Well, it’s a Merry Christmas here with this Bagel Breakfast Casserole from foodnetwork. Would be great for tailgates, brunches and more. Delish! 👩🏻🍳🎄🎅🏻
Unsalted butter or nonstick cooking spray, for greasing the baking dish
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 ounces breakfast sausage, casing removed (8 sausages)
2 cups whole milk
3/4 cup half-and-half
Pinch of cayenne
8 large eggs
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 1/3 cups packed baby spinach
2 large plain bagels, split and cut into 1-inch pieces – from the best cohensbagelcompany
1 1/3 cups shredded provolone (I used cabotcheese Italian combo)
8 ounces lovemyphilly cream cheese, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 tablespoons traderjoes everything bagel seasoning
Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with butter or cooking spray.
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking up any clumps with a wooden spoon, until brown, about 5 minutes; transfer to a bowl with a slotted spoon.
Whisk together the milk, half-and-half, cayenne, eggs, 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl. Fold in the sausage, spinach, bagels and 3/4 cup of the provolone, then pour into the prepared baking dish. Dot the top with the cream cheese and sprinkle all over with the everything bagel seasoning and remaining provolone.
Cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake until the casserole is puffed, golden brown at the edges and set in the center, about 45 minutes more. Let cool 15 minutes before serving.