Wake-Up Call! No-Fuss Christmas Day Breakfast

Chorizo Hand Pies

Rouse your loved ones on Christmas morning with the irresistible smells of a freshly baked breakfast. From frittata to monkey bread, these recipes are guaranteed to make this year’s holiday one for the books. 

1. Chorizo Hand Pies

If you like a little kick, then these Chorizo Hand Pies are the pastry for you. Buttery piecrust and fontina flawlessly balance out the well-seasoned chorizo—a pork sausage used in many Mexican and Iberian dishes. We used a Mexican version, which is fresh pork that is highly seasoned and still raw when purchased. (Spanish and Portuguese chorizos, on the other hand, have lots of smoked paprika and are normally sold dried, cured, and often smoked.) Go ahead. Spice things up!

Sun-Dried Tomato Goat Cheese Frittata

2. Sun-Dried Tomato Goat Cheese Frittata

The word frittata comes from an Italian word that means “fried” and describes Italy’s take on an open-faced omelet. Just as in an omelet, a variety of ingredients are added, but this step occurs before baking, rather than during the omelet’s frying. Our version focuses on the frittata’s Italian inspiration by using the classic goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes. You’ll be dreaming of the sun-drenched Italian countryside with the first bite.

Breakfast Braid

3. Breakfast Braid

As they say, presentation is everything, and this Breakfast Braid delivers brunch-time wow. We wrapped some of our favorite breakfast foods like eggs (sunny side up!), ham, and cheese in a to-die-for homemade pizza dough.

4. Herb and Cheese Monkey Bead 

The term “monkey bread” was first used in Southern California in the 1940s. Most commonly known as “pull-apart bread,” it refers to a rich bread formed into separate pieces of yeast dough. Ours is a savory twist on the classically sweet crowd pleaser with four different flavors all baked into the same loaf. Your crew can pick around to eat their favorite or mix and match bites of all of them.

Sausage Pinwheels - Bake from Scratch

5. Puff Pastry and Sausage Pinwheels 

Looking for a quick and easy way to impress at the breakfast table? While the pinwheel design looks remarkable, it only requires a simple sequence of roll, freeze, slice, and bake. Using the store-bought puff pastry saves time, and the ground pork filling fries up quickly. This is an obvious choice for that special breakfast that needs to be relatively straightforward.

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