Bacon, Potato, and Egg Casserole

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Bacon Potato, and Egg Casserole – this easy breakfast casserole is packed with bacon, potatoes, and cheese! It can be prepared ahead of time and is a real crowd pleaser!

Bacon, Potato, and Egg Casserole Recipe

This post is sponsored by Wright Brand Bacon, but our opinions are our own.

Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole

Christmas morning isn’t Christmas morning unless I am eating one of my dad’s famous homemade cinnamon rolls. They are a family tradition. Josh loves my dad’s cinnamon rolls, everyone does, but Christmas morning for Josh means BACON! Josh loves bacon and insists on making his favorite breakfast casserole: my Bacon, Potato, and Egg Casserole every Christmas. I don’t mind because he does all of the work and there is always room for another tradition, especially a food tradition. The more the merrier on Christmas!


Bacon, Potato, and Egg Casserole Recipe

Breakfast Casserole with Bacon

The “B” in Breakfast Casserole is for…Bacon!

This is the perfect egg casserole for Christmas morning because it is easy to make, feeds a crowd, and everyone loves it! And, it has bacon. Loads of it. Our boys’ eyes light up like the lights on our Christmas tree when they hear the word bacon:)

This easy breakfast casserole is filled with Wright Brand Naturally Smoked Applewood Bacon, cheddar cheese, and potatoes. Josh also adds onion, red pepper, and garlic for flavor.

Josh loves using Wright Brand Bacon because it is hand selected, hand trimmed, and hand smoked. Every slice is thick and hearty. He puts bacon in the egg casserole AND on top. Bacon lovers rejoice! 🙂

Easy Breakfast Casserole Recipe with Potato, Egg and Bacon

An Easy Make-ahead Breakfast Casserole

This egg casserole can be prepared in advance, which makes it perfect for Christmas morning. You can prepare the night before and bake in the morning or you can bake and reheat in the morning. And just an FYI, this Bacon, Potato, and Egg Casserole also makes a great dinner, especially on busy weeknights. My boys love this breakfast casserole ANY time of the day!

Make this easy Bacon, Potato, and Egg Casserole part of your holiday celebration this year and for years to come!

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Bacon, Potato, and Egg Casserole

This easy breakfast casserole is packed with bacon, potatoes, and cheese! It can be prepared ahead of time and is a real crowd pleaser!
4.64 from 49 votes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
50 minutes
Total Time
1 hour 5 minutes
Cuisine
American
Servings
10

Ingredients

  • 1 lb bacon, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper seeds removed and diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 12 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 cups frozen diced potatoes you don't have to thaw or cook the potatoes
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 green onions chopped

Instructions

  1. Heat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cook until it is a nice crispy brown. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel lined plate. Roughly chop the bacon and set aside.
  3. Add the onion and red pepper to the skillet and cook over medium heat until tender. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the eggs and whisk in the milk. Stir in the cooked vegetables, potatoes, and 1 cup of the shredded cheese. Set 3/4 cup of bacon aside and stir in the rest. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and top remaining cheese and green onions. Bake for 20 minutes so the eggs start to set up. Carefully add the remaining bacon to the top of the casserole. Bake for an additional 20 minutes or until the eggs are firm and the top is slightly golden brown. Let stand for 10 minutes. Cut into squares and serve warm.
  6. Note: This casserole can be made in advance. Pour the mixture in the pan and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Bake when ready to eat. You can also reheat the casserole.
Nutrition Facts
Bacon, Potato, and Egg Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 252 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 224mg75%
Sodium 604mg25%
Potassium 362mg10%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 950IU19%
Vitamin C 21.9mg27%
Calcium 232mg23%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords

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Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Just made a vegetarian version of this and it was fantastic!!! We swapped the bacon for 3 hot Italian bayond sausage and I think this substitute would fool even the biggest meat eater.

    I cooked the sausage till it was lightly brown and crisp prior to putting the bake. And did not too the bake with any, but just mixed it in.

    We did cook the bake 30 minutes more than suggested.

  2. 5 stars
    So delicious! But the prep definitely takes longer than 15 minutes. Next time I’ll try frozen bell pepper and onions to reduce some of the prep.

  3. My family and I prepped this dish the night before and had it for Easter Sunday. This was simply delicious, energizing, light on the fork but heavy in your stomach. This casserole is a great way to use up your stash of eggs

  4. 5 stars
    Maria, Thank you so much!! I made this today for Easter brunch and was a huge hit!! It was delicious. Will definitely make again.

  5. 5 stars
    We had this for Easter, and everyone in my family enjoyed it…even my very picky kids. I did substitute hash browns for the diced potatoes, and baked the casserole for an extra 30 minutes as other reviewers suggested. It was delicious!

    1. You can boil them a little or cook them in the microwave a little so they soften up and don’t take so long to cook in the oven.

  6. 4 stars
    Made the casserole exactly as directions call for and it came out great. I cooked it the 20 minutes and added the bacon and cooked another 20 minutes and it was cook perfectly. I did not need to add extra time as other suggested.

  7. 5 stars
    This was delicious! I made it for Mother’s Day brunch today (since pandemic lockdown didn’t allow us to go out for brunch this year) and everyone loved it. It’s a bit like a quiche without the crust!

    Slight tweaks I made:

    Used frozen hash browns, and ended up combining them in the skillet with the onion and bell pepper for a few minutes (mostly because some were frozen in larger chunks and I didn’t want them to go into the casserole that way).

    Ended up just dividing the bacon in half, pouring half into the first mixture and half on top after setting the eggs.

    As other reviewers have noted, it took longer to bake for me (and I have a very new oven). I cooked it for 25 minutes, then checked and it still wasn’t really “set” but was very liquidy in the center, so I cooked it for another 5 — then topped it with the second half of the bacon. Cooked for another 25 minutes (I think? Maybe 30 — I was checking at 10-min intervals to make sure I didn’t overcook) and it came out AMAZING. Light and fluffy but with plenty of substance.

    A definite do-again recipe! I can see this becoming a yearly Christmas/Easter tradition, as easy as it was to make and as delicious as it turned out. Thanks!!

  8. I only had half used 1/2 lb of bacon called for and fresh potatoes and chives and baked it for 40 minutes and turned out great. Thanks for a recipe I can use often.

  9. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious! 5 of us almost ate the entire casserole for brunch! Used 1-1/2# of bacon and still could have used more! Also used fresh red potatoes, 1 yellow pepper and 1 green pepper. Served with sliced avocados, fresh fruit, cinnamon toast and oj…so yummy!!! Had to cook an hour but was definitely worth the wait!

  10. 5 stars
    Absolutely loved this recipe! Thank you so much for sharing. I added a little more cheese and some oregano (because I love oregano with eggs). Bake time was just right. I will be making this again.

  11. 5 stars
    This looks like something the whole family will eat. I even have cooked bacon in the fridge. I will be making this tonight. Can’t wait to taste it. Thanks

  12. Hi! Apologies if I missed this, but I saw in the note you can re-bake to reheat. If you bake the night before and then reheat in the morning, for how long and at what temp do you bake to reheat? Would you recommend that, or do you think it will be significantly less tasty that way? Thanks so much!

    1. Of course fresh is best, but you can reheat it. Cover with foil and reheat at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through.

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