Holiday breakfast ideas

2013-11-21T15:45:00Z Holiday breakfast ideasBarb Ruess nwitimes.com
November 21, 2013 3:45 pm  • 

Holiday Breakfast Ideas

Oh, Thanksgiving is almost here!! I don't cook the turkey on this holiday (but my tip if you're roasting it is to roast it upside down - then all the juices from the dark meat run into the breast). I do cook a side and some desserts and this is the one holiday where I don't vary much from year to year in what I contribute to the feast:

I also have delicious recipes for pecan pie squares and pumpkin cookies. After all, I've been writing this blog for more than five years - that's a lot of opportunities to talk about food!

This year though I'd like to talk about the holiday breakfast. If you're hosting Thanksgiving you might find yourself with a houseful of family the morning after the holiday and they're not going to want to eat leftovers for breakfast. Here's an idea that feeds a group of people (and is also quite tasty for dinner - in fact, we're having it for dinner tonight).

Andouille Breakfast Skillet

  • 2-3 TB olive oil
  • 2 russet or large red potatoes, peeled & shredded
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled & shredded
  • 1 medium red onion, diced
  • 1 poblano chili, seeded & diced
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 12 oz cooked Andouille sausage, chopped
  • 12 eggs
  • 2 cups shredded cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. Heat oil in one large, oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat and cook the potatoes, onion and peppers until golden brown - 8 minutes on one side and then flip for another 8 minutes. I salt & pepper the veggies while they are cooking.

3. Stir up the potato mixture and add sausage. Cook until sausage is heated through, about 5 minutes.

4. Make 12 indentations with the back of a spoon in the potato-sausage mixture. Carefully break eggs into each indentation. Put the skillet in the oven (if your skillet handle isn't oven-proof, wrap it in foil first) and back until eggs are set - 10-12 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and put back in oven for another 2 minutes to melt the cheese.


Want some make-ahead breakfast ideas to feed a crowd? Check out this breakfast recipe round-up.

Barb lives in Crown Point with a hungry family that includes three kids. You can find her out running, wishing for a day warm enough to visit Lake Michigan, on Twitter and writing her daily blog, Quick Like A Bunny where you never know what she'll be talking about.

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