Check out this easy breakfast casserole with bacon! It’s filled with lots of other good things like cinnamon rolls, pecans, and peaches. Sweet, salty, rich… delicious! Once you take it out of the oven you’ll drizzle a bourbon butter glaze over the top for the creme de la creme – the finishing touch. If you’re looking for a quick casserole to get you through holiday brunches, well here it is! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tyson Foods, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own. Updated October 25, 2018
For this recipe you’ll need: Wright® Brand Bacon, butter, canned cinnamon roll dough, pecans, sliced peaches, eggs, milk, vanilla, confectioners sugar, bourbon or maple syrup, and a cast iron skillet
Breakfast Casserole Backstory
I don’t know about you but I think breakfast casseroles are the way to go when it comes to getting through the holidays. In fact, they come in handy anytime! This one is a little unusual and it is super easy.
It’s a little like French toast, a little like cinnamon rolls, and a little like a strata. You cut cinnamon roll dough in pieces and add them to a big iron skillet along with peaches and pecans. If you don’t have an iron skillet a 13x 9-inch baking pan should work just fine. Next you’ll pour a rich egg mixture flavored with a little bourbon over the surface. Finally the whole top is loaded with crispy bacon. When it’s done it’s full of flavor, and not just any flavor.
Real Southern flavor. There’s just nothing more southern than peaches, bourbon, bacon, and pecans, ya’ll. Nothing.
About the Bacon in this Breakfast Casserole…
Believe it or not I was fresh out of bacon which almost never happens at our house. I headed over to my Kroger store. The package of Wright Brand Bacon was in the breakfast meats section so it wasn’t hard to find. They have quite a selection of flavors to choose from!
- Hickory Smoked
- Applewood Smoked
- Smoked Brown Sugar Bacon
- Bourbon Barrel Smoked
- Oak Barrel Smoked
I wanted the Bourbon Barrel Smoked Bacon but my Kroger was sold out of it. Apparently it’s quite a popular flavor around here. I brought home the Hickory Smoked Wright Brand Bacon instead and got to work. I bake bacon rather than pan fry. Just put the slices on a heavy cookie sheet and put it in a cold oven. Turn the oven on to 425F. When the preheat light goes off (or beeps or whatever yours does) start watching the bacon carefully because once it starts to get crisp it goes pretty fast.
When I was getting the bacon ready for cooking I noticed that it was cut very thick. I just hate paper thin bacon! Wright Brand Bacon is thick and made from premium cuts of meat so it doesn’t shrink up like most bacon does. Just look at the before and after cooking pictures to see what I’m talking about! It’s Bacon The Wright Way™ .
The sweet cinnamon, the salty-smoky bacon, and the crunchy pecans all come together in this easy breakfast casserole and creates absolute magic that your whole family will love.
Just don’t try to cook this bacon in secret. It’s impossible! The smoky aroma finds its way into every corner of the house. It smells SO good but it tastes even better!
One of the things I enjoyed when I was little was camping. My dad would get up in the early morning and start a fire. Then he’d pull a big skillet over the fire and put the bacon and eggs in. There’s just nothing that tastes like food cooked over a wood fire! I guess the bacon reminded me of those mornings because it is naturally smoked with wood chips. When I was cooking it the whole house got that smoky campfire breakfast smell.
What are some of your favorite bacon recipes?
More Great Breakfast Recipes
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- Fruit Kolache
- Blueberry Cream Cheese Coffee Cake
- Easy Banana Bread with Oreos
Easy Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Give this a try and let me know what you think! If you love this recipe please give it 5 stars.
Breakfast Casserole with Bacon and a Bourbon DrizzlePrint Add to Collection Go to Collections
- 12 ounces Wright Brand Bacon, cooked until crisp, reserve 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease
- 3 tablespoons butter, melted
- 2 ounce cans cinnamon rolls, 12.4, you can throw the icing away
- 2 ounce cans peaches, 14-, drained
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon bourbon
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
Bourbon Butter Drizzle
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 cups to 3 of powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons bourbon
- Preheat the oven to 375F.
- Crumble the cooked bacon and set aside.
- Pour the butter and 1 tablespoon of the bacon grease into the bottom of a heavy,16-inch cast iron skillet.
- Cut each cinnamon roll in 4 pieces.
- Add half the pieces to the skillet.
- Sprinkle with half the peaches and half the pecans.
- Add another layer of cinnamon roll pieces, peaches, and pecans.
- Mix the eggs, milk, bourbon, and vanilla and pour over the mixture in the pan.
- Top with the cooked, crumbled bacon.
- Bake for 45 to 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Bourbon Butter Drizzle
- Mix 2 cups of the powdered sugar with the butter.
- Add the bourbon.
- Stir until a thick glaze is formed.
- If it's too wet add a little more powdered sugar until a glaze consistency is achieved. If too dry add a little milk.
- Drizzle over warm casserole.