Mel's Christmas Morning Casserole

Jane Whittaker


I have tweaked this over the years, and honestly this is more like a quiche without a crust, than it is a casserole.
The original recipie came from Gooseberry Patch's Christmas book no 5,
This you make Christmas Eve, and then in the AM pop it in the oven, while everyone is opening presents.
It's also great when you have company overnighters, or a group in for breakfast.
Feel free to add sausage instead, of bacon, increase the cheddar, or use pepper jack instead add mushrooms, and my fav asparagus tips.
A nice pairing would be a fresh fruit salad.


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 to 12
20 Min
50 Min


  • 6 large
  • 1/2 to 3/4 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 c
    shredded mozarella, or pepper jack cheese
  • 4 oz
    jar mushrooms
  • 1/2 to 1 lb
    breakfast sausage, or crisp bacon
  • 1 tsp
    dried parsley
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried minced onion
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 2 c
  • 15 to 20 sprig(s)
    cooked asparagus tips, optional
  • ·
    salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Mel's Christmas Morning Casserole


  1. If using bacon, fry up crisp, then cook mushrooms in fat until heated and starting to turn brown. Drain on paper towels.
  2. If using sausage, cook until browned, and drain on paper tpowels.
  3. In a food processor, or a magic bullet, combine everything, cover and chill over night
  4. You could add at this time cooked asparagus tips, but do not chop all up, leave intact.
  5. Next AM bake in a 350° oven for about 50 minutes, or until set in middle.

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About Mel's Christmas Morning Casserole

Course/Dish: Breakfast Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American

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