Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups milk
- 12 eggs
- 1 lb bacon, chopped
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1⁄4 cup onion, chopped
- 1 (4 ounce) can mushroom stems and pieces
- 1 1⁄2 cups soft breadcrumbs
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 1⁄8 teaspoon paprika
- 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 (9x13-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.
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 had a 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!