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Must-Bake Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole

This Egg & Sausage Breakfast Casserole is perfect for Christmas morning or any other morning! Loaded with chorizo sausage and veggies, this casserole can be easily prepared a day in advance. I love homemade Christmas brunch but not so much spending all morning in the kitchen ? You just take the casserole out of the fridge, pop it in the oven and here you have a quick, easy and so delicious breakfast!

Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole

I love how versatile this egg & sausage breakfast casserole is! I have used Chorizo sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms and of course plenty of cheese. You can used any kind of cooked sausage or bacon and the veggies are up to you too: bell pepper, onions, spinach, kale…you name it!

The recipe is really easy, you just add cubed bread to the dish, cook a bit the sausage and add it to the casserole together with chopped veggies and finish assembling the casserole adding the mixture of eggs, milk and cheese. You just pop it in your fridge, and leave it there until you’re ready to bake it.

Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Egg & Sausage Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 2 Chorizo sausage links/ or any type of sausage
  • 10 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 4 cups milk
  • 4 cups bread, cut in 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • salt and pepper

Method:

  1. Cut the chorizo sausages in slices and cook them for a couple of minutes in a pan over medium heat. When lightly browned, remove from pan to a cutting board and chop them roughly. Cut the bread into 1 inch cubes and add them to the pan to absorb some of the juices left from cooking the sausage.
  2. Prepare a 9×13 inch baking pan and butter it well. Add cubed bread and distribute evenly in the pan. Sprinkle 2/3 of the cheddar cheese and Parmesan over, add sliced mushrooms and tomatoes over and top with cooked Chorizo sausage.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper and pour this mixture over the bread, cheese and veggies, evenly and allow to sit and soak up for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile preheat oven to 325F.
  5. Bake uncovered for 40-50 minutes, checking from time to time not to get too browned on top. If it does get too brown cover with foil and remove when almost done.

Make This Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole

Egg & Sausage Breakfast Casserole
Ingredients
  • 2 Chorizo sausage links/ or any type of sausage
  • 10 eggs lightly beaten
  • 4 cups milk
  • 4 cups bread cut in 1 inch cubes
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Cut the chorizo sausages in slices and cook them for a couple of minutes in a pan over medium heat. When lightly browned, remove from pan to a cutting board and chop them roughly. Cut the bread into 1 inch cubes and add them to the pan to absorb some of the juices left from cooking the sausage.
  2. Prepare a 9×13 inch baking pan and butter it well. Add cubed bread and distribute evenly in the pan. Sprinkle 2/3 of the cheddar cheese and Parmesan over, add sliced mushrooms and tomatoes over and top with cooked Chorizo sausage.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper and pour this mixture over the bread, cheese and veggies, evenly and allow to sit and soak up for 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile preheat oven to 325F.
  5. Bake uncovered for 40-50 minutes, checking from time to time not to get too browned on top. If it does get too brown cover with foil and remove when almost done.

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26 comments

  1. this yr like last paula deen’s egg casserole pie thing using hashbrowns as the crust! my moms making an apple french toast bake thing. fruit. mimosas. coffee. :)

  2. Oh Yum! I was looking for a good breakfast casserole recipe for a family brunch the day after Christmas! This is it!! Not sure what we’re doing for breakfast on Christmas yet, maybe cinnamon buns….

  3. Marie-

    I’m totally cracking up because the whole reason I sat down at my computer right now was to find a good breakfast casserole recipe. Thanks for making my work easy!!

  4. My kids requested #11’s this year for Christmas breakfast. Hashbrowns sprinkled with Mrs. Dash and cheese, strips of bacon on top of that and a fried egg to finish it off, yummy!

  5. When I lived at home, my dad made egg & sausage burritos on Christmas morning. I miss those–I guess I could make them myself, but it wouldn’t be the same!

  6. We always have the cinnamon bundt with rhodes rolls, butterscotch pudding etc. Do you have that recipe?? If not email me and I’ll get it to ya! Super easy, always a hit, and another you make it the night before recipe. Love it

  7. We’ve done pancakes in the past but this year I am making a french toast casserole. It has cream cheese and a sweet syrup. You use slices of french bread. Yummm!

  8. we eat Toblerone Chocolate Dip with Summer Fruit ( It is summer at Christmas here in Australia) so lots of mangoes, cherries,plums, nectarines, pineapple etc

    and I also make turkey, cream cheese and cranberry Croissants..

    we love our christmas breakfast and have had this every year for 10 years!!

  9. Robin – so funny how important traditions are in our family too. I love your burrito breakfast.

    This Girl – I think my family should switch to eating Summer food instead, even though we are in knee deep in Winter. Maybe it will help our snow melt!

  10. In the past, I’ve done Monkey Bread (what Molly described above) for Christmas breakfast, but the idea of something sweet didn’t appeal to my MIL or me. So, this year, I did my Bisquick breakfast casserole. Super easy and delish!

  11. We always have eggnog french toast (its so yummy!!) with homemade syrup. Of course you can’t forget the sausage, coffee cake and orange juice!! We always have close friends over for Christmas breakfast too! I love Christmas, it is my favorite holiday!!

  12. I like to make overnight creme brule french toast and have a ham and lots of sausage, muffins-both english and american, lots of homemade jams and marmalade, coffe, tea and hot chockie of course. People eat while they open presents. And we start with orange blossom drinks – orange juice, vodka and grenadine, sugared to taste if need be.

  13. my mom makes it every year mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  14. I use this recipe whenever I will be having a number of guests. I have found that you need to beat the egg mixture very- very- well in order that it comes out really light. I put everything together and let it set in the refrigerator and then I freeze it. Take out the day before you need it and unthaw in refrigerator. It freezes very well and you are always ready for guests, just add fruit and a muffin.

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