Pancake Bacon Casserole

For those lazy weekend brunches, say hello to your new favorite breakfast. This Pancake Bacon Casserole Recipe is the easiest way to make breakfast the best time of day, by combining all the breakfast food your family loves into one great recipe. 

piece of pancake casserole with strawberries

Pancake Bacon Casserole Recipe

You won’t find this on the back of the Betty Crocker recipe box – with all of my favorite ingredients combined, get ready for the best pancakes from an easy recipe that you’ve had in a long time.

This casserole features simple ingredients like crispy bacon, melted cheese, and sweet pancake, perfect for being paired with sausage links and fruit salad for a well-rounded meal.

If breakfast is your jam, try this Biscuits and Gravy Casserole or this Copycat Hashbrown Casserole.

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ingredients in individual bowls

Ingredients Needed

  • Bisquick pancake batter – If you can’t find pancake batter, try using waffle mixes instead.
  • Cheddar cheese – Replace with another choice, like Swiss cheese or American cheese. 
  • Milk – Switch out the cup of milk for a cream of half & half if you would like.
  • Bacon – For a healthier recipe, try swapping for turkey bacon instead. 
  • Large eggs – Eggs can be replaced with applesauce or flaxseed mixed with water.
  • Real maple syrup – Replace with honey or molasses. 
  • Sugar – Sugar can be substituted with monk fruit sugar or honey. 

How To Make Pancake Bacon Casserole 

  1. Preheat oven to 350°f. Spray pan with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients and wet ingredients, including cups of pancake mix, milk, syrup, eggs, and sugar. Stir to combine. Add half of the cheese and stir.
  1. Pour egg mixture into prepared baking dish. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick is clean. Remove pancake breakfast casserole from oven.
  2. Top with crisp bacon crumbles and remaining cup cheese. Place back in oven and bake for another 5 minutes or until cup of cheese is melted. Top with melted butter and serve.

For the full recipe and detailed baking instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post.

casserole with a square missing

Can you freeze pancake bacon casserole?

Yes! This egg casserole recipe is one of the most popular recipes because it can be frozen for a few months if needed.

To bake, just take the casserole out of the freezer and let it thaw before baking as directed in the brunch recipe instructions. 

Can I make it the night before and bake later?

This casserole can definitely be made the night before, particularly if you use frozen individual pancakes rather than pancake mix.

Cut the frozen pancakes in half and lay in the bottom of your pan, before covering with the remaining wet ingredients.

square of casserole on a white plate with a strawberry

Can you substitute the cheese?

Substitute the cheese in this recipe for hash browns if you’re lactose intolerant or just looking to mix it up a bit.

This is a great way to spice it up if you’ve made this before, and I recommend the extra step of crisping your hash browns in the air fryer on medium heat before topping your casserole off with them. 

What should I serve this casserole with?

This great recipe for pancake casserole pairs well with any other breakfast meats, such as breakfast sausage patties or pork sausage.

Don’t forget fresh fruit or a tall, refreshing glass of raspberry iced tea.

overhead picture of casserole with strawberry on top and a gold fork

Best Casserole Tips

  • Want even more sweetness? Serve with some additional syrup to be poured over the top. I recommend an extra cup syrup, warmed in the microwave.
  • Make sure to factor in a few minutes of prep time to your total time cooking for crisping your bacon – it should be cooked for a few minutes more than package directions.
  • To save time, while your casserole is in the oven to bake, crumble the bacon into bite-sized pieces and store in a medium bowl until ready to be used.
  • No casserole pan on hand? Try using a pie pan for this pancake bake! This will also give you a crispier finish on the sides.

If you love this recipe as much as I do, pin this to your favorite casserole Pinterest board and share it on your favorite social media channels!

piece of pancake casserole on a white plate with a blue banner and text

My breakfast bacon pancake casserole is one of my favorite savory recipes because it’s the perfect mix of breakfast meats, pancake bake, and melty, gooey cheese. Every time you make this pancake breakfast casserole, it’ll feel like the first time because this is one of those recipes you never get sick of. If you’re looking for something that will blow brunch out of the water, this is the best option, hands down!

Yield: 8 servings

Pancake Bacon Casserole

piece of casserole with a fork and a bite missing

My breakfast bacon pancake casserole is one of my favorite savory recipes because it’s the perfect mix of breakfast meats, pancake bake, and melty, gooey cheese.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Bisquick pancake mix
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 pound bacon, cooked & crumbled
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 tablespoons syrup
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Spray 9x13 pan.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the bisquick, milk, syrup, eggs, and sugar. Stir to mix.
  3. Add 1 cup of cheese and stir to combine.
  4. Pour into prepared pan.
  5. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  6. Remove from the oven.
  7. Top with crumbled bacon and remaining cheese.
  8. Return to the oven and bake for another 4-5 minutes or until cheese is melted.

Notes

  • Want even more sweetness? Serve with some additional syrup to be poured over the top. I recommend an extra cup syrup, warmed in the microwave. 
  • Make sure to factor in a few minutes of prep time to your total time cooking for crisping your bacon - it should be cooked for a few minutes more than package directions. 
  • To save time, while your casserole is in the oven to bake, begin to crumble your bacon into bite-sized pieces and store in a medium bowl until ready to be used. 
  • No casserole pan on hand? Try using a pie pan for this pancake bake! This will also give you a crispier finish on the sides.
  • Add in some bell peppers for color and texture.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 658Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 151mgSodium: 1683mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 36g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and we can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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