Friday, January 8, 2010

Make Ahead Bacon, Egg and Cheese Casserole

So, I have the most wonderful mother in law. Seriously. She is fantastic. It might sound like bragging, but she really is. She is also a rock star in the kitchen. As in everything she cooks is yummy, made at lightening fast speed and each side/entree is finished at exactly the same time. And when I say my husband's family likes food, I mean they really really like food. And they all have incredible metabolisms. Some things in life aren't fair. But I digress. Anyways, when my mother and father in law stayed the night with us, I naturally wanted to have a good breakfast for them. And I wanted to make it before they arrived. And I wanted my kitchen cleaned before they arrived. Both of those wishes came true. It was a good night followed by an easy morning. Oh, the power of make ahead meals :)

The Ingredients

4 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tablespoon flour
2 cups shredded, mexican blend cheese
1 lb bacon
1/2 cup onions, diced
1/2 cup green pepper, diced
12 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 tsp garlic powder
pepper to taste

At Ten O'Clock

1. Cook the bacon until crisp. Cool and crumble. Reserve a tablespoon bacon grease. Saute the onions and green peppers in the bacon grease. Set aside

2. Put the cheddar cheese in a 9x13 pan. Sprinkle with the flour. Use your hands to mix well - until the cheese is coated.

3. Spread the mexican blend cheese over the cheddar cheese.

4. Put the crumbled bacon on the cheeses.

5. Next, put the onions and green peppers on top.

6. Blend the eggs, milk, garlic powder and salt and pepper together. Pour over cheese and bacon mixture.

7. Cover and refrigerate at least eight hours (or overnight)

Before Serving

Bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes. (Halfway through, I upped the temp to 350 and I baked it for about 50 minutes.)

Family Approval

This was a winner! Everyone loved it. The hubs and the kids scarfed it down, and my wonderful father in law commented a few times on how good it was. But, really, what is there not to like about large quantities of cheese and bacon?

I think this would be an excellent dinner. Just make it at breakfast and bake it at dinnertime.


  1. Great idea for a blog you guys.

  2. Thanks for putting the link to your blog on Facebook Cami. It was fun to see the picture of you and Jena -- and I've already found more than one recipe I'd love to try! Great ideas.

  3. Do you cook this covered or uncovered?

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