Christmas Morning Wife Saver (Breakfast Casserole)


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!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 20 mins
1 9x13-inch casserole


  • 16 slices bread, crusts removed - divided

  • 16 slices Canadian bacon

  • 16 slices sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 6 large eggs

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

  • ¼ cup minced onion

  • 2 tablespoons diced green bell pepper

  • 2 tablespoons diced red bell pepper

  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 dash hot sauce

  • 3 cups whole milk

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • 1 cup crushed corn flakes cereal


  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
41g Fat
35g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 647
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 53%
Saturated Fat 23g 117%
Cholesterol 256mg 85%
Sodium 1516mg 66%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 619mg 48%
Iron 4mg 24%
Potassium 439mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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