We often have dreams about whipping up incredible Christmas breakfast creations for friends and family. But the reality is that, even on the slowest of Christmas mornings, we rarely want to commit ourselves to that much work in the kitchen we when know what’s ahead! Therefore, this sheet pan breakfast, which can be pulled together in under 45 minutes (most of which is cooking time) works perfectly, and allows you to continue having a lazy Christmas morning whilst still enjoying a more indulgent breakfast.
Picky eaters in the family? No problem! The components of the sheet pan breakfast can easily be switched out to cater for any tastes or diets. Replace the potatoes with sweet potato, use mushrooms or tomatoes in place of the pepper, chose bacon instead sausage or even omit meat altogether. Whichever combination you try this is sure to be a winner with everyone and pairs perfectly with tea, coffee, or even a bucks fizz or bloody Mary!
We think this will make the perfect Boxing Day breakfast but, if you can’t wait that long, why not enjoy it this weekend (for research purposes of course!).
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 8 sausages (any sausage flavour will work well!)
- 1lb/450g baby new potatoes
- ½ large red onion, roughly chopped
- 1 red pepper, roughly chopped
- 90g fresh spinach
- 4 eggs
- ½ tsp paprika
- ½ tsp mixed herbs
- 1tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- 1tbsp oil
- Preheat an oven to 200C.
- Place the potatoes, bell pepper and red onion on a large baking sheet and top with the olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika and mixed herbs. Toss to combine.
- Nestle the sausages in amongst the vegetables and place the baking sheet in the oven for 30-35 minutes until the sausages and potatoes are cooked through. If you have larger sausages then you may want to brown them on the stove top quickly before adding them to the baking sheet, just to give them a head start.
- After the 30-35 mins, remove the baking sheet from the oven and carefully push everything aside to create 4 small spaces in amongst the ingredients.
- To each space, add a handful of spinach to make 4 small piles.
- Gently crack an egg onto each pile of spinach and then place the baking sheet back in the oven for 6-8 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked to your liking.
- Remove the sheet pan from the oven, top with some fresh cracked black pepper and serve.
Do you have any Boxing Day breakfast traditions in your family? For more festive meal inspiration, click here.