I have 5 easy Christmas and New Year’s Day breakfast recipes for you today. I love when I can make my breakfast recipes ahead of time, don’t you? I can’t believe how fast this year has gone by for me. I’m now getting ready to make the grocery list for Christmas Eve and for breakfast the following morning.
My daughters and I make one of these recipes every year the day before so all we have to do is bake one of them the next morning while presents are being opened. Each year we try to visit a different daughter and her family. Oh, how our family has grown from years ago, and oh how we love morning brunch with everyone enjoying time together.
We serve bacon with every breakfast and this is how we do it. We buy thickly sliced bacon at Costco and put it in a 9 by 13-inch pan. I used to use a cookie sheet to bake our bacon, I have now switched to a lasagna pan. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and place the raw bacon strips in the pan, yes they will overlap, no worries. My Favorite 9 by 13-Pan
Be sure and keep checking on it because bacon can be sliced so many different ways so it may cook slower or faster. I bake mine for about 30-45 minutes depending on how crispy the family wants it that day. Can you almost smell the bacon baking in the oven? When it’s cooked to your desired doneness, use tongs or forks to place the bacon on some paper towels to drain.
Would you love to learn how to make my No-Fail Cinnamon Rolls?
5 Breakfast Recipes
1. Our Favorite Omelet Casserole
- 8 slices of bread (tear into bite-size pieces)
- 2/3 pound of Velveeta cheese (cut into pieces)
- 4 cups milk
- 8 eggs
- pinch of salt
- pinch of dry mustard
- 1-2 cups grated Mozzarella cheese to put on the top of the casserole when you bake it.
- One package of Jimmy Dean sausage (small size cooked and drained)
- 6-8 slices of cooked bacon (crumbled)
Butter a 9 by 13-inch pan and place the bread cubes in the bottom. Beat the 8 eggs, then add the milk, thoroughly mix together. Add the salt and dry mustard to the egg mixture. Now, pour this egg mixture over the bread cubes in the pan. Place the cubes of Velveeta cheese over this bread and egg mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight.
Cook the sausage and bacon separately and drain the grease. When cooled, place in the refrigerator until the next morning. Remove the plastic wrap the following morning. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Take the cooked sausage and bacon and press down into the casserole. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top. Bake uncovered for 1-1/2 hours or until eggs are set.
2. Stacie’s Breakfast Casserole
- 8 cups hash browns (2-inches deep in your pan)
- 1 package sausage (cooked, drained and crumbled or 1-1/2 cups cooked ham or 1-1/2 cups cooked bacon, crumbled)
- Egg mixture (combine the following and set aside)
- 10-12 eggs (beat until smooth)
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups grated cheese (set aside 1 cup for one of the layers)
- Salt and pepper
Grease a 9 by 13-inch pan and place the hash browns into the pan. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of oil over the hash browns. Bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and pour 1/2 of the egg mixture over the hash browns. Put the meat of choice on top of this layer. Sprinkle the other cup of cheese on this layer. Pour the remaining egg mixture on top of this layer. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes uncovered, or until the eggs set.
3. Veggie Brunch Egg Casserole
- 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 3 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese
- 4-1/2 ounces fresh or canned mushrooms (drained)
- 1/3 cup sliced green onions
- 1 medium chopped red bell pepper
- 1/2 cup butter
- 8 ounces chopped spinach leaves or cooked chopped ham
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1-3/4 cups milk
- 8 eggs (beaten)
Mix cheeses together. Grease a 9 by 13-inch pan and place half of the cheese on the bottom of the ungreased pan. Melt the butter and saute the mushrooms, onions, and bell pepper and cook until tender. Put the sauteed vegetables over the cheese in the pan. Sprinkle the spinach or ham on this layer. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese on this layer. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight.
In the morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Beat the eggs until smooth, add the flour and milk, continue beating. Pour this mixture over the casserole above after removing the plastic wrap. Bake uncovered for 45 minutes, until set and browned. Let it sit for ten minutes before serving.
4. Linda’s Quick and Easy Quiche
- 6 to 8 slices of bread (remove crust if desired)
- 12 eggs (beaten)
- 1 can of 10-ounces cream of mushroom soup
- 1 cup cream or whole milk
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 teaspoon salt
- pinch of cayenne pepper
- 1 pound of cooked ham *diced or cut into bite-size pieces (substitute with cooked bacon, or cooked sausage)
- 1/2 cup diced green onion
- 1/4 cup diced green bell pepper
- 1 pound Mozzarella or Swiss cheese (grated)
Grease a 9 by 13-inch pan and place the pieces of bread tightly together on the bottom of the pan. Beat the eggs, add the soup, the milk, and seasonings. Sprinkle the diced ham, onion, and bell pepper over bread. Pour the egg mixture over this layer. Sprinkle the cheese over the top of this layer. Cover with foil and bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes. Remove the foil and bake another 15 minutes uncovered.
5. My Sister’s Overnight French Toast Casserole
- 3 apples Peel and slice thin
- Cut 8 slices of French bread 3/4-inch thick (day old is best)
- Grease a 9 by 13-inch pan.
- Boil until clear:
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 tablespoons Maple syrup
- 3 eggs (slightly beaten)
- 1-1/3 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Pour syrup mixture into the greased baking pan and place the apple slices on top of the syrup. Dip bread in egg mixture and place on top of apple slices. Pour remaining egg mixture on top of bread slices. Drizzle maple syrup over the bread slices. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.
As I typed my yummy breakfast recipes today, my mouth is watering just thinking about all of these! Do you have breakfast recipes you make every year? Happy Holidays, my friends, thanks again for being prepared for the unexpected.