Breakfast & Brunch | December 4, 2015

Christmas Morning Brioche and Tomato Bake

Christmas Morning Brioche and Tomato Bake

Christmas Morning Brioche and Tomato Bake

Christmas morning brunch is one of my favorite meals of the year!  I love a slow pace on Christmas day.  After all the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, a delicious stress free brunch is what I’m all about.  This recipe for Christmas Morning Brioche and Tomato Bake is the perfect start to a memorable Christmas Brunch!  A little planning ahead can help you carry out a beautiful spread with very little work on Christmas morning.

Christmas Morning Brioche and Tomato Bake

Christmas Morning Brioche and Tomato Bake

I teamed up with the Harmons bloggers to bring you a  whole menu of goodness for your Christmas morning brunch, with many of the recipes make-ahead friendly!  I know you’re going to love each of these dishes.

Christmas Morning Brioche and Tomato Bake

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Jesseca from One Sweet Appetite brought one of my favorite sweet treats of all time, her Overnight Cinnamon Rolls. These are going on my list of Christmas morning  celebration dishes. Does it get any better than cinnamon rolls prepared the day before??  photo credit Jesseca

Christmas Morning Brioche and Tomato Bake

Becky from Vintage Mixer shared this colorful and absolutely delicious Huevos Rancheros Breakfast Casserole.  I could not stop eating this dish! A little spice, eggs, sauce, avocados. Perfection! And don’t you  love her  vintage dish? We all had serious pan envy.

Christmas Morning Brioche and Tomato Bake

Rachel from Lafujimama baked up a dish I could eat every morning…  Cheese & Sausage Quiche . It’s not only pretty, but tasty too! Rachel is a master of crust and this one did not disappoint!

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Caroline of Armelle Blog made this Overnight Challah French Toast with Homemade Vanilla Bean Syrup using Harmons Challah bread. It was melt in your mouth delicious! Sure to be a hit with the kiddos and adults.   Photo credit Caroline

This recipe is so simple, you might feel a bit guilty when you receive rave reviews and only spent a few minutes preparing! The thick sliced Brioche loaf makes the base of this dish beautiful. I made it without meat so it could be served with a sliced ham or thick cut bacon. Round the meal out with fresh sliced fruit and something sweet for a brunch your family will tuck away in their “Best Christmas Ever” memory bank.

Christmas Morning Brioche and Tomato Bake

Christmas Morning Brioche and Tomato Bake

A quick and easy dish for Christmas morning! Make the day before and bake in the morning.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author abountifulkitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 loaf brioche sliced into 1 1/2 inch thick slices
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk I used 1%
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • few drops hot sauce Tabasco
  • 2 cups grated cheese Cheddar, Jack or Swiss
  • 2 small tomatoes sliced

Instructions

  1. Grease a 9x13 Baking pan with vegetable spray or butter.
  2. Place the sliced pieces of bread in the greased pan, the pieces with be close together.
  3. Brush the slices of bread with 1/4 cup melted butter.
  4. Beat the eggs, cream, milk, salt, pepper and hot sauce in a blender or large bowl until all ingredients are mixed well.
  5. Pour the egg mixture over the bread in pan.
  6. Sprinkle with grated Cheddar cheese.
  7. Place the sliced tomatoes on top.
  8. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan.
  9. Cover with foil that has been greased (on side facing eggs) and place in refrigerator overnight or at least 6 hours.
  10. When ready to bake, remove from refrigerator and preheat oven to 375, set rack in middle of oven.
  11. Bake covered for 30 minutes, then carefully remove foil and bake for 30 minutes more.
  12. Let sit for 10 minutes before serving.
  13. Serve with Salsa.
  14. If you cannot find Brioche, Challah or rolls may be substituted (about 8 rolls torn into pieces)

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