Cheesy Egg Casserole
Cheesy Egg Casserole is the perfect baked eggs recipe for brunch! This buttery, easy breakfast casserole is full of cheese and spices, and because it’s vegetarian, everyone can enjoy it.
If you’re looking for the perfect brunch egg recipe, THIS IS IT. It’s a family favorite and it’s so easy – it comes together in minutes. None of my family are huge egg lovers, but we devour this breakfast casserole, so you know it has to be good.
When I made this last week, Jordan got home from school and asked to taste it. She kept raving about how good it was and how she wanted more. I reminded her that she has already had these cheesy baked eggs several times before, on Christmas. I guess the monkey bread wins out over eggs. 😉
This cheesy egg casserole is what I make every year for Christmas breakfast. I always make monkey bread, so I want a baked eggs recipe that doesn’t have bread. So many egg casseroles have a biscuit or bread base but when you’re having sweet rolls with your meal you don’t need double the carbs. A friend of mine gave me this recipe years ago and I’ve been making it every year since.
Cheesy egg casserole = eggs, Italian seasoning, and lots of cheese … that’s the trio of champions!
This recipe is super easy, which is a requirement for any brunch menu of mine. I refuse to spend time on Christmas or Easter morning (or any random day, for that matter) cooking over the stove when I could be relaxing with my family drinking a mimosa.
The eggs get their body and rise from a combination of flour and baking powder. Then you add double the cheese: cottage cheese and 2 full cups of your favorite cheese. I use mozzarella most often because I think it pairs well with the Italian seasoning.
Now, if you’re freaked out about cottage cheese, don’t be. I know it freaks me out and I would never just eat it plain, but baked into recipes, it adds body and flavor and some cheesy goodness.
Jordan ate two servings for snack that day, and I froze the rest, which she’s eating for breakfast and dinners.
This brunch recipe is also super versatile because you can make the flavor profile your own. You’re not limited to Italian seasoning and mozzarella cheese. I’ve also made it with green chilis and Monterey jack cheese, as well as cheddar cheese with salsa or Italian seasoning. The sky is the limit! I’ve seen Mediterranean flavors used, like in this spinach artichoke egg casserole. For the meat lovers out there, there’s sausage, cheese and potato egg casserole or broccoli, ham and mozzarella baked with eggs.
In fact, I’m going to make it a point to make some new flavors for you, because I know you’ll need each and every one.
Pin this cheesy egg casserole recipe to save for Easter, for Christmas…and any day you want to make cheesy brunch eggs!
Cheesy Egg Casserole
Yield: 8-10 servings
Total Time: 1 hour
Buttery Cheesy Egg Casserole – this recipe is the perfect baked egg recipe for brunch! It’s full of cheese and spices and everyone loves it.
- 1/2 cup Challenge butter, melted
- 1 (16 ounce) package cottage cheese
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 10 eggs, lightly beaten
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a 9×13” pan with nonstick cooking spray.
- Stir together butter, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, flour, baking powder, Italian seasoning, and salt. Whisk in eggs and whisk until combined (mixture will be lumpy).
- Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30-40 minutes or until browned and set in the middle. Cool 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.
- Best served fresh, but it can also be sliced and stored in individual containers and frozen. Defrost in microwave.