Everyday Mom's Meals: Breakfast For A Crowd

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Breakfast For A Crowd

Christmas morning breakfast or brunch. Is that something your family wants/needs? I will fully admit I'm relieved to know mine isn't. See, we get up super early, open presents, grab a quick bite and then head to my parents 20 minutes away, where my mom always has snacks for us before our huge meal in the afternoon. And Lord knows we don't want to be too full for it, so a big breakfast is not something I have to worry about!

But for those of you who need to plan on a big spread Christmas morning, or maybe hosting family for brunch, I've got a great recipe for you! One, it couldn't be easier. Two, it can bake in the oven while you enjoy time with the family. And three, it tastes amazing and can feed a crowd!

Plus, if you don't really like the ingredients, you can change them up to include your favorites, or even what you have on hand. But if you're up for it, I encourage you to make it as is. I love the sweet potato and spinach. Such great winter time flavors marrying in a brand new way!

Now, I'm not going to fib to you. When I tested this recipe, as is the case with most breakfast ones I do, this was a simple Sunday supper. So, keep that in mind too. If your family loves breakfast for dinner, it makes a simple weeknight meal too!

There are so many meals to be planned in the upcoming weeks. Wouldn't it be nice to know at least one is already on the menu? And the comfort of knowing you'll be starting your family's day off with something so delicious, filling and beautiful is just an added bonus!

Sweet Potato and Sausage Breakfast Casserole From Multiply Delicious
11 large eggs, beaten
3 c. fresh spinach, chopped
1 lb. breakfast sausage
1 TBS vegetable oil, optional
2 medium sweet potatoes, chopped
2 green onions, chopped, few reserved for garnish
Salt and Pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 375. Grease a 9x13 pan. In a large skillet brown sausage, drain and leave drippings. If not enough, add oil. Saute sweet potatoes until browned and tender, about 10-15 minutes. In a large bowl combine sausage, spinach, sweet potatoes and onions. Mix well. Beat eggs and season with salt and pepper. Pour spinach mixture into pan and spread evenly. Pour eggs over top. Allow to settle a couple minutes. Bake for 25-35 minutes until set. Remove and allow to sit 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with extra green onions.

Shared on The Country Cook Dec. 13, 2013

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Rachel said...

Can you freeze a breakfast casserole like this? Or make it the night before and then warm it up in the oven?

Krista said...

I can't say for sure b/c I haven't tried it myself, but I would think yes this could easily be cooked, frozen and then reheated. Or made the night before and warmed up. My only tip would be if you freeze, allow to thaw on counter top before baking. Good luck!