Christmas Morning Family Traditions – Breakfast Strata Recipe – Delicious Party Food

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This Breakfast Strata is perfect for your family’s Christmas Morning or delicious party food for a Holiday Brunch.  It was easy to make and is especially great for holidays because you make it in advance.  It takes no time at all when you are your busiest, enjoying family or guests.

When I was going through the adoption process, I started planning for the day when we would celebrating holidays with a child.  I wanted to be creating warm, happy holiday memories for my family.  What do you remember from when you were a kid?  For me, I remember the little things that we did every year.  Things that were repeated season after season and became a family tradition.  I wanted to continue, not only those, but create new traditions that my daughter would remember and do with her children.

Christmas morning is one of those things I think we all remember.  Waking up on that magical day of days.  We’ve been waiting excitedly, even counting down the days.  Christmas was finally here!  And it is the original pajama party – the whole family celebrates in their pajamas.  What a way to start the day!  Warm, happy, excited, with presents and laughter…  Christmas morning is a precious memory to cherish.

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Our Christmas traditions include leaving cookies and milk for Santa, reindeer food out on the lawn, going to sleep early so the elves can decorate with their special Christmas magic, and wearing matching Christmas pajamas.  On Christmas morning, my daughter wakes us up so we can all go down the stairs together to see what the elves and Santa have left for us.  Special decorations and…. presents!  While Daddy makes the coffee, we start opening.  Soon it’s time for breakfast!  There is always a special breakfast on that magical morning with pancakes, or waffles, or cinnamon rolls.  Something unusual that we don’t have very often.  This year, it’s going to be a Christmas Morning Breakfast Strata.  I love how the house is filled with a wonderful smell as this strata bakes in the oven.  It’s made the night (or day) before, so you can just pop it in the oven when you wake up and fill the house with wonderful smells while you open gifts.  Forty-five minutes later and it’s ready to eat.  Yum……….

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Christmas Morning Breakfast Strata Recipe


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15 ounces Chorizo Sausage

2 medium Green Peppers

2 medium Red Peppers

10 slices of a hearty bread

2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese

1 cup Milk

8 Eggs

1 tablespoon Chipotle Tabasco Sauce


  • Cook the chorizo in a frying pan on medium high heat.  Crumble the meat as it’s cooking.  Drain well.
  • While the meat is cooking, chop the green and red peppers into small pieces.


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  • Set aside the cooked meat and saute the peppers.

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  • Cut the crusts off the bread.


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  • Spray a 9×9 dish with nonstick cooking spray.  Layer bread, then half of the meat, peppers and cheese.  Then use remaining ingredients and repeat another layer of bread, meat, peppers and end with cheese on top.

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  • Beat eggs, add milk and tabasco.  Pour over ingredients in dish.
  • Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least four hours.

On Christmas morning….

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  • Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.

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  • Remove from oven, slice and serve.

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What makes this strata recipe unique and delicious is the chipotle flavor.  Our family loves the smoky, flavorful addition of chipotle to many recipes.  It adds spiciness without heat.  Did you know Tabasco makes many flavored sauces?  Three of my favorites are the Tabasco Original Red, Jalapeño, and Chipotle flavored sauces. I’ve been using the Original Red to spice up my tomato juice for years but it is the Tabasco Chipotle that is my favorite.  It is a versatile, flavor enhancer for all food!   I made bean burritos yesterday and by mixing the Tabasco Chipotle into the refried beans it added just the perfect flavor.  YUM!

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Next time you are in Target, check the aisle that has salad dressings, ketchup and mustard.  You’ll find an excellent selection of sauces from Tabasco that will make delicious additions to many of your favorite recipes!



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  1. 1

    Easy breakfast recipes are so perfect for Christmas day. This recipe would be a great complement to the cinnamon rolls that I typically make. Thanks for the delicious idea, we’re big fans of Tabasco sauce and using it in a breakfast recipe is so smart! #client
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    Every year since I was a kid we left out cookies and milk for Santa. A typical Christmas morning breakfast at our house was just hot chocolate because we were too excited to eat. We were all so busy unwrapping gifts and looking through stockings to think about food. This sounds really yummy, though!

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    Jennifer Hiles says:

    I have been wanting to start a Christmas morning tradition and have been looking for the perfect breakfast recipe. This looks perfect. We haven’t done much in the past but my daughter is 3 now and I’d like her to have precious memories to look back on.

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    This looks delicious, perfect for Christmas morning breakfast. I have saved this recipe!!

  5. 5

    This sounds amazing…thank you for sharing with us.

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    This looks amazing, and I bet it taste equally amazing! It has all my favs in it, peppers, cheese, and tabasco sauce! YUM!

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    Melissa George says:

    wow i loved the recipe so much that im going to try making it the samw way as you made. my whole family loved cheese and christmas food as we make delicious recipes that day with the whole family together and celebrate christmas.

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    Mary Dailey says:

    This looks so great, I would love to try it for brunch!

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    this sounds good, I do not like cooking on christmas morning this is a good idea. I just may make this thanks for sharing

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    This looks so easy and yummy!! I always plan something simple for Christmas morning so that I can enjoy it and not be in the kitchen!! Love it!

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    I love any recipe with Tabasco in it. This is what I’m making for Christmas!

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    lovely joy merced says:

    Yay! sumptuous! perfect this Christmas season. Will definitely cook this, thanks for sharing <3

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    That looks very good, might see if the hubby wants to try it this year.

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    That is making my mouth water…..I am going to make this. I love spicy!!!!! I think it can be make it a little lower fat.
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    Thank you that you share this amazing recipe with us!Looks delicious!

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    Chevelle Sopkin says:

    Oh boy, does that look delicious! I usually make monkey bread or overnight french toast that I pop into the oven in the morning. Drool. I would love to try this recipe, but my 5yr old is picky, so i’ll have to substitute meats & veggies, but I think it could still be delicious with variations. Thanks!

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    This would be a hit with my family. It looks so good. Thanks for the recipe.
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    Judy Thomas says:

    This looks so delicious, I will be making it over the holiday period :) Thank you.

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    Holly Thomas says:

    This is perfect for Christmas morning.

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    this looks good and with this recipe, i will give it a try–thanks for sharing

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    Sharon Siqueiros says:

    My husband LOVES chorizo!! This is much heartier than the usual egg & chorizo breakfast burrito I make.
    Thanks for the recipe!!
    Happy Holidays,


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    That looks really good. Something the whole family would enjoy. Thanks for sharing,.
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    I like that you make it the night before so no rushing in the morning. Didn’t know they made a Chipolte sauce.

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    oh wow, this looks really good!

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    Michael Lambert says:

    This sounds like something I would really like but I don’t think my wife and daughter will.

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