Monday, January 11, 2010

Breakfast Ring

The inspiration for this recipe came from a recipe (Easy Baked Cheese & Veggie Twist) I found in Kraft Foods Food & Family magazine -- Holiday '09. Food & Family is a magazine that used to be free, and I've been getting it for years. I bought it this year because they offered me a huge discount when it changed over to a subscription. I really like the magazine because it uses "normal people" food like ground meat, chicken, cream cheese, box mac & cheese -- you get the picture. You can access all their recipes online at if you'd rather not pay for the subscription.
This recipe would be a good brunch item or just kick breakfast up a notch from cold cereal and frozen waffles! It really doesn't take too much time to put together.

(click on picture to enlarge)
Breakfast Ring
2 pkg refrigerated crescent rolls
1/4 c diced onion
6-7 eggs, scrambled
1/2 lb cooked bacon, crumbled or
2/3 c cooked sausage or ham
1 wedge The Laughing Cow garlic & herb cheese spread or
2 Tbsp cream cheese -- flavored or add garlic powder
1/2 c shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. On a large baking pan or cookie sheet, arrange crescent roll triangles around in an 11-inch circle with short sides of triangles overlapping in center and points of triangles toward outside. There should be a 5-inch diameter opening in the center of the circle. (I love using stoneware for even, golden brown baking.)

3. In a medium skillet, saute onions in a little butter or oil. Set aside. (I scrape the onions into a bowl and use the same skillet for the eggs.) Scramble eggs until almost set or just cooked. Add in onions and bacon. (I buy precooked bacon at Aldi and just break it up. You can microwave it according to directions to crisp it up a bit. HUGE time saver!)

4. Apply cheese spread or cream cheese onto dough near center of the circle.(see 1st picture above). Place egg mixture on top of cheese spread. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.

5. Wrap points of triangles up over filling toward the center. Pinch down edges or tuck underneath center.

6. Bake for 30-35 minutes until lightly golden brown. Slice and serve warm.

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