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Do you have a perfect Easter Casserole Recipe?

Asked by Judi (37158 points ) April 7th, 2009

I am looking for easy, that we can put in the oven while we go to sunrise service.

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AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

Breakfast Casserole
9×13 pan, greased
The night before, fill with
8 slices bread, torn up
2 cups grated cheddar cheese
1 can chopped green chiles

Whisk together 6 eggs, 2 cups milk and pour over the bread mixture

Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. (important)

Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees

Usually you see this recipe with cooked sausage, but I prefer to make it with green chiles so the vegetarians can eat it as well. You can put just about anything in it. Tastes like a cross between quiche and a souffle, but without the hassle.

Jack79's avatar

My own version of Veal in Red sauce.

You’ll need:

800g (2 lb) veal (any part will do, though legs work better)
some olive oil (I use plenty)
salt, pepper, cinammon, various spices
1 onion
1 garlic
2 myrtle leaves (you could also try eucalyptus or some other tree, maybe even something nearby)
1 pack of condensed tomato sauce (I prefer the paper packs rather than the canned ones)

fry the meat in the oil (at least 1 sp, I use 4–5), making sure to turn it so it doesn’t stick. You can just use the pot for that. Chop up the onion and garlic and throw it in the oil, keep turning.

After a couple of minutes (when the colour changes), throw some water and the tomato. You may also want to add the salt now. Add some more water until the pot is half-full, bring it to boil. Now turn it to low (I put it to 3/9) and add all the spices, the leaves first. I actually use laurel leaves, they smell really nice. I also add red and green pepper, plenty of salt, a cinammon stick (but powder is also fine), clover, some vinegar and oregano. You can also add a bit of lemon to break the taste.

Cover the pan and let the whole thing simmer for at least an hour (you can put it on the back burner and do something else).
The longer you leave it the softer the meat. I even do it the day before and let it cool, then warm up as much as I want to eat.

If you want you can add potatoes to it (after the boiling part and all the other ingredients are in). Potatoes need less than the meat, so if you’re going to boil it for 90min, you may want to wait 30 before putting them in.

AlfredaPrufrock's avatar

@Jack79, that sounds delicious!

Jack79's avatar

It is, and it’s so easy to make

too bad I’m fasting, so I can’t make it today…making lentles instead (the sauce is basically the same).

MissAusten's avatar

I usually make two casseroles—one for the sweet-tooth crowd, and one for the meat-and-eggs crowd.

French Toast Casserole makes the kids really happy. This recipe is super rich and completely not healthy, but absolutely delicious. I only make it for Easter, and I figure once a year won’t kill us!

This breakfast casserole can easily be adapted for taste. You can use different meats, add some peppers or a different type of onion, adjust the seasonings, etc.

Both are great for a busy holiday morning because you HAVE to make them the night before and let them sit in the fridge overnight.

Jude's avatar

Somewhat like the casseroles posted above.

Morning Wife Saver (My Mom used to make for it for Christmas and Easter morning):

16 Slices Bread—crusts removed
16 Slices Back bacon or ham—cooked
16 Slices Cheddar cheese—sharp
6 Eggs
1/2 Tsp -Salt
1/2 Tsp Pepper
1 Tsp Dry Mustard
1/4 C Onion—minced
1/4 C Green Pepper—finely chopped
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
3 C Milk—whole or 2%
1 Ds Tabasco® Sauce
1/4 lb Butter
Cornflakes <<Or>>
Special K—crushed

Oven 350° F.

In 9 X 13″ buttered baking dish (use a BIG dish), put 8 pieces of bread, Add
pieces to cover dish entirely. Cover bread with cooked back bacon slices or
ham slices. Lay slices of cheddar cheese on top, then cover with slices of
bread (to make it like a sandwich).
In a bowl, beat, eggs, salt and pepper.To egg mixture, add dry mustard,
onion, green pepper, Worcestershire sauce, milk and Tabasco. Pour over the
‘sandwiches’. Cover and let it stand in the fridge overnight.

In the morning, preheat oven to 350° F.

Melt 1/4 lb butter and pour over top. Cover with crushed corn flakes or
Special K cereal. Bake 1 hour in 350° F oven.

Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

She had to make two trays because with one, it was devoured rather quickly and family kept coming back for seconds.

Judi's avatar

@jmah ;My Easter breakfast is in your hands. I just made the recipe, but it seems like there should be 1/2 as much ham and cheese as you said (I had a bunch left over.) It’s soaking in the fridge now. Do you know how hard it was for me to find SHARP cheddar cheese? Plenty of medium, but they were hiding the sharp. Wish me luck!

Jude's avatar

@Judi Hope it was success!! =)

Ha, not sure about the sharp cheddar. Every year, my Mama somehow managed to hunt some down, though.

Let me know it how it all turned out!

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