Homemade for the Holidays: Breakfast Casserole

December 5, 2012

Melissa from LuLu the Baker is up today. Following a decadent pin, I found Melissa’s lovely spot in blogland filled with more beautiful photos of delicious food. I started writing down recipes to try but when I was writing down almost every one, I thought maybe I should just bookmark the page. :) I am liking these recipes especially: Breakfast Cake, Grilled Ciabatta with Roasted Garlic, Christmas Cheeseball, Oven Nachos with Mexican Crockpot Chicken, Mom’s Sweet Corn Chowder and, the one that started it, Carmelitas. Yummo! Here is Homemade for the Holidays with Melissa.

My family has always had a lot of traditions, especially when it comes to holidays. For St. Patty’s Day, we always wear as much green as we can manage, watch Darby O’Gill and the Little People, and feast on an Irish Fry. For Easter, we always wear coordinating outfits, even if we are scattered all over the country. At Halloween, we always start the month with a dance around the Halloween pillow cases, and end it with a big bowl of Halloween Stew. As you can imagine, our Christmas season is fully loaded with fun traditions: we always have a party on December 1st to kick off the Christmas season; we always put paper Norwegian flag garland on our Christmas trees; we always eat soup at Nana’s house on Christmas Eve, open presents from our cousins, and read the Nativity story out of the Bible.

One of my favorite Christmas traditions, and certainly one of the tastiest, is what we eat for breakfast every Christmas morning without fail: Breakfast Casserole. At some point in my childhood, my Aunt Shelly made this delicious ham-, cheese-, and green onion-packed savory egg casserole for a family function, and we’ve been wild about it ever since! In fact, we’re having it for dinner tonight! It goes wonderfully with fresh fruit, toast, and juice, and is so easy to put together–which makes it the perfect Christmas morning!

Breakfast Casserole

Serves 12

From Aunt Shelly • Recipe from Lulu the Baker at http://luluthebaker.blogspot.com

Ingredients

  • • 16 eggs
  • • 2 cups milk
  • • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • • 16 oz ham, diced
  • • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced, white and light green parts only
  • • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Beat eggs.
  2. Add milk and garlic salt, and stir.
  3. Grease a 9x13" pan, and spread ham, cheeses, and green onions evenly over the bottom.
  4. Pour egg mixture into pan, sprinkle with pepper.
  5. Bake at 375°F for 45 minutes. Let stand about 5 minutes before cutting and serving
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Thanks Lulu! We are making the oven nachos tonight for dinner and I’m excited!

Check out the rest of Lulu’s goodness at Lulu the Baker.

Take care.

Find more Homemade for the Holidays here.

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Amy Christie

Amy is a wife, mother of two and a maker. Making is her thing whether it is food, DIYs or photos of her children. Follow Amy on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Bloglovin, Twitter, and through her once-a-month newsletter to keep up with the latest from this heart of mine.

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Melissa December 5, 2012 at 1:50pm

Thanks for including me in this fun series, Amy! I can’t wait to see the rest of the recipes!

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liz December 5, 2012 at 3:36pm

I didn’t come across what we Minnesotans call “egg bake” until spending a holiday with my husband’s family. Now it’s all I crave for special breakfasts, but with just the two of us, I have a hard time making it because the thought of leftover eggs makes me want to die.
LOVE “breakfast casserole!”

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judy jursch December 7, 2012 at 9:28am

Can the breakfast casserole be made the night before (either uncooked or cooked and reheated in the morning?)

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amy christie December 7, 2012 at 1:23pm

I believe so. I have another breakfast casserole recipe and it instructs to make it the night before.

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