Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Holiday Traditions - Breakfast Casserole

Most people have foods that our traditional to have at Christmas. For my family there is a traditional breakfast. It basically must include two items, Sara Lee coffee cake & this breakfast casserole.
The casserole is prepared ahead of time, usually on Christmas Eve, & is ready to pop in the oven Christmas morning. We get up, coffee is made & the casserole is put in the oven. Then we open our stocking gifts. When the stockings are empty its time for this hearty, hot breakfast before tackling the gifts under the tree.

This casserole is dead simple to make, basically is a bread pudding with sausage in it, but it just tastes so good. Make a big pan of it because everyone will be going back for "just one more slice."

Breakfast Casserole

1 lb bulk sausage
6 eggs
2 c milk
1 t salt
1 t dry mustard
6 slices bread, broken
1 1/2 c grated cheddar
4 oz mushrooms, sliced (optional, my brother won't eat them so we always leave them out)

Brown the sausage, drain any fat & cool.

Beat eggs & milk. Add the salt & mustard & beat again. Add the bread and stir until it softens. Stir in cheese, mushrooms & sausage. Pour into a greased 9" x 13" pan. Refrigerate overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Bake the casserole for 40 - 45 minutes until golden brown & set.

Serves 6 - 8

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Deborah said...

We have German scones for Christmas morning. My husband looks forward to it all year! I want to try this for New Years, though.

vanillasugarblog said...

those edge pieces--the best!

Unknown said...

Okay, a new Christmas tradition begins at my house! Thanks for the recipe.

grace said...

i'd normally say that i'd be making a beeline for the coffee cake, but this looks and sounds really tasty and satisfying! perhaps equal portions of both are in order. :)

Stacy and Brian's Adventures in Life said...

We love a good breakfast casserole....especially on Christmas! Thanks for sharing.

Thistlemoon said...

Simple but super yummy and perfect for crazy Christmas Morning! Happy Holidays to you and Matt!

Heather said...

FOrget Christmas. I want that now.

Unplanned Cooking said...

We're thinking of starting a similar thing as our Christmas tradition. An egg bake seems a great way to go, as they're tasty and you can make them the night before.

Phuong said...

I made this for Christmas. Thanks for the yummy recipe!

Unknown said...

Thank you for this recipe! My husband and I enjoyed it on our snow day!

Unknown said...

I made this on Christmas Day too (and once, since). But I used heavy cream instead of milk. (Hello, heart attack.) Sooooo good.

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