What is it about the breakfast casserole that is just so appealing? Is it the ease and freedom it gives us in the morning because we’ve put it together the night before? Or is it the idea of waking up to a warm, comforting and cheesy breakfast that propels us to make these up on Saturday night?
I suspect it’s a little of both. But, really, it’s nice to have a breakfast you can just pop in the oven. The leftovers are also fantastic, so don’t be afraid to make this even if you are not serving a crowd.
Using onion bagels really enhances the flavor and eliminates the use of a boatload of onions, which we see in lots of breakfast casserole recipes. This is also means you don’t have to chop all of those onions…score for us!
It’s really important to dry out your bagels…at least 24 hours on the counter. You’ll end up with mush if you try to hurry this step. You can also dry them out in the oven if you need to speed up the process. Just make sure they are very stale.
This is how the casserole looks after sitting in the fridge overnight and soaking up the egg mixture, before adding the extra cheese on top.
It’s really hard not to indulge in second helpings…
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