Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole

Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole

Blogger, Catherine McCord of weelicious.com shares a recipe. Need a new and easy breakfast casserole? Try this Christmas egg bake.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

1:10

Hr:Mins

Makes

12

servings

1
lb ground breakfast sausage, any flavor
1
red bell pepper, chopped
2
cups cremini or white mushrooms, sliced
2
teaspoons salt
pepper to taste
1
loaf (8 cups, 1-inch cubes) Italian bread, Ciabatta or Baguette (crusty bread)
1 1/2
dozen (18) large eggs
1
cup whole milk
1 1/2
cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Brown the sausage in a saute pan over medium heat for 3 minutes, breaking it into bite size pieces. Add the mushrooms, bell peppers, 1 tsp salt and pepper. Cook an additional 5 minutes. Let cool. Drain.
  2. In a bowl, beat the eggs and milk. Add remaining salt and cheese; stir to combine.
  3. Add the bread cubes and cooled sausage mixture to a greased 13×9-inch baking dish. Toss to combine.
  4. Pour the egg mixture over the bread and sausage: press the bread mixture down gently to soak up some of the egg mixture.
  5. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes; uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes. Serve immediately.
Makes 12 servings
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Tips from blogger, Catherine McCord
- If desired, you could add zucchini, green peppers, yellow peppers, tomatoes. - I recommend washing mushrooms before slicing; canned mushrooms are a great substitute. - You can use your favorite sausage. I recommend chicken apple sausage. The recipe was tested with maple pork sausage. Ground sausage or links would work nicely. - We used a 12-inch non-stick skillet for cooking the meat and vegetables - Use any milk of your preference. - Crack eggs in a separate bowl to make sure egg is okay, and you do not get any shell into the rest of your mixture. - I recommend buttering or using cooking spray on the baking dish before adding ingredients. - You can prep ingredients the day before, assemble quickly before placing in oven, if crunched for time. - To check “doneness” of the casserole, insert knife – casserole is done if knife comes out clean. - Spray foil with cooking spray before covering casserole to prevent cheese/egg sticking to foil. - Casserole can go directly from the oven to the table – does not need to “set up.”

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 390
    • (Calories from Fat 250),
  • Total Fat 27g
    • (Saturated Fat 10g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 365mg;
  • Sodium 1000mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 15g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 3g),
  • Protein 21g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.