Texas Breakfast Kolaches

There’s no better way to start the morning than with these easy & delicious Texas Breakfast Kolaches! They’re little bundles of fresh bread stuffed with eggs, hash browns, sausage and cheese then baked to a golden brown. Think of them as pigs in a blanket for breakfast!  Make ahead, freeze and pop in the microwave whenever you get the craving. 

Kolaches cut in half on white plate with strawberries in background.

I love quick and easy breakfast recipes as you can tell from my Muffin Tin Eggs and 2-Minute Sausage Egg Scramble. However, after a trip to Texas to see my son, I found a new breakfast favorite – Texas breakfast kolaches! If you are not from that part of the country you may never have heard of this perfect little rolled breakfast treat, adapted from the Czech Republic version, but they are so delicious that, once you have them, they are hard to live without. They can best be described as a stuffed bread, similar to pigs in a blanket. What are they stuffed with? Just about everything! They come in both sweet, like a pastry, and savory like this one.

Kolaches recipe ingredients.

Easy breakfast with simple ingredients

I developed this recipe so it was super simple with ingredients that can be found easily. A package of refrigerated French bread works well for this recipe but, after having a hard time finding it, I found it also works with both pizza dough and frozen bread dough. All that’s left is the breakfast sausage, eggs, shredded cheese and hash browns (although the potatoes are totally optional).

one neat little bundle of breakfast.

The bread, whichever form you use, is then rolled into a rectangle and stuffed with all the breakfast ingredients you love. Doesn’t that just look like the perfect little breakfast bundle!

Closeup of inside of kolache on white plate.

To finish, just throw them in the oven and bake to a golden brown. It’s a perfectly cooked, hot breakfast just waiting to be gobbled up! But don’t stop there! Check out all the ways below that you can make this breakfast treat your own.

 

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Variations

How to Make

More Breakfast Recipes

Recipe

Variations

  • Change out the breakfast sausage for Italian sausage, bacon, andouille or, if you like it spicy, chorizo.
  • Substitute pepper jack cheese or Gruyere for the cheddar cheese.
  • You can even toss in some vegetables such as spinach or chopped broccoli for some added vitamins.
  • Omit the potatoes if you don’t want the extra carbs.
  • Like it spicier, add a little minced jalapeno or some well drained salsa.

How to Make

Steps on how to make savory kolaches.

  1. Brown the sausage and cook the eggs.
  2. Open tube of French bread. Divide dough in half, as it is easier to work with that way. Roll each half into a 5″ x 12″ rectangle. Cut into three 4″x 5″ rectangles.
  3. Place a sausage link on each.
  4. Top each sausage with a few hash browns and some scrambled eggs then sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Roll each packet up tight and seal edges.
  6. It should look like this.

Baked kolaches fresh out of oven.

  1. Lay each kolache, seam side down, on a greased cookie sheet then bake for 25 minutes.

Kolaches wrapped in aluminum foil for an on the go breakfast.

These are such a time saver in the morning and they have all the ingredients for a hearty protein-filled meal all wrapped up in some delicious warm, toasty bread.  I like to cook them up ahead of time, wrap in foil or plastic wrap then freeze. When it’s time to eat, I take one out, pop it in the microwave for about 45 seconds, and voila!

Little pockets of breakfast yumminess on the table fast before the kids (big kids included) head out the door (or in these days to the next room for school or work). Enjoy!

More Breakfast Recipes

Overnight Cinnamon French Toast – Nothing says love like the soft and custard-like cinnamon bread inside and the crispy, sweet outside topped with fresh peaches and pure maple syrup.

Banana Yogurt Protein Pancakes – These pancakes are packed full of protein, calcium, useful carbs & just a little sugar. Make the dry mix ahead of time & add liquid ingredients when you’re ready for a fast start in the morning. 

Italian Breakfast Casserole – This meat lovers dream is a breakfast and a half. And it’s so easy! Layers of deli ham, salami and pepperoni, hash browns, and plenty of cheese and eggs.
 

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Recipe

5 from 2 votes
Breakfast Kolaches
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
50 mins
 

Need something easy and delicious in the morning? Try these breakfast kolaches stuffed with eggs, hash browns, sausage and cheese. It's like a breakfast pigs in a blanket.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keywords: breakfast kolaches, kolaches, texas kolaches
Servings: 12 kolaches
Calories: 142 kcal
Author: Linda Warren
Ingredients
  • 12 oz. pkg. breakfast sausage links
  • 5-6 eggs beaten
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese grated
  • 1 pkg refrigerated Southwest Style Hash Browns (you'll only use 5-oz)
  • 2 tubes refrigerated French bread loaf
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray.
  2. In a medium non-stick skillet over medium-low heat, cook sausage for about 12-16 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Remove from pan onto paper towels. Pat to dry.
  3. Wipe pan clean and spray with non-stick spray. Cook eggs until done.
To assemble:
  1. Open tube of French bread. Divide dough in half, as it is easier to work with that way. Roll each half into a 5" x 12" rectangle. Place 3 sausage links along length, leaving room in-between links to seal dough.
  2. Cut dough between sausage links. Top each sausage link with a tablespoon of potatoes, a tablespoon of eggs, sprinkle with cheese and roll up. Seal edges well and lay seam side down on prepared cookie sheet. Continue with remaining dough. You should have 12 kolaches when you're finished.
  3. Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes. Serve immediately or remove to wire rack to cool. Once cool, freeze together in large resealable gallon bags.
  4. To use frozen kolaches: Remove from freezer the night before and thaw on shelf in your refrigerator. When ready to serve, wrap each kolache in paper towel and heat in microwave for 45 seconds. Eat right away or wrap in foil for a quick on-the-go meal.

Recipe Notes

Variations

  • Change out the breakfast sausage for Italian sausage, bacon, andouille or, if you like it spicy, chorizo.
  • Substitute pepper jack cheese or Gruyere for the cheddar cheese.
  • You can even toss in some vegetables such as spinach or chopped broccoli for some added vitamins.
  • Omit the potatoes if you don't want the extra carbs.
  • Like it spicier, add a little minced jalapeno or some well drained salsa.
Nutrition Facts
Breakfast Kolaches
Amount Per Serving
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 94mg31%
Sodium 244mg10%
Potassium 100mg3%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 167IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This post is one of my oldest posts and has been updated with more information and clearer instructions. It was first published on August 19, 2015.

Texas Breakfast Kolaches
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