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Rating: 4.09 stars
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4

This simple dish can be made the night before and then popped in the oven for brunch. It's packed with cheese goodness and topped with a crunchy cornflake crust.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
13 hrs 20 mins
total:
14 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
7 to 10 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Lightly butter a 9x13 inch baking dish. Cut bread slices into 1/2 inch cubes. Line bottom of pan with one half of bread cubes. Sprinkle cheddar cheese and 1 cup Swiss cheese on top of bread cubes, reserve 1/2 cup Swiss cheese. Spread remaining bread cubes on top of cheese.

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  • Mix the eggs, milk, onion powder and mustard. Pour egg mixture over the bread. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup cheese over the egg mixture. Cover with foil and refrigerate overnight.

  • The next morning, preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place cornflakes in a bowl and drizzle with melted margarine. Spread cornflakes on top of casserole.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes covered, then uncover and bake for an additional 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

521 calories; protein 25.6g; carbohydrates 40.8g; fat 28.5g; cholesterol 218.5mg; sodium 803.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (29)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2005
The best egg casserole I've tried. I always get asked for the recipe~ Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/21/2010
I have a slightly different version: 1. oil or butter generously the baking pan 2. do not need to cube the bread just simply place slices to the bottom of the baking dish. ( or butter slices of bread and put them butter side down) 3. spread the layer with cheese ( could be cheddar or any other you like) and a finely chopped onion ( i even tried it with parboiled broccoli and worked fine) ( no need for onion powder fresh is better) 4. add salt and pepper to the egg and milk mixture 5. omit the cereal topping it just makes it kind of fake.... but add extra cheese on top just before baking ( if needed in the morning push the bread under the egg-milk and add a bit of extra egg and milk if you think it seems dry) no need to cover if there is no cornflakes... I bake it at 350 for 4-50 minutes but check as it seems to bake a bit fast but if puffs up really beautifully!!! Read More
(26)
33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
02/27/2005
The best egg casserole I've tried. I always get asked for the recipe~ Read More
(27)
Rating: 3 stars
06/21/2010
I have a slightly different version: 1. oil or butter generously the baking pan 2. do not need to cube the bread just simply place slices to the bottom of the baking dish. ( or butter slices of bread and put them butter side down) 3. spread the layer with cheese ( could be cheddar or any other you like) and a finely chopped onion ( i even tried it with parboiled broccoli and worked fine) ( no need for onion powder fresh is better) 4. add salt and pepper to the egg and milk mixture 5. omit the cereal topping it just makes it kind of fake.... but add extra cheese on top just before baking ( if needed in the morning push the bread under the egg-milk and add a bit of extra egg and milk if you think it seems dry) no need to cover if there is no cornflakes... I bake it at 350 for 4-50 minutes but check as it seems to bake a bit fast but if puffs up really beautifully!!! Read More
(26)
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2004
omg, what an great recipe!! my boyfriend & i both thought this was simply delicious! i modified the ingredients a little by adding a full tsp. of mustard (spicy brown instead of dijon) & tossed in 3 chopped scallions. the crispy cornflake topping works well with the oh so fluffy souffle. thank you carrie! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/20/2003
I made this for a Sunday brunch and everyone loved it. This is a big time-saver since you can prepare the dish the night before it is needed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2003
Had unexpected out of town guests overnight , pulled this recipe off the net and had instant success for breakfast the next day. Everyone throughly enjoyed the meal & couldn't believe I came up with such a great meal with such short notice. Of course I didn't give out any of my secrets !!! Thank you for sharing this with others like me ! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2006
Great recipe. Easy to prepare and steals the show at any brunch. Try using Wonder Bread... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2007
This turned out really well. My 2 year old loved it Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/15/2008
Disappointing. All the bread made this "souffle" a heavy doughy unsavory mess. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
04/05/2010
I'm not exactly sure why there are so many people who like this recipe. We made this for Easter followed the recipe exactly and 8/8 people thought is was terrible. Nothing but a mushy heavy egg-soaked bread mess! Completely ruined our Easter meal. Should have went with an egg frittata instead. Read More
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