Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole
The perfect way to start Christmas is with a delicious breakfast. This budget friendly Christmas recipe is so easy to make ahead that all you have to do is heat it up on Christmas morning for a warm, flavorful breakfast that the whole family will love. With bacon and Cheddar cheese in the mix, it's hard to go wrong with a breakfast casserole recipe as flavorful and hearty as this one. Worcestershire sauce and a dash of Tabasco kick up the spice factor in this breakfast bake without making it too overwhelming. Give this yummy casserole a try and you'll see why it's one of our favorite ways to start the day!
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Cooking Time1 hr
Cooking MethodCasserole, Oven
- 1 stick butter, melted and divided
- 16 slices white bread or challah, crusts removed
- 16 slices very thinly sliced Canadian bacon or ham
- 16 slices sliced cheddar cheese
- 6 eggs
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 2 4 drops Tabasco sauce, to taste
- Fresh ground black pepper
- 3 cups milk
- 1/4 cup each diced red and green bell pepper
- 1/4 cup finely chopped green onion
- 2 cups lightly crushed corn flakes
- Melt butter and brush inside a 9 x 13-inch casserole liberally with some of it.
- Assemble 8 “sandwiches” of bread, meat, cheese, bread and fit them into the casserole in one layer. Brush the top layer with some of the melted butter.
- In a medium bowl, beat the eggs with the Worcestershire sauce, salt, mustard and peppers. Whisk in the milk and pour over the bread layers in the casserole. Sprinkle the top with red and green peppers and green onion. Wrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour or overnight to absorb the custard mixture.
- When ready to bake, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the remaining butter (you may have to re-melt) with the crushed cereal. Sprinkle evenly over the top of the casserole and bake for 1 hour until the center is set. Let stand for at least 10 minutes before cutting into squares to serve.
For more breakfast casserole recipes you can make on Christmas morning, check out our collection, 18 Easy Breakfast Casserole Recipes.
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