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Christmas Breakfast Casserole Is Yummy And Easy To Make Ahead

Christmas Breakfast Casserole Is Yummy And Easy To Make Ahead

Christmas Breakfast Casserole Recipe To Make Ahead For Christmas Morning

Christmas morning is a very special day and can be kind of a rush.  Don’t forget to enjoy a special meal with this easy make ahead Christmas Breakfast Casserole recipe that we’ve made several times.  It can be found in the Williams-Sonoma recipe catalog.  You can easily change out the vegetables to what your preference is but we kept it just the way it is.   I hope you enjoy it! Williams Sonoma has an awesome description of this Christmas breakfast casserole In their delicious twist on the classic strata, they swap in diced bagels for the usual bread cubes. As with other stratas, this one needs to be refrigerated overnight before baking, so it’s ideal for entertaining. Just pop the baking dish in the oven the next morning and when your guests arrive, brunch will be ready to serve. And a delish brunch recipe it was I might add!
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GOD is the reason for the season

We should be spending time celebrating and thanking GOD for giving us his one and only son, Jesus Christ so that he could save us from our sins.   And in order to have more time to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ make this recipe ahead of time and pop it into the oven when you wake up Christmas morning.

Ingredients for this easy make ahead Christmas Breakfast casserole Recipe

  • 7 cups diced bagels (3/4-inch cubes) | 4 Tbs. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted | salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste | 3 Tbs. vegetable oil | 6 oz. cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced | 1 cup diced asparagus (1/2-inch pieces) | 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed | 6 oz. Italian sausage, crumbled and cooked | 6 oz. grated white cheddar cheese | 8 eggs | 2 cups half-and-half

Recipe directions are pretty simple

Preheat an oven to 350°F. In a bowl, stir together the bagel cubes, melted butter, salt and pepper to coat well. Spread the cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Transfer to the oven and bake, stirring the cubes several times halfway through, until golden and toasted, about 25 minutes. Don’t worry if they are a bit crunchy, the eggs will soak into them and they will be a delish & chewy.  Let cool.

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In a sauté pan over medium-high heat, warm 1 Tbs. of the oil. Add half of the mushrooms and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat with 1 Tbs. of the oil and the remaining mushrooms. KL Cooking Tip:  When you are browning mushrooms, don’t crowd them.  They like their space so just plan to do them in small batches so you can get them nice and crispy.

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After that, brown the sausage and drain. It’s not usually good to drain meet directly into the disposal so we coat the sink with liquid dish detergent and then mix it with the oil and it’s good to go down the drain.

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In the same pan over medium-high heat, warm the remaining 1 Tbs. oil. Add the asparagus and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

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Transfer to a 2-quart baking dish.

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In a bowl, beat together the eggs and half-and-half and pour over the bagel mixture.

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Cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to overnight. We did ours overnight. Preheat an oven to 350°F. In a food processor, pulse the remaining bagel cubes into coarse crumbs. Remove the plastic wrap from the strata, transfer to the oven and bake for 50 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining 2 oz. cheese and the bagel crumbs, then bake until the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes more.

Serves 8 to 10.

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This Christmas Breakfast Casserole Recipe is sure to be a big hit Christmas morning and we highly recommend it!

 

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