What to Make For Christmas Breakfast

Mikaela Ian

Every year, I used to ask myself this question: What to make for Christmas breakfast?! Finally, I got it down and had to share it with you,

Because food for Christmas day tends to focus around lunch or dinner. You know how it goes: hours of cooking with holiday music blasting in the background. Whether you have turkey, roast beef, ham, or all three, these dishes take a lot of time and attention. And not to mention all the side dishes to accompany the main meal – those take time as well. 

Long story short, breakfast tends to be an afterthought for many of us on Christmas Day. As we are only days away from the big day, I figured I would give you three great options for a simple, but yummy breakfast on Christmas morning so that you can have something delicious in your stomach ahead of the long-awaited main meal. 

Totally Hands Off

If cooking breakfast on Christmas morning is the last thing you want to do, I’ve got you covered. Just ask your favourite baker or bakery to sell you a pan of frozen, unbaked cinnamon rolls. They will provide you with the instructions and all you have to do is bake and ice them. Serve with piping hot coffee and you’ve got a fabulous Christmas breakfast. 

Super Simple

If you are in Bermuda in your cassava pie has been made ahead of time (it should’ve been made ahead of time!), you can have a quick and easy breakfast. Cut up a few slices of pie, pan fry it in butter and serve alongside bacon (or ham if it’s already made), scrambled eggs and coffee. Easy yet delicious breakfast. 

Easy With A Little Effort

If you want to start the day with a protein packed breakfast to keep you going for the festivities of the day, try a simple, savoury breakfast casserole that everyone will love. It’s made with frozen tater tots, eggs, cheese, breakfast sausage and veggies. It’s simple yet very delicious and filling aka perfect for Christmas morning. You can also customize by leaving out the sausage, using veggie sausage or substituting crumbled bacon or chopped ham.

Breakfast Casserole Recipe

  • 12 to 16 ounces breakfast sausage or chopped ham or crumbled bacon
  • 1 cup small diced bell peppers, any color
  • ½ cup small diced onion
  • 6 large eggs (see note)
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 24 ounces (about 6 cups) frozen tater tots
  • 1 cup (114 g) grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (114 g) grated Monterey Jack cheese
  •  Chopped green onion or chives, for garnish (optional)
  •  Sour cream and salsa, for serving (optional)


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the sausage, peppers and onions until tender. 
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, sour cream, salt and pepper until smooth.
  • Lightly grease a 9X13-inch baking pan and place the tater tots in a single layer across the bottom of the pan.
  • Sprinkle sausage over the tater tots followed by the veggies. Sprinkle cheese evenly across the top.
  • Pour the egg mixture evenly over and across the top. Cover the dish with lightly greased foil and refrigerate (overnight, up to 18 hours). 
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Bake covered for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake 20-25 minutes longer until golden, bubbly, and set. Sprinkle with green onions or chives, if using. Serve warm.

Recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

I hope you try one of these options for your Christmas Breakfast this year to keep things super simple but delicious on Christmas morning! Let me know if one of these options will grace your Christmas table.

I‘m Mikaela, an island girl in Bermuda who’s obsessed with sharing gourmet food, fantastic wine and luxe experiences. If you love all things food and wine, click here to join my email list to get awesome recommendations.

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