Whip up this easy egg bake recipe for breakfast in 45 minutes using staple pantry ingredients. This delicious egg casserole is a healthy breakfast alternative that has a light, fluffy texture and lots of flavors. It's the perfect start to your day that easily feeds a large family!
🌟 Why this recipe works
Breakfast casseroles like breakfast casserole with ham or sausage breakfast casserole are perfect for busy mornings because they're super easy to prepare and can feed a large crowd.
This egg bake is no different! It only takes 45 minutes from start to finish and uses common household ingredients like bell peppers, onions, garlic, bacon, cheese, and egg. It's packed with flavor and has a fluffy texture that is simply delicious!
Egg casserole is also great for people on the go or kids-packed lunches because once it's cooled and cut into portions, they stay firm, making them easy to grab and go.
Even though a slice of egg casserole is perfect for breakfast, it can also be enjoyed as a quick and easy snack throughout the day!
What I love most about this recipe is that it's so versatile! You can easily add in other ingredients like diced ham, sausage, or other veggies like broccoli and shredded potatoes.
Give it a try! It's a great way to sneak some extra nutrition into your day!
🍽 Key Ingredients
With just a few ingredients, a casserole dish, and 15 minutes of prep work, you'll have this delicious breakfast casserole on the table in no time!
Egg mixture - To create the fluffy egg mixture, you'll need some eggs, salt, and pepper. You can also add Italian seasoning for an herby flavor.
Bacon - A few slices of crispy bacon give the egg casserole a nice salty, smokey flavor.
Veggies - This egg casserole is packed with veggies like onions, garlic, and green and red bell pepper.
Cheese - To top it off, a generous helping of shredded cheddar cheese is added to the mixture. It melts during baking and adds a delicious creamy cheesy flavor.
Other veggie options, like broccoli, spinach, or tomatoes, could be substituted for bell pepper.
Turkey bacon or sausage could be used in place of bacon.
Any type of shredded cheese would work in this recipe, like mozzarella or Swiss.
🔪 How to make egg bake
This easy breakfast casserole is super easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients that you likely already have in your pantry! Simply cook the veggies, combine them with the scrambled eggs mixture, and bake it in the oven for 30 minutes.
- Wash and dice the red and green bell peppers.
- Finely chop the onion and garlic.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) and grease a baking dish with butter or cooking spray.
Set a large skillet over medium heat and cook the chopped bacon for 5 minutes until soft.
Add the minced garlic and onion to the skillet and cook until the bacon pieces become crispy.
Add the chopped bell peppers to the skillet and cover with a lid, cooking for around 10 minutes until softened.
Transfer the mixture to a bowl to cool down.
Make the egg mixture by whisking the eggs with the salt and pepper in a large bowl. If you want to add Italian seasoning, now is the time.
Combine the cooled veggie mixture and the shredded cheese with the seasoned eggs, stirring well.
Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish and bake it in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes until the top is slightly brown and the mixture is firm.
Remove the egg casserole from the oven and allow it to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting it into squares and serving.
Serving suggestions: chopped green onions, sliced avocado, diced tomatoes, or a few dashes of hot sauce on top.
💭 Cooking tips
Use the toothpick test.
The easiest way to know when your egg casserole is perfectly cooked is to insert a toothpick into the center of it. If it comes out clean, it's ready.
Drain the excess liquid.
It's best to strain the cooked veggies while they cool to remove any excess liquid, as this can make the egg casserole watery.
Add corn flour.
Add 1 tablespoon of corn flour to the egg mixture for a firmer consistency.
📖 Recipe Variations
This egg breakfast casserole is a great way to use up any ingredients you have in the fridge. Feel free to mix it up and add in whatever you like! Here are a few ideas to try:
Hash brown egg casserole
Adding 1 package of hash browns to the casserole makes it more filling. Simply place the frozen hash browns in the casserole dish in a single layer and pour the egg and veggie mixture over it.
Sausage and egg casserole
For a heartier casserole, add ½ to 1 pound of cooked and crumbled sausage to the mixture.
Broccoli and spinach egg casserole
If you're looking for a veggie-packed casserole, omit the bacon and cook 1 cup of spinach with the onions and garlic until the liquid from the spinach has evaporated, then add the florets of 1 broccoli head with the bell peppers.
🥗 What to serve with
Turn your breakfast casserole into a complete meal with some of these easy breakfast recipes, or add some sweetness to the table with freshly baked cinnamon rolls, a fresh fruit salad, or try one of these sweet snack recipes with few ingredients.
And if you love waffles, why not try one of these delicious sweet or savory easy waffle maker recipes that are perfect to whip up in the morning along with this easy breakfast casserole recipe?
🙋 Frequently asked questions
Can I make this egg casserole the night before?
Yes, you can prepare this casserole ahead and bake it in the morning. Simply prepare the casserole according to the instructions, but do not bake it. Cover and store it in the fridge overnight and in the morning, remove it from the fridge and bake it as instructed.
Why is my breakfast casserole runny?
If your egg bake casserole is runny, it's likely because you've undercooked the eggs. Be sure to cook them until the mixture is completely set. You can also try adding 1 tablespoon of corn flour to the mixture to help make it firmer.
🧊 Storing and ♨️ reheating
Breakfast casseroles are perfect for meal prep because once they have cooled and been cut into portions, they can be refrigerated or frozen and reheated.
Fridge - Transfer the slices to separate zip lock bags and refrigerate them for up to 5 days.
Freezer - Use individual freeze bags to freeze the egg casserole slices for up to 2 months.
Reheating - You can either eat the leftover egg casserole slices cold or reheat them in the microwave for 1 to 2 minutes until hot. You could also reheat them in a preheated oven at 350F for 8 minutes.
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👪 Serving size
This egg breakfast casserole recipe yields 10 servings, but the recipe is ideal for doubling or tripling if you want extra for meal prep.
This egg casserole recipe is a delicious and easy way to start your day. Whether you're looking for an easy Christmas morning recipe to feed your family or you're looking for a hearty dish to bring to a potluck, this egg casserole will fit the bill. Packed with protein and veggies, this casserole is sure to fill you up and keep you satisfied until lunchtime.
Egg Bake Recipe (Easy Breakfast Casserole)
- 1 cup Onion - finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon Minced garlic
- 1 medium red bell pepper diced - (about 1 cup)
- 1 medium green bell pepper diced
- 12 Eggs - beaten
- 5 slices 5 slices bacon - diced
- ½ teaspoon Sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon Pepper
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1 cup Shredded cheddar cheese
- Green onion for garnish and slices of avocado for serving
- Wash and dice the red and green bell peppers.
- Finely chop the onion and garlic.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius) and grease a baking dish with butter or cooking spray.
- Set a large skillet over medium heat and cook the chopped bacon for 5 minutes until soft.
- Add the minced garlic and onion to the skillet and cook until the bacon pieces become crispy.
- Add the chopped bell peppers to the skillet and cover with a lid, cooking for around 10 minutes until softened.
- Transfer the mixture to a bowl to cool down.
- Make the egg mixture by whisking the eggs with the salt and pepper in a large bowl. If you want to add Italian seasoning, now is the time.
- Combine the cooled veggie mixture and the shredded cheese with the seasoned eggs, stirring well.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared casserole dish and bake it in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes until the top is slightly brown and the mixture is firm.
- Remove the egg casserole from the oven and allow it to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before cutting it into squares and serving.Serving suggestions: chopped green onions, sliced avocado, diced tomatoes, or a few dashes of hot sauce on top.
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