Easy Breakfast Casserole For Holiday Brunch
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The holidays are in full swing and we are already in full planning mode for parties and other family gatherings. I love the holidays because I get to spend so much time with family and friends. I love seeing the smiles on my kid’s faces when they open gifts. I love sitting around laughing and telling jokes with my family. It’s the best time of the year for me. It’s also one of the most stressful times of the year as well.
My siblings and I always go to our parent’s home for Christmas. When there were fewer grandkids we would all spend the night at their house and open gifts there. Now that our family has grown we started with a new tradition of Christmas brunch and dinner together. We only open the gifts we brought for each other at our brunch, and together with my mom, sisters, and I make dinner for the family. It’s filled with amazing memories that we talk about all through the year.
For brunch, each of the siblings is responsible for bringing a dish for us to enjoy after opening presents. I always make my Easy Breakfast Casserole, because the family loves it. It’s super easy to make and it has all the best parts of breakfast in one dish. When I make it I always bring orange juice to accompany the dish. When I’m choosing orange juice I always pick Minute Maid Orange Juice. I love shopping at Safeway because they have great specials, and I can always find the items I’m looking to purchase.
Safeway had a great sale on the Minute Maid Orange Juices, they were two boxes for six dollars. I loved that it included both low pulp and no pulp since I prefer to no pulp in my juices and my husband likes to have pulp in his juice. The good thing about orange juice is that everyone loves it and whatever we don’t use for brunch we can use it to make holiday drinks during dinner. So it’s a win-win.
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If you’re looking for brunch ideas for the holidays I highly suggest this breakfast casserole. You can make it ahead of time and refrigerate and bake later. It’s perfect to make and take for all holiday gatherings. The leftovers are even better the next day. Plus you can customize it to make it a dinner casserole as well. Check out the recipe below.
The base of this easy breakfast casserole recipe is the shredded potatoes, eggs, milk, and cheese you can add and take away from it any way you choose. Also, season it to your own taste. I have an allergy to onions so I don't cook with them but feel free to add them to your recipe. Peppers also work great with this recipe.
- 2 packets Shredded Potatoes
- 12 Large Eggs
- 1 1/2 cup Milk
- 3 cups Shredded Cheese
- 1 packet Bacon
- 1 packet Susage
- 2 cups Mushrooms ((optional))
- Heat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 13x9" baking dish with baking spray or olive oil.
- Put the bacon slices in a large skillet and turn the heat on to medium. Cook the bacon, stirring occasionally, until it is crisp. Remove bacon from pan skillet and put aside in a medium bowl.
- Cook sausage in the same skillet you did the bacon. When it's finished cooking remove it from the pan and put it in the same bowl as the bacon.
- Cook mushrooms in the same pan for about three minutes.
- In a separate bowl, beat the eggs thoroughly and whisk in the milk. Stir in two cups of cheese, shredded potatoes, the bacon, mushrooms, and sausage crumbles. Pour the whole mixture into the prepared baking dish. (At this point the casserole can be covered and refrigerated for up to 24 hours.)
- When you're ready to bake sprinkle the remaining cup of cheese over the top of the casserole.
- Bake for 40 minutes, or until the eggs are firm and the top is slightly golden. A knife inserted in the center should come out clean.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 306Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 290mgSodium: 450mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 19g
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