During the last week of school a mom brought in a breakfast casserole and put it in the teacher's lounge. Food is the way to any teachers heart - especially breakfast during exam week.
I grabbed a piece, took it to back to my classroom and within about 5 minutes I had emailed her thanking her and asking her for the recipe :)
When she replied that it was a Pioneer Woman recipe I countered with, "I should have known". Because aren't all the great recipes from Pioneer Woman??? :)
I made it last week and it was easy to make and super delicious.
Here's what you'll need...
- 6 whole onion rolls
- 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 1/2 stick butter
- 10 whole eggs
- 2 cups milk (I used skim)
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
(the original recipe called for 1 teaspoon of chopped chives and 1 dash cayenne pepper that you mix in with the eggs, but I omitted those because I forgot chives at the grocery store and my kids don't love spicy)
Step 1 - Generously butter a 9x13 baking dish
Step 2 - Tear the onion rolls into pieces and place them in the baking dish. It felt like WAY too much bread when I tore them up, but it ended up being fine in the end.
Step 3 - Sprinkle the shredded cheddar on top of the bread.
Step 4 - I was skeptical about this next step... but trust me... it will be fine. ;) Take the cream cheese and break if off in chunks and place it on top of the bread and cheddar.
Step 5 - Slice the butter up and place the slices all over the top. It's going to see excessive and crazy, but it's all going to work out in the end.
Step 6 - Beat 10 eggs...
... pour in 2 cups of milk and beat some more.
Step 7 - Pour in the dry mustard and mix it in to the eggs and milk.
Step 8 - Pour the egg mixture on top of the ingredients already in the baking dish, making sure to get it all over the casserole.
Step 9 - Cover and refrigerate overnight.
Step 10 - The next morning, bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes (keep it covered).
Step 11 - Remove the foil and continue baking at 350 for 10-15 minutes
My kiddos loved it so much they didn't even question the chunks of cream cheese on top. And DO NOT try to use different bread... the onion rolls are a crucial part... as is the butter. Enjoy, friends!!!