What you want on Christmas morning: a house that effortlessly fills itself with joyous sounds and delicious aromas. What you usually get on Christmas morning: towers of wrapping paper and a kitchen that demands way too much of your attention.
I can’t help you with the wrapping paper, but I can make your holiday breakfast a little easier. I’m a big believer that Christmas morning is meant to be spent under the tree, not at the stove. And yet I still want the house to fill itself with delicious aromas.
My solution? A do-ahead breakfast casserole that I can prep the night before, then just pop into the oven to bake. This year I created an indulgent dish that is equal parts casserole, hash browns, fruit crumble and French toast. Because…. why not? It’s Christmas.
This recipe makes plenty so it’s easy to feed a crowd. The leftovers are easily reheated. I like it served with a drizzle of maple syrup. If you’d rather take this in a savory direction, add chopped ham when combining the potatoes and cheese.