Easy Breakfast Casserole


Posted: October 16

Time: 1 hour

Yield: 8 servings

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If you’re hosting overnight guests in your home, treat them with a tasty, savory Easy Breakfast Casserole in the morning. This recipe is so simple, you could probably make a version of it right now with what you have in your fridge. Use the base of this Easy Breakfast Casserole recipe and include whatever add-ins sound good to you. You can theme it to a particular cuisine or season—don’t be afraid to get creative with it!


Ingredients

• 10 large egg, plus more as needed • 2 cups milk, plus more as needed • 3 cups cheddar cheese, grated • 6 slices day-old bread, cut into 3/4-1 inch-wide cubes • salt, to taste • pepper, to taste • Optional fillings: • 1 cup sausage, cooked • 1 cup ham, cooked and cubed • 1/2 cup broccoli, chopped • 1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped • 1/4 cup onions, chopped and cooked • 1 cup corn • 4 slices bacon, cooked and chopped

Directions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2

Butter a 9x13-inch casserole dish.

Step 3

Beat the eggs in a large bowl.

Step 4

Mix in the milk and cheese.

Step 5

Add the bread and carefully stir until all pieces of bread are moistened. Don't over mix or the bread may disintegrate.

Step 6

Add salt and pepper, moderating the amount added depending on your choice of fillings. For example, if using sausage, you should use a tiny amount of salt and pepper. If you have a lot of additions, you might need a couple more eggs to make sure that everything is at least touching some egg mixture. Whisk in 2 tablespoons of milk for every beaten egg you add.

Step 7

Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish.

Step 8

Bake until the top is browned and the center springs back when touched, about 50 minutes-1 hour.

Step 9

Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Step 10

Serve warm!


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