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Overnight Easter Casserole

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, soft
  • 6 to 8 French or sourdough slices, cubed
  • 1 pound bacon, cooked and chopped (may also use sausage, ham)
  • 1/3 cup chopped peppers (may also use broccoli, tomatoes, mushrooms, well drained spinach)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 5 beaten eggs
  • 2 cups half-and-half
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped

Instructions

  1. Butter a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Place bread cubes in baking pan. Add crumbled meat and chopped veggies. Top with cheese.
  2. Whip eggs, half-and-half, salt, pepper and dry mustard. Pour over all bread mixture, covering thoroughly.
  3. Cover baking pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 35-45 minutes or until set and brown on top.
  5. Garnish with green onions and parsley.

Source: Panera Bread

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