This recipe is a life saver! If you are having overnight company and want to have something special for breakfast for them…and you do not want to be cooking in the kitchen the whole time…this is the recipe for you. This is also good on Christmas Morning…anytime you want to serve something really good, but don’t want to take a lot of time.
When I make this, I also make Banana Nut Bread. (Recipe is in the catagory “Breads”)I like to also set out fresh fruit like grapes…plus I make the Fruit Pizza recipe listed in my catagory main meals. I have a large acrylic ice bowl (which holds lots of cubed ice) and I place red and green grapes over the ice. It makes for a pretty presentation. Everything can be made ahead of time making the cook stress free!
- 7 slices white bread (or you can use whole wheat)
- 3/4 cup of grated long horn cheese
- 8 eggs
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 1/2 cups milk
- 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
- dash of cayenne
- 1 4.5 ounce of green chiles (optional, but they make this casserole oh-so-good)
- meat of your choice...cubed ham, pork sausage or crumbled bacon.
- Preheat oven to 325 F.
- In large skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink. If using cubed ham, lightly brown in skillet. If using crisp bacon, crumble into a bowl. If using chorizo, cook like you would sausage. (do not overcook)
- In large mixing bowl, combine eggs, milk, mustard, and green chiles and salt; stir well.
- Trim crusts off of bread and butter one side.
- Cut into cubes and scatter in the bottom of a 9 X 13 glass baking dish that has been sprayed with Pam
- Pour evenly over cubed bread
- Top with grated cheese and cover with aluminum foil
- Place casserole in fridge overnight
- The next morning, uncover the casserole and bake in preheated 325 degree oven for 55-60 minutes, or until eggs are set. (Depending on oven temp, the casserole could take another 10-15 minutes)
- Tent with foil if top begins to brown too quickly.
- You may choose one breakfast meat or portions of all three. Chorizo (Spanish Sausage) is also good to add.