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Broccoli Breakfast Bake | Breakfast Casserole

Sharing a favorite breakfast casserole today!  My Broccoli Cheddar Breakfast Bake is the perfect recipe to impress your family and friends for special occasions!
breakfast casserole

Breakfast Casserole

This simple breakfast casserole recipe is one of our family favorites to make for weekend brunch and special occasions!  It’s packed with roasted potatoes, broccoli, tomatoes, bell peppers and cheese, this recipe will be a huge hit!

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Easy Breakfast Casserole

breakfast casserole

Be sure to prepare your roasted potatoes ahead of time, that way you can get right to work on the recipe. You’ll need 4 English Muffins.

breakfast casserole

Cut each muffin into eighths.

breakfast casserole

Split them open and place into a 12 inch cast iron skillet.

breakfast casserole

Top with broccoli florets.

breakfast casserole

Pour your egg mixture over top.

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Top with shredded cheese!

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Perfect, ready to bake!

breakfast casserole

Ahhh, perfection!

Best Breakfast Bake!

breakfast casserole

Cut into wedges and serve with your favorite hot sauce if desired. Enjoy!

breakfast casserole

What Is A Breakfast Casserole?

  • Breakfast casseroles, sometimes also called egg strata, are a combination of a number of breakfast foods baked in casserole form. Some people relate it to a savory bread pudding but not all casseroles use bread. In cases where bread is not used, the recipes may turn out much like frittatas or baked omelets. The reason that breakfast casseroles may be called egg strata is because they typically have layered ingredients of things like bread, breakfast meats, and cheese. On top of these layers, people pour a custard-like mix which is usually a combination of eggs and milk.
  • Many people celebrate the ease of making breakfast casseroles especially since many recipes can be made the night before and baked just an hour or so before you want to serve breakfast. An additional benefit of the breakfast casserole is that it can be a great way to serve a meal to a lot of guests or a large family.
  • Many recipes for breakfast casseroles include slices of cubed bread. Bread should be slightly stale and it’s a great way to utilize leftover bread. When bread is used, the ingredients are often assembled the night before baking. This gives the bread time to soak up the egg/milk custard producing a thick and creamy result.
Broccoli Cheddar Breakfast Bake | Breakfast Casserole
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best breakfast casserole, best breakfast casserole recipes, breakfast bake, breakfast bake recipe, breakfast casserole recipes, breakfast egg bake, easy breakfast casserole, how to make a breakfast casserole
Servings: 8
Calories: 238 kcal
Author: Jenny
  • 4 whole English Muffins
  • 1 cup Roasted Potatoes
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 12 large eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly spray a 10 inch cast iron skillet with cooking spray.
  2. Cut each English Muffin into eighths, split apart and place into cast iron skillet. Top with roasted potatoes (see here for recipand broccoli florets. Crack eggs into large mixing bowl and whisk in salt and pepper. Pour egg mixture over muffins, potatoes and broccoli. Top evenly with shredded cheese.
  3. Bake for 40 minutes, or until eggs are set. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes before cutting into wedges. Serve with your favorite salsa if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Broccoli Cheddar Breakfast Bake | Breakfast Casserole
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 260mg87%
Sodium 538mg23%
Potassium 287mg8%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 570IU11%
Vitamin C 13.1mg16%
Calcium 167mg17%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1
    Medeja says:

    What a lovely dish! Would be nice for breakfast or dinner 😀

  2. 2

    Wow – that looks AWESOME! I think my five-year-old would love it, and it’s so easy. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for some breakfast inspiration!!
    Have a good week!
    The Busy Brunette

  3. 3
    Maria says:

    Love this savory breakfast!

  4. 4

    What a tasty way to kick off the day!

  5. 5

    Awesome breakfast idea, Jenny!!

  6. 6
    Carolyn says:

    Love, love love savoury breakfasts like this!

  7. 7

    Sign me up! I’m thinking this would be a great addition to any Mother’s Day menu!

  8. 8

    I bet this is just delicious Jenny!

  9. 9

    So funny – We just bought Thomas’ English muffins this last weekend and I am embarrassing to admit how quickly they disappeared! What a fun idea to turn them into a complete meal!

  10. 10
    Alida says:

    I’m a huge fan of broccoli cheddar anything and Thomas’ English muffins…this bake is pretty much perfection!

  11. 11

    This is like a savory overnight french toast: Yum!

  12. 12

    I need this in my life!!

  13. 13

    I have most of the ingredients already in my pantry and fridge. This is such an easy recipe to throw together.

  14. 14

    A great way to start the day.

  15. 15

    I have never though of using English muffins in a breakfast bake — such a good idea! I am obsessed with English muffins! And breakfast in general 🙂

  16. 16

    Love that I already have almost everything to make this one. Sounds delicious!

  17. 17

    Thomas english muffins are the BEST! I know this breakfast bake would be a hit in our house. Great recipe!

  18. 18
    Gaby says:

    Love the English muffin base, this looks delicious!!!

  19. 19
    Liz says:

    What an amazing strata! I love the idea of using English muffins—so yummy!

  20. 20
    Deborah says:

    I love this! What a great way to use English muffins!!

  21. 21
    Shaina says:

    I love that this uses English muffins and broccoli. I can’t wait to try it for a quick and easy breakfast for dinner.

  22. 22

    It looks yummy and easy to prepare.. i’ll try this during school season..

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    dev says:

    This looks good, I love cheddar and egg muffins for breakfast and love your idea to use these ingredients to make a complete meal. I am sure we’ll like this recipe. Going to try next week. Thanks for sharing.

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