Christmas Breakfast Casserole Recipe
- 1 pound bulk Italian sausage
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 jar (7 ounces) roasted red peppers, drained and chopped, divided
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 8 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded provolone cheese
- Fresh rosemary sprigs, optional
- 1. Preheat oven to 425°. In a skillet, cook sausage and onion over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with half of the red peppers and all the spinach.
- 2. In a bowl, combine flour, Parmesan cheese, basil and salt. Combine eggs and milk; add to dry ingredients and mix well. Pour over spinach.
- 3. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean. Sprinkle with provolone cheese and remaining red peppers. Bake 2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. Garnish with rosemary if desired. Yield: 10-12 servings.
1 each: 232 calories, 13g fat (6g saturated fat), 170mg cholesterol, 531mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 14g protein
Reviews for Christmas Breakfast Casserole
"Excellent recipe. My only change was I made it the night before and took it directly from the refrigerator to the oven and baked for about 55 minutes."
"My family declared this recipe "a keeper". Used mild Italian (ground pork) sausage. Otherwise followed recipe exactly."
"I don't ususally even review recipes, but I just had to put my 2 cents in this time. It's AWFUL! I don't understand all the good reviews. I followed everything to a T so I think it's just the wrong mix of ingredients . The flour is the worst. Anything would have been better than flour...Bisquick, bread, etc. I don't even know how else to improve this except maybe more seasoning, no flour, add some mushrooms....and maybe use sharp cheddar cheese. The only thing good about this dish is it's pretty to look at. I'm hoping it'll be better tomorrow after it sits all night. If not I will try drowning it in salsa....or throwing it out. And I hate to waste food."
"I used turkey sausage and everyone enjoyed this for Christmas 2015"
"This was quite simple to put together. Besides cutting recipe in half, only two of us. When cooking sausage and onion, added 3 minced garlic cloves to the mix. Roasted my own peppers, added some fresh sliced mushrooms and used a mix of Cheddar and Gruyere cheese(used more like 8 oz) instead of Provolone. The only reason I hardly every give these breakfast/brunch casserole's 5 star's is due the fact they always take longer to cook than the recipe states whether I cut them down or not! Very good dish, will make again, BUT will allow for the extra cook time."
"I have made this many times for a brunch. Everyone likes this recipe!"
"Followed the recipe exactly except for using brown rice flour because we are gluten free here. Everyone loved it. The spinach compliments the flavors, not overwhelms them. And it was super easy."
"Excellent! I am not a fan of all those breakfast casseroles that call for some sort of bread or crouton additions. This is so not that! I'd describe it as more of a quiche without the crust. I followed directions as written, but I put all the roasted red pepper in with the spinach instead of some on top. Didn't see the need. Also, I layered sliced provolone on top at the end, as that was all I could find. Worked just fine. Extra yummy reheated the next day. Be careful not to burn the bottom."
"This was very good; took much longer than 20-25 min. for knife to come out clean, so I'll try using a bigger dish next time."
"To ggakate, both cheeses are used, the parm mixed with the eggs and the provolone on toptowards the end of baking..."
"I love breakfast casserole. The texture is good when I eat it so I recommend to my friends to try it and they loved it too thanks for the taste of home so that right I give you 4 stars"
"I loved this breakfast casserole, the only thing I did different was cook the sausage, roasted red peppers, onions and spinach all together, then poured the egg mixture over it and then baked it. Now way was it "bland". My family loved it, and I will make it again."
"delish dish for a wonderful meal breakfast or any time."
"I agree this was a little bland the first time I made this, did give it a go again and reduced the salt to 1/4 tsp. added 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese and 1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes with the egg flour mixture, also garnished with diced tomatoes and avocado slices. Wonderful! My family of six loved it! Thank you"
"This was tasty but I found it to be somewhat bland. The italian sausage would probably be better as a hot blend or using country sausage might be better. It does look very attractive to the eyes."
"After reading the reviews of this casserole, I am DEFINITELY going to make it. However, I have a question. The ingredient list calls for 'parmesan' cheese, the directions say 'provolone' cheese. Which one did you all actually use?"
" We thought this breakfast casserole was good. Thanks for posting it!!"
"What a gorgeous dish. Love the idea of having all these great flavors (meat and veggies) in a dish. Can just see my table on Christmas morning. I'll be pairing this dish with a fresh fruit salad and whole grain toast and honey. The children will have cocoa or milk and the adults will have their (get me started) beverage of choice ... coffee, tea, or cocoa. Thanks for this beautiful recipe ... It makes me feel Christmasy and I haven't even tried it yet."
"This sounds like an interesting recipe using flour instead of bread. I am going to try it. Also Foodmaniacs reply to this recipe struck my funny bone. Sorry. She said she made a "big batch" and it turned out horrible. That may be the problem. Often when you double a recipe it does not turn out the same. Just saying....."
"I'm giving this 5 stars even before I make it and I can't wait to do so: it "sounds" fabulous. I make a breakfast casserole every Friday morning for my husband's 6 breakfast Prayer Group guys. Taste of Home is always my go-to for a new recipe. They are going to love this - I'm making it for Christmas morning, too, not only because of the great ingredients, but because it's beautiful too! Ymmm! and Wow! Merry Christmas, Everyone!"
"This is the perfect recipe I have been looking for to take to a breakfast brunch I have coming up this next week. I made one just like it a couple of years ago for a family gathering and everyone raved about it but I could not find the recipe."
"This recipe was easy to make and my families enjoyed it do much I had to make two more."
"I used turkey breakfast sausage and everyone at our brunch loved it. My 10 yr old nephew even had seconds!"
"I made a big batch for Christmas one year thinking it'd be good. Wrong. It was horrible! Distasteful, and spicy for the kids, it took me by surprise. IT WAS HORRIBLE! I wasted alot of money on it, to. I also wasted my time. Never will I use a breakfast recipe again from this site. My whole family doesn't trust in me for Christmas food anymore. Thanks alot, people."
"This receipe is fabulous. I made this for my churches ladies meeting. This was really a hit. Everyone wanted the receipe."