If you love bacon and eggs then you’re going to love this delicious bacon and egg casserole with tomatoes. This dish is an easy and flavorful breakfast or brunch option for any time of the year and even better it’s a make ahead casserole that can keep in the freezer for another day.
What’s A Casserole?
Casseroles are a type of dish that usually contains two or more ingredients. In this case, the star ingredients are bacon and eggs.
Casseroles are usually baked in one single dish and can include vegetables, cheese or other items. This easy breakfast casserole with bacon is super tasty and one the whole family will love1
Is Egg Casserole With Bacon Healthy?
This particular egg casserole is a healthy and nutritious option. It’s low in calories but full of flavor thanks to the combination of bacon, eggs, tomatoes and herbs.
The bacon adds a nice smoky flavor to the dish and it provides protein as well as fat. It’s an easy breakfast casserole recipe and is super simple to make.
Is This A Breakfast Egg Casserole?
Yes, this is a bacon breakfast egg casserole. It’s perfect for feeding a crowd at a brunch or for making ahead of time so you can pop it in the oven on busy mornings. You can also make it as an alternative to traditional egg dishes like scrambled eggs or omelets.
Why You’ll love This Egg Casserole Recipe
This bacon breakfast casserole dish is a simple one-pan meal that requires minimal effort. The casserole can be made ahead of time and refrigerated or frozen for later. It’s also packed with flavor and the tomatoes add a nice pop of color to the dish.
Bacon Egg Casserole Ingredients
Here are the ingredients needed for bacon and egg casserole:
- 6 Eggs
- ½ cup Cooked Bacon (approx 5 pieces), chopped
- ½ cup Cottage Cheese
- 1 Plum Tomato, seeded & chopped
- ¼ cup Fresh Spinach, chopped
- ¼ cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- ¼ Teaspoon Salt
- Pinch fresh pepper
How To Make Bacon And Egg Casserole
Here is a step by step guide for cooking bacon egg casserole in the oven. I’ve also included instructions for freezing and reheating bacon and egg casserole.
Step One: Combine Ingredients
In a large bowl, beat eggs. Then add cooked bacon, cottage cheese, tomato, spinach, swiss & salt & pepper. Stir until well combined.
Step Two: Pour Mixture Into Dish
Pour the egg mixture into a 9 inch pie plate or prepared baking dish.
Step Three: Cook In The Oven
Preheat oven to 350. Cook for 30-35 minutes until the center is cooked through.
Step Four: Serve Bacon Egg Casserole
Garnish with fresh parsley and serve while warm or cool to room temperature. Enjoy your bacon egg casserole!
Can I Cook Bacon Before Adding To The Casserole?
wondering if you can cook the bacon before adding it to your egg casserole?
Yes, for best results it is recommended that you cook the bacon before adding it to the casserole. This way you’ll have better control over how crispy or soft the bacon pieces will be and they won’t overcook in the oven.
Can I Use Cream Cheese Instead Of Cottage Cheese?
Wondering if you can use cream cheese instead of cottage cheese in your bacon egg casserole?
Yes, you can substitute the cottage cheese with cream cheese in this recipe. This will give the casserole a richer flavor and creamier texture.
However, it is important to note that using full fat cream cheese will add more calories. Just add the cream cheese evenly to the bowl and combine with the egg and other ingredients.
What Other Ingredients Can I Add To Bacon Egg Casserole?
There are plenty of ingredients that can be added to this bacon and egg casserole.. here are a few suggestions to mix it up:
- Sautéed Mushrooms or Peppers
- Diced Bell Pepper
- Sauteéd Green Onions
- Cooked Potatoes
- Chopped Ham
- Shredded Cheese of your choice (cheddar, Monterey jack, pepper jack etc)
- Chopped Spinach
- Cooked sausage or ground beef can also be added to bacon egg casserole for a heartier dish.
Spices To Add To This Egg Casserole Recipe
We use salt and pepper in this recipe but you are free to add other spices such as:
- Onion powder
- Garlic Powder
- Cayenne Pepper
- Chili Powder
- Italian Seasoning or Herbs De Provence
Can You Freeze Egg Casserole?
Yes, you can freeze the casserole before or after baking.
How to Freeze Egg Casserole Before Cooking
If you choose to freeze simply place the pie plate, uncovered in the freezer.
Check after a couple of hours to make sure the eggs have frozen. Then cover with foil or a lid. Once frozen, you can then stack the egg casseroles if you’ve made more than one.
I like to get large rolls of Plastic Wrap, which I use to wrap each individual casserole before freezing. I’d recommend this plastic wrap and refillable plastic dispenser as it makes cutting the wrap super easy!
How To Freeze Cooked Egg Casserole
Once the casserole is cooked, allow it to cool for some time. Once cooled down, wrap the dish tightly with plastic wrap and then with foil. Label the package and freeze it for up to 3 months.
How To Reheat Bacon And Egg Casserole
Remove the frozen casserole to let it thaw in the fridge overnight. The casserole may still be slightly frozen in the center but that’s okay.
When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350. Place in the preheated oven & cook for 35-45 minutes until completely cooked in the center.
How Long Can You Keep Bacon Egg Casserole In The Fridge?
We recommend storing the casserole in the fridge for up to 3 days. To heat, place a portion of the egg casserole in the microwave and cook on high power for 45-60 seconds until heated through.
Make sure not to overcook as this will dry out the casserole. Enjoy your bacon egg casserole!
hope you enjoy this delicious and easy to make breakfast recipe! Happy cooking!