Sunday, December 2, 2012

Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole - just doesn't get any better!

Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole
This is an easy and delicious brunch or breakfast addition. I have just adjusted the amounts when baking in a larger pan and it always works well. The longhorn cheese melts easy but you can substitute your favorite cheese. I hope you enjoy this as much as our family has over the last twenty years. We always serve it on Christmas morning after searching to see what Santa left under the tree.It just doesn't get any better.
1-1/2 pounds sausage (cooked and drained)
6 slices bread (cut up in pieces and cut crust off)
1/2 stick butter
1 cup yellow onions, chopped and sauteed
2 cups longhorn or cheddar cheese (grated)
2 cups half & half
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dry mustard
5 extra-large eggs
Melt butter in 9 x 13 pan. Add bread crumbs and stir to coat. Add sausage and onions. Mix eggs, half and half, salt and mustard and add to sausage mixture. Cover with cheese. Cover with foil and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight. Bake at 350 degrees 40 – 50 minutes. Put in cold oven. Keep covered with foil until the last 10 minutes. Remove foil and allow to bubble and brown on top.


Kathleen Richardson said...

Wow, what a great breakfast! Hearty enough to give us strength to open all our gifts and then haul away bags of wrapping paper. Cheese is always good.

Joy Tilton said...

Beautiful tree Libby! This looked so good that I made up a half recipe in an 8X8 Pyrex for tomorrow morning. Jerry will think I'm up to something...