Recipes: Christmas Breakfast


Cary, NC — A collection of our favorite recipes for a hearty Christmas morning breakfast.

Christmas Breakfast Menu

If you’re serving a crowd on Christmas morning (or just a hungry family), casseroles are the way to go. Coffeecake, breakfast casserole and hash brown casserole all make our list of the best recipes for Christmas morning. The best part is that they can all be made the night before.


Here’s the recipe.

This recipe for coffeecake is the best – you can make it on Christmas Eve and pop it in the oven on Christmas morning. No “taking a break from opening stockings” required!

Breakfast Casserole

Here’s the recipe.

Sausage, egg and cheese tastes best when baked in a casserole with soft bread – this is a Christmas morning classic we make year after year.

Hashbrown Casserole

Here’s the recipe:


  • 1 (2-pound) package frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 (8 oz.) container sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 2 cups crushed cornflakes cereal
  • 1/4 cup melted butter


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine hash browns, 1/2 cup melted butter, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, chopped onion, cheddar cheese, salt and pepper.
  • Place mixture in a casserole dish.
  • In a medium saucepan, saute cornflakes in 1/4 cup of melted butter over medium heat.
  • Sprinkle the mixture on top of the casserole.
  • Bake covered for 40 minutes.


Story from staff reports. Photo by Julia Frost.