I first saw a version of this casserole on The Today Show. I had to change the ingredients to my liking so I have created this very versatile breakfast casserole that would be prefect for brunch, lunch or dinner paired with a salad.
4 everything bagels, (plain or onion can be used) torn into pieces
3 Tablespoons of chopped onion
1 8 ounce block of cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 pound sliced ham, torn into pieces or 1 pound bacon cooked and crumbled
2 cups milk
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Butter for 13 x 9 pan, be generous or it will stick
Butter inside of 13 x 9 pan. Place torn bagels in bottom of buttered pan. Sprinkle chopped onion on top of bagels. Dot the top of the casserole with softened cream cheese. Tear up ham and spread over casserole. In a bowl or blender, mix eggs, milk, pepper and mustard. Pour blended egg mixture over casserole. Top with shredded cheese. Cover tightly with foil and place in refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours or overnight.
Take casserole out of the fridge and preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake 45 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
One thing about deviled eggs that is not easy is peeling cooked eggs. I always knew the older the egg, the easier to peel. Reason being is that the PH in the egg increases as it gets older. I always try to buy my eggs a week before I boil them. That helps, but not always. I have been making deviled eggs all of my life and I admit, I have been making them the wrong way! For this recipe, I used freshly bought eggs, not a week or a day old and they peeled perfectly.
8 eggs (room temperature)
Salt and pepper to taste
3 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
3 Tablespoons Mustard (your choice, yellow, Grey Poupon, grainy, whatever you prefer)
Paprika, or McCormicks Salad Supreme
Bring a quart of water to boil on your stove. Add room temperature eggs to the boiling water. ( in the past I used cold eggs, cold water) boil for 5 minutes, remove from heat and place a lid on the pot for 15 minutes. Drain water and cool eggs in cold water for 15 minutes. Perfect peeling eggs and my eggs were not a week old! I was so happy!
Peel eggs, slice eggs in half and remove yolk, placing in a separate bowl. Mash egg yolks with fork or potato masher. Add salt and pepper. I used about 1/8 teaspoon of each. Add mayonnaise and mustard and mix well. Spoon egg mixture back into egg whites. Top with Paprika or Salad Supreme and chives, optional. *The more eggs you boil and prepare, your mustard and mayonnaise will increase. Easy peeling eggs every time! Enjoy!
I love pizza. I was actually thinking of another recipe when this idea popped into my head. I mentioned the recipe to my little ones and they loved the idea. Just like any pizza, the toppings are whatever you want them to be. The pizza I made had the kids favorite, bacon and breakfast sausage. This can be made vegetarian by just using veggies. The combinations are endless.
Ingredients for crust:
1/2 bag of frozen hash browns
Disposable pizza pan, I used Hefty
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Break apart frozen hash browns and microwave in the oven to thaw them out. Place thawed hash browns on pizza pans to form a crust. They will not be cooked. Bake for 10 minutes. Next, turn on the broiler and brown them for at least 8-10 minutes. You want brown so they do not get soggy after adding your eggs. See picture below, please excuse the shadow of my hand.
9 eggs, scrambled, I used jumbo
Scramble eggs and pour over browned hash browns. You want to cover the surface of the hash browns.
2 cups of cheese, I used sharp cheddar, use what you like
6 precooked breakfast sausage links, cut with kitchen shears
4 slices of bacon, cooked, broken into pieces
*Any topping you like on pizzas, veggies, ham, etc.
Put your toppings on top of the egg mixture and cover with grated cheese. Bake at 350 degrees for 13-15 minutes or until egg is cooked and set. Slice and serve. I had this for dinner one night with a salad. Enjoy!
These are not your standard deviled eggs by any means. My challenge was red, white and blue food for our theme. I do like to think out of the box and I think I really did this time. The bleu cheese and celery really make these devil eggs eggcellent!
8 hard boiled eggs, I used jumbo
2 Tablespoons Wing Sauce, I used Sweet Baby Rays
1/4 cup mayonnaise
Salt and pepper to taste
McCormick’s Salad Supreme for garnish (found in spice isle at the grocery store)
Bleu cheese crumbles
Celery hearts and celery leaves
Split peeled hard boiled eggs in half. Remove yolks and put in a separate bowl. Mash yolks and add salt and pepper. Put the wing sauce in first. You may want to adjust your mayonnaise amount. Scoop egg yolk mixture back into the egg white halves. Sprinkle the Salad Supreme on top of the eggs. Add bleu cheese crumbles. Snip celery hearts and and celery leaves on top of eggs. Enjoy.