Cheesy Overnight Bacon and Egg Breakfast Casserole

This is breakfast at it’s finest. I mean how do you beat bacon and eggs, really? You don’t. Oh wait, you add cheese and make it the night before. That’s how. BOOM. 

Cheesy Overnight Bacon and Egg Breakfast Casserole from The Food Charlatan

Have you seen my keys anywhere? They are silver. With some black rubbery parts. They are the ones that open my car, and my house. There are even some bonus keys on there that I have no clue what they open. No? You don’t see them anywhere? WELL ME NEITHER.

You guys. I have looked everywhere. Even in my front door. That’s where I usually find my keys when I lose them. Well, that is, after the neighbors pound on my door telling me my keys are in the lock. Or how bout the time I left my keys in the ignition. With the car running and the door unlocked. For 10 minutes while I went grocery shopping. If I didn’t get my car stolen for leaving it running unattended, I probably won’t this time right? Right??

Cheesy Overnight Bacon and Egg Breakfast Casserole from The Food Charlatan

Now let’s talk breakfast. This recipe is a game-changer, guys. Just kidding Nathan! That one was for you. I got this email from my brother Nathan a few weeks ago after I posted this Honey Hot Chocolate for One, asking me what percentage of my posts involve the words “game-changer”? He even did a custom search for the term which came up with dozens of results. Apparently I need a thesaurus. What can I say? Some recipes are just totally CHANGING THE GAME.

Cheesy Overnight Bacon and Egg Breakfast Casserole from The Food Charlatan

The breakfast game, in this case. I meant to share this one with you guys before Christmas so you could make it on Christmas Eve. We were already at Eric’s parent’s house up in Montana when I sat down to write the post…when I realized that the recipe was pinned to the inside of my cupboard back home. Doh!

Cheesy Overnight Bacon and Egg Breakfast Casserole from The Food Charlatan

Cheesy Overnight Bacon and Egg Breakfast Casserole from The Food Charlatan

But really, you don’t have to wait for Christmas to make it. I don’t know why we’re always waiting for special occasions to make breakfast. I mean, you do have a freezer right? You could make this on a weekend and then portion it out and pop it in the microwave for a minute or two, and bam, breakfast done. Eggs are totally the best way to start in the morning. And bacon is the best way to start ANYthing.

UPDATE:

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Of course they were in Truman’s Lightsaber boot. (Why didn’t I check there first?) Hallelujah!

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Cheesy Overnight Bacon and Egg Breakfast Casserole

Yield: Serves 8-10

Recipe by The Food Charlatan

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces cheese, shredded (I used half cheddar and half pepper jack)*
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 pound bacon, cooked and crumbled**
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Instructions

  1. Spray a 9x13 inch casserole dish with nonstick spray or grease with butter.
  2. Place the shredded cheese in the dish and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of flour. Toss together with your fingers to distribute evenly.
  3. Sprinkle bacon evenly over the cheese.
  4. Beat the eggs, milk, salt, pepper, seasoned salt, dry mustard, onion, garlic, and paprika.
  5. Pour over the bacon and cheese.
  6. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  7. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Bake uncovered for about 45 minutes, or until the center is set and the top has browned.
  8. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

Notes

*Most shredded cheese would be good here. Cheddar, Mexican blend, Monterey Jack, whatever you want. If you use Pepper Jack like I did it will make it spicier obviously.

**You can use 1 pound of cooked ham, or cooked sausage. This time I used half bacon and half kielbasa. I baked the bacon in the oven, then baked the sliced kielbasa until it was browned. (Probably like 10 minutes)

All of the spices in this recipe are according to taste. You can just add salt and pepper if you want.

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You guys will love these other breakfast casserole recipes!

Overnight Biscuits and Gravy Casserole: << I LOVE this one! I could eat the whole thing.

Overnight Biscuits and Gravy Casserole from The Food Charlatan

Overnight Bacon and Asparagus Breakfast Casserole:

Overnight Bacon and Asparagus Breakfast Casserole from The Food Charlatan

Bacon Gouda and Spinach Frittata:

Bacon, Gouda, and Spinach Frittata from TheFoodCharlatan.com

Eggs Benedict Casserole (Overnight):

Eggs Benedict Casserole (Overnight) from TheFoodCharlatan.com

Other breakfast casseroles from friends!

Green Chile, Bacon and Cheese Egg Bake from Recipe Girl << this is one of my favorites! I’ve made it a bunch of times.
Bacon Spinach Breakfast Casserole from Sugar Dish Me
Cheesy Bacon Breakfast Casserole from The Grant Life

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  1. says

    Dear Karen, just the other day I pulled into the parking lot, turned my car off, dropped my keys into the cup holder (which I have a bad habit of doing), then left the car – locked. Fortunately, I was right in town and my daughter was able to come to my rescue with the spare key. Oh the stories I could tell you…I think we have all been there.

    This casserole is a wonderful breakfast treat, but you are right we always wait for a special occasion to treat ourselves in the morning. I would love a slice of this for breakfast today. Sounds so good! xo, Catherine
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  2. Gila says

    Karen! You are SO funny! Sometimes I’m not sure which I enjoy more, the stories or the recipes! Of course I had to click on Nathan’s custom search and the results are hysterical! Maybe you should have a section of the blog dedicated to “game-changer recipes”– LOL!

    I don’t like mustard or mustard powder so I usually skip past recipes that call for it, since the flavor is pretty distinctive so I figure it’ll be totally different if I try to leave it out or substitute. (And what’s up with dry mustard in, like, EVERY mac and cheese recipe? Is it just because it’s yellow, or is there an actual flavor-related reason?) What do you think, is that really silly?

    • says

      Ha! I totally should have a “game-changer” section!! haha. Oh yeah, if you don’t like mustard then just skip it. I love the flavor combination of mustard and cheese (hence the mac and cheese mustard going on–it’s pretty common) but you could just add salt and pepper to your eggs if you want, or any spices you like.

  3. says

    Ever since I locked my keys and my phone in the car at the gas station and had to ask to use their phone (they looked at me like I was crazy) to have my mom bring me my spare I’ve been super careful about where I put them. Of course now that I said this I’ll probably lose them somewhere! ;-) This egg casserole looks wonderful, one of my favorite kinds of breakfast!
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  4. says

    My husband usually comes home from work to find my keys in the lock of the front door. That’s like saying, “Welcome, burglars!” I get severely sidetracked. Love this easy breakfast recipe. I mean, bacon!

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