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Overnight Bacon Casserole

Overnight Bacon CasseroleEveryone has a recipe like this somewhere in their repertoire, the perfect dish for holiday overnight guests or a brunch. This one features bacon and cheddar cheese. You won’t have any leftovers.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound sliced bacon
8 slices whole wheat bread
6 large eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup (4-ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cut strips of bacon crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces. Cook in skillet over medium heat until crisp; blot with paper towels. Discard accumulated bacon fat.
  2. Remove crusts from bread, and reserve for another use. Cut bread slices into cubes; set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs, stir in milk, cheese and mustard. Gently stir bacon and bread cubes into egg mixture; spoon into buttered 8-inch square baking dish. Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Remove from refrigerator and let stand at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  5. Bake, uncovered, at 325°F (160°C) for 45 minutes or until knife inserted midway between center and outer edge comes out clean.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories 388 calories, Protein 22 grams, Fat 25 grams, Sodium 713 milligrams, Cholesterol 321 milligrams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.