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Award-winning author Mary Ellis is with us today sharing her favorite Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole. This sounds so yummy!  I’m doing a Christmas brunch this year, and I’m searching for easy brunch recipes. I love the make-ahead aspect of this recipe.

Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole

by Mary Ellis


Melt 2 Tbls butter in a skillet and add 4 cups of hash brown potatoes. Season to taste.

Scramble about 18 eggs (add a small amount of milk and salt before cooking)

2 lbs bulk sausage – sauté until brown and crumbly. I add a small amount of Lawry’s seasoning salt while sautéing.

Add 1 can of cream of mushroom soup and 1 can of milk to ½ the cooked sausage. Mix well and heat thoroughly.

Layer in the bottom of a 9 x 9 x 3 inch pan the hash browns, followed by the scrambled eggs, the sausage, and finally the sausage/soup mixture. Bake at 350 degrees approximately 15 minutes or until bubbly. Then add 2 cups of a finely shredded cheese of your choice (mild or sharp cheddar works well) and continue to bake until cheese melts.

This recipe can be prepared the day before, refrigerated overnight, and then baked. You might need to add a little extra baking time.

About the Author:

Mary Ellis loves dinner with her numerous cousins on Christmas Eve, followed by candlelight service in the hosting family’s church. Then she sleeps dreaming of sugar cookies, roast turkey and brightly wrapped presents under the tree. She lives in Ohio with her husband, dog and cat, and writes Amish fiction and romantic suspense for Harvest House Publishers.  Mary can be found on the web at: www.maryellis.net

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