Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Sausage Breakfast Casserole

I haven't really jumped on the meal prepping bandwagon.  My prep really is simple.  On Sundays I typically make a nice dinner that I can turn the leftovers into lunch.  I also might make some chicken breasts that I can chop up and use various ways.  But since, I am headed back to work soon (keep your fingers crossed), I have been thinking of things that I can prep on Sundays and have ready before running out the door.

This breakfast casserole is so simple.  It can be prepped a day ahead and then thrown into the oven, or you can bake it off on Sunday morning, serve it for brunch and then store the leftovers.  I bet you could even freeze them!  The most awesome thing about this casserole is that it can be tweaked to whatever you like!  It really is a fantastic method.  If you leave out the potatoes, you can even make it gluten-free. 

Sausage Breakfast Casserole

  • 1 bag of shredded potatoes (you could also use thawed frozen hashbrowns)
  • 1 lb breakfast sausage, any flavor (I used a "bacon-lovers" flavor, but hot or sage would be delicious too).
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 C milk
  • 2 C shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • Salt and Pepper
  1. Layer the potatoes in the bottom of a 13 x 9 baking pan
  2. Cook off the sausage and onion until brown
  3. Whisk together eggs, milk, 1 cup of the cheddar cheese and salt and pepper
  4. Add additional cheese over top
  5. Cover pan with foil
  6. Bake in 375 degree oven for 30 minutes
  7. Uncover pan and cook another 15 minutes until eggs are set and cheese is brown
**If making ahead, just pop the foil covered pan in the refrigerator until the next morning and bake off.
** This could also be made in the slow cooker over night, just toss all the ingredients in the same order into your slow-cooker and cook on low 8 hours

This recipe is also great for a crowd.  I made this batch for Babe's co-workers (those guys work so hard).  It was the perfect amount and a great, hearty breakfast for those boys!

Enjoy! And get creative!