Monday, December 30, 2013

bagel and cream cheese breakfast casserole



Behold this deliciousness.

What are your New Year's plans? Whether you're going out or staying in, one thing you'll need the next morning is a yummy New Year's Day brunch! This breakfast casserole is from the newest Pioneer Woman cookbook, and to say it's delicious is a major understatement. The everything bagels make it incredibly flavorful, and with cream cheese and cheddar... holy cow. Put it together before you head out (or to the couch) for the evening, then roll your bleary-eyed self out of bed in the morning and just pop it in the oven!

You can start that diet after brunch.

Bagel and Cream Cheese Breakfast Casserole (slightly adapted from The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays)
serves 10-12

you'll need:
butter, for greasing the pan
6 everything bagels
8 oz. package of cream cheese
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
8 eggs
2 1/2 cups milk
1 tablespoon chopped chives, plus more for serving
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

Tear the bagels into large chunks and put them in a buttered 13x9 casserole dish. Cut the cream cheese into chunks and distribute them on top of the bagels. Top with cheddar.

In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk, chives, dry mustard, cayenne and salt until combined. Pour it over the top of the bagels and cheese. Cover the dish with foil and refrigerate for at least 4 hours and up to overnight.

When you're ready to bake, keep the dish covered and bake for 45 minutes at 350 degrees F. Remove the foil and bake for another 15-20 minutes, until the top is golden brown. Cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.

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35 comments:

  1. An after brunch diet is the only way to go. Oh how I love EVERYTHING about this - photo included. Happy New Year Marie.

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    1. Thank you so much Jen! Happy 2014 to you and your family! Thanks for your friendship and encouragement!

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  2. I love a good brunch on New Year's Day, too! Pioneer Woman is just awesome so I'm sure this is as good as it looks and sounds. Plus, I trust you. Have a wonderful New Year, my friend!

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    1. PW has yet to fail me! Hope you have a wonderful New Year's! xo

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  3. I'll take a huge scoop of this casserole! Love breakfast casserole and I love that it includes bagels and cream cheese!

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    1. Wish I could send it to ya! With bagels, cream cheese, and cheddar, you can't go wrong! :)

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  4. Was going to make this for our New Years breakfast! Looks sooo good. Loving Ree's new cookbook!

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    1. Ah, my kindred spirit! You're going to LOVE it. Happy New Year to you! xo

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  5. this is a wonderful idea for a breakfast..I love bagel sandwich, this is even better. Happy New Year to you and the family.

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  6. I love casseroles because they're usually super easy to whip up, like this one! This looks so yummy. :)
    Tina at www.tinaschic.com

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  7. This looks divine!! Can't wait to give it a go.. Happy New Year Marie! It's been lovely to connect this year!

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    1. Thank you, Maria!! Have loved getting to know you and your gorgeous, delicious food this year. Happy 2014!

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  8. What a fantastic idea. I never would have thought to have put cream cheese and bagels into a casserole! Looks delicious, I definitely could go a huge slice of this for breakfast, dinner, whenever! Thanks Marie. Hope that you have a blessed and happy start to the new year!

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    1. When I saw this recipe in the cookbook I thought the exact same thing... "How have I never thought of this before?!" :) Happy 2014 to you!!

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  9. This is freaking insanely brilliant! As soon as I saw this I thought, how did I not think of this?! Yummmmmm! Photo is great too! I wish I had some now! Pinned for later!

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    1. Thanks so much, Sophia! Happy New Year!

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  10. WOW Yum!!! I really need to make this tomorrow so that AFTER this I can start the January health craze :) . This looks crazy delicious Marie!!

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  11. Ah, I love PW's recipes! This one looks like a winner too! :)

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    1. You and me both! :) It was delicious!!!

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  12. Happy New Year! What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing :)
    www.prettybitchescancooktoo.com

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    1. Happy New Year to you! Thanks, Tamara!!

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  13. Happy New Year! What a neat idea! Thanks for sharing :)
    www.prettybitchescancooktoo.com

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  14. LOVE this idea! i make a ton of egg dishes but this is so different than anything else i've made!

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    1. Natalie, you should definitely give this one a try - it's delicious!!

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  15. This looks fantastic! I've seen French toast casseroles before, but never a bagel casserole - thanks for sharing!

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  16. I've been working on one recently I've adapted from the Smitten Kitchen book, and I'm totally all over breakfast casseroles now!

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    1. I know just the recipe you're talking about! I haven't tried it, but you've just reminded me that I need to!! :)

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  17. Such a yummy casserole, my whole house agreed! Next time, I will be cutting my cream cheese into smaller chunks so they will melt a little easier, but I will definitely be making this again!

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