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brunch eggs

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Debra Schweikert
Springfield, VA

The cayenne and dry mustard add some spice to this dish. Adjust to suit your taste. You can also serve this with a side of salsa. I have also made it with low-fat options (egg beaters, low-fat milk, fat-free half and half), and all have turned out well. This needs to sit in the fridge overnight (which is why the prep time looks so long!).

Blue Ribbon Recipe

These brunch eggs are a wonderful make-ahead breakfast option. It's filled with cheese, green chiles, and Canadian bacon. Canadian bacon has a similar taste to ham and lightens up the casserole. Slices of bread soak up the egg custard and make this a hearty breakfast. Because of the bread, the texture of these brunch eggs is a little more dense than a traditional breakfast casserole.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 8 Hr 50 Min
cook time 55 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For brunch eggs

  • 8 slice
    firm white or whole wheat bread
  • 1/2 c
    softened butter
  • 8 oz
    grated cheddar cheese
  • 8 slice
    Canadian bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 can
    chopped green chilies (4 oz)
  • 6 lg
  • 2 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    half and half
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3/4 tsp
    cayenne, more or less to taste
  • 3/4 tsp
    dry mustard, more or less to taste
  • 3/4 tsp
    onion powder, more or less to taste

How To Make brunch eggs

  • Butter bread slices.
    Use the softened butter to butter the bread on both sides.
  • Cubed pieces of buttered bread in a baking dish.
    Cut the buttered bread into cubes. Add to a 9x13 baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Add cheese, Canadian bacon, and green chiles to the baking dish.
    Sprinkle the cheese, Canadian bacon, and chiles evenly over the bread cubes.
  • Beat eggs, milk, half and half, and seasonings.
    Beat the eggs, milk, half and half, and spices in a bowl.
  • Pour egg mixture into the baking dish.
    Pour egg mixture over the dish.
  • Cover the baking dish and refrigerate.
    Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
    Thirty minutes before you are ready to bake, take the dish out of the fridge. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Bake the Brunch Eggs.
    Bake uncovered for 45 - 55 minutes.