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Overnight Breakfast Casserole Pioneer Woman

This Overnight Breakfast Casserole from Pioneer Woman is packed with sausage, bacon, cheese, and potatoes, perfect for holidays! Make the night before and bake the next morning.

Although the Pioneer Woman Overnight Breakfast Casserole recipe is best made ahead, you can make it the same day you intend to eat it. It really does benefit from an overnight hang-out in the refrigerator so that the flavors can develop. Even if you have a few hours to spare.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

  • It is the perfect recipe for making ahead. Wake up, bake! This will keep in the fridge for up to 24 hours before baking.
  • This food is easy to prepare and doesn’t require a culinary degree. It is good, honest food.
  • This one is delicious and everyone loves it!
Overnight Breakfast Casserole Pioneer Woman
Overnight Breakfast Casserole Pioneer Woman

Ingredients That You’ll Need:

  • Breakfast Sausage: If you want, you can use bulk sausage (like Jimmy Dean) or sausage links with the skin removed. Drain all fat before using. If you prefer turkey sausage or low-fat sausage, you can use those as well.
  • Bacon: Make sure you dice it up before cooking and let it sit on paper towels to prevent most of the excess grease from going into your casserole. If you’re not sure how to cook bacon properly, you should read How Long To Bake Bacon At 400.
  • Eggs: To add protein to your casserole, I use large eggs when cooking and baking.
  • Milk: You can use any kind of milk. 1%, 2%, whole milk, even half and a half if you’re feeling indulgent.
  • Dijon Mustard: In the absence of Dijon mustard, any other kind of mustard, including dry mustard powder, will do.
  • Salt and Pepper: The salt I use is kosher and the pepper is coarse ground.
  • Shredded Potatoes (Hash Browns): If you prefer, you can also shred your own. Be sure to squeeze out as much liquid as possible before shredding. I used the refrigerated kind rather than the frozen kind. You can also shred your own if you prefer.
  • Cheddar Cheese: While I love cheddar, you could substitute pepper jack, Monterey jack, swiss, gouda, mozzarella, or any other combination of cheese that you like.

Which Supermarket Bacon Is The Best?

  • Winner: Lidl deluxe smoked honey streaky bacon
  • Runner-up: Morrisons the best 16 British dry cured streaky smoked bacon
  • Ocado smoked back bacon (10 rashers)
  • Aldi specially selected 8 dry-cured back bacon rashers smoked

Which Cut Of Bacon Is Best?

The ‘eye’ comes from the rear of the pig and is very skinny, while the ‘tail’ is much thinner and originates from the pig’s side or belly. This bacon offers the best of both worlds when cooking for a large group, satisfying those with a preference for streaky bacon while also satisfying those who like regular bacon.

What Can You Put In Pioneer Woman Overnight Breakfast Casserole?

Just about anything! This Pioneer Woman Overnight Breakfast Casserole can be served with hashbrowns, tater tots, croissants, etc. I love my breakfast casserole topped with plenty of sausage, bacon, and cheese.

Customization options for Pioneer Woman Overnight Breakfast Casserole:

  • You can also add sautéed onions
  • Play around with the herbs and add your favorites
  • Put the chorizo in place of sausage and sprinkle with cilantro to make it more Mexican
  • Use a mixture of cheeses, or all cheddar
  • Instead of Italian or French bread, cut up croissants or bagels into cubes

Can I Make Pioneer Woman Overnight Breakfast Casserole Ahead?

It’s actually best when it’s made ahead of time! Pioneer Woman Overnight Breakfast Casserole can be made up to 8-12 hours in advance. I like to make it after dinner on Christmas Eve, let it chill overnight, and bake it Christmas morning! You want to let it sit in the refrigerator so that the custard soaks into the bread and the flavors come together.

Overnight Breakfast Casserole Pioneer Woman
Overnight Breakfast Casserole Pioneer Woman

How To Tell When Pioneer Woman Overnight Breakfast Casserole Is Done?

After baking through, the center of Pioneer Woman Overnight Breakfast Casserole puffs up and becomes more firm. If you are unsure whether your casserole is done, shake it a little. If it jiggles and does not set, it is not. To see if the wet egg sticks to the casserole, you can insert a knife into the middle.

Lastly, you can check the internal temperature of your casserole using an instant-read thermometer. Egg-based recipes should reach a temperature of 160°F in the middle section. Let it sit 10 minutes

Although it may be tempting to dig right into your hot Pioneer Woman Overnight Breakfast Casserole, it will be quite soft and prone to crumbling. Allowing it to cool for 10 minutes will help it set up, making it easier to serve.

How To Make Pioneer Woman Overnight Breakfast Casserole?

  • You should first grease a large (9×13) baking dish with butter, oil, or cooking spray, and heat a skillet over medium heat.
  • Cook the sausage until fully cooked, breaking it up into small pieces as you go.
  • Next, you want to remove the sausage and drain the grease, then go ahead and cook the bacon until crisp.
  • Add the eggs, milk, mustard, salt, and pepper to a large bowl and whisk until well combined.
  • With a wooden spoon, combine the shredded potatoes, half of the cheese, the cooked sausage, and half of the bacon (keep the other half for serving).
  • Add everything to the greased baking dish.
  • Wrap in foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  • Now you want to preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Remove the wrapping or cover from the dish and add the remaining cheese to the top.
  • Cook your Pioneer Woman Overnight Breakfast Casserole for 45-60 minutes until the center is set and not jiggly.
  • Next, remove the casserole from the oven and allow it to cool slightly before serving.
  • Sprinkle with remaining bacon crumbles and green onions and serve.

What to serve with Pioneer Woman Overnight Breakfast Casserole?

Overnight Breakfast Casserole Pioneer Woman
Overnight Breakfast Casserole Pioneer Woman

Recipe Tips

  • Use dry mustard powder if you don’t have Dijon mustard, or leave it out altogether.
  • It is possible to use all bacon, all ham, or all sausage. Or you can even use a combination of all of them!
  • For some extra flavor, add some chopped bell peppers (red is my favorite, but yellow and green can also work). Cook the peppers first (with the bacon or sausage will work too).
  • A can of green chilis or a chopped jalapeno would be perfect if you prefer a southwestern flair (and who doesn’t?).

FAQ Section

Why does Pioneer Woman Overnight Breakfast Casserole have to sit overnight?

The short answer is, that it doesn’t. But, if you do let your Pioneer Woman Overnight Breakfast Casserole sit overnight it will taste more like a casserole vs tasting like baked eggs. The flavors have time to combine.

Can you freeze Pioneer Woman Overnight Breakfast Casserole?

You can freeze the baked Pioneer Woman Overnight Breakfast Casserole for up to 2 months. Cover very tightly with plastic wrap and foil. Thaw it in the refrigerator overnight, then bake it at 350oF for about 20 minutes or until heated through.

How to store Pioneer Woman Overnight Breakfast Casserole in the fridge?

After cooling completely, portion out the Pioneer Woman Overnight Breakfast Casserole into individual plates. Store covered (or in an airtight container) for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

How to reheat Pioneer Woman Overnight Breakfast Casserole?

When reheating, let Pioneer Woman Overnight Breakfast Casserole come to room temperature before putting it in a preheated oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cover a leftover egg-, or potato-, or meat-based breakfast casserole with foil to prevent moisture from escaping and to ensure even heating. If you’d like to make and bake this right away.

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Pioneer Woman Overnight Breakfast Casserole Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving

  • Calories 452.7
  • Total Fat 26.3g
  • Saturated Fat 10.3g
  • Cholesterol 255mg
  • Sodium 951.8mg
  • Potassium 114.8mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 21.9g
  • Dietary Fiber 0.7g
  • Sugars 2.4g
  • Protein 30.1g
  • Vitamin A 7.2%
  • Calcium 8.3%
  • Iron 6.7%

Nutrition Facts Source: Source

Overnight Breakfast Casserole Pioneer Woman

Difficulty:BeginnerPrep time: 15 minutesCook time: 45 minutesRest time: minutesTotal time:1 hour Servings:8 servingsCalories:452.7 kcal Best Season:Available

Description

This Overnight Breakfast Casserole from Pioneer Woman is packed with sausage, bacon, cheese, and potatoes, perfect for holidays! Make the night before and bake the next morning.

Ingredients

  • Optional:

Instructions

  1. You should first grease a large (9×13) baking dish with butter, oil, or cooking spray, and heat a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Cook the sausage until fully cooked, breaking it up into small pieces as you go.
  3. Next, you want to remove the sausage and drain the grease, then go ahead and cook the bacon until crisp.
  4. Add the eggs, milk, mustard, salt, and pepper to a large bowl and whisk until well combined.
  5. With a wooden spoon, combine the shredded potatoes, half of the cheese, the cooked sausage, and half of the bacon (keep the other half for serving).
  6. Add everything to the greased baking dish.
  7. Wrap in foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
  8. Now you want to preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  9. Remove the wrapping or cover from the dish add the remaining cheese to the top.
  10. Cook your Pioneer Woman Overnight Breakfast Casserole for 45-60 minutes until the center is set and not jiggly.
  11. Next, remove the casserole from the oven and allow it to cool slightly before serving.
  12. Sprinkle with remaining bacon crumbles and green onions and serve.

Notes

  • Use dry mustard powder if you don’t have Dijon mustard, or leave it out altogether.
  • It is possible to use all bacon, all ham, or all sausage. Or you can even use a combination of all of them!
  • For some extra flavor, add some chopped bell peppers (red is my favorite, but yellow and green can also work). Cook the peppers first (with the bacon or sausage will work too).
  • A can of green chilis or a chopped jalapeno would be perfect if you prefer a southwestern flair (and who doesn’t?).
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Nutrition Facts

Servings 8


Amount Per Serving
Calories 452.7
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26.3g41%
Saturated Fat 10.3g52%
Cholesterol 255mg85%
Sodium 951.8mg40%
Potassium 114.8mg4%
Total Carbohydrate 21.9g8%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugars 2.4g
Protein 30.1g61%

Vitamin A 7.2%
Calcium 8.3%
Iron 6.7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Mary Ellen Long

Wednesday 2nd of February 2022

I've made this and it's delicious, especially if let ingredients soak in overnight before baking