There isn’t much that’s easier than getting up on Christmas morning, making coffee, and popping your already prepared breakfast casserole into the oven before tackling the gifts under the tree. Then you can smell your delicious breakfast as it bakes. What a nice feeling. Leave some space in your refrigerator on Christmas Eve to allow this to sit in there overnight.
I thought that this year, I’d just throw together some of our favourite foods for our ham and swiss casserole for breakfast. Add my husband’s hollandaise, some sausage gravy, or some mushroom cream sauce to it, and YOWZA you have an amazing meal.
I am very excited!
My parents (the best parents a girl could ask for, by the way) got me a brand new slow cooker for my birthday (just a couple of days ago)! A new appliance in my household is always cause for serious celebration. It’s kind of a “throw your arms in the air” situation. I love new kitchen stuff.
A slow cooker might just change the way we eat around here. Well, at least the way we cook. I love the new possibilities this one appliance holds.
This overnight casserole, perfect for a Christmas morning set-it-and-forget-it meal for a crowd, is hearty, filling, and great for serving a crowd. It was first served to us my our great friend Holly. Holly is one of the best hostesses I’ve ever had the pleasure of staying with – she always makes sure we’re well taken care of when we visit she and her husband and their cutie pants daughter.
Holly, I stalked your Pinterest boards to find it again. Now I can’t wait for breakfast tomorrow morning!
You heard me right – I’m not actually eating this on my Christmas morning. It’s a family tradition of ours to have a huge Christmas breakfast prepared mostly by my dad on Christmas morning. We all agree, it’s our favourite meal of the year. It’s the meal with “all the meats” and dessert. I think it might really be our favourite meal because we’re all together at the table laughing in front of the Christmas tree. With shortbread cookies. 🙂
Either way, there’s no messing with Christmas breakfast in our family. No need to fix what’s never been broken.
I hope this casserole sneaks onto your table Christmas morning. You won’t be disappointed. Don’t skip adding the sun-dried tomatoes (or regular tomatoes, if you’d prefer). We used hot italian sausage, for a bit of an added kick. Additional vegetables, like mushrooms, onions, and green peppers would be great in this casserole.
Thanks again Holly!
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Quick post this morning!
I know that yesterday was casserole post day, but I had a date with a little ladybug for some trick or treating last night, and that was much more important. We scored some big candy!
Hope you all enjoyed your Halloween festivites, and lots of candy.
This casserole makes for a lovely sweet breakfast, or even a nice fall dessert. Make it the night before then bake when you’re ready. I added a handful or two of cranberries for colour and tang, and they were a very tasty addition.