I have a confession to make - I had the SK original recipe, so I'm not sure the review I am writing is for the exact recipe posted here. However ... can I just say it was the most satisfying, delightful and fully gorgeous casserole I've had in ages? I am seriously considering making it for an Easter dinner pot luck just because, dagnabbit, it's that darn good!
I am giving this a 5 star review based on the flavors and what I feel it would have been if I had used a fresh or day old bagel instead of using a previously frozen, Everything Bagel from Panera Bread which was fresh at the time of freezing, but now feel it wasn't the best way to make this recipe, so my fault. The top part was nice and toasted, and of, course great flavors from the everything toppings, but the bottom layer was very soggy and hard for me to cut through, which I feel would have been different if it had been fresh or a day old bagel. The only changes I made was to scale back the amounts to serve two and I substituted red bell pepper for the tomatoes. I will definitely try this again in the future, as DH often goes out on the weekends and buys fresh bagels. Thanks for sharing the recipe FLKeysJen. Made for PRMR Tag Game.