Christmas Morning Breakfast

Christmas Breakfast Ideas: Casseroles, Drinks & More

What’s the best way to begin the most anticipated day of the year? With a delicious holiday breakfast! Whether following tradition or planning an extra special morning, we’re here to help you whip up a stress-free yet memorable breakfast. From tips to making the most festive casserole to make-ahead meals and beyond, we’ve gathered a few simple pointers and Christmas breakfast ideas that’ll help you get the day started with joy.

Whether you’re feeding a crowd, enjoying a quiet breakfast or planning the perfect brunch, a Christmas breakfast casserole in an easy yet impressive solution. From whipping up a meat lover’s delight to perfecting your veggie-loaded vision to satisfying your morning sweet tooth, there’s a casserole to please everyone. Just pick out the ingredients you want, toss everything together and bake to holiday-worthy perfection.

From drinks to sweets, these Christmas baking ideas will help you whip up something for everyone on your list.

Apple Cider Mimosas

Apple cider adds a delicious twist to classic mimosas! Make a kid-friendly version by using sparkling white grape juice or club soda instead of the wine.

Total: 5 minutes
Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • Apple cider
  • Sweet (spumante) sparkling wine
  • Apple slices, for garnish, if desired

Directions:

  1. Fill a champagne flute about half-way with apple cider.
  2. Top with sparkling wine.
  3. Garnish with apple slice, if desired.

Ham, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sliders

Assemble these breakfast sandwiches the night before, then pop them into the oven in the morning!

Total: 40 minutes
Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp. butter, divided
  • 8 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 package (12 oz.) Hawaiian sweet rolls, split horizontally
  • 12 slices cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz. Kroger Brand Deli Style Lean Smoked Ham
  • 1⁄2 tsp. dried dill
  • 1⁄4 tsp. onion powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In skillet over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter; add eggs. Cook, gently scraping cooked eggs off the bottom creating soft curds, until just cooked through.
  2. Place bottom half of rolls on a lightly sprayed rimmed baking pan. Layer 6 slices cheese, ham, eggs and remaining cheese. Cover with top of rolls.
  3. Mix together 2 tablespoons melted butter, dill and onion powder. Brush butter mixture over top of rolls; cover pan with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake 15 minutes. Uncover and continue baking 5-8 minutes, until cheese is melted and buns are crisp. Cut into individual sandwiches before serving.

Paleo Vegetable Breakfast Skillet

Serve your family this hearty, vegetable-filled breakfast skillet to help everyone power up for the holiday festivities.

Total: 30 minutes
Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cups Kroger Brand Southern Style Hash Browns
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets, roughly chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground pepper
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. green onions, chopped
  • 1 avocado, sliced

Directions:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; add butter and olive oil. Cook hash browns until slightly browned, about 5-8 minutes. Add mushrooms, broccoli, onion and tomatoes. Continue cooking 5-8 minutes, until broccoli is slightly tender. Add the spinach and cook until wilted. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Form 5 wells in the mixture; crack one egg into each well. Turn heat to low and cover. Continue cooking 2 minutes for a soft yolk or 3-5 minutes for a firm yolk.
  3. Serve with green onions and avocado. Refrigerate leftovers.

Strawberry Puff Pastry Tarts

What’s a holiday breakfast without pastries? Skip the bakery and make these flaky, strawberry-filled tarts yourself.

Total: 1 hour, 5 minutes
Serves: 12

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1⁄4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 lb. strawberries, washed, stems removed and cut into small pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 box (17.25 oz.) puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp. water
  • 1⁄3 cup coarse sugar

Directions:

  1. Mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until fully combined.
  2. Mix together strawberries, granulated sugar and lemon juice.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheet pans with parchment paper. Sprinkle a little flour onto work surface; roll out 1 sheet of dough (keep other sheet in the refrigerator until ready to use).
  4. Cut dough in half lengthwise and 1⁄3 crosswise (you'll have six 41⁄2”x3” rectangles). Along the long edges of each rectangle, cut strips about 1”-long and 1⁄2”-wide. Place rectangles on prepared baking sheet pan.
  5. Spread about 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture down the middle of each rectangle. Place a layer of berries on top of the cream cheese. Face the rectangles so the cut edges are on the left and right.
  6. Beginning at the top, cross one strip over the pastry cream and berries. Cross the opposite side strip over the first strip. Continue alternating left and right, making sure each strip is overlapping the previous opposite to help lock it in. Do this down the length of each pastry.
  7. Gently press the center of each pastry to help seal and lock the strips together.
  8. Beat egg white and water together; brush on top of pastry. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  9. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Mini Pecan Caramel Rolls

These caramel-filled breakfast rolls are a perfectly sweet way to start your holiday (or any other day of the year).

Total: 35 minutes
Serves: 12

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. corn syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. pecans, finely chopped
  • 1 can (8 oz.) Kroger Brand Flaky Crescent Dinner Rolls
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In small saucepan, stir together the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and pecans over medium-low heat. Divide mixture evenly between two mini cupcake tins (12-cups each). Set aside.
  3. Unroll the dough and separate into 4 rectangles; firmly press perforations to seal.
  4. In small bowl, mix granulated sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture evenly over the two rectangles. Starting at the longer side, roll up each rectangle and pinch edges to seal. Cut each roll into twelve 3⁄4” slices; place cut-side down over pecan mixture in cupcake tin. Place tins on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake 12-15 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool in pan 5 minutes. Carefully invert onto a plate.
  6. Serve warm and store leftovers in an airtight container.

Make Ahead Breakfast

If you’re not a morning person, don’t worry! Even though a casserole doesn’t take much planning, you can make your morning even easier with a make-ahead breakfast casserole. Try browning your sausage or chopping the veggies the night before to ensure a quick and mess-free morning. For more casserole ideas and inspiration, check out our full collection of breakfast casserole recipes.

Casseroles aren’t the only make-ahead option for your Christmas morning breakfast. The night before the day big day, you can prep anything from overnight cinnamon rolls to a bacon and potato bake to sausage and biscuit sandwiches and so much more. With a little bit of forethought, all you’ll have to do on Christmas morning is brew coffee, warm up breakfast and enjoy watching the kids open their presents.

For even more festive breakfast inspiration, check out our bonus recipes below! Or find even more seasonal magic at our Holiday Shop.

Christmas Morning Breakfast

Christmas Breakfast Ideas: Casseroles, Drinks & More

What’s the best way to begin the most anticipated day of the year? With a delicious holiday breakfast! Whether following tradition or planning an extra special morning, we’re here to help you whip up a stress-free yet memorable breakfast. From tips to making the most festive casserole to make-ahead meals and beyond, we’ve gathered a few simple pointers and Christmas breakfast ideas that’ll help you get the day started with joy.

Whether you’re feeding a crowd, enjoying a quiet breakfast or planning the perfect brunch, a Christmas breakfast casserole in an easy yet impressive solution. From whipping up a meat lover’s delight to perfecting your veggie-loaded vision to satisfying your morning sweet tooth, there’s a casserole to please everyone. Just pick out the ingredients you want, toss everything together and bake to holiday-worthy perfection.

From drinks to sweets, these Christmas baking ideas will help you whip up something for everyone on your list.

Apple Cider Mimosas

Apple cider adds a delicious twist to classic mimosas! Make a kid-friendly version by using sparkling white grape juice or club soda instead of the wine.

Total: 5 minutes
Serves: 1

Ingredients:

  • Apple cider
  • Sweet (spumante) sparkling wine
  • Apple slices, for garnish, if desired

Directions:

  1. Fill a champagne flute about half-way with apple cider.
  2. Top with sparkling wine.
  3. Garnish with apple slice, if desired.

Ham, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Sliders

Assemble these breakfast sandwiches the night before, then pop them into the oven in the morning!

Total: 40 minutes
Serves: 6

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp. butter, divided
  • 8 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 package (12 oz.) Hawaiian sweet rolls, split horizontally
  • 12 slices cheddar cheese
  • 8 oz. Kroger Brand Deli Style Lean Smoked Ham
  • 1⁄2 tsp. dried dill
  • 1⁄4 tsp. onion powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In skillet over medium-low heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter; add eggs. Cook, gently scraping cooked eggs off the bottom creating soft curds, until just cooked through.
  2. Place bottom half of rolls on a lightly sprayed rimmed baking pan. Layer 6 slices cheese, ham, eggs and remaining cheese. Cover with top of rolls.
  3. Mix together 2 tablespoons melted butter, dill and onion powder. Brush butter mixture over top of rolls; cover pan with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake 15 minutes. Uncover and continue baking 5-8 minutes, until cheese is melted and buns are crisp. Cut into individual sandwiches before serving.

Paleo Vegetable Breakfast Skillet

Serve your family this hearty, vegetable-filled breakfast skillet to help everyone power up for the holiday festivities.

Total: 30 minutes
Serves: 8

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cups Kroger Brand Southern Style Hash Browns
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets, roughly chopped
  • 1⁄4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cups baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground pepper
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp. green onions, chopped
  • 1 avocado, sliced

Directions:

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat; add butter and olive oil. Cook hash browns until slightly browned, about 5-8 minutes. Add mushrooms, broccoli, onion and tomatoes. Continue cooking 5-8 minutes, until broccoli is slightly tender. Add the spinach and cook until wilted. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Form 5 wells in the mixture; crack one egg into each well. Turn heat to low and cover. Continue cooking 2 minutes for a soft yolk or 3-5 minutes for a firm yolk.
  3. Serve with green onions and avocado. Refrigerate leftovers.

Strawberry Puff Pastry Tarts

What’s a holiday breakfast without pastries? Skip the bakery and make these flaky, strawberry-filled tarts yourself.

Total: 1 hour, 5 minutes
Serves: 12

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1⁄4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 lb. strawberries, washed, stems removed and cut into small pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 box (17.25 oz.) puff pastry, thawed
  • 2 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp. water
  • 1⁄3 cup coarse sugar

Directions:

  1. Mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until fully combined.
  2. Mix together strawberries, granulated sugar and lemon juice.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line two baking sheet pans with parchment paper. Sprinkle a little flour onto work surface; roll out 1 sheet of dough (keep other sheet in the refrigerator until ready to use).
  4. Cut dough in half lengthwise and 1⁄3 crosswise (you'll have six 41⁄2”x3” rectangles). Along the long edges of each rectangle, cut strips about 1”-long and 1⁄2”-wide. Place rectangles on prepared baking sheet pan.
  5. Spread about 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture down the middle of each rectangle. Place a layer of berries on top of the cream cheese. Face the rectangles so the cut edges are on the left and right.
  6. Beginning at the top, cross one strip over the pastry cream and berries. Cross the opposite side strip over the first strip. Continue alternating left and right, making sure each strip is overlapping the previous opposite to help lock it in. Do this down the length of each pastry.
  7. Gently press the center of each pastry to help seal and lock the strips together.
  8. Beat egg white and water together; brush on top of pastry. Sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  9. Bake 25-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Mini Pecan Caramel Rolls

These caramel-filled breakfast rolls are a perfectly sweet way to start your holiday (or any other day of the year).

Total: 35 minutes
Serves: 12

Ingredients:

  • 3 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. corn syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. pecans, finely chopped
  • 1 can (8 oz.) Kroger Brand Flaky Crescent Dinner Rolls
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1⁄2 tsp. ground cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In small saucepan, stir together the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup and pecans over medium-low heat. Divide mixture evenly between two mini cupcake tins (12-cups each). Set aside.
  3. Unroll the dough and separate into 4 rectangles; firmly press perforations to seal.
  4. In small bowl, mix granulated sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture evenly over the two rectangles. Starting at the longer side, roll up each rectangle and pinch edges to seal. Cut each roll into twelve 3⁄4” slices; place cut-side down over pecan mixture in cupcake tin. Place tins on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake 12-15 minutes, until golden brown. Allow to cool in pan 5 minutes. Carefully invert onto a plate.
  6. Serve warm and store leftovers in an airtight container.

Make Ahead Breakfast

If you’re not a morning person, don’t worry! Even though a casserole doesn’t take much planning, you can make your morning even easier with a make-ahead breakfast casserole. Try browning your sausage or chopping the veggies the night before to ensure a quick and mess-free morning. For more casserole ideas and inspiration, check out our full collection of breakfast casserole recipes.

Casseroles aren’t the only make-ahead option for your Christmas morning breakfast. The night before the day big day, you can prep anything from overnight cinnamon rolls to a bacon and potato bake to sausage and biscuit sandwiches and so much more. With a little bit of forethought, all you’ll have to do on Christmas morning is brew coffee, warm up breakfast and enjoy watching the kids open their presents.

For even more festive breakfast inspiration, check out our bonus recipes below! Or find even more seasonal magic at our Holiday Shop.