Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Breakfast Egg Casserole

Another inexpensive brunch dish from my mom's cookbook.  This one is great because you make it the night before, then let it sit in the refrigerator.  Then bake it the next morning.  And, it's frugal because you can use old, leftover bread in the dish.  The recipe gives amounts of vegetables to use, but feel free to substitute any leftover veggies you might want to add.  Enjoy!

BREAKFAST EGG CASSEROLE

1 large onion
3 celery stalks, sliced
1 green pepper, diced
4 ounces mushrooms, sliced
2 tbsp. margarine
6 eggs
2 cups milk
1 can cream of mushroom soup
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
8 bread slices, cubed

Saute vegetables in margarine until soft.  Put vegetables on the bottom of a 9x13 pan.  In a large bowl, beat eggs, then add milk and mix.  Add the rest of the ingredients to the egg mixture, making sure to soak all of the bread in the mixture.  Pour egg and bread mixture over the vegetables in the pan.  Cover the pan with foil and refrigerate overnight.  The next morning, bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour, uncovered, or until lightly browned.

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30 comments:

black eyed susans kitchen November 11, 2010 at 7:28 PM  

We had guests for brunch this past weekend and that recipe would have been a very nice addition to the menu. I will have to give it a try.

ButterYum November 11, 2010 at 7:52 PM  

I have all the ingredients on hand, so I think this is going on the lunch menu for tomorrow. Thanks for posting the recipe.

:)
ButterYum

imriz November 11, 2010 at 9:53 PM  

frugal and easy version of chicken a la king.
looks simple yet i would like to taste the creaminess:)

http://clarizze.blogspot.com/2010/11/ftf.html

AnneYP November 12, 2010 at 10:14 AM  

this receipe is simple and really inexpensive and i'm sure kids will love this

Noobfoodie

Melodie November 12, 2010 at 7:01 PM  

This looks like some serious comfort food! I think I will give this a try.

Elaine November 12, 2010 at 7:44 PM  

Oh I love a good breakfast casserole recipe particularly to use this time of year....perfect for guests! Really going to enjoy using this one.
Elaine :)

Ann Kroeker November 12, 2010 at 8:39 PM  

I love things I can make the day before when I have guests--it makes life so much easier to just stick it in the oven instead of doing all that prep work in the morning. I have a similar casserole that I'm going to make the day after Thanksgiving, when my parents will be spending the night here. I even have the bread now that I can cube up now and freeze in preparation.

Great ideas--thanks for linking this recipe to Food on Fridays!

Teresa November 13, 2010 at 7:38 AM  

Sounds like a pretty simply yet hearty recipe. Thanks for sharing it!

zentmrs November 13, 2010 at 10:40 PM  

Yum - I'm always on the lookout for a great breakfast casserole - thanks for sharing!

21st Century Housewife© November 15, 2010 at 5:37 AM  

Sounds like a great recipe! I love that it is make ahead, and also that you can use up leftover bread in it!

April November 15, 2010 at 12:06 PM  

Yum! I love breakfast casseroles. At that hour, I'm just not really in the mood to cook anything complicated!

Sweet and Savory November 15, 2010 at 7:41 PM  

This sounds delicious. I am a breakfast/brunch person but I could eat this for dinner, easily. Nothing makes me happier than breakfast for dinner.

Thanks for linking this to My Meatless Mondays.

Tamarah November 15, 2010 at 10:16 PM  

Great recipe! I would love it if you would share this recipe on my weekly recipe swap. And while your there you can check out other great recipes!

http://homeandpantry.blogspot.com/2010/11/pantry-recipe-swap.html

Dan November 16, 2010 at 9:28 AM  

This looks good. I bet it's easy to make variations switching up the soup (e.g., cream of broccoli or cauliflower).

PERMANENT POSIES November 17, 2010 at 12:48 AM  

That is a twist on my breakfast casserole and I love the addition of the veggies. Thanks for posting.

Sense of Home November 17, 2010 at 8:34 AM  

I love the breakfast casserole for when we have company or just an evening meal for us.

-Brenda

Rebecca Jean November 17, 2010 at 9:48 AM  

This would be a great recipe for Christmas morning! We're all so busy opening presents and cleaning up the mess from them that no one wants to cook.

How nice it would be to have something already prepared that just needs to be popped in the oven.

Thanks for linking to Midnight Maniac Meatless Mondays!

♥ Rebecca Jean
Midnight Maniac

Christy November 18, 2010 at 12:02 AM  

there is nothing better than a breakfast that can sit overnight in the fridge...and this looks not only easy...but delicious. thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club

Krystal November 19, 2010 at 11:06 PM  

I love when i don't have to think about meals, and just pull them out of the fridge. :)

Thanks so much for linking up to Saturday's party!

-Krystal @ recipesofacheapskate.blogspot.com

jopb February 2, 2014 at 6:02 PM  

I love this type of recipe that can be prepared in advance and therefore gives you time to do other things

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