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Bagel and Egg Breakfast Bake with Whipped Scallion Cream Cheese

This savory breakfast bake made with sliced bagels can be refrigerated overnight and baked right before serving. A simple, beautiful casserole brunch dish with many variations - check the notes below for other ideas!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked breakfast recipe, egg
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 307kcal
Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $9.00

Equipment

  • 8x8 baking dish
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Stand or Handheld Mixer

Ingredients

Bagel and Egg Bake:

  • 4 large Bagels, sliced into rounds (any savory type; preferably day-old)
  • 1 cup Mix-ins (see notes below)
  • 8 Eggs
  • 1 ½ cups Milk
  • ¾ cup Whipping Cream
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Black pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped Chives, divided
  • Lox, for serving (optional)
  • Capers, for serving (optional)

Whipped Scallion Cream Cheese:

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 2 Scallions / Green Onions, thinly sliced

Instructions

  • Spray an 8" x 8" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray or brush it with oil.
  • Place bagel slices in the dish. Add any mix-ins and toss to combine.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, cream, salt, black pepper and half the sliced chives. Pour liquids over the bagel slices. Press down gently on the bagels to fully soak in liquids.
  • Refrigerate casserole, covered, for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  • When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake casserole until eggs are set, about 1 hour. If the top of the casserole starts to turn dark brown, cover the top loosely with foil until it finishes baking.
  • While casserole bakes, combine cream cheese and scallions. Beat with a mixer (or use a stand mixer) until light and fluffy.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes before slicing.
  • Serve casserole with lox, capers and whipped scallion cream cheese on the side.

Notes

For savory options to mix into the egg bake add browned sausage, crispy bacon, bell peppers, onions or grated cheese. (I like to saute bell peppers and onions until tender before adding them.)
If you'd prefer a sweet version, use plain or sweet bagels. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar to the egg / milk / whipping cream mixture.

Nutrition

Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 198mg | Sodium: 517mg | Potassium: 192mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 665IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 102mg | Iron: 1mg