This Cheesy Egg Bake is a keeper for your recipe box! I love filling meals that pack lots of yummy flavors into one dish. I’ve modified this recipe of my mom’s over the years for my personal taste, but you can substitute in and out all of your favorite breakfast veggies and meats. The recipe calls for flour, though I have omitted the flour successfully for a grain-free breakfast! The real star of this dish is the massive amounts of cheese that layer the top and bottom of the bake and cook up into melted cheese heaven. The recipe feeds about 12 people, so it’s a good one for large family gatherings, a brunch, or Easter breakfast!
Start by dicing your favorite omelet add-ins like tomato, basil, onions, and chives. Brown breakfast sausage or use bacon or ham. Shred a ton of cheese and then layer it all in a large glass baking dish (or divide between two pie plates), beginning and ending with cheese.
Then pour in an egg mixture and bake!
- 1 pound of ground pork sausage - browned
- ½ c. finely diced white onion, sauteed in butter until translucent
- ⅓ c. chives
- 2 Roma tomatoes, diced with seeds removed
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. pepper
- ½ c. flour
- 12 eggs
- 2 c. milk
- ⅓ c. fresh herbs, chopped - parsley, basil
- 4-6 c. shredded cheeses - jack and cheddar
- Cook ground pork sausage, drain fat, and set aside.
- Saute onions in 1 Tbs. butter over medium heat until translucent. Add to sausage.
- Mix all shredded cheeses and divide in half. Layer one half of cheese on the bottom of a 9x13 glass baking dish or divide between two deep pie plates.
- Combine sausage, onions, chives, tomatoes, and any other desired vegetables.
- Spread meats and veggies over the cheese in baking dish.
- Top with the remaining cheese.
- In a large bowl, whisk eggs well.
- Add milk, salt, pepper, and flour to eggs and whisk until combined.
- Add herbs into egg mixture.
- Pour egg and herb mixture over the other ingredients in the baking dish(es).
- Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until the top is puffy and beginning to brown and a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
This recipe can also be prepped ahead of time by shredding the cheese, dicing all the veggies, and pre-cooking the meat and onions. AND…if you want to make up this big dish with just a few people in the house, I have also sliced up the leftovers, popped them into individual baggies, and frozen them for later. 1-2 minutes in the microwave and you have a well-rounded breakfast on a busy morning!