Bagel Breakfast Casserole:
I love breakfast, but let’s be honest sometimes it’s just a pain to put something nice together for family. When I have a special occasion and I know that I’m going to be having people over or I need to feed my family something nice I make a Strata. A Strata is easy to make. You put it together the day before, refrigerate, and then bake the next day. Perfect for holidays, game days, and any day! I make several different types and I just tried a new take on the Strata. The breakfast casserole. If you like bagels, bacon, eggs and cheese you’ll love it!
It all starts with your bread base. I used 4 everything bagels. My husband picked up some nice fresh ones from the bakery in town. Basically, you can use any type of bagel you’d like. I think I might use just onion bagels next time! I love the onion bagel! You just toast them and cut them up into chunks. In a typical Strata you would any type of bread.
Once you have the bagel covering the bottom of the casserole dish you pour all of your ingredients (That you have mixed separately.) on top. That’s it! Cover with foil or plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator till the next morning. First thing I do when I wake up is preheat the oven, make myself a coffee, and then I place my Strata/breakfast casserole in the oven. Cook for 45 – 55 minutes and serve! Once it’s been cooked you can save any leftovers in the fridge for a couple of days. That lets you also have a quick breakfast without waiting for an hour. It tastes great reheated. If the bread is completely covering the bottom you can pick it up and bite right in without even using any utensils. (That’s what I do when I want to grab and go.)
- 4 Everything Bagels, toasted and chopped
- 6 Large Eggs
- 2 Cups Milk
- 4Oz Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
- 4 Pieces of cooked bacon, chopped, or crumbled
- 4 Green Onions sliced
- Spray cooking spray on bottom of 2.5 quart casserole dish.
- Whisk together eggs and the other ingredients in a large bowl.
- Add salt and pepper to your taste.
- Pour mixture over bagels making sure to press down and cover most of the bagels.
- Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Uncover dish and cook until eggs are set. About 45-55 minutes.
- Let cool about 10 minutes before serving.
Do you have a favorite make ahead breakfast?
Heather Lawrence says
Pinning this for Easter morning!
This looks delicious, can’t wait to make it.
I love having a recipe that is make ahead. There are morning when I am not sure how everything will get done, so a breakfast like this is perfect.
Paula Atwell says
Well, I have to admit that I would have never thought to do this with bagels. They are always paired with cream cheese and lox in my mind. But it looks like a great recipe so will have to keep it in mind if I ever have leftover bagels.
Mama to 6 Blessings says
What a unique idea. I bet my family would enjoy this.
I’ve never made a breakfast casserole with bagels before! I bet it’s delicious!
This looks so delicious! The perfect Sunday morning brunch. We love bagels in our house.
This is so interesting! Never thought of doing a breakfast caserole.
You had me at bagels! This girl will eat anything with bagels in the recipe! Yum!
robin masshole mommy says
I am all over this. I never seem to have time to make a big breakfast in the mornings, but I love that that I can make this ahead of time.
Ashley Mullins says
Everything bagels are EVERYTHING!!! So this looks delicious. I’ll be bookmarking this recipe!
Ashley S says
Oh yum! This looks and sounds so delicious. Yummy 🙂
I love make-ahead meals. I am working on make-ahead breakfast’s right now. I can’t wait to try this one out.
Rebecca Bryant says
This just may become my new favorite. I like a good casserole breakfast or otherwise.
Dawn Nieves says
Oh my yum!! This looks and sounds amazing. Plus it’s make ahead so I’m already sold on that. I can’t wait to try this!
Stephanie Jeannot says
What a delicious looking dish. I could see myself enjoying this because it has ingredients that I really like. Yummy!
carissa garabedian says
I have not tried anything like this, but , I think it will be EZ to make and have on hand, This looks super easy and fun. Making ahead will be such a god use of time!
Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy says
I am ALL about make ahead breakfasts. Makes for easier mornings, especially one busy weekdays.
It is always nice to have a make ahead breakfast recipe in your back pocket for when visitors come. I am obsessed with overnight oatmeal currently!
I have a recipe on my blog for ham and egg cups, which are good warm or cold, but I love stratas too. I have never heard of a bagel strata and wouldn’t expect the bagel to work well, but you convinced me! We always have bagels when the kids are home from college, so this is going to happen — soon!
I love that this recipe can be made ahead! It looks so delicious
Rebecca Bryant says
Oh wow that looks delicious. I love that it can be made ahead of time and just cook when ready.
Looks yummy and simple! Definitely going to be trying this!
What an interesting twist on the make ahead breakfast casserole! It looks yummy.
My grandchildren would really love this Bagel Breakfast Casserole.
A Bagel Breakfast Casserole would be great for my grandchildren to eat.
I have amazing nieces and nephews that would enjoy these Bagel Breakfast Casseroles
This Bagel Breakfast Casserole would be just the right thing for my grandchildren to have.
A fabulous Bagel Breakfast Casserole is what my nieces and nephews need for breakfast.
A Bagel Breakfast Casserole would be cool for my many children to have in the morning.
This looks AND sounds amazing! I have not doubt my two grown boys would gobble this up all by themselves. I can’t wait to make it for them soon!
I have never heard of this recipe before but it sounds amazing and one I will try thanks for sharing.
Laurie Emerson says
This looks so delicious! Thank you so much for sharing it.
Ronald Oliver says
Thanks for sharing this recipe! We are going to give this a try! Yum!! 🙂
Darcy Koch says
This sure is a different recipe. If you like bagels, you will probably like this. Sounds easy to make. It also will probably fill you up pretty good.
I love recipes like this one that I can make ahead of time and this one looks like one the family will love.
Julie Waldron says
I like to make a nice little breakfast for Christmas morning, this would be great. It would also be good for Easter brunch at my in-laws. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
This looks really great! Thank you! 🙂
Margaret S Porter says
We love Everything bagels! I think I will make this on Christmas morning
Nancy Loring says
This would be perfect for our next “brupper” which is what my family calls it when we have breakfast for dinner.
That looks delicious, I can’t wait to try it.
I love make ahead meals! Sometimes mornings are so crazy this is the only way we get to eat.
June S. says
(Bagel Breakfast Casserole: A Make Ahead Recipe) I sure do love bagels, so this recipe would be a great one to make for my husband and I on the weekends. It sounds fairly easy to make too. (love that)
Antoinette M says
Great recipe. My family would love this!
yona williams says
i haven’t had anything like this before, but it sounds good. It’s a nice way to use bagels in a different way for breakfast.
Always on the look out for easy breakfast meals. I’ve never seen a casserole with bagels in it, so I need to try this for the weekend! Thanks.
This looks so delicious i should try making this recipe one day
Tina F says
This sounds amazing. I can’t wait to make it for my family.
Antoinette M says
Looks delicious. I love the recipe!
Tina F says
I love meals that you can make ahead of time. I am always looking for time-saving delicious recipes. yum.
Brittany Carter says
This sounds great and love that you can make it ahead of time ??
This looks so yummy I love bacon