Thursday, December 22, 2016

Egg casserole for Christmas breakfast

(Photo by Skip to My Lou.)
Quick, while you are doing your last-minute grocery shopping, pick up an avocado or two, and some tomatoes if you don't ordinarily keep them on hand.  You will need these items for a wonderful egg bake that's perfect for Christmas breakfast.

Here is the link to the recipe:  California Egg Casserole. I wasn't sure about the recipe when I first thought about trying it.  I really had no idea how the avocados would behave as I was planning to prepare the casserole (without baking it) the night before, refrigerate it,  and bake it in the morning so it was ready just as we went out the door to a sunrise breakfast at church one Easter.  I was somewhat concerned that the avocados might discolor, but I pushed them down into the egg mixture as much as I could, covered the top of the casserole with bacon bits (just in case) and hoped for the best.  I was so pleasantly surprised.  The avocados stayed nice and green.  I plunked the casserole on a warming tray when we got to church and so it was just right when we were ready to eat. 

So this has become a  keeper recipe for me.  Simply wonderful!

(I should add here that I do not use all of the cheese this recipe calls for. I use a total of perhaps 1-1/2 cups, and I usually use cheddar.  For cream cheese, I substitute the lower fat Neufchatel.)
I made this dish for our ladies' Christmas fellowship brunch and realized how the colors, with the red tomato, green avocado, and white cream cheese, were just perfect for Christmas.  Maybe this will fit into your Christmas morning plans, too!


  1. Anonymous9:57 PM

    Mrs. T - I have enjoyed visiting your Christmas kitchen this month. Merry Christmas to you and Mr. T.


  2. Merry Christmas to you and your family, as well, Les! Thanks so much for visiting my Christmas kitchen; it has been a pleasure to have you here!


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