Friday, April 20, 2012

Easy Family Breakfast Recipes

I love breakfast dishes like the following recipes to serve on the weekend. I never know if we're going to have 2-3 extra teenagers staying the night, and they don't always wake up bright and early.  These dishes are great served later in the morning, or even closer to lunch.  Serve with biscuits, English muffins or toast plus orange juice and everyone is full and happy. Happy teenagers are a good thing:)

Breakfast Casserole

1 (12 oz. package) frozen shredded Hash Browns
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 cup diced cooked ham
8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
6 eggs
3/4 cup milk
1/4 tsp. seasoned salt
1 (6 oz.) can diced roasted green chilies (optional)

Butter or spray a casserole dish or glass pan. Spread the hash browns in the bottom of the dish. Brush with melted butter or margarine. Bake this at 400 degrees for 2o minutes. Remove from oven. On top of the potatoes, layer the ham, cheese and chillies. Combine the eggs, milk and salt. Whisk briskly until combined and beaten well. Pour on top of ham and cheese mixture. Bake at 350°F for 30 to 35 minutes.

Breakfast Pizza

1 (8 oz.) tube crescent rolls
1 lb. breakfast sausage, any variety
4 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced thin
1/2 cup very thinly sliced sweet onion
1/2 c. diced green pepper
5 large eggs, well beaten
8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese

Grease a 12 inch pizza pan. Lay crescent rolls with points toward center in pan, press lightly to cover the entire pan. Set aside. Brown sausage, while breaking it up as it cooks. Drain any grease off the sausage.  Saute the mushrooms, onion and green pepper lightly. Top the crust with the sausage and vegetables. Pour eggs over top, as evenly as possible. Top with cheese. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is melted and eggs are set. 

Notes:  You can use any type of cheese you wish; I sometimes use more than 8 ounces if I have it.  

Breakfast Quiche 

 9 inch unbaked pie shell 
8-12 oz. sausage or bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled 
8 oz. shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
6 eggs, beaten
2 green onions, ends trimmed, chopped 
3/4 cup milk 
1/2 tsp. salt 
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line unbaked pie shell with 1/2 cup of cheese. Top the cheese with cooked sausage or bacon. Cover with remaining cheese. Combine eggs, green onion, milk, salt and pepper and beat well. Pour over ingredients in pie shell. Bake 20 to 30 minutes until knife inserted into center comes out clean. Serve hot.

Notes: The meat amount is fairly flexible. I also like to save a little out to sprinkle on the top of the quiche before serving.  This is also good with a little sauteed green pepper and onion mixed in. 

On OFL we have recipes for a lovely weekend brunch:


  1. I make Breakfast Pizza using the shredded Hash browns as the crust, And I scramble the eggs before putting on top of the ham or sausage, cover with cheese and bake.

  2. Yum, that sounds really good:)


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