If I want my day to start off right, I need to have some breakfast. People will typically have an omelet or scrambled eggs, but they typically forget about the less popular but just as delicious egg casserole. I like to make egg casserole in the oven. The egg casserole oven temp and cook time are important factors for a great result. A common question is this. How long to bake egg casserole? In this post, I like to cover this and some tips for the recipe to make egg casserole in the oven.
How long to bake egg casserole depends on the oven temp to use. For me, I like to use 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Sometimes I also use 375 degrees Fahrenheit when I want a crispier crust.
It takes 30 minutes to bake egg casserole at 350 degrees F in the oven. With this combination of oven temp and cooking time, you can expect a moist and fluffy dish that is bursting in flavor with every bite. You’ll know your meal is ready when there is a gently golden crust around the edges and a squishy but firm surface on the top. This is a great option for anyone that wants to try meal prepping. This dish lasts in the fridge about 4 days, so you can enjoy it throughout the week. In order to make a meal that you’ll enjoy for multiple days, make sure to bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes to get the best results.
It will need 25 minutes to cook egg casserole at 375 degrees Fahrenheit. This will give you a egg casserole that has a crisper crust around the edges. If you are short on time and like a crispy crust, then this is great for you.
If you prefer a moist egg casserole without any crisp, go for a lower oven temperature such as 325 degrees F. If you use 325, you will be able to retain the moisture in the egg casserole without worrying about it drying out. The only problem with using this temperature is that you will have to cook it for longer, which could be problematic if you have to rush in the mornings.
I find that the best temperature to use when baking egg casserole is 350 degrees as it gives me an egg casserole that is moist and fluffy without too much crispy. When making egg casserole, you don’t want the casserole to be dried out, so using a higher temperature is not recommended. You also don’t want to have to wait a long time to eat, especially for breakfast. You might not have a lot of time in the morning to eat, so having to wait for the food to finish isn’t always practical. Using 350 will guarantee a delicious and well made meal without the hassle of a long cook time. Overall, use whatever temperature works best for you, just make sure you can handle the difficulties that come with each change.
This dish is a great option for anyone that enjoys a classic and simple breakfast. The internet has lots of recipes for egg casserole baked in oven. However, I have a liking to this one easy egg casserole recipe to make this delicious dish. And here’s how to make egg casserole in oven.
Go to the store and buy 12 eggs, cheese, seasonings (such as salt, onions, pepper and oregano), sausage (I prefer turkey sausage because it’s leaner), spinach, bell peppers and mushrooms, and a 9×13 in tray.
Start by cracking the eggs into a large bowl, be careful not to drop in any shells. Whisk the eggs together and start dicing your vegetables. Cut the bell pepper in half and dice it into small pieces. Either use whole pieces of mushrooms or dice them up as well. Add your peppers, spinach, mushrooms and cheese to the egg mixture. Add in the seasoning into the mixture too. Then pour the mixture into the pan and season everything thoroughly. If you want to retain moisture, cover the pan in foil or set the pan on top of another pan with water in it to create steam.
Set the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and bake the egg casserole for 30 minutes. Once it is done, take it out and check the casserole to make sure it’s cooked by inserting a knife in the middle, if it comes back clean, it’s cooked! Let it cool for about 10 minutes and enjoy!
Egg casserole is perfect for any occasion, so it’s great to hear tips on how to make the baking process a little quicker.
If you want to speed up the process, make sure you have all the ingredients you need on hand. Having to run to the store can end up wasting more time than you know, so do your best to be prepared.
Once you make the egg casserole, you will be happy to know that you can freeze this dish if you’d like. It lasts about 2 months in the freezer, which is great news for anyone who wants to eat this meal over a long period of time.
To speed things up, you could go for a higher oven temp of 400 degrees Fahrenheit. It takes about 20 minutes to cook egg casserole at 400 degrees. However, just know that you will have to watch to make sure the egg casserole does not start burning at this higher oven temp. Try covering it in foil or putting a pan of water under your tray to retain moisture and avoid this problem.
As is the case with omelets, you can add a bunch of ingredients you enjoy to make this dish better. Throw in some onions, peppers, different meats, or diced tomatoes, it can be anything you like! Also, make sure you season everything really well, having a plain or under seasoned casserole can really ruin the dining experience. Another way to make this dish better is by adding some more cheese to the surface of the eggs to bake a crisp layer of parmesan on the top.
Some dishes that goes well with egg casserole for breakfast or brunch would be baked hashbrown, potatoes wedges, bacon and roasted broccoli.
Some meals can be pretty time consuming to make, this dish is thankfully not one of them. Hopefully you can now make a simple but delicious egg casserole at home, have fun!