Easy Egg Bake Recipe: Charleston Breakfast Casserole

Easy Egg Bake Recipe - Charleston Egg Bake

One thing you may not know about me:  If I make fun of you, you should consider it a compliment.  That’s how I show affection. If I bake for you, you’re a true friend.  Since I know that to be true about myself, I must really like the guys (former neighbors) for whom I made this .  When they lived next door, they were both the targets of some of my jabs and guinea pigs for my test-.  Yesterday they were back, so I could dish up more food and (not-too-mean) insults.  It was great.

This Easy Recipe is a variation of a Charleston Breakfast Casserole recipe I found online.  However,  I added sausage and extra cheese to the mix (because two meats are always better than one).   I love how the croutons add extra flavor and make it even easier to assemble.   No drying or cutting bread is required – it’s already done!

Since my friends asked for a to-go box, I think it’s safe to say they liked it too.   Even the dogs (my dog Penny, and their dog Moe) were sitting under the table hoping some scraps were dropped to the floor.

Easy Egg Bake Recipe:  Charleston Breakfast Casserole

  • 12 slices bacon
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 lb. pork sausage
  • One 5-oz. bag croutons
  • 1/4 C. butter, melted
  • 8 eggs
  • 1 2/3 C. milk
  • 3 C. grated sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 tsp. prepared mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

In a skillet, cook your bacon and set aside.  When cool enough, crumble into small pieces.  Brown the sausage and red pepper.  Drain, and add the crumbled bacon bits.

Grease a 9×13 pan or baking dish.  Spread the croutons in an even layer on the bottom.  Drizzle with melted butter.  Top with 2 cups of the Cheddar cheese.

Meanwhile, add eggs, milk, mustard in a medium bowl and beat until well-combined. Pour on top. Sprinkle the drained sausage, bacon and peppers on top. Add the remaining Cheddar as the top layer.

Preheat oven to 325.  Bake for 40 minutes covered, 5 minutes uncovered.  Allow to sit 5-10 minutes before cutting.

I assembled this the night before and popped it in the oven the next morning.  It’s a great make-ahead recipe and would be great for your holiday meals.

Looking for more inspiration?  Check out my Breakfast Board on Pinterest.
Easy Egg Bake Recipe - Charleston Breakfast Casserole


    • Kimberly Danger says

      This was my favorite blog comment of the week, Mr. Hungry Man. Since you’re always so HUNGRY and I like cooking for those who appreciate my food, we make a good team! 🙂

  1. paul knutson says

    Mommy Savers Kim is a top cook if not the best cook in North Mankato MN. She even cooks LUTEFISK for her husband and Norwegian friends. One of her friends (79 years old) is the HUNGRY MAN. He has never had a bad cooking or baking from her kitchen. By her Duck Commander friends she is known at MISS KIM. Need I say more?

    • Kimberly Danger says

      Paul, Are you trying to sweet-talk me before the big Norwegian feast tomorrow? If you are, it’s working! 🙂

  2. paul knutson says

    Mommy Savers is able to prepare both a Norwegian Feast (lutefisk) and a German Feast (whatever they eat). Contact Miss Kim if you want a recipe that is easy to cook and delicious to eat. I am never the HUNGRY MAN after one of her meals.


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