Wednesday, December 23, 2015

4 Favorite Christmas Breakfast Casseroles


Cream Cheese French Bread Casserole

What would Christmas morning be without a breakfast casserole? They are super easy to make the night before, throw in the fridge and then bake when you wake up in the morning. By the time you are done opening presents you'll have a delicious, warm breakfast casserole ready to enjoy ;) Here are a few of my family's favorite casserole recipes in case you need a last minute recipe for Christmas morning. Merry Christmas!!
Cheesy Bacon Breakfast Casserole

Sausage Breakfast Casserole


Recipes below...

Sausage Breakfast Casserole

3-4 cups bread, cubed (enough to fill the bottom of the baking dish)
1 lb. sausage
1 onion, diced
2 cups shredded colby jack cheese
1 can diced green chilies
9 eggs
2 1/2 cups milk
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 Tbs. hot sauce (like Franks sauce)
2-3 Tbs. green onions

Cube the bread into one inch cubes. Spray a 9x13 pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place the bread pieces into the pan. Dice the onions into pieces. In a saute pan, brown the sausage with the onions until the onions are tender and the sausage is cooked through. Sprinkle the sausage over the bread pieces. Spread the cheese over the sausage and bread evenly. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, green chiles, salt, pepper, hot sauce. Pour the egg mixture over the bread. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for 35-45 minutes. The last 10-15 minutes, remove the foil and bake to lightly brown the top. Once the casserole is finished cooking, sprinkle the green onions on top.

Cheesy Bacon Breakfast Casserole

4-5 cups dried bread, cubed (enough to fill a 9x13 baking dish)
1 lb. bacon
1 red bell pepper
1/2 cup green onions, sliced
1/2 yellow onion, diced
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 Tbs. hot sauce (like Franks sauce)
2 1/2 cups milk
9 eggs
2 cups colby jack cheese, shredded

Cut up the dried bread into one inch cubes. Spray a 9x13 pan generously with non stick cooking spray. Place the dried bread pieces on the bottom of the baking dish. In a saute pan, brown and cook the bacon until completely crispy. Remove the bacon from the bacon grease and set aside on a paper towel. Pour out most of the bacon grease besides a couple tablespoons. Dice the red bell pepper and onions and place in the bacon grease. Turn the heat to medium-high and cook until the peppers and onions are tender. Once they are cooked, add the green onions and season with the salt and pepper. Turn off the heat and let the vegetables rest while you make the egg mixture. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk and hot sauce until smooth. Crumble the bacon into small pieces and sprinkle over the dried bread. Spread the cooked vegetable mixture over the bacon. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top as well. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the casserole. Cover with tinfoil and bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes, or until the casserole is set and no longer runny (but don't over bake or it can dry out). This casserole can also stay in the fridge over night and be baked the next morning if you wish.

Cream Cheese Maple Breakfast Casserole

3-4 cups dried bread, cubed (enough to fill a 9x13 pan)
8 oz. cream cheese
8 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 Tbs. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
Topping:
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

Cut the bread into bite sized pieces and place in a greased 9x13 pan. With your fingers, break off pieces of cream cheese and place all over the top of the bread in small blobs. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, maple syrup, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt until smooth. Once this mixture is smooth, pour over the bread evenly. In a bowl, combine together the brown sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle this mixture over the top of the casserole. Cover with tinfoil and bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes, or until set. Serve casserole with more maple syrup on top or whipped cream. You can also add fresh fruit on top if you wish.




1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Shandra,

Am I missing something or is there no recipe for the Cream Cheese French Bread Casserole?

Thank You and I hope you and your family have a wonderful day.
Joyce Adams

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