Recipe: Baked Egg Casserole

I’m not really sure if you’d call this a recipe or more of a technique.  On Christmas morning I decided I needed to get a bit of protein in folks since we’d been noshing on chocolate, cinnamon buns, and coffee all morning.

I remembered a recipe I had seen years ago in a woman’s magazine–one of those fancy “brunch” menus.  They had basically made up a box of stuffing mix, pressed it into muffin tins, cracked an egg into it and then baked it.  I can’t remember if they added anything else.  Well, we had leftover stuffing and ham from Christmas Eve dinner at my brothers, and of course we had eggs in the fridge (I get two dozen a week from a friend with a farm-so we ALWAYS have eggs).  I figured what the heck, I’d see what I could come up with.

I greased a pan, pressed the stuffing in, layered on some chunks of ham and cracked a bunch of eggs over the top.  A quick look in my cookbook “How to Cook Everything” by Mark Bitman and I found out that baked (shirred) eggs typically take 20 min at 375, so I popped it in, set the timer and checked it a few times.

Viola, tasty brunch!  The yolks of the eggs came out an interesting texture–they weren’t crumbly like a hard boiled egg, they weren’t runny and yet they were a bit different than a fried “hard” egg.  I liked them.

Baked Egg Casserole

Baked Egg Casserole

Ingredients

  • Stuffing
  • Ham, Sausage or Bacon
  • Eggs

Instructions

  • Press stuffing into a greased pan.
  • Layer meat (ham, sausage or crispy bacon) over the stuffing.
  • Gently crack eggs onto the top.
  • Bake at 375 for approximately 20 minutes.
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Comments

    • says

      I’m sure you could! If you want crispy patties, you might have to brown them first–otherwise just layer them in there–I would think 20 min at 375 would cook them enough. . . or you could put them in the pan, don’t put anything else on top, stick the hash brown patties in the oven until they start to brown, pull it out, layer the ham & eggs on top and return to the oven for the 20 min.

  1. Anne M. says

    Made it with the hash brown patties and took your advise about cooking them before adding other ingredients…it turned out great! My 2 boys loved it! Thanks! I will definitely make this again.

  2. says

    Thanks so much for this recipe. I make it this morning with a some boxed stuffing we had on hand and really loved it. I would have liked the eggs a little runnier, as I needed to bake it a little longer cause hubby needs the whites to be completely cooked. :) Was thinking that maybe next time I can broil for a few minutes to get the whites cooking and then just bake like normal.

    Fabulous…we all loved it!

    Margaret @ Live Like No One Else

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