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This has been a Christmas morning tradition in my family for over 25 years. The ingredients are so simple; I think that is what makes it so delicious! It would not be Christmas without this casserole. Make this night before.

Recipe Summary test

25 mins
40 mins
8 hrs
9 hrs 5 mins
12 servings


Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist
Cheese Sauce:


Instructions Checklist
  • Melt 5 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute bacon crumbles and onion in hot butter until onion is tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Add eggs; cook and stir until eggs are starting to set but are still moist, about 5 minutes.

  • Melt 5 tablespoons butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk flour into butter to form a thick paste. Add milk, Cheddar cheese, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir until cheese is melted and sauce is thick, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Stir seasoned stuffing mix and 1/4 cup melted butter together in a bowl.

  • Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  • Stir eggs and cheese sauce together in a bowl; pour into prepared baking dish and spread stuffing mixture over the top. Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator, 8 hours to overnight.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove plastic wrap from baking dish.

  • Bake casserole in the preheated oven until heated through and set, about 30 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute breakfast sausage or cubed ham for the bacon. You can substitute Lactaid(R) for the milk and omit the cheese to make is lactose-free. You can substitute cornbread stuffing mix for the seasoned stuffing mix. Substitute your favorite cheese for the Cheddar cheese.

Nutrition Facts

669 calories; protein 32.4g; carbohydrates 39.2g; fat 42g; cholesterol 371.1mg; sodium 1869.3mg. Full Nutrition