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

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!

Korbel champagne
Best breakfast casserole recipe


Filed Under: Food, Recipes23 Comments
  • Alyssa Gapske

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

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


  • 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!

  • PJ @ Planned in Pencil

    I want this. Now. Please.

  • 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!

  • 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!
    ps: I’m following you now, it’s really nice to read interesting blogs like yours!

  • Helene

    yum this looks so delicious!!

  • Ashley

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

  • Halie Renee

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

  • Casey Martin

    looks amazing! I’m going to try this!

  • Shelley

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

  • Erica

    OMG, this looks AMAZING!!!

  • 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!


  • 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.


  • Carole

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

  • Jess

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

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  • Laura Darling

    mmm! This looks so good! I love casseroles!

  • 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. :)

  • FierceandFashionable

    That looks absolutely delicious.

    xx Michelle

    Fierce & Fashionable

  • 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. :)

  • Lisette

    I’m hungry now. And I LOVE Korbel.

  • 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


  • Teri Ahlm

    Yum! Thanks for this awesome recipe.

  • Sam @

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