With the holidays coming up and guests arriving, everyone needs a good make-ahead recipe for breakfast. This recipe makes enough for 3-5 people depending on appetites, though it can easily be doubled to serve more.
For extra flavor, try using a teaspoon of the grease left over from the bacon to grease the baking dish instead of flavorless non-stick spray.
Cheesy Bacon Breakfast Bake
6 slices of bacon
4 pieces of white bread, crusts removed
1 1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon mustard powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1 tablespoon snipped chives (or 1 teaspoon dried)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Cook bacon crispy and drain on a paper towel. Place bread slices in a greased 8x8 baking dish, pressing seams of bread together. Meanwhile combine eggs, milk, mustard powder, cayenne, chives, and salt and pepper (as desired); beat all ingredients together. Pour egg mixture over bread in baking dish. Crumble the cooked bacon over entire dish, cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove from refrigerator, uncover and set on counter while oven heats to 350 degrees. Bake for 20 minutes, add cheese and bake another 5-10 minutes or until cheese is melted.