Wow your guests with the mouthwatering goodness of Swiss and Bacon Squares made effortlessly with Bisquick baking mix! Savor the delightful combination of crispy bacon, gooey Swiss cheese, and a fluffy golden base, creating the perfect appetizer, snack, or breakfast treat. Delight your taste buds with these scrumptious savory squares!
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What Makes Bisquick Swiss and Bacon Squares Perfect for a Weekend Brunch?
Brunch is always relaxing for those eating it, but things usually aren't so tranquil for the person in the kitchen. Thankfully, Bisquick Swiss and Bacon Squares are simple to make, taste amazing, and feel special enough for brunch.
With a flaky biscuit-like base topped with fluffy eggs, onions, Swiss cheese, and bacon, you will want to make this breakfast recipe every weekend.
Why You Should Try This Recipe
For a stress-free brunch, few dishes are as hands-off or flexible as this one. Think of this recipe as a method more than a rigid formula, and you'll love getting creative with Bisquick breakfast pizza. Easily change the toppings to whatever you like or what you happen to have in the fridge.
Chances are that whatever you put together will be utterly delicious, but check out the "Recipe Variation" section below for some topping suggestions.
Bacon Square Casserole Ingredients
- Baking mix (such as Bisquick)
- Cold water
- Vegetable oil, butter, or cooking spray
- Swiss cheese sliced
- Bacon, cooked
- White onion
- Whole milk
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
Baking mixes (like Bisquick) make preparing this casserole a breeze. But you can still make this recipe if you don't keep baking mix at home. Whisk together two cups of all-purpose flour, three teaspoons of baking soda, and a half teaspoon of salt. Cut in two tablespoons of butter. Use in place of the baking mix.
You can swap store-bought bacon bits for freshly cooked bacon, but it isn't as good. Why not try baking bacon? It's simple, relatively mess-free, and leaves you free for other kitchen tasks.
How to Make a Bisquick Breakfast Casserole
To make a Bisquick breakfast casserole with bacon:
- Preheat the oven to 425°F.
- Roughly cut the cooked bacon into small pieces and set aside for later.
- Whisk together the eggs, milk, and onion salt in a bowl and set aside for later.
- In a large mixing bowl, stir together the baking mix and cold water with a wooden spoon for about a minute to form a ragged dough.
- Lightly flour the work surface and use a bowl scraper to turn the dough onto it.
- Knead the dough ten times and use a rolling pin to form a roughly 10 X 14-inch rectangle.
- Transfer the dough rectangle to a lightly greased 9 X 13 baking dish. Press the extra dough a half-inch up the sides.
- Evenly cover the dough with slices of Swiss cheese. Spread the onion slices on the cheese and sprinkle bacon pieces over the top.
- Slowly pour the egg mixture over the toppings.
- Bake uncovered in the middle of the oven until set, about 15 to 18 minutes. You can test to see if the casserole is cooked by inserting a knife in the middle. Poke the blade of a knife into the center of the casserole. When it comes clean, the casserole is fully cooked.
- Allow the casserole to cool for a minute or two before slicing it into squares and serving.
You can add just about anything as a topping for this recipe. The one caveat is you don't want to use anything that contains too much water. Here are a few good options to get you started:
- Use chunks of cooked ham instead of thick-cut bacon.
- Replace bacon, onions, and Swiss cheese with cooked and drained ground beef with taco seasoning, chopped tomatoes, and cheddar cheese.
- Try sundried tomatoes and goat cheese.
- Give the dish a Greek flair by combining spinach sauteed with garlic and feta cheese. Squeeze the sauteed spinach dry before using it in the recipe.
What to Serve With a Bacon Square
Something with a bit of acidity pairs very well with Bisquick breakfast pizza. A side salad with vinegarette dressing or a fruit salad with Jason's Deli Fruit Dip would taste fantastic. Of course, you can't forget the World's Best Bloody Mary.
How to Store the Leftovers
Cut the Bisquick breakfast casserole with bacon into serving-sized squares and let them cool. Wrap each bacon square in plastic and store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.
You can also freeze the casserole for up to two months. Place frozen squares in the refrigerator to thaw overnight before reheating.
What's the Best Way to Reheat Swiss and Bacon Squares
The best way to reheat Bisquick breakfast casserole is in the oven:
- Thaw frozen squares in the fridge overnight.
- Remove the squares from the fridge and unwrap them. Let them come up to room temperature.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Place the room-temperature slices of casserole on a baking dish and cover with aluminum foil.
- Heat the casserole for about ten minutes or until hot.
Swiss and Bacon Squares
- 1 cup Bisquick Original Pancake and Baking Mix
- ½ cup cold water
- 8 ounces Swiss cheese slices
- 1 pound bacon cooked until crisp, crumbled
- 4 large eggs
- ½ cup whole milk
- ½ teaspoon onion salt
- Preheat the oven to 425°F and grease a 13x9x2-inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
- Mix the Bisquick and water until a soft dough forms. Beat vigorously for 20 strokes.
- Turn the dough out onto a floured board and gently smooth it into a ball. Knead 10 times.
- With floured hands, pat the dough into the bottom of the prepared baking dish, so that the dough covers the entire base of the dish and extends ½ inch up the sides. Top the dough with the cheese slices, placing them so that the edges overlap, and sprinkle the bacon over the cheese.
- Whisk the remaining ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and pour the mixture over the bacon.
- Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes.