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.
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.
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.
How to make Christmas Casserole
To make Christmas Morning Casserole you’ll need:
- refrigerated biscuits
- 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.
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.
Christmas Morning Casserole
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!
- 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
- Preheat the oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 9 X 13 casserole dish.
- 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.
- 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.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 287Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 679mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 16g
Monday 24th of December 2018
when u say turn everything over do u mean mix it akl with a spoon until its all covered?
Thursday 8th of March 2018
Thank you sooooo much. I swapped the bacon with veggies Bacos (the kind you put on baked potatoes.
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!
Monday 1st of January 2018
Thank you, Tom! Happy New Year!
Sunday 24th of December 2017
Does the bacon need to be cooked prior to baking it?
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!
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!