December 16, 2008,
J.J. asks from Grover Beach, CA on December 14, 2008
Easy, Prepare the Night Before, Meatless Breakfast Casserole
I am having some guests over for Christmas morning breakfast. I am looking for an easy meatless breakfast casserole that I would be able to prepare the night before and just throw in the oven on Christmas morning. Does anyone have any good recipes?
So What Happened?™
Thank you to those that responded. I ended up making the tator tot casserole. I made one meatless and a second with sausage and green chiles. Both turned out absolutely delicious and everyone enjoyed them. It was so easy to prepare and great that I did not have to clean up the kitchen the next morning. I will definately be making this recipe again in the future.
T.R. answers from San Diego on December 15, 2008
I also make the tater tot casserole but use Soyrizo (which is a soy product substitute for chorizo and it's very flavorful). I also put brocoli in it or zuccini - but the soyrizo gives it that yummy flavor without the meat or the cholesterol (I also use the carton of fake eggs, southwestern flavor).
K.R. answers from Los Angeles on December 15, 2008
I myself have made many different varietes of quiche.
Get a ready made pie crust. In a bowl mix eggs and whatever you want, I have used green chiles, swiss cheese, onions , tomatoes you name it, whatever sounds good to you.
Add some milk as well to the mixture and bake for about 30 minutes, it varies depending on what you put in it, just be sure to check on it because you do not want it overdone.
Another great crust, is to make a hash brown crust. Mix 2-3 tbsp of butter with already shredded potatoes you can buy and put that in the bottom of your pie pan, spread out evenly bake until it is browned, then pour your egg mixture on-top and cook that as well for another 20 or so minutes. It makes for a wonderful very different crust. Sorry I rarely measure once I get a recipe down so I dont have measurements for you but I found these recipes on food network.
S.V. answers from San Diego on December 16, 2008
My Mom use to make this all the time, it's so good! She used a 9x11 baking dish. You just cut up potatoes (russet or red) in little cubes, add veggies (peppers, onions or whatever - she used bacon) then pour scrambled egg mixture on top. Add cheese and bake until done.
A.M. answers from San Diego on December 15, 2008
This is my moms recipe for a tator tot breakfast caserole, which is delicious and easy! You prepare the night before and let it sit in the fridge overnight.
1/4 cup melted butter
2 cups milk
1 lb sharp cheddar cheese
bag of tator tots
brocolli (or bacon if you do meat)(not sure how much, sprinkle on top)
a little salt
Grease glass 13x9 cake pan
cover bottom of pan w/tots
cover tots with all the cheese
beat the eggs and the milk add the melted buter to the egg mixture. Add salt. Pour over cheese/tots
Sprinkle the top w/brocolli
Let sit overnight.
In the morning heat oven to 325 and bake for about an hour.
I normally use bacon but my husband is vegetarian so I also have done the brocolli. Enjoy!
M.C. answers from Las Vegas on December 14, 2008
I have made this Blintz Souffle many times and it is always a hit. You can make the night before and just warm up in the morning.
1 dozen frozen cheese blintz (at any grocery)
1 1/2 cup sour cream
1 stick margerine
1 teasp vanilla
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup orange juice
Melt margerine in bottom of 9x12 pan. I usually use a glass pan. As you are putting the blintz in the pan, roll them in the margarine so they are coated. In a blender mix all the other ingredients and pour over the blintz. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
Bake 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. Serve warm.
Merry Xmas! M.