Merry Christmas Brunch Favorites

Celebrate first thing with a festive Christmas Day brunch using favorite dishes from Food Network chefs.
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Breakfast Casserole

This savory casserole is layered with sausage, mushrooms, red potatoes and a generous sprinkling of cheese. Assemble this casserole the night before, then just pop it in the oven Christmas morning.

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The Barefoot Contessa's Panettone Bread Pudding

Wake up on Christmas Day to this warm, aromatic bread pudding made with toasty almonds and fruit-studded Italian panettone.

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Mushroom-Spinach Baked Eggs

Potato bread adds volume to this breakfast casserole made with Gruyère cheese, white mushrooms and baby spinach.

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Glazed Apples

Make these easy apples simmered in pomegranate juice and sugar in less than 15 minutes.

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Breakfast Pork Chops

Brine these pork chops in vinegar, brown sugar and cayenne the night before cooking to seal in flavor.

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Alton Brown's Perfect French Toast

Our resident chef-scientist has perfected his French toast recipe to yield pieces that are always custardy on the inside and crispy on the outside.

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Almost-Famous Cheesecake Pancakes

For a sweet celebration brunch, dress up pancakes with chunks of creamy cheesecake mixed right into fluffy buttermilk pancake batter.

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Maple-Pepper Bacon

Brushing bacon with maple syrup and baking it in the oven is a simple trick that yields a huge flavor upgrade.

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Alton's Hot Cocoa

Make steaming cups of Alton's classic hot cocoa on Christmas morning, or give out jars of the mix as gifts.

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Upside-Down Apple French Toast with Cranberries and Pecans

Tyler Florence's five-star French toast is made in a skillet with layers of apples, pecans, dried cranberries, challah and brown sugar.

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Pancake Breakfast Casserole

Make breakfast pancakes extra special by baking them in a rich, creamy custard. You can cook and freeze the pancakes ahead of time (defrost them before using). An easy timesaver: Buy ready-made frozen pancakes.

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Breakfast Cornbread Casserole with Ham and Kale

The combination of ham and kale is traditional for a reason: It's so unbelievably good. But this satisfying casserole is easy to adapt to other greens and meat pairings, depending on what you have on hand: Try cooked sausage with frozen spinach or andouille with frozen mustard greens.

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Panettone French Toast Casserole

Finally, a delicious use for the ubiquitous holiday cake that everyone loves to give but no one seems to eat. Panettone's raisins, citron and pine nuts make this rich, custardy breakfast just right for special occasions. 

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Corned Beef Hash Brown Casserole

Here's a casserole you can make the night before the big holiday-morning spread, leaving you free to tie up other details. It's kind of like a fat Western omelet supercharged with crispy potato tots: hearty enough for the men, fun for the kids and even gluten-free, so no one's left out!

Get the Recipe: Corned Beef Hash Brown Casserole

Spinach, Mushroom and Cheese Casserole

This hearty meatless breakfast casserole is a great way to use up stale bread. The cubes on top bake into a delicious crunchy crust that just might be the best part! The whole thing can be assembled the night before and popped into the oven in the morning.

Get the Recipe: Spinach, Mushroom and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

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