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Charleston Breakfast Casserole Recipe
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Charleston Breakfast Casserole
A crowd-pleasing casserole with bacon, bell peppers, and a cheesy crouton base. See more

Charleston Breakfast Casserole

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"An easy, crowd-pleasing breakfast or brunch idea. Try playing with the ingredients to dress it up or down, depending on your occasion."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  3. Melt butter in the microwave, or in a small pan on the stove over low heat. Spray a 9x12 inch baking dish with vegetable spray. Place croutons in the bottom of the dish, and drizzle with melted butter. Sprinkle with grated Cheddar cheese.
  4. Crack the eggs into a bowl, whisking to break up the yolks. Add milk, peppers, mustard, salt, and pepper, and beat until well-combined. Pour over the croutons and cheese, and sprinkle with crumbled bacon.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to stand 10 minutes before serving.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 24, 2006

I prepared two of these casseroles and used flavored croutons. I prepared one and immediately baked it and the other I let sit over night. The one that sat over night was superior by far! It had a ton more flavor. I also chose to add a little more milk and a few extra eggs to the one I let sit overnight. Also added extra cheese. You can never have enought cheese.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 06, 2012

I made this last month and although it did taste good my husband and I found that it wasn't very filling. By the time you did get full our calorie count was out the wah-zoo. The only difference I made was used turkey bacon instead of regular bacon. My 6 yr old raved about how tasty it was to her, but she's not counting

Nov 16, 2007

Ok, here goes. I love, love, love this, however, my family is trying to eat healthier so I made some changes. First I omitted the butter entirely and used 1 egg plus 1 1/2 cups Egg Beaters. I used half regular cheese and half fat free cheese, fat free croutons and 1/2 C lower sodium, real bacon bits. I prepared it the night before and cooked for about an hour in a 9x13 pan and did not adjust the milk at all. It turned out wonderful (not soggy) and this altered version is so much healthier. I got 8 servings and froze some so I coukd just pull them out of the freezer and reheat in the microwave for a midweek breakfast. They reheated wonderfully in the microwave. Thank you so much!

Dec 09, 2005

I am testing out brunch recipes for the party I am having New Year's Eve and husband and I both agreed that this was very good. I chose this one over the other bacon/sausage casseroles because of the ingredients that I felt would give it more flavor......i.e. the flavored croutons and mustard. What a great touch! I used caesar salad croutons since thats what I had. I halved the recipe, however, since it was just hubby and I and made it in an 8x8 pan. Perfect for half the ingredients, which leads me to agree with another reviewer.....if making the full recipe in a 9x13, you should do 1.5 times the recipe, otherwise it will be a bit flat. At first I thought the bacon was too much, even at 6 slices for halved recipe, but it was perfect! I used red pepper since hubby doesn't like green.......has a very nice presentation and slices up well. Oh I still had to cook the full 40 min. even though I halved the recipe. Very tasty! Thanks for sharing. Unless I find a better one, this will make an appearance at the party.

Jan 02, 2008

This breakfast casserole was fantastic, but I did make just a few changes, based on other reviewers. I replaced the "soggy" croutons with potatoes (I used half a bag of frozen cubed hash browns - nuked for about 1 minute), and since I'm not a big fan of bacon, I used fresh Italian breakfast sausage (out of the casings), which I cooked in a skillet, drained, and crumbled. I used 8 eggs and 2 cups of milk, I only used about 1/3 of a green pepper, and I added a teaspoon of onion powder and 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder. This casserole was SO delicious! I will make it again and again!!

Dec 29, 2005

Need to add two more eggs and 1/4 cup more milk if soaking casserole overnight. Great flavor!

May 09, 2007

Very good- you never know with custard (eggbased) recipes like this how they will turn out- I always worry about them being too gloopy but this was perfect. I did up the eggs and milk a bit and used garlic/cheese croutons as one other reviewer suggested- GREAT IDEA- FYI, I bought way too many croutons because I didn't know if one bag had 3 cups in it- now I know- a 16 oz bag of croutons is just the right amount. I also added chives. Will definitely make again!

Nov 29, 2007

This is very delicious and impressive to serve to guest. I made the smaller 8X8 version. I used 4 eggs and, condensed milk, a dash of cinnamon (sounds weird but it adds something), garlic cheese croutons, and cheese crumbles by Kraft. As another reviewer mentioned, 8X8 still needs 40min cooking time. I served w/ salsa (optional), Toast Corners (from this site) and CranApple Juice w/ fresh raspberries. This is something anyone can do and your guest(s) will rave!


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  • Calories
  • 388 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 168 mg
  • 56%
  • Fat
  • 29.3 g
  • 45%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 19.4 g
  • 39%
  • Sodium
  • 901 mg
  • 36%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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