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.
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.
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)
Feast your Eyes Upon THIS:
Until then enjoy this delicious Egg & Bacon McMuffin baked egg casserole! Based on the super delicious Egg & Bacon McMuffin. You know, something like this… but in casserole form. I guess what I am saying is more like this…
How to Make This McMuffin Egg Casserole
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and Spray an 9×9 inch baking pan with canola oil.
- Cook bacon until a little browned but not crispy. Remember we are going to bake this in the oven too!
- 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.
- While the English muffins are baking, cut bacon into chunks.
- Put chunks of cheddar cheese in the food processor and let it go until you have small crumbles.
- Mix the eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a bowl or measuring cup.
- Lay the sliced edges of the muffins down first (this makes for a nice crispy bottom) and then add the chunks of english muffins.
- Add the egg mixture over the bread chunks and sprinkle on the bacon and cheese.
- 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!)
Egg & Bacon McMuffin Casserole Egg Bake
- Yield: 9 servings
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
- Total Time: 55 minutes
- Course: Breakfast &, Brunch
- Cuisine: American
- Author: Dinner, then Dessert
- 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.
Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Spray an 9x9 inch baking pan with canola oil.
Cook the bacon until a little browned but not crispy. Remember we are going to bake this in the oven too!
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.
While the English muffins are baking, cut bacon into chunks.
Mix the eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a bowl or measuring cup.
Lay the sliced edges of the muffins down first (this makes for a nice crispy bottom) and then add the chunks of english muffins.
Add the egg mixture over the bread chunks and sprinkle on the bacon and cheese.
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!)
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Yield: 9 servings, Amount per serving: calories
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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.