Monday, February 18, 2013

Bacon & Mushroom Breakfast Casserole

When daughter had her birthday party last week, I knew the girls would wake up starving (all that giggling works up an appetite, you know.) For breakfast I wanted to make something that could be done ahead, and a breakfast casserole was the perfect solution. I actually made it 2 days ahead, popped it in the fridge, and just put it in the oven in the morning. I served it with fresh fruit and a box of purchases mini-danish.

The great thing about this is that you can take the basic recipe and substitute your favorite ingredients. (Remember what fun we had coming up with ideas for the Stromboli-Like Thing last week???) You could substitute peppers or artichokes or spinach for the mushroom, maybe use canned chilies and tomatoes and cheddar cheese for a Mexican theme, substitute cubed ham or cooked sausage for the bacon..... Just use anything you have on hand.

Here is the recipe for this version:

1 pound bacon
1 onion, chopped
10 package sliced mushrooms
1 large loaf Italian bread, cubed
12 eggs, lightly beaten
3 T. milk or cream
8 oz. package shredded Italian cheese blend (Provolone, Mozzarella & Asiago), or any other cheese

In large skillet, cook bacon until crisp and crumble. Place bacon in large bowl.
Drain fat from pan but do not wipe pan clean. Saute onion until translucent; transfer to bowl with bacon.
Saute mushrooms until tender; add to bowl with bacon and onions.

Spray a large shallow casserole dish (about 9 x 14) with cooking spray. Add bread cubes.
Mix together bacon, onions, mushrooms, eggs and milk. Pour evenly over bread cubes. Sprinkle with cheese. At this point casserole may be covered and refrigerated.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake casserole for 50 minutes, covered. Remove cover and bake an additional 15 minutes until center is done and cheese is browned.

Makes 8-10 servings.

We got so many yummy ideas for our Stromboli-Like Thing last week- has anyone made a breakfast casserole similar to this? Any other suggestions?


  1. I used to be an eggs and bacon for breakfast, kind of person, now i eat shredded wheat every morning, lol.


  2. Yes I usually have cereal in the morning, but you know teenagers put away a lot of calories!

  3. I have a breakfast casserole recipe has become our traditional Christmas morning breakfast that uses hash brown potato patties. We all love it and look forward to having it every year. My daughter and I first had it years ago at a bed and breakfast we stayed in at the beach.

    1. I have never had one with hash brown patties- that sounds really good!

  4. I have some lovely recipes for breakfast casseroles - do you want it here in the comments or if you email me, I'll send you all that I have :)

  5. Some awesome recipes here:
    and here:

    1. Thanks for sharing them! I am going to check them out right now :)

  6. sounds delicious, but hard to veganize ;) I can easily substitute the bacon but the eggs.... hmm... will find a way ;) thank you <3 Christina

  7. 10 package sliced mushrooms ... does this mean a 10oz carton or 10 packages or just 10 sliced mushrooms??



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