Christmas morning is crazy! Coffee is brewing, kids are excited to open gifts from Santa, and if you’re anything like us, after being up at the crack of dawn, breakfast seems like a lot of work which is why we’re having this simple Make Ahead Christmas Morning Frittata!
Frittatas are one of my favorite things to make for breakfast – especially busy days. A Frittata can be made ahead of time, and then baked the morning you want to eat it, or made ahead of time and warmed up before breakfast – however it is you’re making your breakfast frittata, this kid-friendly Italian Sausage and Spinach Frittata will make your life much, much easier!
These Christmas Morning Frittatas are just like the Make Ahead Sausage and Cheese Mini Frittatas I made, just with a Christmassy spin! I added some fresh tomatoes and spinach to the eggs and switched out the cheese for mozzarella and ricotta. I used a mini pie plate to make my frittata, but these frittatas can be made in a muffin tin as well – just adjust the cooking time.
While you’re making dinner on Christmas Eve, or before bed, mix up the ingredients for your frittata, wrap it in saran wrap and put it in the fridge. On Christmas morning when you wake up, turn on the oven and bake your Frittata, and by the time you’re done opening gifts, your breakfast will be ready! Make Ahead Breakfasts are a great idea for Christmas Morning so that you’re able to spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your family!
8 large eggs
1/8 cup cream or milk
1/8 cup ricotta cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
1/2 tbsp salt
2 tsp black pepper
2 links sweet Italian sausage, casing removed, cooked and crumbled
1 roma tomato, seeds removed and diced
1 cup chopped spinach
3 tbsp freshly grated parmesan, optional
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Prepare a 9″ pie plate or a muffin tin by spraying it with Pam or a little butter.
Mix eggs, cream, salt and pepper and ricotta in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Use a whisk and really beat the eggs and cheese for a light and fluffy frittata.
Stir in mozzarella, tomatoes and spinach. Pour into prepared pie plate.
Sprinkle cooked sausage and parmesan (if using) evenly over the top.
Bake for 25-30 minutes. The frittata will be soft but not jiggly. Remove from oven and let rest 5 minutes.
Enjoy a stress-free Christmas morning!
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