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Christmas Morning Wife Saver (Breakfast Casserole)

Rated as 4.54 out of 5 Stars
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"I certainly cannot take credit for this recipe but it is a Christmas classic. There are lots of little things to personalize this recipe. I have suggested using red and green bell peppers because they are Christmas colors! I also use grated cheese and spread it over the Canadian bacon instead of cheese slices. I have used regular bacon in this recipe, but I find that it overpowers the rest of the flavors. Make this tasty breakfast dish the night before and just pop it in the oven on Christmas morning; let it cook while you open gifts and sip your rum-spiked coffee!"
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Ingredients

9 h 20 m servings 647
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 9x13-inch casserole)

Directions

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  1. Butter a 9x13-inch baking dish. Cut and fit 8 slices of bread to fit over entire bottom of dish. Cover bread with slices of Canadian bacon and sharp Cheddar cheese. Cut and fit remaining 8 slices of bread to completely cover bacon and cheese.
  2. Whisk eggs with salt and black pepper in a bowl. Whisk dry mustard, onion, diced green and red bell pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce into eggs. Whisk in milk until egg mixture is smoothly combined. Pour egg mixture evenly over the casserole. Cover the dish and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Pour melted butter evenly over the casserole and sprinkle corn flake crumbs over the top.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until set and lightly browned, about 1 hour. Let casserole stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 647 calories; 41.4 35.1 33.5 256 1515 Full nutrition

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Christmas tradition in our house for years! Cannot wait to make it this year.

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This was just OK in my view. Although I baked it the full time it had an overly mushy and soft texture like it wasn't quite set. Although after sitting for a while and later being refrigerated ...

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Christmas tradition in our house for years! Cannot wait to make it this year.

This indeed WAS a wife saver Christmas morning! Easy to throw together the night before. I DID omit the peppers from it only because I'm the only person in the house who likes them. The whole fa...

I love this my great aunt always makes this!! Instead of the back bacon we use ham, and it so yummy!!

Excellent & simple make ahead breakfast casserole. I had no cornflakes or green pepper so I used panko crumbs and upped the red pepper and it was still yummy. Will def make again! Thanks for sha...

This recipe lends itself to customizing. I liked the ratio of egg/milk custard mixture to bread. I used cubed ham and grated cheddar instead of sliced and I reduced the worcestershire sauce to 1...

This was just OK in my view. Although I baked it the full time it had an overly mushy and soft texture like it wasn't quite set. Although after sitting for a while and later being refrigerated ...

This is a great recipe and I have made it frequently in years past for Christmas and for brunches at work. Try using ham and I have had great comments when using herb and spice Havarti cheese. ...

I used 2 cups of milk due to mushy texture comments. I think the reason it's mushy is the raw onion and red / green pepper also add liquid when cooked. Instead of regular bread I used a loaf o...

I just made this for breakfast! I was looking for a Christmas Breakfast Casserole and decided to try this. It was delicious! The entire family loved it. I also added Chicken Sausage to the Canad...