Take-out Tuesday, Easy Recipes for Special Holiday Breakfasts

Do you have a traditional dish you serve every year

for Christmas morning breakfast?

Christmas Morning Strata was our traditional breakfast for years

Simple bread squares baked with bacon,

eggs, cheese, green onions and cream

You make it a day ahead and refrigerate it overnight

for baking in the morning {recipe at the end of the post}

Another easy breakfast is Croissant Brunch Bake

Ham and cheese croissants are baked with eggs and milk

Prep it the day before and refrigerate overnight

Make an easy Sausage Pancake Lasagna using frozen pancakes

All you have to do is brown the sausage,

mix up an egg custard and combine it all in a casserole to bake

Take canned cinnamon rolls to the next level

by wrapping them around a cooked sausage link before baking

See the how to for Cinnamon Roll Surprise here

Angel Wings are made with Crescent Roll dough

It is spread with raspberry pie filling and white chocolate chips

and rolled up from both sides to the center,

then sliced, baked and iced

Make Bacon Roses to decorate the breakfast plates

All you have to do is to roll up raw bacon strips

and bake them in a mini muffin pan until crispy!

I hope I’ve given you some inspiration

for your special holiday breakfasts!

Christmas Morning Strata

A fancy version of bacon and eggs!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Course Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 8 slices Pepperidge Farm thin white bread buttered and cubed [remove crusts]
  • 1 c grated cheddar
  • 1 c grated Swiss
  • 6 -8 eggs beaten
  • 2 c 1/2 n 1/2 or cream
  • 8-10 slices bacon cooked and crumbled [OR use sausage or a combination]
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • chopped green onion and/or red peppers [optional]


  • In a greased 3 qt casserole layer 1/2 the bread and top with 1/2 bacon and cheeses. Repeat.
  • Combine eggs with cream and seasonings and pour over all. Refrigerate overnight.
  • Let sit at room temp 1/2 hour before baking at 350 45-60 min.
Keyword bacon and eggs, bacon bread pudding, breakfast casserole, breakfast strata, brunch, Christmas breakfast

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27 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Easy Recipes for Special Holiday Breakfasts”
  1. Mary says:

    So many tasty options for breaking your fast on Christmas week Jenna! I’m craving a Cinnamon Roll Surprise now. 🙂 Merry Tuesday ❣️🎄

  2. BERNADETTE says:

    Thanks Jenna for the wonderful ideas. When I was a young woman Christmas morning was always bedlam and a pop in the oven breakfast always helped.

  3. Jenna, I would choose any and all of your recipes for Christmas breakfast. Merry Tuesday ♥️

  4. You are so well prepared and organized, Jenna. Love those breakfast ideas!

  5. I usually do a breakfast casserole similar to your strata. Sometimes I’ll make Cinnamon Egg Nog French Toast if I have a bit of egg nog in the refrigerator. I love the bacon roses, might have to add those to my breakfast spread this year.

  6. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Merry Tuesday, Jenna! All of these dishes look scrumptious for a Christmas breakfast. I know your family will enjoy breakfast at your house!

  7. The make ahead and bake off in the morning dishes are great!
    Have a lovely holiday, filled with delicious food (we know it will be presented beautifully!).

  8. Bacon roses are cute! I might try cinnamon roll surprise! Merry Christmas!

  9. Ricki Treleaven says:

    These all look so good. I want to try the cinnamon roll surprise first. 😀

  10. lghiggins says:

    These all look so good. I love breakfast casseroles for holiday mornings. We always have Candy Cane Coffeecakes. There is nothing peppermint about them. It is a braid of yeast bread filled with dried apricots and maraschino cherries and bent to look like a candy cane. Then iced and garnished with more cherries. It is a Betty Crocker recipe, and I make it each year with my daughter and granddaughters.

  11. Love, love the bacon roses!

  12. Your table looks gorgeous and I love using my muffin tins in all different ways! Merry Christmad

  13. These look great, Jenna! Merriest to you and your family this holiday. Best wishes for a happy and safe New Year!

  14. Miz Helen says:

    I am so excited to feature your post on our Top Ten Full Plate Thursday, 621 this week. Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year and thanks so much for being a part of our blogging community!
    Miz Helen

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