Mrs. Allen's Brunch Bake Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Mrs. Allen's Brunch Bake Recipe
  • READY IN 9+ hrs

Mrs. Allen's Brunch Bake

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"Both sides of our family, in-laws and all, eat this Christmas morning. Mrs. Allen gave this recipe to my parents as a wedding gift, as with all my mom's and my dad's brothers and sisters. It is a true family recipe. This recipe is fantastic because you can prepare the night before, then put it in the oven while, say, opening gifts. No work required the day of."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr
  • READY IN

    9 hrs 15 mins

Directions

  1. Place bacon in a skillet over medium high heat, and cook until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside.
  2. Spread 1 side of each bread slice with about 1 teaspoon butter. Arrange 1/2 the slices buttered side down in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Layer with the crumbled bacon, 1/2 the Cheddar cheese, and 1/2 the Monterey Jack cheese. Arrange remaining bread slices over the cheese, buttered sides up. In a small bowl, mix the eggs and milk, and pour evenly over bread slices. Top with remaining cheese. Cover, and refrigerate 8 hours, or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Bake the chilled Brunch Bake 1 hour, or until cheese is bubbly and eggs are set.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 27, 2007

I made this casserole for a large brunch this morning. Since I made the recipe x4, I added extra eggs and less milk. I also put mushrooms, onions and green peppers between the two layers. It was a hit! Everyone enjoyed it and it was very fluffy and delicious. I would suggest spraying the pan with non-stick cooking spray, as it did stick a little. Also, I cooked it 1/2 hour longer, due to the larger pan and multiplied recipe. Thanks for a nice breakfast dish!

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 13, 2006

it's good but next time i would use more bacon

 

12 Ratings

Dec 24, 2006

Delicious. Very easy to make and came out wonderful. I made a smaller version with just one layer of bread since it's just me and my boyfriend...Add green peppers and mushrooms and I was in heaven!

 
Apr 13, 2009

I make this for brunch every Christmas and now I'm making it for an Easter brunch. I spice it up with green onions, red and green pepper and sometimes I even add mushrooms. Decreasing the milk and adding eggs work great. I even add hashbrowns and extra cheese if I have more people to feed. We like it extra creamy by using cream instead of milk.

 
Dec 26, 2005

This is a real simple breakfast that will please most anyone. If you want some extra spice add a little chopped ortega canned chilles to the mix.

 
Apr 24, 2011

Yum Yum Yum, did I mention it was Yum? Thanks for a wonderful dish.

 
Oct 14, 2010

ummm yea WOW. So good, doesn't seem legal.

 
Aug 05, 2007

bleh...this was actually kind of gross. Maybe I used the wrong bread (orowheat wheat bread), but there was too much of a soggy wheat bread taste to it. I won't make this again.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 334 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.2 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 193 mg
  • 64%
  • Fat
  • 21.7 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 18.2 g
  • 36%
  • Sodium
  • 594 mg
  • 24%

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

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