March 25, 2015

My Cheesy Breakfast Casserole

It is time I am sharing one of my favorite dishes with you - the cheesy breakfast casserole. Easter is just around the corner, so I thought it would be time for me to share the dish I will be making on Easter Sunday. Yes, you are right, I will be adding lots and lots of cheese; because I simply can.

Here's what you need - it's for about eight yieldings:

  • 2 or 3 small russet potatoes, diced
  • 4 large eggs {I used 6 eggs in the end, it covered it all better}
  • 1/4 cup milk {used 1/2 cup milk, because I added two more eggs}
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 Italian sausage links, casing removed
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided {or more if you prefer it very cheesy}
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves {optional}
  • 1 teaspoon hot sauce {optional}
Here's what you do:

  • Preheat over to 350 F.
  • Lightly coat baking dish with a nonstick spray {9-inch is perfect}.
  • Place potatoes and 1/4 cup of water in a microwave-safe dish.
  • Cover and place into microwave for about 4-6 minutes, or until tender. Drain well and set aside.
  • In a large bowl or whatever you have, whisk together eggs, milk {and the optional hot sauce; season with salt and pepper to taste; set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high.
  • Cook Italian sausage until browned, about 3-5 minutes. Crumble the sausage. Drain the fat.
  • Stir in the bell peppers and potatoes until tender, about 2 -4 minutes. Potatoes may crumble.
  • Remove from heat. Stir in 1/2 cup cheddar cheese {or more} until well combined.
  • Place this sausage mixture evenly into the baking dish. 
  • Pour the separate egg mixture evenly over the top and sprinkle with remaining cheese {or add more}.
  • Place into oven and bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the eggs are firm.
  • Serve immediately, and garnish with parsley if desired.
So yes, my photos aren't fancy but hey, I had to take those photos while preventing my guy to start eating while standing right next to me. He was ready to dig in. It was one of those dishes we knew we were going to make more often. Also, add a little bacon to the sausage and it will blossom into a fantastic breakfast dish you will want to eat for dinner!



The Flynnigans said...

Mmm looks good! A great recipe for me to make on the weekend.
Christ almighty, I'm constantly in the kitchen cooking/chopping. This paleo/primal thing is no joke. Jesus. lol


Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

That looks SO good! I love eggs so I'm all about this dish.

Christina said...

YUM! I was just telling Jacob I wanted to look for some egg casserole recipes because I want breakfast for dinner more often. Haha! I have to try this!

Claire said...

This looks yummy!! Might need to try this x

Krysten Quiles said...

Oh my gosh that looks AMAZING.

Chrissy said...

Mmh, this looks delicious!

Lisa Loves John said...

This looks delicious - my kind of breakfast!!


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