Christmas Breakfast Tradition


Simple Egg Casserole
Simple Egg Casserole

Have you ever tried to wake up early on Christmas morning, open presents, take photos, AND MAKE BREAKFAST at the same time? I have, and it can make Christmas morning stressful when it should be totally relaxed and fun!

A few years ago, I solved this problem. I started making a breakfast casserole that I could prepare the night before and pop in the oven when I wake up. Sometimes, we have grandparents stopping by and it’s nice to have some food around. No destroying the kitchen as you try to make eggs and sausage for everyone. Not on this day…nope!

This casserole is cooking while we’re doing all our Christmas morning stuff. Ya know, all the paper tearing, removing those presents from their secure packaging, finding batteries, and all that! Then breakfast is ready when everyone is hungry!

So follow these few simple instructions to have a calm and relaxed Christmas morning:

Step 1 - crescent rolls


  • 1 pound of cooked ground sausage
  • 1 package of crescent rolls
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  1. Combine the eggs and milk in a mixing bowl and use a wisk (or fork) to blend
  2. Spray Pam on the bottom of a 9″ X 13″ pan
  3. Line the bottom of the pan with the crescent roll dough
  4. scatter the ground sausage on top of the dough
  5. pour the egg mixture in the pan
  6. add the cheese
  7. season with salt and pepper

Now you can cover it and put it in the refrigerator for Christmas morning! Ready to Bake

Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes.

Wasn’t that easy?

Now here’s a little variation on this egg casserole….

Mini Casseroles

I read a post at A Day In The Life Of… last week with a wonderful recipe for a similar casserole made in muffin tins. Great idea! It turned out looking pretty good, if I do say so myself!

I made it with a little leftover crescent roll at the bottom for some and then I used bread for the rest. They turned out just about the same. I’m freezing these to take on our trip. This is way better than fast food!!!

I hope this helps make Christmas just a tad bit more relaxing for you AND your family!

Merry Christmas!

15 thoughts on “Christmas Breakfast Tradition”

  1. Thanks for returning to my blog and leaving me a new note!!!

    I LOVE breakfast casseroles!!! One SS class had a breakfast this morning, and being the SS superintendent, I was invited to “partake” and I chose breakfast casserole.

    BTW – – – this is the first time I’ve seen the crescent roll in the bottom trick – – – I LIKE that idea!!!

  2. This recipe looks great! And, foolproof. I just told my husband we should try it for Christmas morning- and then we can just have a big Christmas dinner and not try to have all the big food ready for lunch.

  3. Well, I definitely had to come by and comment!! I used to live in Punta Gorda! Quite a while ago-I was in Jr. High. I loved it there! What a small world:) Wonder if our paths ever crossed?!

  4. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! Your breakfast casserole looks so yummy. I am going to make it soon. My family would love it. Thanks and have a great day!


  5. This is the greatest and most helpful post I have seen thus far. I am going to make this this year. How easy and I am sure great……we usually skip breakfast and are STARVING by the time we eat. This will solve my problem with breakfast for a busy morning. Thanks so much! Merry Christmas!

  6. Thanks for stopping by! I have got to finish reading your blog. What a couple of cute puppies! I lvoe them and their wrinkled faces. If you’re coming to Utah better dress warm, it’s supposed to snow all week! Safe driving.

  7. Hi Kim! Your breakfast casserole looks wonderful! I usually do biscuits and gravy for Christmas morning.

    Thank you for stopping by my blog again! I did see the giveaway yesterday, but I don’t have any little ones. I didn’t want to enter and decrease someones chances of winning that does have children. I entered your giveaway information on my “blog candy post”, as most of my usual visitors have children or grandchildren! Good luck with the giveaway, I hope that you get a lot of entrants, and thank you for inviting me to join in!

  8. The casserole looks delicious. I am going to make one for my family to eat Christmas morning. I don’t have crescent rolls but I do have Pillsbury Grands. DO you think they’ll work?

    I’ll make a big pan so that I can freeze half for next week. Thank you for linking to my omlette post. Have a Merry Christmas.

  9. Mmm . . . sounds yummy. I will be trying your casserole this year. I have seen several variations on this but none of mine ever turned out so am trying yours.

  10. I am SO doing this for Christmas morning! It’s perfect! Thanks!

    And thanks for stopping by my blog – I really appreciate that…

    Take care and Merry Christmas!

    :^) Anna

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