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I’m always looking for easy breakfast ideas and this Easy Breakfast Casserole with Bacon Recipe is just that. This simple casserole is easy to throw together and a filling breakfast idea.

Bacon egg casserole in a baking dish with a serving on a wooden spatula
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Just like my French Toast Casserole and Paula Deen Breakfast Casserole Recipe you can actually assemble this the night before. Then, it’s all ready to be cooked in the morning. However, you can make this the morning off too!

We love making quick and easy breakfast recipes for breakfast, brunch or even a delicious dinner idea. This is a delicious oven baked recipe. You may even like this Crescent Roll Breakfast Pizza.

Why This Recipe Works:

This hearty breakfast casserole is loaded with flavor and can easily be made ahead of time. It is the perfect casserole to feed my large family for a weekend breakfast or a holiday brunch.

We love to serve topped with sour cream and chopped green onions. It is even better with one of these breakfast side dish recipes.

Ingredients:

Bacon Egg Casserole Ingredients - bacon, onion, eggs, bell pepper, milk, hash brown, cheese, salt and pepper
  • Bacon
  • Diced Onion
  • Large Eggs
  • Diced Green Bell Pepper
  • Milk
  • Frozen Hash Brown Potatoes
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper

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Variations

  • Change Meat – Try other types of meat to make this casserole. Breakfast Sausage is a good option but you can also use diced ham mixed into this casserole.
  • Remove the Meat – Omit the meat for Meatless Monday.
  • Hashbrowns – Try different types of hash browns- diced, shredded, etc to make this hash brown casserole. You can even layer in tater tots.
  • Use different types of cheese– Monterrey Jack, Colby, sharp cheddar and others are all delicious in this breakfast casserole. We have even used mozzarella, Swiss cheese or cheddar cheese.
  • Vegetables – Add more veggies to the casserole mixture. We have added in sliced mushrooms, chopped spinach or red bell peppers.

Step by Step Instructions:

Cooking bacon slices in a skillet

Step 1 – Fry bacon in large skillet. Remove and pour out grease. Once bacon is cooled, crumble into small pieces.

Cooking the onions and bell peppers in a skillet

Step 2 – In the same pan, sauté onion and green pepper until tender (this adds some nice bacon-y flavor to your onions and peppers).

Combining the eggs, milk, hash browns, cheese and seasoning in a bowl

Step 3 – In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk, hash browns, cheese, salt and pepper. Add in crumbled bacon, onions and peppers.

Pouring the egg mixture in a baking dish

Step 4 – Pour mixture into greased 13×9 pan. Bake at 350 F (177 C) for 35-45 minutes or until cooked thoroughly. If you are making this the night before, simply cover with aluminum foil once you add egg mixture to pan. Refrigerate until ready to bake. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Tips:

  • Cook Bacon – Cook the bacon in a large skillet until crispy. Drain the excess grease from the pan and from the bacon.
  • Cook Vegetables – Cook the vegetables in the same skillet until tender. Make sure to chop the vegetables about the same size so they cook evenly. You can also chop vegetables ahead of time and freeze. Learn all the tips on How to Freeze Vegetables.
  • Make Ahead – This is the perfect breakfast casserole to prepared for Christmas Morning Breakfast. Pour the casserole in the baking dish and then cover and store in the fridge.
Bacon Egg Casserole in a baking dish

How to Know When Casserole is Cooked:

You will know when the egg casserole recipe is cooked is when the casserole is set and the edges are golden brown.

Serving Suggestions:

Everything you need for breakfast is baked in a baking dish. You have bacon, eggs and hash browns. You really do not need much else but maybe some fresh fruit. We love this Easy Tropical Fruit Salad.

We also love this Biscuits and Gravy Casserole for a rich and hearty side dish.

Slice of bacon casserole on a plate with a fork

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Store Leftovers

Store your leftover breakfast casserole in an airtight container in the fridge. This casserole will last about 4 days.

How to Reheat:

Reheat the leftovers in the microwave in 1 minute intervals until heated through. If you have a lot leftover, we recommend reheating the oven.

More Easy Breakfast Ideas:

We love hearing from you. If you make this easy breakfast casserole recipe, please leave us a comment or a star review.

Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

4.98 from 86 votes
Try this easy Bacon Egg and Cheese Breakfast Casserole. You can make it the night before or in the morning. Bacon Egg and Cheese Casserole freezes great!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 6 – 8
Cuisine American
Course Breakfast
Calories 429

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 Onion diced
  • 1/2 Green Pepper diced
  • 12 Eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups Frozen Shredded Hash Brown Potatoes (16 oz)
  • 1 cup Shredded Colby Jack Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
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Instructions

  • Fry bacon in skillet. Remove and pour out grease. Once bacon is cooled, crumble into small pieces.
  • In the same pan, saute onion and green pepper until tender (this adds some nice bacon-y flavor to your onions and peppers).
  • In a large bowl, combine eggs, milk, hash browns, cheese, salt and pepper. Add in crumbled bacon, onions and peppers.
  • Pour mixture into greased 13×9 pan.
  • Bake at 350 F (177 C) for 35-45 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.
  • If you are baking in the morning, simply cover with foil once you add egg mixture to pan. Refrigerate until ready to bake.

Recipe Notes

Easily double this recipe and freeze one for a super easy breakfast in the future. This casserole is always a hit!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 429kcal, Carbohydrates 17g, Protein 22g, Fat 29g, Saturated Fat 11g, Cholesterol 371mg, Sodium 913mg, Potassium 504mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 725IU, Vitamin C 16.7mg, Calcium 201mg, Iron 2.5mg

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  1. LYNNE DAVENPORT says:

    5 stars
    Lynne
    Delicious and perfect for company

  2. Marlene says:

    5 stars
    Nice casserole to cook ahead for weekday breakfast! so fast I even used package bacon pieces and it turned out delicious! Easy peasy!

  3. Sherrie says:

    5 stars
    So easy to make!! I had everything on hand except the peppers.
    I didn’t cover it with foil.

  4. Sarah says:

    5 stars
    I make this a couple of times a month and my family loves it! I’be made it with ham and sausage as well and it’s still delicious!

  5. Traci York says:

    5 stars
    The best breakfast casserole ever! This is now my family’s favorite!

  6. Judith Phillips says:

    5 stars
    This is wonderful to fix the night before and cook the next morning

  7. Carrie says:

    I usually freeze this after it’s cooked. Thanks!

  8. Tina Starnes says:

    Do you cook this before you freeze it??

  9. Carrie says:

    Yes, that’ll work!

  10. jessica says:

    could i substitute cut up potatoes instead of hash browns?

  11. Sondra Creed says:

    5 stars
    This was a great recipe for our Christmas weekend. Better the second day when we reheated it. Yummy!!!! Thank You Carrie!

  12. Carrie says:

    I would say about 6 people.

  13. Sandra Muhlenberg says:

    how many can it feed?

  14. Carrie says:

    Great idea!

  15. Annette Walker says:

    You know you can cut your work way down on this recipe by cutting the bacon up with scissors first, and then frying. It just makes it so much easier.

  16. Tiffany says:

    What a great recipe for x-mas morning. Make ahead the night before. Pop in oven whiles kids open gifts. Then have breakfast! Fantastic!!!

  17. Jill says:

    would this freeze nicely?