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Video:Breakfast Casserole

with Rachel Edelman

Start your day off with a yummy breakfast casserole! Learn how to layer the different types of ingredients and cook this classic breakfast dish.See Transcript

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Transcript:Breakfast Casserole

Hi, I'm Rachel Edelman for About.com Food. Today I'm going to show you how to make a breakfast casserole and talk about the different ingredients that you can include.

Breakfast Casserole Ingredients

You will need:
  • 5 slices of bread
  • 12 ounces of turkey bacon
  • 1/2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 by 13 pan.

Layer Breakfast Casserole Crust

The bottom layer of the casserole will be its crust. Bread is often used as the crust, but you can also use hash browns or shredded potatoes as well. I'm putting down almost 5 slices of bread to cover the pan.

Add Breakfast Meat and Veggies

For the next layer, use your favorite breakfast meat. This can be bacon, sausage or ham. Today I'm using 12 ounces of turkey bacon as a healthier substitute. After you fry it, lay it on paper towels to dry and cool. Crumble it over the bread pieces. If you want to add any vegetables, such as cooked broccoli, cooked drained spinach, or sautéed onions, layer it with the meat.

Sprinkle on Cheese

Next comes the cheese. Sprinkle your favorite shredded cheese over the meat. I'm using about 1 1/2 cups of cheddar.

Prepare Egg Mixture

In a bowl, beat 6 eggs. If you like, you can substitute 3 of the eggs for 6 egg whites. Whisk in 2 cups of milk and 1 tablespoon of mustard. You can also add salt and pepper now, or let individuals add it to their personal servings.

Bake the Breakfast Casserole

Pour the egg mixture over the casserole and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let the casserole sit for 5 -10 minutes before cutting and serving. Enjoy breakfast casseroles for a special family brunch or weekday meal.

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