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…
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.
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.
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!
Recipe: Tex-Mex Breakfast Bake
Summary: Night before, worry-free breakfast
- 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
- 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