long these will keep in the freezer because we eat them in just a few days.My kids like to have salsa and cheese on top-not for me, but they really like it.”

  • “GREAT recipe!I have made it 2 times now…first time….as directed only I used turkey bacon and a little more cheese (my family LOVES cheese).The second time sauted mushrooms and spinach and added that to the egg mixture.I also used alittle velvetta mixed in with the cheddar (I hada little bit I needed to use)I also had some sausage I wanted to use so I replaced the bacon with that.It was good, but I think we prefer the bacon.I tried them in muffin tins and that worked great!I made a half batch the first time, and a full one this time so I have extras for the freezer for school morning breakfasts. My kids Loved them! Next time I want to try adding artichoke hearts and use swiss cheese.GREAT Recipe! Thanks for sharing!”

  • “Made this for some friends & they enjoyed it.Becky said “a lil to much breadcrumbs” & Pat said “Add a lil cinnamon to the breadcrumb mix”.Might try that next time I make it. :)Thanks for posting.”

  • “Very delicious!My husband, who hardly eats any breakfast, couldn’t get enough.My 2 yr old and 10 mo old loved it as well!THANK YOU!!:)”

  • “My guests really liked this dish. I really liked it too because I didn’t have to get up early to have it done for brunch.I followed the recipe except for a few minor changes: seasoning – I just kept tasting until I was satisfied. Onions – I just used green onions (so I did not saute them). Instead of Bacon, I used Chicken sausage – this was a great alternative! Also, I added some shredded potatoes that I browned before – Yum!”

  • “I served this for a Playgroup Brunch and got rave reviews. Everyone asked for the recipe! I omitted the mushrooms due to the kids, but otherwise followed the instructions precisely. Yummm-mmy!”

  • “I used this recipe (except I used a little butter & about 2 cups cubed, cooked ham instead of the bacon) for a fundraiser breakfast at my house. I tried several breakfast casseroles before the event to pick the best one. This recipe won the taste test. If we had had around 40 people, they were going to get a different, easier recipe. However, we just had 24 to say they were coming, so I made this recipe. It was delicious, and everyone complimented it. Thanks so much.”

  • “Excellent recipe!I halfed it, because it’s just me and my husband, and it came out great! The first time I used bacon, the second time around I used diced ham.Excellent both times!Thanks for sharing.”

  • “This was good and easy to make. I only had 9 eggs but it turned out good. I used extra cheese. when it was done I added extra cheese to the top. It does take alot of pans 1 pan to fry the bacon and onions. 1 pan for the sauce and 1 pan to melt the butter to toss the bread. and then there was the casserole dish. But you can always tell your family you did all this work for them they should do the dishes for you.Also as soon as I made the dish I baked it there is no need to refrig.”

  • “I made this for out of town company and they really liked it.It takes some time but was worth it – next time I’ll add a little more cheese.”

  • “I made this Christmas morning.I bought maple flavored bacon by mistake but it made the casserole taste like french toast.Thanks for a great recipe Cheryl!”

  • “Takes a little time, but is worth it.Good with ham too.”

  • “This recipe is fairy nice.”

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