Best Breakfast Recipes

Some of the best breakfast recipes are the simple old fashioned ones; bacon, ham or sausage with eggs, pancakes, homemade biscuits and gravy. The problem with serving these foods is that they must be served fresh and hot.


This could present a problem if you are cooking breakfast for a crowd. Most of these foods are not to be prepared the day before. When cooking a meal like this prepare the meat first and keep in a warmer over hot water. The gravy can be prepared and kept warm. The biscuits should be made and ready to go in the oven so they can be served hot and fresh. The eggs must be cooked immediately before serving.


Today, some of the best breakfast recipes also are great brunch ideas. Saying this, I am referring to the many delicious breakfast casserole recipes. These are great for feeding crowds and for brunch ideas; they are so convenient because they can be prepared the day before. Learn how to make pancakes and how to make potato pancakes to expand on your brunch ideas and breakfast for a crowd ideas. Many of these foods can also be kept warm for a while in the warmers over hot water. Experiment with the biscuit recipes and see which you like the best a buttermilk biscuit recipe or a simple baking powder biscuit recipe.

BREAKFAST CASSEROLE RECIPE

  • 1 package of frozen hash brown potatoes, thawed
  • 2 1/2 slices of bread, cut in 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1/2 pound bacon, fried or 1 pound sausage, cooked and drained
  • 5 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups milk salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard


Butter an 8 x 12 inch dish. Spread has browns and bread on bottom. Spread meat and cheese over potatoes. Blend eggs, milk, and seasoning and pur over mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes. Serves about 12 people.


EGG CASSEROLE BREAKFAST RECIPE (great for a Crowd)

Eggs are always included in breakfast recipes or brunch ideas. This egg casserole recipe is deliciously flavored with bacon and dried beef. It is always a hit!

  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1/2 pound dried beef
  • 6 oz can mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine(1/2 stick)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 quart milk
  • 16 eggs
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • pepper to taste

Saute bacon until almost done. Remove from skillet and drain. Leave 1 tablespoon of bacon fat in skillet and add dried beef, mushrooms, and 1/4 cup butter (keep a few mushrooms for garnish). Mix together while butter melts, then while still hot add the flour to thicken and then quart of milk to complete the sauce. Add pepper, no salt. Mix eggs, evaporated milk, salt and melted 1/4 cup butter. Soft scramble and set aside. Butter a casserole dish (flat 2-quart recommended) and add a small amount of sauce in bottom, then layer the eggs and more sauce, etc. Garnish top with mushrooms and crumbled bacon. Heat covered for 1 hour at 275 degrees. This dish can be prepared a day ahead of time and refrigerate covered, then heat. Serves about 12.


EGG CHEESE CASSEROLE RECIPE

This egg cheese casserole is one of the best breakfast recipes. Added flavor comes from the addition of tomatoes; combine those with bacon, mushrooms and cheese and you have satisfied guests.

  • 4 cups cubed day-old bread
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 10 eggs beaten
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 teaspoon onion powder
  • dash pepper
  • 12 slices bacon, cooked crisp
  • 1/3 pound mushrooms, sliced
  • 3/4 chopped tomatoes

Generously butter 9x13 inch pan. Arrange bread cubes in the bottom. Sprinkle with cheese. beat together eggs, milk, mustard, onion powder, and pepper. Pour evenly over the bread and cheese. Sprinkle with crumbled bacon, mushroom slices and chopped tomatoes. Cover and chill overnight.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake uncovered about 1 hour, or until set


BAKING POWDER BISCUIT RECIPE

biscuits

Breakfast recipes always include biscuits. Learn how to make biscuits and you will always please family and friends. They are great to serve with butter, jam and jelly or you might choose to whip up some creamy gravy to go with them.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup of shortening
  • milk to moisten-approximately 3/4 cup

Mix to make a soft dough. Roll out on a flour surface to 3/4 inch thickness. Cut and bake at 400 degrees preheated oven until light brown.


HOW TO MAKE PANCAKES

pancakes

Learn how to make pancakes and be a star with your family or guests. Pancakes are one of the traditional breakfast recipes although they are delicious any time of the day served with fruit or syrup.

Sift together:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar


Add: 3 tablespoons melted butter,1 3/4 cups milk,1 egg ,beaten.Mix well until smooth. Cook on a preheated griddle, turning only once.


BAKING POWDER BISCUITS with eggs

  • 3 Cups sifted flour
  • ½ Teaspoon salt
  • 4 ½ Teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ Cup cold butter cut in small pieces
  • 2 Beaten eggs
  • ¾ Cup cold milk

Preheat oven to 375F degrees.
Combine together and sift the sifted flour, salt and baking powder.
Add pieces of butter and cut into flour mixture with pastry cutter until crumbly.
Add beaten eggs and enough cold milk to make soft dough; blend only to hold together.
Roll on lightly floured surface to ½ inch thickness; cut in biscuit rounds.
Bake on lightly greased baking sheet about 20 minutes or until lightly browned.


SAUSAGE EGG CASSEROLE RECIPE

  • 1 pound of pork sausage
  • 6 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 slices of bread, cubed
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper


Brown the saucage and drain off grease. Combine in large greased casserole dish the cooked saucage, eggs, milk, bread, cheese, salt, and pepper. Refrigerate for 24 hours. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and serve hot. Serves 4 to 6 people.



HOW TO MAKE POTATO PANCAKES

Learn how to make potato pancakes for breakfast recipes or any time of the day; great brunch ideas for buffets.

Sift together:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon white pepper

Beat in a bowl: 2 eggs.Add:1 cup milk, dry sifted ingredients, 4 tablespoons melted butter.

Blend together and add:2 tablespoons grated onion,3 cups shredded raw potatoes.

Blend altogether and drop by the spoonful into a greased fry-pan. Fry on medium heat until crisp and brown on underside. Turn over and brown on the other side.


EGG PUFF

  • Stir until coated: 1/2 cup melted butter, cooled. 1 pound diced mushrooms
  • Beat: 10 extra large eggs.Add: mushrooms and butter to beaten eggs.
  • Add:1 pound shredded Monterey Jack cheese, 1 pint creamed cottage cheese, 1/2 cup flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Mix well and pour into well-greased individual casserole dishes. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Serve immediately. Can be made a day ahead and refrigerated.Bake right before serving.


COTTAGE CHEESE PIE

  • 2 pie shells
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 pound Feta Cheese
  • 2 pounds cottage cheese
  • 5 eggs

Mix all ingredients together with a mixer on low speed. Pour into pie shells and bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

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