breakfast casserole

Sometimes I want breakfast food and mimosas for dinner. Is that such a crime? When hunger strikes and I want to surprise my husband with eggy goodness and champagne, I turn to this easy breakfast casserole recipe I found. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made this in the past.

Easy recipe for breakfast casserole

What you’ll need:
2 cups of smoke, diced ham
4 1/2 cups cubed sourdough bread
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 brick cream cheese
1 yellow onion
1 medium green pepper
1 medium red pepper
12 eggs
2 cups whole milk
1 tsp ground mustard
1 tsp salt and a pinch of pepper
olive oil

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. Brown 2 cups of diced ham in a little olive oil. Remove from heat and set aside.
3. In the same pan, sauté diced green pepper, red pepper and yellow onion until brown. Remove from heat and add to bowl of diced ham.
4. Cube 4 1/2 cups of sourdough bread and set aside.
5. Mix 12 eggs, 2 cups whole milk, salt, pepper and 1 teaspoon of ground mustard in a separate bowl. Add the mixture to a greased 9×13 casserole dish.
6. Slowly add bread, ham, peppers, onions and 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese to the casserole dish, folding everything together.
7. Cut cream cheese into small pieces and scatter on top of mixture.
8. Add the remaining shredded cheese (1 cup) on top of the cream cheese.
9. Place casserole in the oven for about an hour and get ready for yumminess. Let it cool for a bit before you serve.

The great thing about this recipe is that you can completely change it up. I went off of the original and decreased the amount of cheese, got rid of the mushrooms and spinach, and added green and red peppers. You can do almost whatever you’d like!

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02992184269654417977 Alyssa Gapske

    That’s not a crime. I could eat breakfast all day long!

    That looks amazing! I will be trying this. Thanks!

    Alyssa
    glitterandgapske.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03422463668026618682 Jen @Marine Wife, Mommy and Life

    We are a mimosa loving couple too! (I had never had one until I met my husband, THAT is a crime!) And I am so terrible with breakfast casseroles…. I will keep eating it throughout the day until it is gone! So yummy!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01595887139131622280 PJ @ Planned in Pencil

    I want this. Now. Please.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11970846797105056006 tiarenie

    wow. this looks SO good! and actually like its simple enough for me to pull off! i think i might try it this weekend!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12352774262651558254 Bel

    Looks so delicious! I’ve got some peppers at home so I’m going to try this out!
    The champagne bottle caught my eye. Why? Because it’s written ‘champagne’ on it when it’s from California! I’m surprised they were allowed to do that! The name ‘Champagne’ is protected in France (by an AOC). Only fizzy wines from the Champagne region, made with specific varieties of grapes in a specific way can be called champagne. Sparkling wines from other areas cannot use the name. We can’t even write ‘methode champenoise’ on the bottles, have to put ‘methode tradionnelle’ instead! I know that the Champagne region attacked a British company that called their sparkling water something champagne, so that’s why I’m surprised that californian sparkling wines can use the name! Are there a lot called champagne?
    Sorry for rambling on, but I studied Law of Wines&Spirits at uni in France so I’m really curious about this :)
    Take care!
    x
    Bel
    http://b-by-bel.blogspot.com/
    ps: I’m following you now, it’s really nice to read interesting blogs like yours!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07281689617194191990 Helene

    yum this looks so delicious!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06625001742281959799 Ashley

    Yummy! I think I need to try this recipe ASAP! Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15267228491414901133 Halie Renee

    Mmmm that sounds and looks so delicious! I looove breakfast casserole, and of course champagne is so perfect with it! Yum :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03481775343584575260 Casey Martin

    looks amazing! I’m going to try this!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14428264346128137328 Shelley

    I’m not a fan of ham but this looks good!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09313505701953928594 Erica

    OMG, this looks AMAZING!!!
    http://www.poolovesboo.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06540561714323781169 Becky K

    oh my goodness this looks incredible. i throw an annual brunch party in the summer and this one is definitely going on the menu!

    <3becky
    http://www.loosefromthezoo.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12090735810562146009 M and L

    I’m awful about eating breakfast. I usually skip that meal. But this looks like something I’d force myself to make & quickly devour. mmmm.

    -L

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16985978221627051493 Carole

    Rachel, thanks for joining the breakfast fun over at Carole’s Chatter. Cheers

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00004901751638812872 Jess

    Oh my yum! I want someone to make that for me this weekend. For brunch of course, so I can sleep in too ;)

    Some Snapshots Blog
    Jess

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05817637305623694718 Laura Darling

    mmm! This looks so good! I love casseroles!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17450964045192162771 Kendra Pahukoa

    ok, not lying but i seriously was thinking of a mimosa on the drive home tonight thinking it would be completely acceptable for me to have one for dinner.
    i didn’t because i had to take my daughter to soccer practice but the thought was awesome. then it wasn’t awesome because i couldn’t have one.
    boom. just like that my whole night fell apart.
    ah well, there is always tomorrow night which is friday so it almost feels much more acceptable on a friday. :)
    thanks for hangin out and visiting me today-so happy to be following ya back and gettin to know ya. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16138689836012593896 FierceandFashionable

    That looks absolutely delicious.

    xx Michelle

    Fierce & Fashionable

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04685253944514672324 Jennifer

    Hi, I came here through the Meet and Greet Blog Hop. Your blog is beautiful! I think this recipe looks delicious, I will definitely keep it in mind. I think it would be a good Easter brunch item. I’m following your blog now, I hope you will want to check mine out too. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15806065790207418929 Lisette

    I’m hungry now. And I LOVE Korbel.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15994112162655490024 Dale Janeé

    Just found your blog and I love it and your story. I’m from California and just got engaged to a guy from Switzerland so now I’m living here. I should learn how to make this for brunch because Mimosas are my favorite! Great post & blog

    xoDale
    http://www.savvyspice.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07596782248921088035 Teri Ahlm

    Yum! Thanks for this awesome recipe.
    Teri
    http://www.ablittlelife.blogspot.com

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07980618303190427943 Sam @ reddyorknot.blogspot.com

    YUM!! it’s lunchtime here and I am totally craving breakfast casserole and mimosas now!