Christmas Breakfast Bacon Casserole

"I like to make this on Christmas morning or any morning! Prep time does not include chilling overnight."
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  • In greased 11-inch by 7-inch by 2-inch baking dish, combine the bread cubes and cheese.
  • In large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, mustard, salt and pepper; pour over bread and cheese.
  • Top with bacon.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees F for 50-55 minutes or until knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

Questions & Replies

  1. This might be a dumb question, but the bacon should be cooked beforehand, correct?
  2. Would you just double the ingredients for a 9 x 13 casserole for a lot of people?
  3. Can you make this a couple weeks ahead and freeze it?


  1. My family really like this recipe. I do not use whole milk in our home we use 1% and although the recipe says no substitutes I did it anyway. I did reduce the milk by 1/2 cup due to whole milk being a big more heavy then mine so it would not be runny. I also used whole wheat bread and it turned out great.
  2. Great "breakfast for dinner" casserole! Made for 4 servings and sprinkled a little extra cheese on top after it came out of the oven. Was nice and light and not over cooked. I made this in a 9-in pie plate and it turned out perfect. Made for I Recommend Holiday Tag.
  3. It was certainly edible. It lacked in taste to me.. My family expects more as I cooked for a living for 15 yrs. That aside.. they know when something tastes good. Decided to try this because of the comments and 5 stars. Change the cheese to another with more taste...Asiago, Swiss, or a ripened white cheddar. Add chives... Anything you like to up the taste. I’ll make it again... my way.
  4. Did make a couple of changes, but not big ones, I thought ~ I used a nutty, whole grain bread rather than a white bread, & did not cut the crusts off as we like 'em! Also used Hormel's Real Bacon Pieces instead of the regular bacon! AND, the resulting casserole was absolutely delicious! Had a couple of friends for breakfast when this was on the table, & there wasn't much left when we finished! Thanks for posting this great keeper of a recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]
  5. made this for a shower and it was gone fast. i used a 9x13 pan and am very glad i did bc when it baked up it rose an inch or 2 above the pan and made me worried, but once i took it out of the oven, it deflated a bit and was perfect.


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