Gluten-Free Holiday Breakfast Casserole

Gluten Free Holiday Breakfast Casserole Recipe

Waking up on Christmas morning to a warm house full of family is one of the greatest pleasures of the holidays. The air outside is chilly but inside you’re snuggled up around the ones you love, perhaps around a fire with cups of cocoa or opening gifts around the tree. But before you start on the fire or gifts, you’ll need a warm breakfast.

Get the coffee brewing and make this Gluten Free Holiday Breakfast Casserole for a delicious way to nourish yourself and your family before the day grows and the festivities begin.

This breakfast is so simple and there are several ways to reduce the hands-on time the day of.

The first option is to remove the sausage from the casings and dice up the bell peppers and onions the day before, then store in separate airtight containers in the fridge and make the whole recipe the morning you plan to serve it.

The second option is to brown the sausage and combine all the ingredients into the baking dish the day before. The day of, simply top with the remaining cheese and the diced peppers and bake.

And the third option is to make the entire dish and bake it the day before, and then the day of serving, just reheat in individual portions in the microwave or reheat the entire dish in the oven.

Recipe notes: Because this dish is full of eggs, it’s a good idea to use good-quality eggs. I always use cage free, pasture raised eggs from Nature’s Yoke.

Gluten-Free Holiday Breakfast Casserole Recipe

4 from 2 votes
Gluten-Free Holiday Breakfast Casserole
Gluten Free Holiday Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 3 mins
Total Time
1 hr 18 mins
 

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 480 kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
  • Gluten free nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 pound sweet or hot Italian sausage
  • 1 medium white or yellow onion
  • 10 large cage free eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (20-ounce) bag gluten free hash browns (defrosted)
  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese grated, divided
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded, deveined, and diced
  • 1 green bell pepper seeded, deveined, and diced
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x12-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Remove the sausage from the casings and crumble into a large skillet. Add the onion and cook over medium heat until the sausage is no longer pink and the onions are translucent, about 8 minutes. Drain.
  3. Whisk together the eggs, milk, mustard, salt, and pepper. Add the sausage, hash browns, and 1/2 the grated cheese. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Top with the remaining cheese and the diced peppers. Bake, uncovered, for 45-55 minutes or until the center is just set. Let cool 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Holiday Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 480 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 280mg 93%
Sodium 1003mg 42%
Potassium 566mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 24g 48%
Vitamin A 23%
Vitamin C 47.2%
Calcium 29.2%
Iron 14.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Diana Avitabile
    December 22, 2017

    Do you need to defrost the hash Browns?

    1. Carol Kicinski
      January 4, 2018

      Hi Diana,
      Yes, you have to defrost the hash browns. Sorry I didn’t mention that in the directions – I’ll make the correction to it now. Thanks for bringing that to my attention!
      xo,
      Carol

  2. Gail
    December 13, 2018

    Can you freeze the leftover, or would it not defrost well?

    1. Carol Kicinski
      December 14, 2018

      Hi Gail,

      Yes, you can freeze it. Just let it thaw before you reheat it. Hope you like it!

      xo,
      Carol

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