Braided Breakfast Bake

by Lisa Douglas

(I am a compensated Great Day Farms ambassador.)

Braided Breakfast Bake

Braided Breakfast Bake

There’s something so special about preparing and baking a casserole-type breakfast to your family, something so hearty and happy. I can’t put it into words, I just know deep down in my momma bones that it fills me with joy to cut into it and serve it on a plate.

cutting the pie crust

Braided Breakfast Bake Recipe

This recipe uses a pie crust, that becomes a flaky, buttery crust surrounding the casserole. By cutting the edges (as shown above), you can braid them overtop your breakfast ingredients to bake. Delish.

egg hash brown bacon cheese mixture

I scrambled the eggs, fried the turkey bacon, cooked the shredded hash browns, and seasoned seasoned seasoned.

braided breakfast bake - about to start braiding

To braid the crust, place your ingredients in the center of the pie crust, as shown above.

braided breakfast bake - beginning to braid

Fold over the ends, as you see above, and begin at the bottom, folding one side at a time, alternating sides, and folding them somewhat upward (as shown).

braided breakfast bake - braiding completed

Continue to work your way to the top, one side at a time, until you reach the last two, which will go straight across, Press down on all the ends to make them nice and tight. You can choose to use an egg wash here, if you’d like (I didn’t).

Once finished, this is the result. Look at that beautiful flaky crust!

Braided Breakfast Bake - flaky crust

This didn’t take an enormous amount of effort, and yet the results are spectacular.

Braided Breakfast Bake sliced and ready

Look at that! Gah! You can pick it up and eat it like a sandwich (depending upon how hot it is when you serve it), or delve into it with a fork, like a pie. Your choice – both are equally delish.

braided breakfast bake - ready to serve

braided breakfast bake - ready to serve

Braided Breakfast Bake

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Ingredients

  • one ready-made pie crust
  • 5-6 eggs
  • 5 slices bacon
  • 1 cup of shredded hash brown potatoes
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • fresh-ground salt & pepper to taste

Items needed:

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • Whisk and scramble your eggs, season and set them aside in a bowl.
  • Fry the hash browns in a skillet, season, and place aside with the eggs.
  • Fry up the bacon, crumble, and add to the bowl.
  • Top with cheese, season the mixture while stirring around until well mixed.
  • Using a roller, roll out the pie crust to make it more rectangular, and, using a pizza slicer, make parallel cuts into the pie crust 1/3 of the way in.
  • Spray your medium baking pan with cooking spray, and place the pie crust in gently.
  • Load your egg mixture into the middle of the pie crust, and fold in the ends, flatting it out.
  • Beginning with the bottom two rows, fold them in, angling them slightly upwards, to lay on top of one another, going left-right, left-right (or vice versa) and remaining in order all the way to the end.
  • Once braided all the way, pop into the oven until crust is golden brown, about 15 minutes.
  • Once removed from the oven, let cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Slice and serve with a pizza cutter.
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Does this look like a great brunch or breakfast recipe for your family or guests? Holiday breakfast, anyone? I hope you’ll check out my other breakfast recipes while you’re here! 🙂

Braided Breakfast Bake

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