Can y’all believe that Christmas is next week? Where did the time go?
I just want to take a minute to say a huge thank you to all of you, my friends, for your kindness and support while we are in this crisis with Chris’ dad. It’s an ongoing challenge and we’re hopeful because we’re seeing improvement. He’s such a big teddy bear sweetheart and it’s been so heartbreaking to see him in this condition. Chris and I are working on things every single day to get him the help he needs. It’s an exhausting process, but totally worth it because things are improving. We so appreciate all of you, your positive thoughts, and your kind words. We’re hopeful for a Christmas miracle and the positive steps we are seeing right now is enough to bring me to tears.
Moving onward. Happy Holidays! We were invited to our friends’ Hanukkah celebration last weekend and it was so much fun! The food was awesome and I had matzo ball soup for the first time ever and loved it! There were delicious latkes too! And did I mention that my friends are chefs? Lucky us! It was a really nice evening spent with some really terrific friends. The laughs we had were both needed and priceless.
Now we’re moving on to Christmas. Chris’ mom always made this delicious breakfast casserole for Christmas morning. Neither of us ever thought to get the recipe from her so the other day we talking about it and the kids and Christmases of the past when the kids were little and we were younger….
And sleigh bells were ringing outside, presents were wrapped (for the most part), and cookies were set out for Santa.
Jeeze! Can somebody stop me? Or bring me some wine? Beer? Bourbon? This trip down memory lane is too much!
Let’s talk breakfast casserole. You can’t go wrong with shredded potatoes, cheese, and sausage. I confess. There’s cream of mushroom soup from a can in here.
We’re feeling nostalgic and cream of mushroom soup in a can casserole is totally retro. Don’t judge me.
Happy Holidays, y’all!
P.S. I totally thought I had this scheduled to publish yesterday as my regular Thursday post, but here we are a day late and I’ve been so busy I didn’t even notice. It’s happened before and I’m fairly certain it will happen again. Happy Friday!
Holiday Breakfast Casserole
- 1 pound bag frozen hash brown shredded potatoes thawed
- 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1 onion diced very small
- 12 sausage links cooked and broken into pieces
- 8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350
Add potatoes, soup, sour cream, onion, sausage and 3/4 of the cheese in a mixing bowl and stir until combined
Transfer to a casserole dish coated with cooking spray
Top with remaining cheddar cheese
Bake for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until top is golden brown and bubbly
Let cool for 10 - 15 minutes before serving
Linda @ Veganosity
This reminds me of a breakfast casserole that my husband used to make for Christmas morning. And cream of mushroom soup is a blast from the past! 🙂 Praying for a Christmas miracle for y’all!
Thanks so much, Linda! 🙂
Happy Christmas morning thanks to Barb. Remembering when we couldn’t wait to dive into that casserole. Yum Yum. Your version sounds like “I want some right now”. I do have her recipe however you aren’t a recipe follower. Ha Ha
What? You’re holding out on me? We were always crazy to get into that casserole!
Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
I am SO glad Chris’ Dad is doing a little bit better! I am continuing to send you guys hugs, prayers and lots of love!! As for this casserole, you are right – one can never go wrong with shredded potatoes, cheese, and sausage! And I won’t judge you on the canned crap. 😉 Oh, and you can never go wrong with a casserole on X-mas morning… who has time to be in the kitchen when there are presents to give and open?! Not I… well except this year, ain’t no presents happening in my casa. Womp-womp. Anyways, this casserole looks delish, my dear! I could eat half of it myself! Cheers, to a beautiful weekend, Rachelle!
P.S. I was totally wondering where the heck you were yesterday. You had me worried! 😉 xoxo
Thanks, friend! We sure do appreciate your love! Thanks for no judgments. No presents a the SoBourbon Country Cottage? Not even a stocking? I’ll send cookies. STAT. P.S. Thanks for worrying about me! Sorry I’m such a space cadet these days! XOXO
I grew up on casseroles that had cream of mushroom, chicken, etc. in them so definitely no judging here! I love hash browns in casseroles. Yum! I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas either. There hasn’t been much snow here, so it kind of just feels like never-ending brown November.
Snow? OMG! I’m not sure where you are, but it’s been in the 70’s here in NC!
Keri @ Fashionable Foods
I’m in complete disbelief that Christmas is next week! So crazy. I’m so happy to hear that Chris’ dad is doing a little better. Prayers and thoughts for all of you! This breakfast casserole looks so perfect for Christmas morning. I never plan ahead and make anything for breakfast on Christmas morning, so then while I’m cooking dinner I’m ravenous and end up taste testing everything. You’d think I’d be full by dinner, buuut I stuff myself anyway. All of that could be avoided if I just eat breakfast! I just love how easy this is too!
Thanks, Keri! We are so hopeful and appreciate your kindness! I never plan ahead for Christmas morning either. We always relied on Chris’ mom for Christmas morning casserole! I don’t blame you for taste testing and totally stuffing yourself with dinner too! It’s all so dang good!
Holy F BOMBBBB! Christmas is in a week, yo! In a week I am going to be cuddling in front of a FIRE in my onsie! WOO WOO!
Whoa! Onsie’s are the BOMBBB!
Your posts always make me smile, Rachelle! I am so happy to hear your news and will continue to keep your family in my prayers. So, yeah, that trip down memory lane – how ’bout we share a bottle (or two) of wine and take that trip together? I’d love that! And this breakfast casserole – I actually think the retro addition is what makes it perfection! Wishing you a lovely holiday, my friend! xoxo
Thanks so much, Annie! You know I heart you! There isn’t anyone I would rather take a walk down memory lane with and share a few bottles of wine with than you. I know you have the empty nest too! I so wish you and yours the best holiday, friend! XOXO
Hey Rachelle, I am glad to hear the news! I will keep sending my positive thoughts for you and all your family. Girl, this casserole is amazing, I mean potatoes, sour cream, sausages and cheese! this recipe is just calling out my name!
Thanks, Gaila! Merry Christmas!
karrie @ Tasty Ever After
Very happy Chris’s Dad is doing better and hope it continues 🙂 Yes to this gorgeous breakfast casserole with the cream of mushroom soup in all it’s glory. It’s what makes it good, Gurrrrl! You know it makes it totally healthy too cause ‘shrooms are in it and that’s a bonafide veggie!
Ha! ‘shrooms = veggies so we’re healthy here! And thanks, girl, for the kind words about Chris’s dad. Every day seem s to be better, so we have fingers crossed!
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop
Happy Holidays! I love Christmas breakfast and I think this would be easy to make ahead and pop into the oven Christmas morning.
It’s totally easy to get ready the night before and bake the next morning. That’s what makes it so perfect, Kathy! Happy holidays!
Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
Breakfast casseroles are a hot ticket item on the menu at our house Rachelle! And this one looks so tasty! Love that you added the hash browns!
Yes! Breakfast casseroles are perfect! And delicious! Merry Christmas, Mary Ann!
Thao @ In Good Flavor
I think Chris’s dad is lucky to have someone who care as much about him as you do. Stay positive. And there is nothing wrong with a little can of soup in my book, and it I am sure it makes this breakfast casserole pretty darn tasty! This is such a hearty and comforting meal to wake up to in the morning.
Thank you so much, Thao. Your kindness is so appreciated. And canned soup totally makes a casserole. 🙂
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy
I am glad that Chris’ dad is doing better – that’s great news 🙂
I have no idea where this year has gone, as Christmas has just come around so soon.
We are going to be making something like this on Christmas Eve morning and I can’t wait!
I can’t take it how fast time is flying by! Merry Christmas, Dannii!
David @ Spiced
Funny enough, but we were just talking about what to serve for breakfast come Christmas. And this casserole is making a strong showing in the race! It looks delicious. 🙂 I’m so glad to hear Chris’ dad is doing better…we’ve got him in our thoughts. Hang in there, and thanks for posting awesome recipes!
We have LOVED this casserole for years! Thanks, David! We remain hopeful!
This looks like happy morning cheesy goodness! It’s great that Chris’ mom started something that you are continuing. Looks like a tradition worth treasuring!
We totally treasure the breakfast casserole, Mir! As it turns out, Chris’ mom gave the recipe to my mom some time ago and we had no idea so we made up our own! 🙂
I’m so glad he is doing better! Happy Holidays, it is unbelievable Christmas is on Friday! Love this breakfast casserole, pinned!
Thanks, Mira! And thanks for the Pin!