Breakfast stuffing casserole is the perfect holiday meal because you can prep it the night before so it's ready to bake first thing in the morning.
The casserole of all casseroles. That’s actually not even a casserole. It’s STUFFING. Breakfast stuffing. Why is this not already a thing? I don’t know because it’s exactly as delicious as it sounds.
What is breakfast stuffing?
Can I just explain a bit about how this came to be? So, you know how we just had Thanksgiving? And remember those shelves and shelves of bagged little toasted cubes that 99% of the world uses to stuff their turkeys? Well, I bought one of those bags thinking, “Stuffing is delicious. Why don’t I make that more as a regular dinner side dish?” As soon as I got home, I filed the bag of perfect little toast cubes in the pantry and forgot about it… until after Thanksgiving.
Make this casserole with leftover stuffing!
So it was past Thanksgiving and creeping up to Christmas so I was starting to think about what I’d make for Christmas morning breakfast. I usually make this Cinnamon French Toast Bake, but the “problem” is some of our friends actually get their whole family of SIX kids into their van and drive around Christmas morning delivering homemade, from-scratch, still warm Cinnamon rolls. So um, hello. My cinnamon bake is not really complementing their sweet delicious rolls. So rather than be like, “No thanks,” when she and her adorable family show up Christmas morning, I’m going to change up my own tradition this year.
This year I will be prepping this breakfast stuffing the night before Christmas along with a batch of homemade Hollandaise sauce and heating everything up Christmas morning. Will I be piling my whole family in the car to go deliver dishes of this savory dish to my good friends and neighbors? I’m honestly not that good of a person but I truly wish I was and props to my friend and her huge heart and family. I adore her and because of her the breakfast stuffing was born.
This breakfast stuffing was featured on Pretty Pintastic!
Breakfast Stuffing Casserole
- 8-10 slices bacon
- 2 tbsp butter
- ¼ onion diced
- ½ green pepper finely chopped
- 8 eggs
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups cubed stuffing any flavor you like
- 1 cup Hollandaise sauce
- Cook bacon strips spread out on a baking sheet for about 10 minutes at 350˚or until crispy. Remove from oven. Using tongs, transfer cooked strips of bacon onto a paper towel-lined plate to absorb excess grease. Let cool and then chop into bits. Reserve bacon drippings.
- While bacon is cooking, saute onion and green pepper in butter for about 4-5 minutes or until onions are translucent.
- Beat together eggs in a large mixing bowl. Add onion, peppers, bacon, cheese and cubed stuffing. Toss to thoroughly coat stuffing.
- Use bacon drippings to grease a small casserole dish. Pour and spread the stuffing mixture evening. Bake at 350˚ for about 20-25 minutes or until all egg appears cooked. Remove from oven, top with hollandaise sauce and serve!