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Cheesy Breakfast Casserole [Giveaway Closed]

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You know how I love cheese, so when I got the chance to try Arla Dofino’s cheese I was thrilled. When it comes to cheese, I like it mild but tasty, and that’s exactly how Dofino’s Havarti cheese tastes. Get $1 off on any Arla Dofino product.

I’ve decided to create two dishes using Dofino’s Havarti cheese and today I’m sharing Breakfast Casserole.

breakfast casserole on a plate

Holiday season is a crazy season, and when you are busy preparing great dinners and desserts, in the morning you wake up so tired and compromise breakfast, but not any more. This breakfast casserole is our favorite since it can be prepared a night before and all you have to do is pop it in the oven the next morning, also, and this is the best part, it tastes and smells like pizza, I’m not kidding!

breakfast casserole on white and blue plate

If you are new to Dofino cheese, then you have to know that, the Arla Dofino brand of cheese includes a delicious range of family-friendly cheese types such as Havarti, Gouda, Edam, Muenster and Fontina.

Arla cheeses are naturally good from farm to fridge. The cheese is free of added hormones and preservatives, and crafted with quality, natural ingredients in an environmentally friendly way.

breakfast casserole close up image

Adding Dofino Havarti to this dish made it more versatile. Although Havarti cheese has a mild taste, a little can go a long way. You will enjoy the texture of gooey melted cheese and flavor in every bite.

My husband got addicted to the dill flavored Havarti cheese, it tastes great with whole wheat crackers, but I went for plain because I wanted to know how it will taste with other different ingredients.

Cheesy Breakfast Casserole

Serves 4. 308 calories per serving.

120gm cubed bread (around 2 cups)

1 small onion chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup chopped button mushrooms

1/4 cup chopped green pepper

2 eggs

2 egg white

1/4 cup milk

84gm (3oz) havarti cheese

100gm chopped turkey sausage

Salt to taste

Black pepper

Paprika (optional)

  1. In hot pan, sauté onion in olive oil 2 minutes.
  2. Add bell pepper, sausage, mushrooms, and salt. Stir until mushrooms are soft. Set aside.
  3. In medium bowl, beat eggs with, milk, black pepper, and paprika. Set aside.
  4. To greased 8-inch baking pan, add bread cubes and mushroom mixture. I used non stick pan.
  5. Pour beaten egg mixture over all. Press bread down with spatula to make sure all bread is soaked with egg mixture.
  6. Sprinkle top with Havarti cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and keep aside for 30 minutes, or you can refrigerate overnight.
  7. Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
  8. Bake for 12 minutes or until knife inserted in middle comes out clean.


This article is financially supported by Arla Dofino.



  1. wow! Dill Havarti sounds amazing! thanks for sharing this awesome recipe and giveaway!

  2. Now I want breakfast for the dinner 🙂 It looks really superb!

  3. Firehouse Chili with Cornbread and Havarti Crust looks amazing and good chili is staple at our house.
    devyjackson @ gmail.com
    pin as jacksondeb

  4. I love Havarti cheese and this looks like a wonderful way to use it. How perfect for a holidays breakfast!

  5. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749646662191/ – The Havarti and Ham Waffle sounds great. I love waffles and ham with waffles sound great.

  6. My favorite recipe is the three havarti grilled cheese recipe. I picked this one because I like putting more than one cheese in a dish and the picture is beautiful.

  7. Pinterest kathypersons1 http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749646662200/ love this skillet pasta comfort food

  8. I found the waffles with cheesy goodness amazing! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749646662191/

  9. I love the combo of waffles and cheesy goodness!

  10. The Ham & Havarti Waffle Sandwich recipe looks like one of the few that would be a breakfast recipe. I like it because it would be easy for my kids to eat.

  11. The Gouda Skillet Pasta would be a quick, easy meal, for the busy holiday season. . I love Gouda, with baked tomatoes, so I think I would like this recipe too. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749646662200/

  12. Ruth Griffeth

    http://www.pinterest.com/pin/454863631089357741/ I see this and think perfect breakfast sandwich!!! I cannot wait to make this for the house! I have to say Havarti with bacon is just wonderful!

  13. Mushroom Meatball and Bacon Hero with Melted Creamy Havarti Slices

  14. I picked the 3 Havarti Grilled Cheese recipes because I have been loving prosciutto and arugula lately. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749646662198/

  15. The http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749646662209/ because I love cornbread and chili together. I never thought to add some cheese to it to give it a little kick and more flavor.

  16. http://www.thenaptimechef.com/2014/10/the-havarti-ham-waffle-sandwich/

    I chose this one because havarti (tied with Gouda) is my favorite cheese. I love a hot ham and cheese sandwich, and I’m a big fan of using the waffle iron in unexpected ways.

  17. The Havarti and Ham Waffles look amazing for breakfast. I never tried using waffles for sandwiches so it’s something new.http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749646662191/

  18. I would make the bacon, mushroom and meatball heros for a holiday brunch because they are bite sized and look delicious.

  19. The cornbread chili sounds delicious…always looking for new soup/chili recipes!


  20. I would make the Three Havarti Grilled Cheese. Cheese with pesto, pear and fig; how can you say no?! I don’t think I’ve ever met a pesto dish I didn’t like! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749646662198/

  21. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/221098662932285894/ i pinned this because it looks amazing and woudl be so easy to prepare! plus anything with a crossaint is amazing!

  22. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/351912447114930/ My kids love waffles and ham and this is a creative easy recipe that they would beg for.

  23. i love
    because since we have been living in a hotel since our house fire; this is something easy we can cook there

  24. My favorite is the havarti and ham waffle sandwich(http://www.pinterest.com/pin/258394097346593273/) because I like breakfast foods that can be eaten in a hurry, not at a table with a plate and fork.

  25. Firehouse Chili with Cornbread and Havarti Crust: Chili is good morning noon and night when its so cold out!

  26. I”d love to try the Ham and Havarti Waffle Sandwich recipe. My whole family would enjoy this, I love how easy it is to make and that it’s convenient to eat in the car.

  27. Love this firehouse chili recipe, so perfect for a warming dinner on a cold winter day! http://www.arla.com/en-us/recipes/firehouse-chili-with-cornbread–arla-dofino-havarti-crust/

  28. The firehouse chili with cornbread topping sounds perfect for a warm meal on a cold winter night. – http://www.arla.com/en-us/recipes/firehouse-chili-with-cornbread–arla-dofino-havarti-crust/

  29. I visited and followed. @calvadeana I would love to make the chili recipe because it looks delicious especially with the cornbread cheese crust. http://www.arla.com/en-us/recipes/firehouse-chili-with-cornbread–arla-dofino-havarti-crust/

  30. Gouda Skillet Pasta with @Arla Dofino Gouda!

  31. I chose the recipe for Grilled Chorizo Flatbread with Grilled Pepper and Shaved Havarti because I love the taste and texture of Havarti and I love flatbread dishes. I would use small pieces of chorizo because I like just a little taste of it, not too much.


  32. My favorite is the Baked Egg, Bacon, Cheese & Pasley – http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749643029955/ because it is so easy to prepare & my whole family would realy enjoy the flavors!


  33. My favorite is the Baked Egg, Bacon, Cheese & Parsley – http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749643029955/ because it is easy to prepare & my entire family would really enjoy all the flavors!


  34. My favorite recipe is:

    because I love chili and cornbread mmmmm

  35. I think this looks great http://www.thenaptimechef.com/2014/10/the-havarti-ham-waffle-sandwich/

    pin as jacksondeb

    Please delete earlier entry as I didn’t read close enough.

  36. I like these no cook cheese kabobs! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749646627416/ It’s simple to make, appealing to the eye, and something the kids can’t possibly complain about!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  37. Following via Pinterest as yarnaddicted3 and pinned the Gouda Skillet Pasta, I’m all about the pasta – my favorite comfort food!!


  38. Followed via Pinterest as yarnaddicted3 and also pinned my favorite breakfast recipe Ham & Havarti Waffle Sandwich, my favorite all-time breakfast food is waffles!!


  39. I picked the Cheesy Polenta and Spinach Baked Eggs. My husband and I love polenta, and I think this would be a hit on Christmas morning! http://www.pinterest.com/pin/69031806764340882/

  40. I really love any kind of grilled cheese and experimenting with new flavors. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/168673948519866927/

  41. like happy havarli on pin it-lmurley2014

  42. My favorite recipe is the the Mushroom Meatball and Bacon Hero with Melted Creamy Havarti Slices because I love bacon and this combination sounds delicious. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749646662206/

  43. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749646662198/

    This Grilled Cheese looks like it would be very good, I love Grilled Cheese.


  44. Thanks for the great giveaway! I picked http://www.pinterest.com/pin/300052393898807486/ because I will be traveling and I wish I could eat this now!
    happy holidays! xo

  45. http://www.pinterest.com/pin/79516749646662191/ – The Havarti and Ham Waffle sounds so yummy. I love waffles for breakfast and dinner!

  46. Your cheesy breakfast casserole looks delicious. I’m going to try this recipe. Thanks!

  47. Thank You for the giveaway… love the taste of cheese & peppers in this one ! —> Firehouse Chili with Cornbread & Arla® Dofino® Havarti Crust http://www.arlafoodsusa.com/recipes/firehouse-chili-with-cornbread–arla-dofino-havarti-crust/

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