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Croissant Breakfast Bake

I’ve learned to accept the fact that I have a really strange cat.

His favorite toy? A Q-tip. What does he do after he goes to the bathroom? Runs head first into the front door. I mean, full tilt, crazy speed—rams his head into the door. Is that what you’re supposed to do after you go to the bathroom? Is there something I missed while growing up?

He does flips and insanely high jumps off of his cat tree. He sleeps all stretched out and on his back. He hates getting scratched at the base of his tail (every cat I’ve ever had loved it!).

Also, like clockwork, every time I run the dishwasher, he lays on the countertop directly above it.

Is it because it’s warm? I guess. But it’s not like my home is as cold as a museum…and there really isn’t that much heat given off that comes through the wooden countertop. What the heck? I wish cats would speak so we could know what the heck they’re thinking.

He doesn’t really bug me much when I’m cooking, either. I was waiting for some potatoes to bake yesterday, and there was full-blown chopped cooked chicken on the counter for a solid 30 minutes…and it didn’t even faze him. If I’m unloading the groceries, though, that’s a different story. He’ll almost strangle himself in the plastic bags to see what’s inside.

Weirdo.

While I was cooking this breakfast bake, Bolo was off doing weird cat things. Sleeping in this cat cube, perhaps? Maybe staring out the window at all of the birds he couldn’t attack? There’s no telling.

The few times I decide to make something different, it almost always winds up being a casserole. They’re just so easy to make and almost everyone loves a good breakfast casserole. The only downside to breakfast casseroles is it makes so much. You pretty much end up just having to make them for special occasions, like Christmas.

Well, I’m here to tell you, breakfast casseroles should be served year round. If you don’t have enough mouths to feed, just freeze the leftovers! A quick bake in the oven to warm it up and you’re golden. This one is really good to freeze because it’s got a lot of bread in it, and breakfast casseroles freeze best when bread is involved.

Before you get to the leftovers part, I’ve got to describe how incredible this casserole is! It’s only the easiest thing you could ever bake, and it ends up being so delicious. The best part is it’s pretty much just cheese, torn up croissants, eggs, and crumbled bacon. No need to get fancy here. A hearty breakfast is the best way to wake up.

Croissant Breakfast Bake

  • Servings: 8-10
  • Difficulty: Easy
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An easy breakfast casserole with croissants, eggs, cheese and bacon.

Ingredients

  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • salt & pepper
  • 1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 regular-sized croissants, torn into pieces
  • 5 pieces of bacon, cooked and crumbled

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper until everything is well combined. Stir in half a cup of cheese.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a large baking dish with cooking spray. Stir croissants and crumbled bacon in with the egg mixture until everything is well coated. Pour into prepared baking dish.
  3. Sprinkle top of casserole with the rest of the cheese and bake for 40-45 minutes or until puffy and bubbly.

Step-By-Step Instructions

In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper until everything is well combined. Stir in half a cup of cheese.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a large baking dish with cooking spray. Stir croissants and crumbled bacon in with the egg mixture until everything is well coated.

Pour into prepared baking dish.

Sprinkle top of casserole with the rest of the cheese and bake for 40-45 minutes or until puffy and bubbly.

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