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Monday, December 24, 2012

Eggs Benedict Casserole - Merry Christmas!!!!!

Merry Christmas everyone!  I hope the next couple of days will be a true enjoyment to you and your family! Remember that Christ is the TRUE Reason for the Season.  Surround yourself and your family with the things of the Lord, and forget about all the materialistic things of Christmas.  The holidays will become less stressful and more enjoyable for all. :)

I was so excited when I found this recipe!  My husband does not like eggs benedict simply because of the hollindaise sauce, and since it gets drizzled over top, he will eat this without the sauce.  So if your family doesn't like the sauce, they can still have the casserole!  It doesn't take long to put together, but it has to soak overnight, so make sure you give yourself the time needed.  

  • 2 cups chopped canadian bacon (I used left over slow cooked brown sugar ham)
  • 6 English muffins, split and cut into 1-inch pieces 
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder (I used minced garlic)
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Pepper to taste (no salt needed, the Canadian bacon is salty enough)
  • I also added chopped peppers and onions even though it didn't call for it, but I add them to everything...lol

  1. Grease 9×13-inch baking dish.
  2. Place half of the Canadian bacon in bottom of baking dish.
  3. Top with English muffins and remaining bacon.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk and onion powder.
  5. Pour egg mixture over the top of English muffins and Canadian bacon.
  6. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  7. Remove dish from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking.
  8. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  9. Sprinkle paprika over the casserole.
  10. Cover and bake for 35 minutes. Uncover; bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.
  11. Serve warm with Hollandaise sauce (you can make your own, but we’ve found the Knorr brand packaged Hollandaise is just as good – not to mention a whole lot easier to manage!) – we suggest offering the sauce in a small pitcher so guests can pour as much as they wish onto the casserole (plus, it keeps the dish from getting soggy when bringing it to the table).

Last but not least, remember that you don't have to pig out during the holidays and hate yourself at New Years.  Eat small portions, and still enjoy yourself!  Its do-able...it really is!  Hoping you all have a very Merry Christmas!

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