Sunday, December 27, 2009

Bagel & Cheese Bake

Going back to our Thanksgiving meals [again], here is a recipe I tried for the first time for breakfast while our out-of-town guests were here. It was a total success, and something we're thinking of doing again when we host Buppy's family for our make-up-Christmas-and-oldest tike's-birthday brunch on Jan. 3rd. I've never had the opportunity to host a breakfast or brunch before, but am much looking forward to it. I really love breakfast foods for dinner, but they're not something I can ever make for company; it just never seems appropriate. I'm not sure exactly what'll be on the menu for our Christmas brunch on the 3rd, but it's gonna be yummy!

This recipe is something you can really play with and add whatever kind of meat [sausage, bacon, ham --- or go meatless!], cheese or bagel you have on hand. I modified the recipe slightly and it was great. Buppy's father really seemed to enjoy! I also love the fact that I can make this the night before and let Buppy bake it in the morning [more sleepy time for me!] Hmmmm . . . now I just have to figure out what ingredients I want to use next weekend.

Bagel & Cheese Bake
Adapted from

1/2 lb. bacon, diced
1/2 c. chopped onion
3 everything bagels
1 c. shredded Swiss cheese
12 eggs, beaten
2 c. milk
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese

Cook the bacon and onion in a large, deep skillet over med.-high heat until evenly brown. Drain and set aside. Slice each bagel into 4 thin slices. Arrange 6 bagel slices in the bottom of a lightly greased 9x13 baking dish. Cover with the bacon and onion mixture, followed by the Swiss cheese. Top with remaining bagel slices. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, milk and pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the bagel layers. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Preheat the oven to 400F; uncover the chilled bagel dish and bake in the preheated oven 25-30 minutes or until eggs are firm. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and serve warm. Yield: 12 servings.


Update: I'm linking this to Life as Mom’s Ultimate Recipe Swap for this week's egg dish edition [March 18, 2010]. This is a fantastic egg dish, but for even more ideas, visit her site!

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