Hearty Breakfast Recipes to Start Your Day

Cold winter mornings are always better with a warm, hearty breakfast. Today we’re sharing with you some delicious breakfast recipes to start your day.  All the recipes come from Lehman’s Sapphire Cookbook Collection – enjoy!

Good Morning Breakfast Casserole

(by Valerie Steiner)


  • 1/2 C. chopped red or green peppers, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 C. chopped onion
  • 1/2 C. diced fresh tomatoes (optional)
  • 1 lb. fried sausage
  • 1 C. Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 C. milk
  • 1 tsp. mustard
  • Dash of pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • Dash cilantro or parsley (optional)

In a greased glass 9×13″ pan, layer veggies, meat and cheese in the order listed. In a blender, combine eggs, milk, mustard and seasonings and pour on top of layers in pan. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 1 hour or until done. Let set 10 minutes before serving.

Baked French Toast

(by Cindy Miller)


  • 1/2 C. butter
  • 1 C. brown sugar
  • 1/4 C. maple syrup
  • 12 slices bread
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 2/3 C. milk
  • Cinnamon

Combine butter, sugar and maple syrup. Cook until sugar is melted. Pour in baking dish. Spread 6 slices of bread with cream cheese and sprinkle with cinnamon. Put remaining slices of bread on top. Lay in syrupy dish. Mix vanilla, beaten eggs and milk; pour over bread. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 to 40 minutes.

Variation: Add your favorite pie filling in between the 2 slices of bread on top of cream cheese.

Sausage Gravy

(by Valerie Steiner)


  • 1 lb. sausage
  • 1/4 C. chopped onion or 1/4 tsp. onion
  • 1/2 C. flour (wheat or white)
  • 3 C. milk
  • 1 T. parsley flakes
  • 1 tsp. chicken soup base

Fry sausage and onion well. Add flour over the top and stir thoroughly into the meat. Slowly add milk. Add parsley and chicken base. Stir until it boils and cook together until thickened. Serve over the biscuits, pancakes or fried cornmeal mush.


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Joan Pou
Joan Pou
7 months ago

Love these recipes.

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