When the beloved BLT crosses paths with the concepts of being warm, baked, and brunch-y, it becomes the glorious, delicious BLT Egg Bake! A layer of crunchy, mayo-covered toast makes the base of this breakfast bonanza. If you keep going, you’ll experience rich American cheese, savory fried eggs, salty bacon crumbles, and a buttery roux. Juicy tomatoes and melty cheddar cheese top it off, and then it’s all served over a bed of lettuce to ensure you experience the B, the L, and the T. Ready in under half an hour, BLT Egg Bake might just be the very reason why the idea of brunch ever came to be!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 5 slices bread, of your choice, toasted
  • 4 slices American cheese
  • 12 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 medium tomato, halved and sliced
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • lettuce, to taste, shredded

Directions

Step 1 –Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Step 2 –Spread the mayonnaise on 1 side of each slice of the bread.

Step 3 –Cut the mayonnaise-coated slices into bite-sized pieces.

Step 4 –In an 8-inch square baking dish, arrange the mayonnaise-coated bread pieces, mayonnaise-side up.

Step 5 –Top the bread pieces with the American cheese slices and the bacon.

Step 6 –In a small saucepan, melt the butter.

Step 7 –Stir the flour, the salt, and the pepper into the melted butter until smooth.

Step 8 –Gradually add the milk to the flour mixture.

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Step 9 –Bring the milk mixture to a boil.

Step 10 –Cook and stir the milk mixture until thickened, about 2 minutes.

Step 11 –Pour the milk mixture over the bacon in the baking dish.

Step 12 –In a large skillet over medium heat, fry the eggs until they have reached your desired doneness.

Step 13 –Place the cooked eggs in the baking dish.

Step 14 –Top the eggs with the tomato slices and sprinkle with the shredded cheddar cheese and the onions.

Step 15 –Bake, uncovered, until the cheese has melted and is slightly golden, about 10 minutes.

Step 16 –Cut the bake into squares.

Step 17 –Serve topped with the shredded lettuce.