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Christmas Breakfast Casserole Recipe
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Christmas Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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Spicy sausage, herbs and vegetables fill this egg casserole with hearty flavor. I like to make it for my family's Christmas breakfast, but it's delicious anytime of day! —Debbie Carter, O'Fallon, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES:10-12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min.
MAKES: 10-12 servings


  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 232 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 170 mg cholesterol, 531 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 14 g protein.


  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.
Originally published as Christmas Breakfast Casserole in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1999, p11

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 232 calories, 13 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 170 mg cholesterol, 531 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 14 g protein.

Sparkling Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.

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Reviewed Dec. 9, 2014

"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"

Reviewed Dec. 28, 2013

"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."

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"delish dish for a wonderful meal breakfast or any time."

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"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"

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2013

"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."

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