Baked Egg, Bacon and Cheese Brunch Dish

breakfast casseroleThis recipe is adapted from my sister whom kids lovingly call Aunt Rooie.  When I bake it my house fills with comforting aromas and my kids say “it smells like Aunt Rooie’s house!”   A family favorite for sure and also a very popular dish to take to a MOPS meeting or potluck brunch.

Ingredients:

8 slices of bacon

3 green onions, chopped

6-8 slices of honey wheat bread loaf, cut or torn into 1-inch cubes

1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

8 eggs

1  cup milk

1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Drain bacon on paper towels; crumble and set aside.

2. Spread the bread cubes in 9×9-inch baking dish.  Layer bacon, Cheddar cheese, green onions on top of bread cubes.

3. Beat eggs in medium bowl until foamy. Add milk and pepper; beat until well blended. Pour evenly over top. Press bread cubes lightly into egg mixture until completely covered. Let stand 10 minutes.

4. Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until center is set and top is golden brown.

Coupons: bacon, bread, cheese, eggs, pepper