Breakfast foods are some of my favorites, so brunch is one of my favorite meals. This Breakfast Casserole is very similar to french toast casseroles that are so easy and popular, but it’s a savory one made with sausage, bagels, cheese, and eggs.
I love breakfast casseroles. They are so easy to make for breakfast, and you can usually make them up the night before. Plus, they are often a one dish meal.
What’s in a Breakfast Casserole?
There is no wrong way to make one of these breakfast casseroles. You can throw in any kind of bagels or bread or even biscuits. Then, you can add all kinds of goodies on top like cheese, bacon, ham, or sausage, and even hash browns or tater tots. It’s really up to you.
I tend to make this kind of casserole when there’s not enough eggs or bacon or sausage for our big family, of the bread is too hard to really eat as sandwiches. It really helps the whole meal go further.
How do you make a Breakfast Casserole?
I like the flavor of bagels, so I usually use those, and just slice them into small pieces. Then, I add a combination of cheeses, including cheddar and jack cheeses. If you like a little spice, add pepper jack, too.
Next, I get the meat ready. You can use ground beef or what I like to do is get breakfast sausage and brown and drain it.
This is the point where I mix it all together.
Now we get the liquids and spices together. Combine eggs, milk, seasoning salt, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Pour this all over the dish.
I like to make sure the liquid gets soaked up, so I use a wooden spoon and squish the bagels into the milk mixture.
If you’re a planner and want to make this ahead of time, do it the night before and let it soak in the fridge overnight. I am a fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants kinda cook, so I usually make it quickly and let it soak for about 10 minutes before I pop it in the oven.
You know it’s ready when the bagels on top look a little golden. Take it out of the oven and add chives or green onions. And it’s ready to eat!
More Breakfast Recipes
- Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole
- Breakfast Shepherd’s Pie
- Sourdough S’mores Breakfast Casserole
- Ham & Cheese Breakfast Braid
- Breakfast Mini Quiche
- Bacon Omelet Cups
- 6 bagels
- 1 lb sausage
- 8 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups of milk
- 1/2 tsp seasoning salt
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- pinch of black pepper
- 6-8 green onions
Spray a 9 x 13 casserole dish with olive oil spray.
Cut the bagels into bite size pieces.
Combine the bagel pieces and cheddar cheese in the dish.
Brown the sausage and drain the grease.
Add the sausage to the bagel/cheese mixture and stir it up just a bit.
Combine eggs, milk, salt, seasoning salt, pepper, and garlic powder and mix until well combined.
Pour the milk mixture over the bagel mixture.
Allow to sit for at least 10 minutes or in the fridge overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until top bagels are turning golden brown.
Remove from oven, and add chopped green onions.
Allow to cool for 5 minutes or so before serving.
Substitute diced ham or bacon for the ground sausage.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 380Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 816mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 18g
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