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Brunch will be easy, all thanks to this recipe for the nightly breakfast pan. It's a culinary miracle of ham, cheese, and tasty egg custard, baked with an irresistible buttered cornflake topper.
Serve fat slices of breakfast casserole with baked ham stuffed with crumbs, mini quiche, Irish coffee and the best bloody marias for a standout breakfast celebration.
While everyone sleeps soundly, English muffin bread soaks up the herb and egg mix and is more like a stuffed salty French toast. In the morning, the only thing left to do is put it in the oven and make coffee.
Oh, and make the crispy cornflake topping. But that is all. Promise!
Overnight breakfast Casserole ingredients:
Take this list in the store, if you don't already have it.
- English muffin.
- Swiss cheese.
- Cheddar cheese.
- Deli ham.
- Parsley, fresh or dry.
- Dill, fresh or dry.
- Dry mustard
- Salt and pepper.
English Muffin Bread … what is it?
English muffin bread is a bit different than toast and round toasted muffins in narrow, rectangular boxes, but it's just as good. Chances are you've been through this type of bread a million times at the grocery store, but you haven't noticed.
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- English Muffin Bread is made by these brands (and probably others):
- Country home
If you still can't find it, don't despair; any soft, thick textured white sandwich bread will work splendidly.
How to prepare the breakfast casserole overnight:
You need a 9-inch-by-13-inch baking dish to make this recipe as-is, but feel free to go bigger. Fortunately, it is a very forgiving recipe and can take all the improvisation you can give it. Just increase the egg and milk mixture to cover what you are doing.
- To get started, grease or grease the baking sheet with nonstick spray. Then butter one side of the bread slices and place half of them, butter side up, on the baking sheet, tight but not overlapping.
- Then, edge to edge, top the bread with butter with Swiss cheese, then ham, and finally cheddar cheese.
- Then sprinkle with parsley, dill, and dry mustard powder. Then season with salt and pepper.
- To make the egg custard, mix the milk and eggs. You can do it quickly in a blender or by hand. Pour the egg mixture over the top of the saucepan and shake the baking dish a bit to make sure the eggs are evenly distributed.
- Cover the baking dish with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight. So get some sleep!
How to Bake Breakfast Casserole Overnight:
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees. It is lower heat than you think, but those eggs should be gently cooked at first!
- Bake the covered egg casserole for 30 minutes. In the meantime, you can make the crispy cornflake topping.
- Mix together the cornflakes and melted butter. Take out the saucepan and turn the oven on to 350 degrees. Then peel off the foil and spread the buttered cornflakes on top of everything.
- Back to the oven. Bake the uncovered pan for 45 minutes. Take it out and let it sit for 15 minutes before serving, if you can wait that long.
Another inspiration for the overnight breakfast casserole:
Change the bread. Try this recipe with simple butter croissants cut in half. It's a great way to use that great Costco bundle! This recipe is definitely made with bread, but you can use gluten-free bread instead of English muffin bread. Leave a comment if you have tried it!
Overnight at the breakfast casserole with bacon. Slices of precooked bacon instead of ham? I don't care if I do!
Overnight in the breakfast casserole with sausages. Crumbled, precooked sausage or thin slices of breakfast sausage cooked in layers between the bread. Absolutely delicious!
Tater tots. If you're craving a breakfast croissant casserole, skip to Tater Tot Casserole, also known as a hot dish.
Help! I don't have mustard powder! Is there a substitute?
It's okay. Mix one teaspoon of Dijon mustard, soft or whole, with the eggs. You only need a small amount for the tasty kick it gives you.
Brunch will be easy, all thanks to this recipe for the nightly breakfast pan. It's a culinary miracle of ham, cheese, and salted egg cream, baked with an irresistible buttery cornflake topper.
For the saucepan:
- 1 loaf of sliced English muffin
- 1/2 cup butter, softened (1 stick)
- 2 cups grated Swiss cheese
- 6 slices of ham
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon of dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill
- 1 teaspoon dried mustard
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 3 cups milk
- 10 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups of cornflakes
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
To make the casserole:
- Coat a 9-inch by 13-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
- Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread and place half (about 6 slices) face up on a prepared baking sheet. Top with Swiss cheese, ham slices, and cheddar cheese.
- Sprinkle with parsley, dill, mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Top with a second layer of bread, butter side up.
- Combine milk and eggs in a blender and process for 30 seconds (or mix vigorously in large bowl by hand). Pour evenly over the top of the saucepan.
- Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.
To bake the pan:
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Bake the covered saucepan for 30 minutes.
- While the casserole is baking, combine the corn flakes and butter and mix well to combine.
- Remove the saucepan from the oven. Increase the oven temperature to 350 degrees. Remove the foil and extend the coverage. Return to the oven and bake, uncovered, for 45 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes before serving.
Calories :: 452kcal
Casserole breakfast overnight Recipe