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 Breakfast Casserole

I’m one of those people who begins to plan for the holidays months in advance. I don’t mean that I decorate or put up a tree or anything like that, but I like to have all my shopping done before December. I’m already trying to plan when we’ll be where and what I should make for which family gathering. I’m also trying to figure out what gifts to give everyone.   Why are people so difficult to buy for?!?! I’m really trying hard not to stress over it, but sometimes it gets the better of me. Please tell me the holidays are also on your mind. No! It’s just me!? Oh well…I’ll just start my holiday meals a little earlier this year. Not such a bad thing when I think about this breakfast casserole.

Breakfast Casserole

Early morning gatherings are a tough one. Desserts are too sweet for that early in the morning. Luckily, I’m prepared with this super easy dish! I get my coffee while it’s baking in the oven. I also bought frozen hashbrowns to help cut down the prep time. I am not fully aware of my surroundings in the morning, so the less I have to do the better. Next time, I might also buy precut veggies, but that’s slightly pushing it.

Breakfast Casserole

Normally, I’m kind of weary about breakfast sausage since there are some that use a certain seasoning that I’m just not that fond of, but I really really really wanted to add sausage to this casserole. We ended up buying Bob Evan’s Natural Sausage, which turned out perfect! It’s really hard to find sausage without a lot of additives, but this one had a fairly decent ingredient list. Since the sausage itself has so many spices already included, you really don’t need to do much else to make this a flavorful dish. I did add just a bit of paprika, salt, and pepper to the eggs just to give it a slight boost.

Breakfast Casserole

Now that I’ve got breakfast covered, bring on the early morning guests! Or maybe, I’ll just save this for myself.

Breakfast Casserole

  Breakfast Casserole
 
Prep Time: 30 mins Cook Time: 1 hr 10 mins Total Time: 1 hr 40 mins
Makes: 4 servings
 
Ingredients:
1/4 pound of breakfast seasoned sausage
1/2 of a bell pepper, diced
1 small onion, diced
2 cloves of garlic, diced
8 eggs
1/2 a cup of milk, I used almond milk
1 teaspoon of paprika
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of pepper
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 pound of shredded potatoes
1 cup of shredded cheese, and variety will work
 
Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 350° F and oil a large oven safe dish.
2) Cook the sausage in a pan on the stove. Add in the bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Cook until the onions are translucent.
3) In a small mixing bowl, scramble the eggs, milk, and spices.
4) Line the bottom of the dish with the potatoes. Layer the sausage, vegetables, and half the cheese over the potatoes. Gently pour the scrambled eggs on top of it all. Cover and cook for 45 minutes.
4) Uncover and add the remaining cheese on top. Cook uncovered for about 15 minutes. Casserole is done when a knife that has been inserted into the center comes out clean.

 

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