This is the easiest egg casserole to make for your family! Everything bagels make the base for this hardy breakfast! This casserole is also a great way to serve breakfast for dinner too!
One of our favorite meals is breakfast…but especially when it’s served for dinner! There is something fun about breakfast for dinner. There is a certain feel to it, like you are getting away with something or you are cheating time. It is fun and laid back.
I personally love serving breakfast for dinner because the meals are usually uncomplicated and with a short ingredient list. This bagel breakfast egg casserole is hearty enough for dinner but also a satisfying way to start your day!
What Do I Need To Make This Egg Casserole?
Chopped deli ham
That is a nice short list, isn’t it? Only 5 ingredients stand between you and something delicious! Now let’s talk about the process.
How Do I Make This Bagel Egg Casserole Recipe?
I am excited to share how easy this breakfast casserole recipe is to prepare!
Toast and chop your bagels and arrange them in a greased casserole dish or baking dish.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, heavy cream, cheese, and deli ham.
Pour egg mixture over the bagels, pressing down slightly to make sure all the bagels are covered.
Cover and refrigerate the casserole for about 1 hour or up to overnight.
When ready, bake the egg casserole in the oven for 45-55 minutes or until set. Allow it to rest for 15 minutes before serving.
Recipe Tips and Suggestions
Gruyere is not everyone’s favorite cheese but that is an easy fix, substitute Swiss cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, or shredded cheddar cheese for this recipe.
Deli turkey, bacon, ground sausage, and prosciutto can be used in place of the ham.
Keep this recipe vegetarian by adding sauteed bell peppers, onions, mushrooms, and spinach to the egg mixture.
Adjust the amount of salt and pepper used according to the meat you use in your recipe. Deli ham and bacon can be salty, so use seasoning accordingly.
Can This Egg Casserole Be Prepared In Advance?
Yes, this is one recipe that is great for when you want to get ahead on dinner. You already have an edge since part of the directions is to allow the mixture to sit for at least an hour or overnight.
Make sure you cover your mixture before placing it in the fridge.
What Temperature Should An Egg Casserole Be Cooked To?
For the safest way to consume baked eggs, make sure your casserole is cooked to 160 degrees. You want to avoid eating raw eggs and the best way to do that is to check your casserole with an oven thermometer; inserting your thermometer into the center of the egg casserole.
Allowing your dish to set for about 15 minutes after cooking will all the dish to cook further and to set properly.
Can This Egg Casserole Be Frozen?
A baked casserole may be frozen, up to 2 months if covered. Thaw the casserole in the refrigerator overnight and bake at 350ºF for about 20 minutes or until heated through. To make ahead and freeze this casserole: you can freeze unbaked casserole up to 2 months.
How Long Can This Egg Casserole Recipe Sit In The Fridge?
After baking and serving this dish, any leftovers should be refrigerated within 2 hours and can be kept 3 to 4 days in the refrigerator.
What To Serve With This Breakfast Casserole Recipe?
Breakfast casserole doesn’t need much as they are a meal all on their own! You can keep it simple by serving fruit or perhaps a light kale salad on the side.
This quick and easy AND hearty breakfast is great for special occasions or just because it is the weekend! It is super easy and always goes quickly!
- 4 "everything" bagels, toasted and chopped
- 6 large eggs
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup Gruyere, shredded
- 1 cup chopped deli ham
- Arrange toasted bagels in 2- to 2 1/2-qt. casserole dish.
- In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, heavy cream, cheese, ham, and a 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Pour over bagels, pressing down slightly to submerge.
- Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or up to overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Uncover dish and bake 45 to 55 minutes until set.
- Let cool 15 minutes before serving
Nutrition InformationYield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 485Total Fat 32gSaturated Fat 18gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 235mgSodium 761mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 1gSugar 6gProtein 21g