Sunday, March 21, 2010

Weekend Company Breakfast Casserole

Our Spring Break is just about over and I don't know where the time has gone?
During Spring Break we did managed to go to the park, and make a make a trip to the zoo since the weather was so beautiful. So we did end up doing a few things together. Today I have a house party planned and the weather stinks we are expected to get some snow. Snow really!!!

On Friday we had a sun shiny 72 degrees and now we dropped 38 degrees overnight to a rainy 34 and possible snow. Some of you follow me on Face book so you might remember me talking about a new overnight breakfast casserole yesterday.
Well I got so many responses and requests that I decided the Weekend Company Breakfast Casserole will be today's recipe post. This is what we had for breakfast the day of our zoo trip. I wanted something quick and easy, so we could get a early start. 

This casserole is assembled the night before, so there's really nothing to it in the morning. I found this recipe in The Deen Brothers new magazine Get Cooking. When I glanced through the magazine this recipe just popped out at me. I'm so glad I made it because it was a big hit in our house.

 
Just assemble the casserole the night before. Cover and chill for at least 8 hours. In the morning uncover casserole and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake casserole 45-50 or until casserole is set. Cover with aluminum foil to prevent over browning if necessary.

Let casserole stand for 10 minutes before serving. Always check egg and cheese bakes 15 minutes before they are done and cover them to prevent them from getting to brown.

I am also including a photo of what I woke up to this morning. I guess the weather man was right. SNOW!!  I covered up the garden so hopefully everything will survive. Next year I might wait till the end of March to start planting. This never happens in Texas, but I love it.







Weekend Company Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients:
1 1/2  - tablespoons vegetable oil
1 - pound smoked sausage, sliced
1/4 - cup chopped green, white or yellow onion
1/4 - cup chopped red or green bell pepper
6 - 7  English Muffins halves torn into 1 - inch pieces
1 - cup shredded pepper jack cheese or regular Monterey jack
1/2 - cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
6  - large eggs
1 - cups half and half
1/4 cup whole milk
1/2 - teaspoon dried minced garlic, optional

Directions
In large skillet heat oil over medium heat-high heat. Add sausage cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add green onions and bell pepper cook for 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Using a 9 x 13 in baking dish arrange English muffin pieces in a single layer.

Top with sausage mixture and both of the cheeses. In a large bowl whisk together,  eggs, half and half and milk and garlic if using.


Slowly pour egg mixture over over cheeses in baking dish. Cover and chill for at least 8 hours.

In the morning:
uncover casserole and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake casserole 45-50 or until casserole is set. Cover with aluminum foil to prevent over browning if necessary. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:  Always check egg and cheese bakes 15 minutes before they are done and cover them to prevent over browning. If using a glass baking dish lower the temperature to 325 degrees.


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19 comments:

Siggy Spice said... #

This looks absolutely scrumptious Tina! My Mom is coming in a few days for her first visit since we moved and I am thinking this would be a lovely 1st breakfast to share with her!

Liz said... #

I'm always looking for a good breakfast casserole recipe! This looks yummy! As always :-)
I like how you used English muffins.
Thanks for hosting!
~Liz@HoosierHomemade

Jane said... #

Hi Tina,
The Breakfast Casserole looks delicious! Have a great week and thanks for the Pot Luck Sunday Linkey!

Anonymous said... #

Thanks for the recipe. Looks yummy. I love your blog.

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said... #

I love breakfast casseroles! This looks great!

I added my morning breakfast too. Do you have a html code for your potluck button? I'd like to add it to my post/site?

SnoWhite {Finding Joy in My Kitchen} said... #

That looks really tasty!

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

Rachelle I have a little button and the regular one that is in my post. Which one do you want? I think the small one is size 180.

Julie said... #

Looks like a wonderful filling breakfast!

Mrs. P. said... #

This looks YUMMY!! We entertain out-of-town company several times per year and this looks perfect to serve. Thanks for serving.

Pop over for a visit and enter in for my 100th post giveaway :)

Blessings!
Gail

A.Marie said... #

I found your blog while I was searching for homemade chicken and dumplings! I blogged about your recipe on my blog and gave you the linky credit. :)

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said... #

Thanks Tina! I think I'd like the smaller one.

Mommy's Kitchen said... #

For anyone wanting the button for their sidebar I will add the code box on the next Potluck Sunday post.

Meal Makeover Mom Janice said... #

Oh, my, this looks so yummy! Perfect for a crowd- I'll make it the next time I have company for breakfast!

Gooseberry Patch said... #

Wow...you really can't go wrong with smoked sausage, eggs and cheese for breakfast. Heck, they sound good anytime! Thanks for sharing another great recipe. :)

Anonymous said... #

It looks like smoked sausage and brown & serve sausage or is there something else in there I'm missing?

Tamona said... #

OMG that looks so good! I am thinking I need to do this one and an open face sammich (no didn't misspell it) for the family reunion meeting next weekend!

Tina at Mommy's Kitchen said... #

No, it's is both smoked sausage. I just ran out of regular smoked sausage and added in some little smokies in place. I would of added that to the recipe if it was brown and serve.

Anonymous said... #

Would this dish freeze well?......if so how long to thaw in frig before warming up to serve ......!

Thanks...CLD

Anonymous said... #

Delicious, ( note) when you know Thst some oneis Gluten free, instead of bread of any kind use a package of frozen loose hash browm's. Have done so many times.