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Cheesy Bacon and Egg Brunch Casserole

Rated as 4.57 out of 5 Stars

"This one-dish brunch casserole is ideal for a crowd. Add a fruit salad and you can sit back and enjoy your company."
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1 h 15 m servings 407
Original recipe yields 12 servings


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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the drippings. Drain bacon on paper towels; crumble and set aside. Add onion to drippings in skillet; cook and stir 3 minutes or until softened.
  2. Spread 1/2 of the bread cubes in 13x9-inch baking dish. Layer with 1/2 each of the onion, bacon, Cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese. Spread evenly with cottage cheese. Top with remaining bread cubes, onion, bacon, Cheddar cheese and mozzarella cheese.
  3. Beat eggs in medium bowl until foamy. Add milk, mustard, nutmeg and pepper; beat until well blended. Pour evenly over top. Press bread cubes lightly into egg mixture until completely covered. Let stand 10 minutes.
  4. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until center is set and top is golden brown.


  • Tips:
  • Make Ahead:┬áCasserole can be assembled 1 day ahead. Prepare as directed, increasing milk to 2 cups. Cover and store in refrigerator. Remove cover and bake as directed.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 407 calories; 21.7 31.7 20.2 121 776 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Excellent! I used Hawaiian Bread and followed the directions just as written. I assembled it the night before and baked it off in the morning. Delicious.

Most helpful critical review

This has the consistency of bread pudding, which I like. I didn't like the nutmeg. The dish is savory, but the nutmeg makes me feel like I should be eating a dessert. Okay, but will not make ...

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Excellent! I used Hawaiian Bread and followed the directions just as written. I assembled it the night before and baked it off in the morning. Delicious.

Made this for an after Christmas brunch for 10 people and everyone loved it!

I made this for a party of 16 for Christmas brunch. I used homemade french bread and turkey bacon, and scaled up by about 25%. I made the whole thing the night before, saving the egg/milk mix to...

I LOVED This recipe! I hate reading how every one changes the recipes. Well, I didn't change anything, Except: I didn't have some things So, I tried other stuff in the place of it. Not much thou...

This recipe is excellent. I have made it several times now. It keeps well, and refreezes in a snap! I just cut in portions, put it in zip top freezer bags and throw it in the freezer. I thaw...

This is awesome! I make a breakfast casserole every year on Christmas Eve night to eat on Christmas day. I have tried many recipes but this is definately one if the best. I added a little more e...

I made this for Christmas morning brunch and it was a great hit! I did make some minor adjustments: I used non-fat cottage cheese, lowfat mozzarella, half the onion amount because my kids can be...

Super easy and very tasty! I would love to try it with crumbled cooked breakfast sausage too. I was surprised at how yummy the cottage cheese was in this dish. My only tweak would be more ba...

I made this in the morning, but instead of bacon I used Jimmy Deans Hot Sausage. It turned out great and I'll make it again, but next time I'll use less nutmeg. It was a little too nutmegy for m...