I admit that I’m a cook by the seat of my pants sort of cook. I tend to make things from whatever happens to be in the fridge or pantry – so please take that into consideration while reading my recipe for this easy Christmas Quiche for breakfast. But it’s also perfect for Easter morning when you are busy doing Easter Egg Hunts, church or baskets as well as perfect for giving mom a day off from cooking breakfast, say for Mother’s Day or just because!
In a 13×9 inch pan (coated with non stick cooking spray or butter or oil – they all work) spread a frozen hash browns. If you don’t have frozen hash browns you can also use crescent rolls or skip it entirely. Bake the hashbrowns till lightly brown but not cooked completely.
Next, look in the fridge! Grab 1 dozen eggs, the milk or cream, shredded cheese (don’t have shredded then cut up what you do have and yes all types of cheese work). In this recipe I used sharp cheddar but I’ve also use a blend of Cheddar and Monterrey jack. Sprinkle in some garlic powder and black pepper.
Break eggs, add a splash of milk and your seasonings. Mix with a fork to break up the yolks. In this pan I’m using 10-12 large eggs depending on size.
Next chop up some veggies. Broccoli goes well, as does tomatoes, red and green peppers. I like to use finely chopped onions for flavor. But you could skip this step if the family would protest veggies.
Add some chopped up ham (lunch meat ham is fine). Don’t have it don’t worry about it. You can also use COOKED Bacon, Ham or Sausage (tomorrow I’m cooking the sausage separate because the kids don’t like their food to touch).
I think you get the idea – I adjust based on who I am serving. No, I’m sorry I don’t measure but if you can smell it from sprinkling it or see it from stirring it – you are on the right track with this easy egg breakfast bake.
Pour eggs mixture over top of the hash browns. Cover TIGHTLY with foil and place in fridge. If you do this you can do it the night before. Sometimes I do it in the morning and then while it bakes spend time opening gifts.
On Christmas morning pull out of fridge and warm over to 375. When warm place pan in over and bake for about 20-30 minutes (until knife inserted comes out clean). I let it cook while we open gifts and that way when the gifts are done we can eat and mom wasn’t rushing around the kitchen! How cool is that?
Here’s the thing. It’s easy. It uses what you have. It doesn’t cost a lot and it leaves you with time with the family. To me that’s the perfect holiday breakfast bake!