I can’t believe we are only 4 days away from Christmas Day!! T and I are fully in the spirit and have our Christmas music on full force, tree lit and mistletoe scent in the air. We have had a full few weeks with work, work Christmas parties, an awesome brunch thrown by one of our friends, and a few other Christmas parties! As this weekend approached, I was already preparing for what I was going to make for Christmas morning… our first Christmas morning together!!
For as long as I can remember, Christmas mornings with my family were the best! With many traditions, my parents always made for the perfect Christmas morning. Since I’ve always been a foodie, I remember all of the foods we would have vividly! One thing in particular was the breakfast casserole which is on the blog today! I’ve been preparing it the last 8 or so years and my mom had prepared it previously. Now that we are in our home, we are trying to make our own traditions and this is one of them! 🙂 This year, I made this gluten-free and regular. Basically I just substituted the regular bread for gluten-free bread and that was it! Since it is just the two of us this year, I am cutting the recipe in half and putting it in an 8×8 square dish! The original recipe I am posting below is in a 9×13 dish. If you are looking for a delicious Christmas morning breakfast, look no further! This is a family favorite!!
- 14 slices white bread (18 gluten-free). I used Trader Joes and those are smaller than regular gluten-free slices (cubed)
- 3/4 lb. sweet Italian sausage (I used turkey sausage)
- 3/4 lb. hot Italian sausage (again... I used turkey!)
- 10 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
- 4 eggs
- 3 cups milk
- 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
- 1 Granny Smith Apple (chopped)
- Butter a 13x9 pan.
- Cover the bottom with bread cubes. Brown and drain sausage. Make layers. Add half of the sausage to the top of the bread. Then add half of the chopped apple and half of the cheese. Repeat layers.
- In a separate bowl, beat egg and add milk and mustard. Pour over everything and press down to soak through. Cover with foil and refrigerate for a maximum of 24 hours. Uncover and bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
Enjoy and hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas!!!!!!!