When it comes to the holidays, I do a lot of reflection on the past. I grew up in a house with 6 kids, so the holidays were always a joyful and busy time of the year. My mom spent a lot of time in the kitchen and we all got to reap the benefits. When I got married, the festivities moved to my home where I carried on with mom’s tradition. One tradition in my husband’s family was to enjoy his mom’s four ingredient breakfast casserole on Christmas morning. It was a tradition in her home that I carried into mine and almost 30 years later, I am still making Peggy’s Four Ingredient Breakfast Casserole. This is a family favorite that Peggy’s family looked forward to on Christmas morning and now mine do as well. It is such a lovely way to pay homage each year to such a sweet woman.
Peggy’s Four Ingredient Breakfast Casserole
In our house, Christmas day is a lazy, stress-free time for my husband, myself and the kids. My oldest daughter lives out of state and celebrates Christmas with us a it earlier in the month. With no other family, it is just the four of us, and we have come to appreciate that sweet time. The last thing I want to do on this special day is to spend a ton of time in the kitchen. With this Four Ingredient Breakfast Casserole, I am in and out of the kitchen in less than 45 minutes. This gives me more time to enjoy our Christmas movie marathon, while in our pajamas all day!
OK, so this dish is super easy to make and my kids love to help me with this special recipe.
All you need is:
One pound of ground sausage
1/2 loaf of bread (we use Honey Wheat)
A dozen eggs, scrambled
2 cups of shredded cheese (we use 1 cup of sharp cheddar and 1 cup of mozzarella)
Pre-heat the oven to 350. Cook your sausage until browned. While you are cooking the sausage, let one of the older kids (or your partner) cut the bread into cubes. While that is going on, let the younger child (or your partner gets a second job) scramble the eggs in a large bowl. Add the other ingredients and mix well, until the eggs are coating all the ingredients. Pour into a 9×13 greased pan for 25-30 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before cutting. Enjoy!!
Do you have a family favorite you serve on Christmas morning?