Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr
Our Youth Group from church would serve this for breakfast after the Sunrise Service Easter morning.
- 12 slices bread, crust removed
- 1 lb cheddar cheese, shredded,reserve 1 cup
- 1 lb sausage, bacon or 1 lb ham
- 6 eggs
- 3 cups milk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- Place 6 slices of bread on bottom of a well-greased 9x13 inch pan.
- Brown sausage and drain off grease.
- Layer bread with cheese then your choice of meat.
- Cube last 6 pieces of bread and place on top.
- Beat eggs; mix in milk and seasonings and pour over the bread.
- Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- In the morning let it stand at room temperature for 1 hour before baking.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Sprinkle with reserved cheese and return to oven for the last 5 minutes of baking.
- Cool 10 to 15 minutes before cutting.
This was great and so easy to make the night before a Sunday brunch. Mine only needed 45 minutes of cooking and was starting to get crispy so keep checking around 35 minutes! To make it lighter I used Reduced Fat Sausage. You could probably try light cheese and increase the number of egg whites in substitution for eggs. I made coffe cake #16812 with it and pretty much everything was done ahead of time and was sooo good!
I finally found what I was looking for, it's the easiest & the fastest way to have breakfast without all the mess to clean-up later.And my boyfriend really like it ;-) DIPPY
I felt like this took much longer to make than just cooking the components seperatley. There were 8 of us who ate it, 4 adults and 4 toddlers... no one cared for it. It wasn't bad, we just would have preferred scrambled eggs w/ cheese, toast, and bacon. I think it would have been quicker. This recipe would be good for a church type function, but for us, to get up and wait AN HOUR before even putting it in the oven, then another 45 min - hour for it to cook and get on the table... too long for little kiddos. We'll just stick with the traditional way of cooking the foods. Thanks for the trial though! Suzy :D