Christmas morning is just days away and I must admit that I am starting to feel the pressure.
From loads of unwrapped presents to countless cookies that need to be baked, I’m staring at an ever-growing to-do list.
I’m betting you might be feeling the same way, so I decided to take
the guesswork out of your Christmas morning meal by sharing this Make
Ahead Breakfast Casserole.
This is the first Christmas that we’ll be celebrating in our new
home, so we’re having everyone over bright and early to watch Elle open
her gifts from Santa.
And since it’s Christmas morning, a family size box of Captain Crunch
and a gallon of milk simply isn’t going to cut it for breakfast.
But I’m also not trying to play short order cook all morning, so it’s a make-ahead breakfast for the win!
Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole
Make Ahead Breakfast Casserole is loaded with sausage, cheese and eggs. Assemble it the night before for a simple, delicious breakfast in no time!
1 (16 ounce) package pork sausage
10 eggs, lightly beaten
3 cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
6 cups cubed bread*
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup diced red pepper, optional
sliced green onion, optional
Butter a 9 x 13 x 2 inch casserole dish.
In large skillet, cook sausage over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until thoroughly cooked and no longer pink.
In large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and salt until thoroughly combined.
distribute half the bread into the prepared casserole dish. Sprinkle
with half the cheese, half the black pepper, half the red pepper, and
half the sausage. Repeat layers.
Pour egg mixture evenly over casserole.
Cover and refrigerate overnight, or bake immediately.
you’re ready to bake the casserole, preheat oven to 325 F. Bake
uncovered for 55-60 minutes, or until eggs are set. If the top begins to
brown too quickly, loosely cover the casserole dish with foil.
If desired, sprinkle the casserole with sliced green onions. Serve warm.
*I toast my bread before incorporating it into the casserole, but this step is optional.