By Kelly Bogard

Christmas. One of my favorite times of year. A busy time, for sure, and a stretch for my family to sit down and enjoy a meal together.

We’re hustling and bustling during this holiday season–weekends, especially–and breakfast has become the time we catch up. Our recipe this week satisfies the taste buds and warms the soul. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy a slice of family togetherness and still have time to celebrate the joy of the season.

For Tex-Mex Breakfast Bake, you will need…tex-mex breakfast bake
6 eggs
5 c. frozen, cubed hash browns
2 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
1 1/2 c. milk
1 lb. breakfast sausage
1 can (4.5 oz.) green chiles
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

Something great about this recipe is you make it ahead of time. You prep everything the night before and pop it in the oven before everyone gets up the next morning. They get to sleep in and you get to start the day off with an easy, yet amazing, meal for the family.

First, brown your sausage over medium heat until cooked through. Crumble it as you go to help break it down into bite-sized pieces. Set aside to cool.
tex-mex breakfast bake

While the sausage is cooling, whisk the eggs and milk. Once mixed well, stir in the veggies and seasoning.
tex-mex breakfast bake

Assemble the casserole the evening prior so everything can soak up the eggs overnight. Start by placing the hash browns in the bottom of a sprayed baking dish. Follow that with the cooked sausage.
tex-mex breakfast bake

Next, add half of the cheese and top with the egg mixture.
tex-mex breakfast bake

Finally, sprinkle on the remaining cheese and cover. Refrigerate overnight.
tex-mex breakfast bake

The next morning, remove the casserole from the refrigerator. Uncover and let stand at room temperature while you preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake for one hour, or until the eggs are cooked through.
tex-mex breakfast bake

This low maintenance casserole is perfect for this time of year. And gives you another opportunity to focus on your family and show them how much you care. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season and will see you back on New Year’s day. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!

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Recipe: Tex-Mex Breakfast Bake

Summary: Night before, worry-free breakfast

Ingredients

tex-mex breakfast bake

  • 6 eggs
  • 5 c. frozen, cubed hash browns
  • 2 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 lb. breakfast sausage
  • 1 can (4.5 oz.) green chiles
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

Instructions

  • Brown ground sausage in a saucepan, breaking into bite-sized pieces as it cooks.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Whisk together eggs and milk.
  • Add the veggies and seasoning to the egg mixture and stir well.
  • Place the frozen hash browns in a sprayed baking dish.
  • Top with the cooled sausage.
  • Layer on half of the cheese.
  • Pour the egg mixture evenly over the dish.
  • Sprinkle remaining cheese over the casserole.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  • The next morning, remove the casserole from the refrigerator and uncover.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Bake in the oven for one hour, or until eggs are cooked through.

Bakking time (duration): 1 hour(s), 0 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 8-10

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Kelly Bogard

Food Editor

Kelly Bogard is the official Texas Table Top food editor, chef, food stylist/photographer and more. When she’s not busy cooking up a delicious recipe for Texas Table Top, she and her husband “D” are busy trying to keep up with their daughter “Butters” and enjoy anything outdoors

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