Tasty Tuesday: Hearty Breakfast Casserole

Okay, I did it again. I can’t believe that I entirely lost track of TUESDAY! At least I caught my oversight ON Tuesday this week. I fully expect Cindy to be confused for the rest of the week now because I’m just that influential around here!

This breakfast casserole goes by the name Joe-joe Jumble at our house. For awhile, each of my kids developed a signature food that they made exceptionally well. For instance, Nate’s Molasses Cookies are the very best molasses cookies on the planet. Michael’s Pot Pie is singularly amazing. Our smallest boy, Jon looked for a long time to find something he could name after himself. One snowy Saturday morning, he found his dish: Joe-joe Jumble.

Joe-joe Jumble Breakfast Casserole

I started with day-old bread. In this case, I cut up a half a loaf of stale sourdough into large-ish chunks.

I whisked together:

  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 t. garlic powder
  • 1 c. finely chopped green onions

I cooked up 1 pound of bacon and crumbled it into small pieces.

I grated up 8 oz. of cheddar. I used feta for my non-dairy kid.

In a large greased baking dish (I used my pyrex 11×16 inch dish) layered the pieces of bread and crumbled bacon. I poured the egg/milk mixture over the entire dish and topped it with grated cheese.

breakfast casserole before baking

breakfast casserole with feta before baking

I baked this casserole at 350° until the cheese was melted and the eggs were no longer runny.

The whole house started to smell incredibly good when this casserole was baking.

breakfast casserole after bakingbreakfast casserole with feta after baking

For my non-dairy kid, I used feta cheese in place of cheddar (for some reason the feta doesn’t bother him) and I left out the milk from the egg mixture.

This is a really substantial breakfast–perfect for the snow shovelers on a blizzard-y day!

breakfast casserole

Barb, writing at My Sister’s Kitchen

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  1. Maybe we could just petition Congress and the UN to officially move the calendar back a day. That would straighten things out.

    That looks really yummy. I wish I had the gumption to cook for breakfast more often. Guess we’ll just have to have it for dinner sometime.