This one-dish brunch casserole is ideal for a crowd. Add a fruit salad and you can sit back and enjoy your company.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels; crumble and set aside. Remove all but 2 tablespoons drippings from skillet. Add onion to skillet; cook and and stir 3 minutes or until softened.

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  • 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.

  • Beat eggs in medium bowl with wire whisk. Add milk, mustard, pepper and nutmeg; mix well. Gradually pour into baking dish. Press bread cubes lightly into egg mixture until completely covered. Let stand 10 minutes.

  • Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until center is set and top is golden brown.

Nutrition Facts

256 calories; protein 17.1g; carbohydrates 13.3g; fat 14.7g; cholesterol 115.2mg; sodium 544.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2018
This was easy and tasted good. We will make it again, but may add ham or sausage to it as well or try throwing in some bell pepper in addition to the onion. Overall, we liked it and will make it again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/07/2019
The casserole was good; however the directions don't indicate that the pan needs to be sprayed before putting the bread in the dish. Also I used more eggs and cheese then what was indicated which made it a little better. Read More
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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
01/06/2019
The casserole was good; however the directions don't indicate that the pan needs to be sprayed before putting the bread in the dish. Also I used more eggs and cheese then what was indicated which made it a little better. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/02/2018
This was easy and tasted good. We will make it again, but may add ham or sausage to it as well or try throwing in some bell pepper in addition to the onion. Overall, we liked it and will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2016
Excellent. My guests loved it. Used 8 eggs and 2 1/4 c milk. Made it the night before and baked next morning. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2020
I made this & it turned out great! I tweaked a few things, if anyone is looking for ideas & tips: I used 4-6 slices of sourdough bread (torn into bite sized pieces). I also cut up a slightly stale pumpernickel bagel & mixed it in with the sourdough bread "cubes", then used as directed. The bagel was the BEST part! Next time I make this I may very well use only bagels! Cooking the onion in the bacon grease is CRUCIAL! Don't skimp on that part! I added two browned italian sausages (hot dog size) as well as 8-10 slices of bacon. The sausages brought in some delicious flavor & variety of texture. I didn't have cottage cheese, so I used soft cream cheese. The cottage cheese probably would have been easier to spread. But honestly, I don't think this step is crucial. Use whatever you have on hand that sort of resembles soft cheese & you'll be fine. Goat cheese would be fun to try. Final "tweak": when it was ready to go into the oven, I thought it looked a little dry. So I whisked one more egg with about 2-3 TBLS heavy cream & drizzled it over the top of the whole pan. This dish smelled & tasted AMAZING. It reheated beautifully next day. Also worked great to freeze individual portions & save for future! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2016
Quite good. I will make this again. When making it I suspected there wasn't enough liquid but I like to follow the recipe the first time. It was fine. I did cut the bread a bit smaller than suggested.:-) Read More