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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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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.
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