Egg and Bacon Breakfast Casserole


Rise and shine on Christmas morning with this make-ahead breakfast casserole.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Chill Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 25 mins


  • 1 pound bacon, coarsely chopped, or bulk pork sausage

  • 6 1 inch slices French bread

  • 2 tablespoon butter, softened

  • 1 cup shredded co-jack or American cheese (4 ounces)

  • ½ cup chopped green onions (4)

  • 6 eggs, lightly beaten

  • 1 ½ cup whipping cream, half-and-half, light cream, or whole milk

  • ¾ - 1 teaspoon dry mustard

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels; discard drippings. (If using sausage, cook over medium-high heat until brown. Drain off fat.)

  2. Meanwhile, grease a 2-quart baking dish; set aside. Spread one side of bread slices with butter. Cut bread into 1-inch cubes. Place half of the bread cubes in the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with half of the bacon. Top with the remaining bread cubes and the remaining bacon; sprinkle with cheese and green onions (dish will be full).

  3. In a bowl, whisk together eggs, whipping cream, dry mustard, salt, and pepper. Gradually pour egg mixture over layers in dish. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 2 to 24 hours..

  4. Preheat oven to 325°F. Bake, uncovered, for 50 to 55 minutes or until center is set (170°F). Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

763 Calories
55g Fat
29g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 763
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 55g 71%
Saturated Fat 29g 145%
Cholesterol 356mg 119%
Sodium 1312mg 57%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 11%
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3%
Calcium 242.3mg 19%
Iron 2.5mg 14%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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