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Monday, November 12, 2018

Breakfast Casserole with Bacon



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I love a good breakfast casserole. This maple flavored Breakfast Casserole with Bacon is the perfect way to start your day. It takes Kellogg's® Eggo Thick & Fluffy Original Waffles to a new level! Waffles and bacon soaked in a rich maple custard then baked up warm and delicious is a breakfast casserole worth getting out of bed for. Because this recipe is prepared and assembled ahead of time, it's perfect for overnight holiday guests too!  

Breakfast Casserole with Bacon in casserole dish

Lazy weekend breakfasts have always been a big thing for us in my family. If you're here on any given Sunday, you'll enjoy a big old fashioned home cooked breakfast.  Of course, I have my favorites; Amazing Buttermilk Pancakes show up on my weekend menu several times a month and if I'm serving up eggs, you bet I'll be whipping up a batch of my Easy Peasy Buttermilk Biscuits to go with them. However, I'm also always open to trying new recipes.

On mornings when time is short or I have a lot of people to feed, a make ahead breakfast casserole is a great solution to getting a home cooked breakfast on the table with minimal effort!

Who doesn't love the convenience of an overnight breakfast casserole? Prepare everything the night before, and then just bake it up in the morning. It's the perfect choice for the holidays, especially if you have a house full of guests!  This Breakfast Casserole with Bacon is a wonderful sweet start to your day.


Breakfast Casserole with Bacon on plate with fork and fruit


Believe it or not, the inspiration for this Breakfast Casserole with Bacon came while walking through the aisles of Walmart. Browsing the frozen food aisle, I spotted Kellogg's® Eggo Thick & Fluffy Original waffles made with Madagascar Vanilla, and an idea was born.

Why not use frozen Eggo ® waffles in a make ahead breakfast casserole!?

I've used everything from day old bread to English Muffins in breakfast casseroles in the past, so why not Eggo waffles?

Eggo ® waffles make a great component to any meal. You can eat them for breakfast, turn them into a savory dinner solution (Pulled Pork and Waffles anyone?), or use them in an indulgent dessert topped with ice cream and hot fudge sauce.

So I grabbed a couple of boxes and got to work.


Breakfast Casserole with Bacon ingredients


I've known Eggo ® waffles my whole life. I grew up on wholesome and convenient frozen Eggo ® waffles as a quick and easy, often portable breakfast. (How many of us dashed out the door with a couple of Eggo waffles stuck inside a paper towel to eat on the go as a kid?) My kids did the same and I always approved because Eggo ® waffles make a healthy and nutritious breakfast.

Have you spotted the new thick and fluffy Belgian Style Eggo ® waffles at your store yet? They have no artificial flavors and only colors from natural sources. And, they make a great base for my Breakfast Casserole with Bacon because they taste awesome!


Breakfast Casserole with Bacon on plate with syrup pouring onto it


How do you make a bacon breakfast casserole?




You make this Breakfast Casserole with Bacon by first toasting the frozen Eggo ® waffles. Toasting the Eggo ® waffles will help them absorb the egg mixture better. This recipe calls for 8 - 10 Kellogg's® Eggo Thick & Fluffy Original waffles, and that is a lot of waffles to have to toast. But I've got a solution for you. Bake them!


Baking the frozen Eggo ® waffles in a 425 degrees F oven for 10 to 12 minutes will crisp them right up  all at the same time! You could even stop right here, forget the Breakfast Casserole with Bacon and serve them to your hungry crowd right out of the oven!

But you are here because you want to find out how to make this Breakfast Casserole with Bacon, right?



Breakfast Casserole with Bacon ingredients

Tip: To toast Eggo ® waffles for a crowd, place frozen waffles in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake at 425 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes, turning waffles over halfway through.


Breakfast Casserole with Bacon preparation steps

How do I make a breakfast casserole? 



To make a breakfast casserole you need at least three things...a base (like day old bread or toasted Kellogg's® Eggo Thick & Fluffy Original waffles), ingredients to make it interesting (like bacon, sausage, veggies, cheese, etc.), and an egg mixture to bind it all together. 

Breakfast Casserole with Bacon preparation steps

Breakfast Casserole with Bacon preparation steps

Once all the base and the extra ingredients are in an appropriately sized greased casserole dish, you slowly pour the egg mixture evenly over everything. Press everything into the egg mixture, cover, and let it sit overnight so the base can absorb all the eggy goodness.

Breakfast Casserole with Bacon preparation steps

After it sits overnight in the refrigerator and has absorbed all the egg mixture, take it out of the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes while you wait for the oven to preheat. Bake as directed and enjoy a breakfast casserole the whole family will love!

Breakfast Casserole with Bacon on plate with fork and fruit

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Breakfast Casserole with Bacon
Breakfast, Brunch
American
Yield: 6 servings

Breakfast Casserole with Bacon

prep time: 15 minscook time: 47 minstotal time: 62 mins
This delightful Breakfast Casserole with Bacon starts with Kellogg's® Eggo Thick & Fluffy Original waffles, mixed with crispy bacon, and all baked in a Maple custard for a breakfast casserole worth waking up for!

ingredients:


  • 8 - 10 frozen Kellogg's® Eggo Thick & Fluffy Original waffles
  • 5  - 6 slices cooked bacon, chopped into 1" pieces 
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk or half and half
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup 
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

instructions:


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.  Place frozen waffles in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, flipping once during bake time.  (This will help the waffles absorb the liquid better) Turn off oven.
  2. Cut waffles each into 9 pieces. Place in 9" x 9" baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. 
  3. Add in the bacon pieces and stir. Set aside. 
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, maple syrup, salt, and melted butter 
  5. Pour egg mixture over waffle and bacon mixture. Press waffles down into liquid with back of spoon. 
  6. Cover dish with foil and place in refrigerator overnight. 
  7. When ready to bake, remove dish from refrigerator and allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes while oven is preheating to 375 degrees F. 
  8. Bake in oven, covered for 30 to 35 minutes. Remove foil, and bake for another 10 to 12 minutes to brown the top. 
  9. Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes before serving. Sprinkle top with powdered sugar, if desired, before serving. Serve with additional maple syrup, if desired. 

NOTES:

Nutrition information is an estimate
calories
364
fat (grams)
21
sat. fat (grams)
9
carbs (grams)
29
protein (grams)
13
Created using The Recipes Generator


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2 comments:

  1. I am apart of this campaign and your recipe looks so good! It's super creative!

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    1. Thank you so much Nicole! And thanks for stopping by. We enjoyed this twist on frozen waffles.

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