Looking for a unique potluck dish to take to a reunion or gathering? Try this bagels and eggs casserole. Yes, it’s often served for breakfast but you’d be surprised at how many people eat breakfast for evening or mid-day meals. Since many people skip or eat a quick breakfast, they crave these types of recipes at different mealtimes. Besides all of that, since the main ingredient is eggs, this recipe is great for anyone who is on a budget but needs to cook for a crowd!
3 plain bagels (thinly sliced)
12 eggs (beaten)
1/2 pound cooked ham (diced)
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
1 cup milk
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons butter
Place butter in heavy skillet. Add ham and onion. Saute over low heat until tender (approximately 2 minutes). Set aside. Slice each bagel into 4 thin slices. Arrange 6 bagel slices at bottom of lightly greased oven-safe casserole dish. Top bagels with ham and onion mixture. Then top with cheddar cheese and remaining bagel slices.
In a separate bowl whisk together eggs, milk, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste. Pour the egg mixture over the bagel layers. Bake at 375 F for approximately 30 minutes or until eggs are firm and cooked through.
One of the things I like about this recipe is that you can include any items you would normally eat in an omelet. Try this bagels and eggs potluck casserole with ground sausage, chopped broccoli, chopped bell pepper, chopped broccoli, hot pepper, oregano, tomatoes, black olives, chopped veggies of your choice, or your favorite bread, instead of bagels.