When it comes to breakfast, this Brooklyn-inspired Loaded Bacon, Egg, + Cheese Casserole is the epitome of an evolutionary dish. Not only is it super easy to make (all in one dish), but it comes jam-packed with a ton of savory flavor—-the absolute Brooklyn way! A crispy croissant base topped with a layer of bacon, spinach, arugula, tomatoes, and a creamy well-seasoned egg mixture. The perfect breakfast, brunch, or entree for any day.
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It’s now Fall and you know what that means. COMFORT FOODS!
Yup. And while I enjoy comfort foods during this season, it’s definitely important that it remains easy to whip together. Am I right?
The Fall season is truly one of my favorites for TWO reasons. For one, it means that we’re closer to Christmas which is one of my favorite holidays ever! Secondly, I truly enjoy the bold spice flavors that Fall has to offer. All that pumpkin spice, sweet potato, apple, chai—goodness wrapped in so many different recipes.
If you’ve been an avid follower of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you’ve probably come across a delicious Fall-inspired recipe.
For instance—This Loaded Dairy-Free Broccoli Cheddar Soup recipe is something truly spectacular. The warmth of great flavors and succulent taste of nuttiness from So Delicious Dairy Free’s Organic Almondmilk with Cashew, makes this bowl of goodness completely irresistible. Loaded with broccoli, carrots, sweet corn, celery, onions, and topped with a generous amount of vegan mozzarella cheese (for added creaminess); this recipe reminds you of comfort in a bowl.
This Baked Strawberry Banana French Toast Casserole not only is it a kick start to your day, but this comfort dish will surely make your morning that much brighter, even on the most gloomiest of days.
These Air Fryer Chicken Wings + Sweet Potato Waffles are everything that one’s heart desires. Made right in a blender + WITHOUT ANY FLOUR (Flourless), these deliciously flavored, Gluten-Free waffles are naturally sweetened, fluffy, thick, and airy; coupled with these sticky (yet crisp) BBQ wings, this recipe is a real easy reminder of a true Southern-style breakfast. Nothing short of goodness on a plate!
This Banana Peanut Butter Overnight Oats recipe is a healthy way to kick start your day and is beautifully textured. These Oats boasts it’s creaminess, thickness from the thickly cut oatmeal used, and generous nutty flavor from the delicious peanut butter; which all create quite the experience in just one bowl. All vegan and Gluten-Free.
This Creamy Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge recipe is a healthier take on the delicious traditional Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge which includes boldly sweet flavor and is beautifully textured. This version of porridge boasts it’s creaminess, thickness from the thickly cut cornmeal used, and a generous play on spices and freshly topped berries and toasted pecans, which all create quite the experience in just one bowl. The perfect way to start your day! Vegan option available.
OK, so can I be honest for sec? I couldn’t be more excited to share this recipe in collaboration with Organic Valley. If you’ve been an avid follower of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you’re aware that I chose my collaborations with brands VERY carefully, because I want to ensure that they represent this blog’s mission in every way possible.
Honestly, I’d rather turn down a company that doesn’t coincide with what I stand for and of, I often already use Organic Valley products so I can ensure that you’ll love it too.
When it comes to Organic Valley, I enjoy their premium, organic options for the most common ingredients.
Organic Valley has a real commitment to organic and as stated as their mission—-they believe that organic farming is a better, more sustainable way to feed a hungry planet; and they’re always organic.
They believe in more than just making organic products, but rather a better world!
While Organic Valley’s products include milks, protein shakes, grassmilk yogurt, butter, cheese, cream, half & half, cream cheese, egg, and more; I honestly use most of these products from their line ONLY and not from any other brand. They are really my go-to!
OK, so back to this recipe. I don’t make casseroles too often, but when I do, I like to make sure that they are something easy yet memorable when it comes to flavor.
If you’ve been an avid follower of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you’ll know that I was born and raised in the South—Florida. So of course, comfort foods are a staple for me.
However, in my teens, I moved to NYC which was a great culture shock for me by the way. Haha.
Not only is it more fast-paced, extroverted (in terms of the people), slightly aggressive that what I was always use to—-the undeniable fact is that NYC (especially Brooklyn) boasts of a melting pot of culture, especially when it comes to food.
With that being said—I’ve grown to love the ‘savory style’ that Brooklyn has to offer and this dish is inspired by that.
If you’ve ever been to NY or were born and raised here, then you are aware that one of the biggest breakfast staples is the Bacon, Egg, and Cheese.
Usually, the classic Bacon, Egg, and Cheese comes nestled in between two toasted sandwich buns and warmth to PERFECTION!
However, I wanted to put a twist on things (because honestly—Brooklyn is all about it’s unique twist on most things) and create a loaded version of a casserole that still highlights the main stars of the dish—-bacon, egg, and cheese.
For this Casserole, I used my usual go-to Organic Valley eggs as well as one of their line of cheeses—Mild Cheddar, instead of regular cheddar.
Of course, I love loading my dishes with extra flavor so the spinach, arugula, and tomatoes were the perfect additions.
Lastly, instead of using bread as my base, I chose to use croissants. Why? Because who doesn’t love the buttery, soft taste of croissants, right? Haha.
And wallah—–there you have it!
It’s super easy to make.
Done in under 30 minutes.
Only requires ONE baking dish.
Can be MADE AHEAD! (See Notes)
The epitome of COMFORT FOOD.
Super tender and fluffy.
Comes loaded with great tasting ingredients—like candied turkey bacon, egg, cheese, spinach, arugula, tomatoes, and croissants.
Did I mention that it’s just TOO GOOD TO PASS UP!?
Now, let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?
To start, simply lightly grease a medium baking dish (9 x 13″) with butter or cooking spray and pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Next, add your chopped croissants into the baking dish and spread/toss around evenly.
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, Almond milk, and seasonings, until well combined and smooth.
Top the croissants with the egg mixture, generously covering all pieces. Then top with the spinach and arugula, tucking a few pieces in between the croissant pieces to ensure that they are well incorporated.
Generously sprinkle the cheese on top and then the bacon, followed by the tomatoes. Top with a final layer of cheese, if preferred.
Bake casserole for 20-25 minutes, until edges are golden brown (or slightly dark brown, if preferred) and cheese becomes bubbly.
Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes or so. Cut into desired size squares.
Enjoy a slice or two with your favorite beverage of choice—-orange juice, coffee, or tea.
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Brooklyn-inspired Loaded Bacon, Egg, + Cheese Casserole.