Our ward, or congregation, celebrated the holidays with a festive Christmas breakfast. This splendid gratin was served without sausage or bacon, instead with ham slices and a glorious array of fruit breads.
Meet some of the chefs who shared the recipe with me and cooked for a huge group of hungry families that morning. We meet monthly, a “Thursday lunch bunch,” and December was at my home. I took this photo at the end of our party and some friends had to leave earlier so a few are missing, sorry gals and thanks all for the fun!
Our family made two gratins for Christmas morning brunch, one with sausage and another with bacon. Both were very flavorful, so when I had an extra pound of mild Italian sausage to use and a handful of camera-shy grand-boys who slept over last Friday night Potato, Sausage and Egg Gratin was a nice fit.
Frozen hash-brown potatoes, browned sausage, grated cheese and eggs come together making an easy gratin that bakes for one hour while you finish brunch preparations, set the table or open presents.
Saturday I served fresh fruit; bananas, apples and tangerines in fresh squeezed juice, and heavenly muffins I will share soon, promise!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13" glass casserole dish with oil. Beat eggs, yogurt, and salt together. Set aside. In a large bowl add butter, thawed potatoes and dried onions. Stir to mix. Pour in egg mixture and lightly stir to blend ingredients. Pour into casserole dish. Sprinkle grated cheese over casserole. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45 minutes or until a knife comes out clean when inserted.
Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!
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