If you are searching for a delicious breakfast casserole that is easy to make and everyone will love, look no further! This Easy Bacon Egg and Cheese casserole is so delicious that we made it and ate it all -two days in a row over the holiday break.
This is now going to go in my weekend brunch rotation. I really love including the tater tots, but you can sub hash browns if you wish.
If you prefer to make ahead, you can make this the night before. Otherwise, it only takes about 15 minutes of prep work the day of.
Let’s Brunch !
Easy Holiday Bacon Egg and Cheese Casserole
6 slices of bacon
1 diced onion
2 cups of tater tots (frozen)
1 cup shredded cheese
How to make Easy Holiday Bacon Egg and Cheese Casserole:
Cook bacon in skillet or microwave (depending on preference.) Reserve grease for the onions.
Once bacon is cooled, crumble into small pieces using a ziploc bag.
Sauté onion in bacon oil (using same pan) or butter until translucent
In a large bowl combine (stirred) eggs, tater tots, and cheese. Add in crumbled bacon and onions.
Pour mixture into greased baking pans. I used two.
Bake at 350 F (177 C) for 35-45 minutes or until cooked thoroughly.
You can make it the night before. Be sure to cover before placing in the fridge. However, I prefer to make this quickly in the morning. It’s quite simple and the smell of bacon cooking is always a smell that gets my kids out of bed!
Top your Easy Holiday Bacon Egg and Cheese Casserole with salsa or hot sauce. It’s delicious!
Does anybody remember El theme weeks? Click here for a refresher if you weren’t with us then. Recap: We had a theme for every week during the summer when the kids were little. We had simple themes like WATER WEEK, ZOO ANIMAL WEEK, WEATHER WEEK and more. It was super fun and kept us all busy.
We haven’t had theme weeks since the Els got older and summers got much busier. But, I feel like our year round holiday tree is sort of moving us back in the theme week direction! And, I am here for it.
The Valentine tree was a super easy transition from the Christmas tree. We published our first Valentine’s Day Gift guide here, so it was great to be in the theme of Valentine’s Day from mid January through Valentine’s week. Next up, Mardi Gras.
Check out two Videos below highlighting our GF King cake and Mardi Gras tree!
We transitioned the tree from reds and pinks to gold, green and purple and added Mardi Gras ornaments. On Shrove Tuesday, aka Fat Tuesday we celebrated with dinner and our first attempt at a Gluten Free King Cake. Click here for the recipe from Gluten Free Jules. This cake was so delicious!! And could easily be made as a gluten free coffee cake, using sugar in place of the green, gold and purple sugar.
We are having so much fun with our holiday tree. Comment below to let us know what you think. Any ideas for the St Patrick’s Day tree?