Bacon Cheddar Egg Casserole

**I’m doing a live cooking demo of this recipe on Facebook Live at 11am Pacific time Wednesday, February 1, 2017. If you miss it, here’s a link to the video.

Bacon, cheese, and eggs.

Comfort food that’s hearty, fills you up, and keeps you warm inside, especially when it’s chilly outside.

Bacon Cheddar Egg Casserole - Crisp bacon, melted cheese, and green onions add so much FLAVOR!! Hearty but stays perfectly light thanks to a secret ingredient! EASY and perfect for breakfast, lazy brunches, or breakfast-for-dinner!!

The casserole is perfect for lazy weekend brunches or holiday breakfasts but it’s also great for busy weeknight dinners.

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Are you a fan of breakfast for dinner? I grew up in a house where eggs, pancakes, and waffles were included in our regular dinner rotation.

Bacon Cheddar Egg Casserole - Crisp bacon, melted cheese, and green onions add so much FLAVOR!! Hearty but stays perfectly light thanks to a secret ingredient! EASY and perfect for breakfast, lazy brunches, or breakfast-for-dinner!!

I’ve kept on with the breakfast for dinner tradition for a few reasons. It’s easy, breakfast food is pretty inexpensive, and everyone likes it. A triple win.

The casserole is definitely hearty and loaded with flavor from the melted cheese, crisp bacon, and green onions, but still has enough lightness from a secret ingredient: pancake mix.

Bacon Cheddar Egg Casserole - Crisp bacon, melted cheese, and green onions add so much FLAVOR!! Hearty but stays perfectly light thanks to a secret ingredient! EASY and perfect for breakfast, lazy brunches, or breakfast-for-dinner!!

I used Krusteaz Original Pancake Mix. Their mixes are always reliable and this recipe proves you can use it for more than just pancakes.

Bacon Cheddar Egg Casserole - Crisp bacon, melted cheese, and green onions add so much FLAVOR!! Hearty but stays perfectly light thanks to a secret ingredient! EASY and perfect for breakfast, lazy brunches, or breakfast-for-dinner!!

Bacon Cheddar Egg Casserole

Bacon, cheese, and eggs. Comfort food that’s hearty, fills you up, and keeps you warm inside. The casserole is perfect for lazy weekend brunches or holiday breakfasts but it’s also great for busy weeknight dinners. The casserole is definitely hearty and loaded with flavor from the gooey cheese, crisp bacon, and green onions but is light from the pancake mix.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and divided
  • 1 cup Krusteaz Buttermilk Pancake Mix
  • 1 cup milk, divided
  • 4 large eggs, divided
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (8 ounces), divided
  • about 10 slices bacon, cooked, drained, and diced small, divided (see tip below)
  • about 4 green onions (about 1/3 cup), trimmed and sliced into thin rounds plus more for garnishing if desired
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Spray a 9×9-inch square baking pan or casserole dish with cooking spray and even drizzle with 1/4 cup melted butter; set aside.
  2. To a medium bowl, add the pancake mix, 1/2 cup milk, 1 egg, remaining 1/4 cup melted butter, and whisk until smooth, some tiny lumps are okay. Pour over the melted butter in pan; set aside.
  3. Evenly sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese.
  4. Evenly sprinkle with half the bacon; reserve remainder to sprinkle on top; set aside. Tip – I use one 2.1-ounce package (10 slices) pre-cooked bacon and simply microwave it for about 90 seconds to heat through; much faster than having to fully cook bacon.
  5. Get the FULL RECIPE HERE
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15 comments on “Bacon Cheddar Egg Casserole”

  1. This looks delicious! I am guessing the pancake mix on the bottom forms it’s own layer as everything bakes. It looks so easy too–gotta keep this in mind for my weekend cooking plans as this would be a great cook-once-eat-twice recipe!

    • And knowing you and Jon, you will be able to get a cook once and eat three times situation out of this I’m thinking :) Yes to easy and to the layer the pancake mix forms and it just helps everything stay fluffy!

    • This is an excellent, cheesy good casserole! I haven’t made eggs for dinner in a while and already had most everything. Precooked bacon is the best…less messy and no lingering smell!! I almost doubled the recipe and baked it in a 9×13 so I could freeze some for later. We will be eating at least 3 times from this:)!

  2. enjoyed the live video today and the ease of making your recipe. I’m thinking this is the perfect breakfast this Super Bowl Sunday

  3. hey girl -this looks really tasty!

  4. Now this is something that would get be out of bed. Even on the dreariest winter mornings, which is saying something. Seriously, that bacon and cheese has me head over heels!

  5. enjoyed your live cooking demo of this recipe on face book live and I am already planning this for supper this coming weekend. I did admire the look of your cooking stove/range in your demo. I am looking to replace mine at home and looking for something professional looking kind. Are you able to tell me the brand you used in your demo?

    • Thanks for watching my demo! I bought the range I did because I didn’t have the space for a wall-mounted double oven in this house and wanted one so I got a slide-in double oven. It’s a Samsung. Do I love it? No I don’t ‘love-love’ it compared to a wall-mounted double oven I had in a previous house but it’s good, very good. I got spoiled by a true double oven. The range portion is awesome! Omg it gets so hot, so fast, love love love it! Also have a Samsung 4-door French door style fridge that I bought with the package that I love a ton too!

  6. GAH I missed it live. This week cannot end soon enough. This looks like the BEST breakfast!!

  7. Thanks for showing this delicious recipe. Love the pancake mix idea. You explain it well. 🙂

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