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Christmas Morning Casserole

A super simple casserole made with refrigerated biscuits, eggs, cheese, and bacon. Christmas Morning Casserole is perfect for long lazy mornings with family and friends.

Christmas Morning casserole

It is not a holiday in our house without a breakfast casserole. It’s like an unwritten rule that a savory hot breakfast that can be dipped out with a huge serving spoon must be on the table.

We also love Giant Cinnamon Rolls, Chocolate Kahlua Doughnuts and fresh fruits.

But if there is a breakfast casserole you can be assured that everyone will go for that first. And for all the variations — the hash browned layers or the custardy stratas —

THIS ONE, this Christmas Morning Casserole, is my most favorite.
It’s also the easiest to make, but we’ll get to that in a minute.

Breakfast Bubble Up Recipe (Christmas Morning Casserole)

Why we love Christmas Breakfast Casserole

It’s fitting that Christmas morning gets its own casserole, right? I think it is totally a day that needs specially designated food. Besides a ham dinner, the hot chocolate, and all the wine, first thing Christmas morning is totally begging for is a tradition food, and for me this is SO it.

This will be our first Christmas in this house and I am even more excited than normal. For so many years we scraped and struggled, for so many years we spent Christmas morning on the cold floor in our crappy little house, giving and smiling and surprising and photographing, all the while holding out and working hard towards a warm cozy space that’s our own.

I feel like we seriously paid our dues, and am so thankful to finally have my family under a roof that feels like a home.

I’m thankful we have someplace my boys can have sleepovers. I’m thankful we have the space to offer refuge to all the stray dogs that inevitably cross my path. I am so so thankful to have a bright space to work and create in a job I so completely love, and that that job has made life comfortable for my sweet understanding boys.

This casserole will be a part of our new Christmas tradition- a twist on something sort of old that is working it’s way into our new history-in-the-making. Just like this house.

Breakfast Casserole with Refrigerated Biscuits

How to make Christmas Casserole

To make Christmas Morning Casserole you’ll need:

  • refrigerated biscuits
  • eggs
  • milk
  • cheese
  • bacon
  • green onions

Cook the bacon ahead to your desired crispness. Drain on paper towels.
Cut the refrigerated biscuits into quarters.
Beat the eggs and then toss everything into a large bowl and toss to coat.
Be sure your baking dish is coated with nonstick cooking spray, and then bake.

Casserole Variations

It’s so easy to make this your own by …

  • swapping the bacon for sausage
  • or cubed ham
  • adding bell peppers and onions
  • or leaving out the meat and going for blistered tomatoes and spinach for a vegetarian twist

Basically, if you think it would be delicious in an omelet it’ll be awesome in this casserole.

I originally made this for my friends at Food Fanatic where I write about breakfast twice a month. You should probably check it out lest you miss something like Sweet Potato Cinnamon Rolls with Candied Bacon.

Feeding a crowd? Try these!

  • Bacon Spinach Breakfast Casserole is one of my most popular recipes ever! It’s strata-style with cubed bread, fresh spinach, and loads of bacon.
  • Ham and Egg Brunch Cups are the perfect pick up breakfast or brunch made with puff pastry, ham, eggs, and cheese!
  • Crescent Roll Breakfast Bake is similar to this casserole in that it calls for refrigerated crescent rolls. then you pour eggs and cheese over the crescent rolls and bake it all up.
Breakfast Bubble Up Recipe (Christmas Morning Casserole)
Yield: 12 servings

Christmas Morning Casserole

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Christmas Morning Casserole is a simple crowd pleaser any time of year! Made with refrigerated biscuit dough, bacon, eggs, and cheese, you'll love this excellent make and take meal!

Ingredients

  • 7 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Milk
  • 1 16 ounce package Refrigerated Flaky Biscuit Dough, Cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
  • 4 Green Onions, Chopped
  • 6-8 slices Bacon, Cooked, drained on paper towels, and cut into 1 inch pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 9 X 13 casserole dish.
  2. In a large bowl beat together the eggs and milk. Add in the biscuit pieces, cheese, onions, and bacon and gently turn everything over in the bowl to evenly coat.
  3. Pour everything into the prepared baking dish and bake for 25 - 30 minutes. You want the eggs to be firmly set and the biscuits to be puffy and golden. 

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    12

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 287Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 679mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 16g

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    brandy

    Monday 24th of December 2018

    when u say turn everything over do u mean mix it akl with a spoon until its all covered?

    Gudny Laxfoss

    Thursday 8th of March 2018

    Thank you sooooo much. I swapped the bacon with veggies Bacos (the kind you put on baked potatoes.

    Tom

    Tuesday 26th of December 2017

    Overnight guests, told the wife I'd make Christmas breakfast. I will be making this dish multiple times in next year, delicious, very impressed, thanks!

    Heather Tullos

    Monday 1st of January 2018

    Thank you, Tom! Happy New Year!

    Jess

    Sunday 24th of December 2017

    Does the bacon need to be cooked prior to baking it?

    Cassie

    Saturday 23rd of December 2017

    Can’t wait to try this on Monday! I decided to add some onions and peppers to the recipe. Should I sauté them before adding to the casserole? Thanks!

    Heather Tullos

    Saturday 23rd of December 2017

    Hi Cassie! I would because I am weird about texture and I hate less than cooked onions in my otherwise cooked food. But that's totally your call. Hope you enjoy it as much as we do!