Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Yield: 12 servings
Everything Bagel Casserole is basically everyone's brunch favorites all in one casserole dish! Everything bagels form a delectable, aromatic crust for the cheesy, creamy eggs, crunchy, salty bacon, and juicy, refreshing tomatoes. This casserole tastes just as vibrant as a sunny morning! It's a snap to make this Everything Bagel Casserole, perfect for peaceful Sunday mornings alone or big brunches with family or friends!
Ingredients• 3 day-old everything bagels, cut into bite-size pieces (about 6 cups) • 1 bell pepper, chopped • 3/4 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered (or a regular tomato, chopped) • 6 slices cooked bacon, chopped • 9 large eggs • 1 1/2 cups whole milk • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese, of your choice • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper • 6-ounce block cream cheese, cut into bite-size pieces • everything bagel seasoning, optional • scallions, optional, for garnish
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Grease a 9x13-inch oven-safe dish or spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
Then, layer the chopped bagel bits, pepper, tomatoes, and bacon into the dish.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, cheese, ground mustard, salt, and pepper.
Next, pour the egg mixture evenly all over the bagel pieces in the dish.
Distribute the pieces of cream cheese evenly and cover the casserole with the everything bagel seasoning (if using).
Finally, place the dish in the oven and bake for 40-50 minutes or until the center is set and the edges are golden brown.
Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
Then, if desired, top with the scallions and more everything bagel seasoning before serving.