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christmas breakfast casserole

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Sally Marsh
Santa Clara, CA

My Mom who was a wonderful cook, made and served this every Christmas since I was young. I carried on the tradition and made it for my Son and now my 4 Grandkids every Christmas. Every now and then the kids will ask me for Christmas Breakfast for dinner!

★★★★★ 1
serves 6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For christmas breakfast casserole

  • 1 bunch
  • 1 lb
  • 1/2 lb
    sliced smoked ham, cut in 1/2 julienne slices
  • 1/2 lb
    swiss cheese (i prefer baby swiss or swiss lorraine), shredded
  • 12
    eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 qt
    milk or half and half
  • 1/2 tsp
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make christmas breakfast casserole

  • 1
    Cut bacon into 1" pieces, separate and fry slowly in large skillet until crisp. While cooking bacon, trim ends and all but 3 inches of green part of leeks. Slice the white and remaining green parts in 1/4 inch slices and soak in cold water to clean. Rinse, drain, and pat dry the cleaned leeks.
  • 2
    When bacon is crisp, remove to drain and discard all except a couple of tablespoons of the drippings. Add the drained leeks to the bacon drippings and saute until very soft but still green. Remove from heat to cool slightly.
  • 3
    Beat the eggs, milk, nutmeg, salt and pepper until thoroughly blended.
  • 4
    Add the bacon, ham, shredded swiss, to the leeks. Mix in the milk/egg mixture and pour all into a 3 quart buttered casserole (I prefer a deeper round one but doesn't have to be).
  • 5
    Bake at 350 for 45 min to an hour, depending on the depth of your dish. Allow to "rest" for a few minutes before cutting.