Egg & Bacon McMuffin Casserole Egg Bake

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Bacon and Egg Casserole! This baked egg casserole has all the flavors of the original egg and bacon McMuffin but without all the unwanted ingredients! Perfect for brunches or large family gatherings!McMuffin inspired Egg casserole

McMuffin-Inspired Egg Casserole

I was watching an episode of The Chew a few days ago as I am known to do on occasion (ok ok, I am an addict of the show) and Michael Symon was making an egg casserole with ham sandwiches. The show went to commercial and before I could reach for the Tivo remote to jump ahead to the next segment I saw a McDonald’s breakfast commercial. I sort of sat there for a minute thinking with my thumb on the fast-forward button but not pressing it.  It was a “waiiiiiiiiiiiit a seeeeecccccconnnnnd” moment where I could feel my brain actually connecting the dots one by one until I realized this would make an amazing egg casserole and holy crap why hadn’t I seen this anywhere before??

A quick visit to Pinterest and Google showed one person tried a mcmuffin inspired baked egg casserole a long time ago (did not look so appetizing though) and I started second guessing myself. If this really was going to be delicious surely it would be a hit on Pinterest right? Nope. This egg casserole dish was not even on the radar.
baked egg casserole with bacon in skillet

Sausage McMuffin Egg Casserole is Born

My husband came home and I looked at him and said “Sausage McMuffin egg casserole!” and he said “Awesome! WHERE?!” and excitedly looked into the kitchen. Haha, poor guy. I only wanted his reaction to the idea of my new egg casserole. He offered to make a grocery store run (with kids in tow so I could have some quiet time…this man is a saint, I tell you) and about two hours after the proclamation, we were eating a very late dinner and stuffing our faces with this baked egg casserole recipe and it’s sausage fraternal twin.

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I took a leftover pan with half sausage and half bacon McMuffin baked egg casserole to a friend’s house the following morning and we all enjoyed every last bite of them. Some with maple syrup and some without.

More Egg Casseroles Coming Soon!

Today we will enjoy the Bacon McMuffin Egg Casserole, but coming soon (in a series of Friday posts) to a blog near you is:

  • Sausage McMuffin Egg Casserole
  • Classic Egg McMuffin Egg Casserole
  • 10 tips to the PERFECT Egg McMuffin sandwich
  • Sausage Biscuit Egg Bake (oh man I can not WAIT for this one)
  • McGriddle Sausage Egg Casserole
  • Sausage & Cheese Egg Bagel Bake (this will be tested this weekend and go live assuming deliciousness ensues)

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Until then enjoy this delicious Egg & Bacon McMuffin baked egg casserole! Based on the super delicious Egg & Bacon McMuffin. You know, something like this…Original Egg McMuffin turned into an egg casserole

 but in casserole form. I guess what I am saying is more like this…baked egg casserole with bacon and cheese

How to Make This McMuffin Egg Casserole

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and Spray an 9×9 inch baking pan with canola oil.
  2. Cook bacon until a little browned but not crispy. Remember we are going to bake this in the oven too!
  3. Slice a sliver of the top of the English muffin. Dip both sides of the English muffin in bacon grease (totally optional, or you can use butter if you would like) and cut into 1 inch chunks. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until crispy.
  4. While the English muffins are baking, cut bacon into chunks.
  5. Put chunks of cheddar cheese in the food processor and let it go until you have small crumbles.
  6. Mix the eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a bowl or measuring cup.
  7. Lay the sliced edges of the muffins down first (this makes for a nice crispy bottom) and then add the chunks of english muffins.
  8. Add the egg mixture over the bread chunks and sprinkle on the bacon and cheese.
  9. Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes or until browned. Wait about 5-10 minutes before cutting. Enjoy with maple syrup or even ketchup (don’t judge me!) cooking bacon for egg casserole dish
    How to make an egg casserole - cheese in food processor

 

How to make baked egg casserole - English muffins layer bottom of pan
Layering egg casserole ingredients in casserole dish
baked egg casserole that tastes like an egg McMuffin

 

Recipe

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Egg & Bacon McMuffin Casserole Egg Bake

5 from 10 votes
  • Yield: 9 servings
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Course: Breakfast &amp, Brunch
  • Cuisine: American
  • Author: Dinner, then Dessert
Bring your favorite fast food breakfast sandwich to your brunch table! This Egg & Bacon McMuffin bake has all the flavors of the original but without all the unwanted ingredients! Perfect for brunches or large family gatherings!

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper (black works just as well but will be visible in the bake)
  • 1 pound bacon (I use thick cut, but use whatever your favorite is)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese (I put a half a pound in chunks in my food processor and it gave me perfect little bits)
  • 6 large english muffins (I use Wolferman's , If you use a smaller variety like Thomas, you will need more, Probably 12.

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray an 9x9 inch baking pan with canola oil.
  3. Cook the bacon until a little browned but not crispy. Remember we are going to bake this in the oven too!
  4. Slice a sliver of the top of the english muffin.
  5. Dip both sides of the english muffin in bacon grease (totally optional, or you can use butter if you would like) and cut into 1 inch chunks.
  6. bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until crispy.

  7. While the English muffins are baking, cut bacon into chunks.
  8. Mix the eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a bowl or measuring cup.
  9. Lay the sliced edges of the muffins down first (this makes for a nice crispy bottom) and then add the chunks of english muffins.
  10. Add the egg mixture over the bread chunks and sprinkle on the bacon and cheese.
  11. Bake uncovered for 35-40 minutes or until browned.

  12. Wait about 5-10 minutes before cutting.

  13. Enjoy with maple syrup or even ketchup (don't judge me!)

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Information

Yield: 9 servings, Amount per serving: 475 calories, Calories: 475g, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 174mg, Sodium: 989mg, Potassium: 286mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 515g, Calcium: 281g, Iron: 1.2g

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Keyword: Bacon and Egg Casserole (McMuffin Inspired)
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Dinner then Dessert TIPS As we were eating our way through the entire pan of this egg casserole it occurred to me how to make it slightly more authentic. Take 6 eggs (remember this is 9 servings, and uses a total of 12 eggs) and cook them until slightly (just crack into the pan and mix ever so slightly, but where it is still distinctly egg white and egg yolk separate) cooked but still a bit runny with some butter in a frying pan. Spoon them over the bread cubes but before the bacon and eggs. Then you’ll get the authentic egg white flavor too! Look for this in the instructions in the sausage bake. Oh darn, we have to make it again! Haha.Bring your favorite fast food breakfast sandwich to your brunch table! This Egg & Bacon McMuffin bake has all the flavors of the original but without all the unwanted ingredients! Perfect for brunches or large family gatherings!

Bring your favorite fast food breakfast sandwich to your brunch table! This Egg & Bacon McMuffin bake has all the flavors of the original but without all the unwanted ingredients! Perfect for brunches or large family gatherings!

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Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

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  1. One question regarding the english muffin. Do I bake the sliver or the remaining portion (which has been cut into 1 inch pieces) or both? Thank you for the help.

    1. Sorry for the confusion! First you’re baking just the top slivers and using this as the bottom of your casserole. Once those are done, then you’re adding the chunks of english muffins and assemble the rest of the casserole. Hope this helps. 🙂

    1. I’m doing a 90 day challenge at my gym, so I ate my small portion and eyed the rest of it all through the photo shoot!

    1. Unfortunately for me that flavor is permanently etched into my memory. If I was ever on Kitchen Nightmares in the blind taste test I would totally pick this out, even by smell only!

  2. This looks like a great idea for back to school time. Always in need of new ideas to get the kids off on a good start to their day.

  3. Yum. This is different and looks so delicious. Would save so much time instead of making everyone each one or two. I like this idea!

  4. This casserole bake looks delicious and would be great for a weekend brunch or even a celebratory back to school breakfast. I am looking forward to the upcoming breakfast post series but wish I could be your taste tester!

  5. So…I’m gonna need you to come over and cook this for me, thanks. I can’t turn on the stove without making the smoke alarm go off…so I need a designated cooker. This looks so delicious!!

  6. All the yes. Can a get a pan to go? LOL Thanks for the great breakfast idea. I am trying to find some things that are easy for me to make ahead and then I can warm them up for kiddo before hitting the school bus!

      1. That’s a great idea for breakfast bake dipping sticks. This recipe is very ? good. I want to try it with diced ham instead of bacon next time. Keep up the good mcmuffins recipes.

  7. Breakfast casserole, FTW! We’re kosher, so no pork. I’ll be picking up a ton of turkey bacon, though. This is going to be great!

        1. With the six egg version, I did it in a 9×9 square baking pan. My husband polished off 1/4 of it and I ate maybe 1/6th of it? So if lots of big eaters I would double the recipe 🙂

    1. Haha, actually I think it was me, somehow I had the paragraph like 3 lines lower than the image! Thanks for the catch Kaitie!

  8. mmmmm that sounds absolutely amazing! Just a heads up, some of your pictures seem to be missing, and i don’t want other to miss out on the amazing recipe and delicious food photography!