4 plain bagels, cut into bite-size pieces
2 bell peppers, diced
10 slices cooked bacon, chopped
10 large eggs
2 cups whole milk
1 tsp ground mustard
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp smoked paprika
3 cups shredded cheese, smoked gouda
6 ounces block cream cheese, cut into bite-size pieces
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
In the prepared baking dish, layer bagel pieces, bell peppers and bacon. Whisk together eggs, milk, ground mustard, salt, pepper and paprika in a medium mixing bowl. Stir shredded cheese into milk mixture. Pour evenly over bagel mixture. Evenly scatter the bite-size pieces of cream cheese all over casserole.
Bake for 40-50 minutes or until center is set and edges are golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before slicing.
*This casserole can be made the day before. When ready to bake, remove casserole dish from fridge to bring to room temperature some while you preheat the oven.