We’ve taken the classic flavors of bagels, cream cheese, red onion, capers, and smoked salmon and turned them into a make-ahead breakfast casserole. Just combine cubed bagels, cream cheese, chives, and a savory custard in a baking dish and let it hang out in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, bake the casserole until puffed and browned, then sprinkle on some salmon, red onion, and capers for an easy brunch dish to feed a crowd.
What to buy: We liked the extra punch of flavor that “everything” bagels added to this recipe. They’re typically topped with a mixture of poppy seeds, sesame seeds, garlic, onion, salt, and caraway seeds, and can be found in most bagel shops or the bread aisle at any grocery store.
Game plan: The assembled casserole needs to soak overnight before baking, so plan accordingly.