Saturday, August 30, 2008

Breakfast (and Dinner) Casserole

Chances are that if you are reading this, you recently got some free bread, probably a lot of free bread (recent free bread coupon) and very cheap sausage (another recent coupon). I was looking for a recipe to use my recent purchases and found this. It turned out great and my husband loved it. It is generally considered a breakfast casserole but I made it for dinner. I have seen recipes like this in the past but always hesitated to make it because it requires refrigerating over night. My time is just too limited and basically I am not that organized to do it unless it is for a special occasion. So I decided to give it a try without the overnight wait. Happily, it turned out just fine. You could also add whatever vegetables, like onions or peppers, you have on hand for variety.

Breakfast (and Dinner) Casserole

7 eggs
2 cups milk
8-12 slices of bread (whatever you have on hand)
8 oz shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 lb of Sausage
Seasoning of your choice (Italian, Sage, etc.)
Salt to taste

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 8 X 11 or 9 X 13 pan with oil.

Slice crusts off of bread and cube. Place in pan.

Beat eggs and milk. Pour over bread. Using fork lightly mix bread until all cubes are soaked.

Brown sausage while bread cubes are soaking. Drain grease. Layer sausage on top of bread mixture. Layer cheese on top of sausage. Sprinkle seasoning on cheese.

Bake for 45 minutes. Serves 6 - 8.

Another great bread using recipe can be found at A Busy Mom of Two.

4 comments:

Melissa said...

my mom makes this or versions of this for holidays and get togethers.. it's amazing..

Justine said...

Love it! This will probably end up on next weeks meal plan... but would you believe I am probably the only one in the world that didn't get the bread coupon!?? lol

Justine said...

Made this one tonight, we LOVED it. Mike even asked if I would pack some of the leftovers for his breakfast tomorrow!!

Thanks again!

Daviers said...

Sounds yummy, but I don't have sausage on hand. However, I think I'll be able to use diced spam in place of sausage. Thank you for the recipe