Cheesy Bacon & Egg Casserole

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Cheesy Bacon & Egg Casserole
Cheesy Bacon & Egg Casserole

Yield: 12 servings


8 slices bacon
1 med. onion chopped, (1 cup)
1 8-oz loaf Italian bread, cubed
2 C shredded cheddar cheese
1 C shredded mozzarella cheese
1 C cottage cheese
5 eggs
1½ C milk
(If preparing the night before: ½ C additional milk)
2 tsp ground mustard
1tsp ground black pepper
½ tsp ground nutmeg


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Drain, crumble and set aside. Remove all but 2 Tbsp drippings from skillet.
  2. Add onion to skillet; cook and stir 3 min or until softened.
  3. Spread ½ bread cubes in 13 X 9-inch baking dish. Layer with ½ each of the onion, bacon, cheddar and mozarella cheeses. Spread evenly with cottage cheese. Top with remaining bread cubes, onion, bacon, cheddar and mozzarella.
  4. Beat eggs in medium bowl. Add milk, mustard, pepper, and nutmeg; mix well. Gradually pour over other ingredients in baking dish. Press bread cubes lightly into egg mixture until completely covered. Let stand 10 min.
  5. Bake 40-50 min. or until center is set and top is golden brown