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Breakfast Bake

This light and fluffy egg casserole, sprinkled with tasty bacon, retains its fresh flavor after freezing. While it's great as a breakfast bake, it's an easy-to-reheat meal for lunch or dinner, too. The recipe makes two casseroles, so you can serve one right away and freeze the second one for later. —Kim Weave, Olathe, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    2 casseroles (6 servings each)

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 cups seasoned croutons
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) sliced mushrooms, drained
  • 8 large eggs
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  • Sprinkle the croutons, cheese, onion, peppers and mushrooms into two greased 8-in. square baking dishes. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, salt, mustard and pepper. Slowly pour over vegetables. Sprinkle with bacon.
  • Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months. Bake the second casserole, uncovered, at 350° until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 45-50 minutes.
  • To use frozen casserole: Completely thaw in the refrigerator for 24-36 hours. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Bake, uncovered, at 350° until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean, 50-60 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 271 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 177mg cholesterol, 691mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein.

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