How to make breakfast casserole recipes for a crowd which are a great choice for many different occasions. These are so easy to prepare the day before and have ready to place in the oven.
If you are searching for how to feed a crowd for breakfast, these recipes are the best. I don’t know who came up with this idea but it is a winner. When I was young, breakfast was a meal that had to be prepared immediately before serving; once cold it wasn’t any good to eat.
Learn how to make easy breakfast casserole recipes which are wonderful on a brunch buffet. They stay warm for a while even without additional heat on the table. Many of these make a complete lunch idea when served with a salad and fruit. This is an economical way to make something special for your family or when cooking for a crowd.
I believe it was sometime in the 1980’s when I noticed easy breakfast casserole recipes becoming so popular. They simply combine all the breakfast ingredients into one dish and bake them in the oven. Milk and eggs become the binding ingredients in these make ahead recipes, holding together the meat, bread, potatoes and any others that you choose.
This is an easy breakfast casserole because it is put together the day before so all you have to do to serve it is place in the oven.
Generously butter four 9 X 13 inch baking pans or casserole dishes.
Arrange bread cubes divided evenly in bottoms of each dish.
Divide cheese evenly in four and sprinkle over bread crumbs.
Beat together eggs, milk, mustard, salt, onion powder and black pepper.
Divide egg mixture evenly in four and pour over cheese in each pan.
Sprinkle egg mixture in each pan with ¼ of the bacon, sliced mushrooms and tomatoes.
Cover each casserole recipe and chill overnight.
Preheat oven to 325F degrees.
Uncover casseroles and bake about 1 hour or until set.
NOTE: If browning too much, make tent with foil and cover.
Cut each pan 3 strips and cut each strip in 3 pieces.
Make 36 generous servings.
The combination of ham and Swiss always make great tasting breakfast casserole recipes. In this ham and Swiss casserole, pay close attention to the salt. If you use ham with a HIGH SALT CONTENT, you may want to omit the salt altogether.
Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Combine and beat together eggs, milk, salt and pepper; set aside.
Combine and mix together potatoes, chopped ham, cheese and onion.
Distribute evenly the potato mixture into 2 greased 12 X 20 X 2 inch deep baking pans.
Divide egg mixture evenly and pour over potato mixture in each pan.
Bake 1 hour.
NOTE: If top gets too brown, cover with foil tent.
Most of the breakfast casserole recipes have fresh eggs in the recipe. In this egg casserole recipe the eggs are hard cooked. Hard cooked eggs can be boiled in advance making this recipe easy to put together.
Melt 2 ¼ cups butter in a large heavy saucepan over medium low heat.
Stir in flour and blend with butter; gradually add milk while stirring.
Add salt, pepper and pimentos; continue stirring until slightly thickened (sauce consistency).
Butter 5 or 6 casserole baking dishes (depending on size).
Place a layer of cracker crumbs on bottom of each dish.
Add a layer of sliced hard boiled eggs in each baking dish, then a layer of cheese, then a layer of sauce.
Continue making equal layers in each baking dish until all ingredients are used.
Last, combine cracker crumbs and 1 ½ pounds melted butter to make topping; distribute evenly on top of each casserole.
Bake about 25 minutes or until bubbly and brown. Serves 30.
Butter casserole baking dishes depending on size (can use three 8 X 12 inch).
Combine hash browns and bread cubes and divide evenly in bottom of each baking pan.
Spread sausage over the hash browns; Spread cheese over the sausage.
Combine and mix eggs, milk, salt, pepper and dry mustard; Divide and pour over the casseroles.
Bake 45 to 60 minutes depending on size of pans or until casseroles are set in center.
Serves 25 to 30 people.