This Savory Bagel and Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole is the perfect Mother’s Day brunch item! This savory French toast casserole recipe is so simple to make, and only calls for a few ingredients!
Savory Bagel and Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole
Prep Time
6 hrs 15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
7 hrs
 
This Savory Bagel and Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole is the perfect Mother’s Day brunch item! This savory French toast casserole recipe is so simple to make, and only calls for a few ingredients!
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Savory Bagel Casserole
Servings: 9 -12 Servings
Author: Michelle
Ingredients
Casserole
  • Thomas’ Pre-sliced Plain Bagels, 6 ct.,
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese, cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (I used sharp)
  • 1 cup bell peppers, diced (I used red, green and orange)
  • 7 eggs, large
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 tsps dried Italian herbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or seasoned salt, if you want to add a little kick to the dish
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
For a meat option add in:
  • Jimmy Dean Regular Premium Pork Sausage, 16 oz. (cooked to the package’s directions)
  • or
  • Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage Beef (12 oz.)
Instructions
  1. 1. Line a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick foil, or coat in baking spray.
  2. 2. Tear 3 Thomas’ Pre-sliced Plain Bagels into bite-sized pieces, and place on the bottom of the baking dish in an even layer.
  3. 3. Sprinkle half of the bell peppers (1/2 cup) over the bagel pieces.
  4. 4. Sprinkle half of the cream cheese cubes on top of the bagel pieces.
  5. 5. Sprinkle half of the shredded cheese (3/4) on top of the bagel pieces.
  6. 6. Tear the remaining 3 Thomas’ Pre-sliced Plain Bagels into bite-sized pieces, and place on top of the shredded cheese. Sprinkle the remaining bell peppers, cream cheese cubes, and shredded cheese on top of the bagels.
  7. 7. In a blender, blend eggs, half & half, milk, and all seasonings until well incorporated. Pour egg mixture over the casserole.
  8. 8. Cover the casserole with foil, and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, or overnight.
  9. 9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes, uncovered. Tent a piece of foil on top for the remaining 15 minutes.
  10. Allow to cool for at least 5 minutes before cutting into the casserole.
  11. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

*If using sausage, sprinkle the sausage into the casserole as you would the bell peppers, cream cheese, and shredded cheese.