Don’t you just love super simple recipes? Especially when they’re a crowd pleaser? This is one of those recipes. It is the perfect breakfast casserole to make when you have guests staying over. You throw the casserole together in few short minutes before heading to bed for the night. I think it’s fun to make it a group activity. Ask your kids or guests help chop ingredients. Then, after sitting in the fridge all night, you pop the casserole into a preheated oven. An hour later, you’re sipping coffee and enjoying breakfast for a crowd with no-fuss.
Aside from being a quick and easy recipe, it’s also super-adaptable to whatever you have on hand and whatever your family prefers. I had a couple bell peppers sitting on the counter so I chopped them up and threw them in. Prefer bacon? Use that instead of sausage. Or leave the meat out completely. Have kids who aren’t a fan of veggies? Leave those out or use something they will eat. You can customize this recipe however you’d like.
Be sure to use stale bread in this recipe. If you don’t have any, cut your bread into cubes and let it set out on the counter, uncovered, for the day. If it still hasn’t gotten stale, you can throw it in the oven at a really low temperature for about 30 minutes. The reason you want stale bread is so that it can soak up all of the egg/milk mixture overnight. I used the rest of a day old baguette and it worked perfectly!
I served this to some family and friends a couple weekends ago. Everyone went back for seconds. I enjoy eating eggs in the morning since they don’t sit heavy like some breakfast dishes can (I’m looking at you, waffles!). This recipes really is a great start to any day.