Cheesy Bacon & Egg Brunch Casserole

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Cheesy Bacon & Egg Brunch Casserole

Cheesy Bacon & Egg Brunch Casserole: This one-dish brunch casserole is ideal for a crowd. Add a fruit salad and you can sit back and enjoy your company.

Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 medium onion chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 loaf (8 ounces) Italian bread cut into 1-inch cubes (5 cups)
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup cottage cheese
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons Mustard Ground
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg Ground
  • Directions
    25 mins Prep time 50 mins Cook time

     

    25 mins Prep time
    50 mins Cook time
    • Preheat oven to 350°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.
    • Spread 1/2 of the bread cubes in 13×9-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.

    Cooking tip

    Make Ahead: Casserole can be assembled 1 day ahead. Prepare as directed, increasing milk to 2 cups. Cover and store in refrigerator. Remove cover and bake as directed.

    Test Kitchen Tip: For a meatless alternative, try Southwest Brunch Casserole.

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