We have a tradition in our Christmas celebrations. Deb and I make the best breakfast casserole for our four girls and their families ever single year. It started several years back. If you get our newsletter, you know that it is so hard to get them all together due to timing. One of mine lives 2.5 hours away and we have two RNs who work in hospitals. We all know hospitals don’t close. So when we can all get together, it’s a special treat. I have shared this breakfast casserole several times on our social media stories in the past, and always get lots of questions afterwards on where they can find the recipe. So, today, I wanted to make sure you will all have access to it all year round. Don’t forget to pin this on a Pinterest Board or save this post. Here is the recipe for the best breakfast casserole perfect for brunches and get-togethers any time of the year.
First off, this breakfast casserole can be made the day before or even several days before. We actually made ours a few nights back because we knew we would have a lot of cooking to do for the other Christmas gathering the day before we would be with the girls.
Also note, you can add anything to your breakfast casseroles that you want. I added some different ideas for ingredients below. We usually make two for our family and make two different ones.
1 – 32oz bag of frozen hash browns
1 cup of milk
1/2 cup of sour cream
2 cups of shredded cheese
Green onions – however many you want
Salt and pepper
Bacon, Ham, Sausage (all previously cooked)
Red, green, or yellow peppers
You can use basically anything you like with your scrambled eggs. Make sure to drain anything that has a lot of liquid in it.
If you are making this breakfast casserole 24 hours ahead of time, cover the top after step 7 and refrigerate… meaning you leave off the top layer of cheese until you bake it. And, if you are making it more than 24 hours ahead of time, also cover the top after step 7 and freeze. We transfer ours to the fridge 24 hours prior to baking it. Bake until the top is golden and the egg mixture is set in the center.. usually 55-60 minutes. Let rest for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.