Sunday, March 21, 2010

Weekend Company Breakfast Casserole

An easy overnight breakfast casserole made with English muffins, eggs, smoked sausage, onions, peppers and cheese. This is the perfect breakfast for overnight or weekend guests. 

Spring Break is just about over and I don't know where the time has gone? Over spring bread we did managed to do a few things together. We went to park, and made a trip to the zoo since the weather was so beautiful. Today I have a house party planned and the weather stinks! The weather man says to expect snow today. 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 this Weekend Company Breakfast Casserole will be today's recipe post. This is actually what we had for breakfast the day of our zoo trip. I wanted something quick and easy, so we could get a early start. 

I love that this casserole is assembled the night before and baked 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.
I have included a few step-by-step photos of how easy this casserole came together. Once you assemble the casserole, 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'm 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

1 1/2  - tablespoons canola oil
1 - 16 ounce package smoked sausage, sliced
1/4 - cup green, white or yellow onion, chopped
1/4 - cup red or green bell pepper, chopped
1 - clove garlic, minced
6 - 7  English Muffins halves torn into 1 - inch pieces
1 - cup shredded Pepper jack or Monterey jack cheese
1/2 - cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
6  - large eggs
1  1/4 cups milk
salt and pepper, to taste

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

Add green onions, bell pepper and garlic cook for 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Using a 13 x 9 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 and milk. 

Slowly pour egg mixture over over cheeses in baking dish. Cover with foil or plastic wrap 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 (that has been sprayed with non stick spray) to prevent over browning if necessary. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Add salt and pepper, to taste if needed

Cook's Note:  Always check egg and cheese casserole 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.

Original source: Get Cookin Magazine


Siggy 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!

HoosierHomemade 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!

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 S 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 said... #

That looks really tasty!

Tina Butler 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!

Unknown 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 :)


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 S said... #

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

Tina Butler 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... # 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 Butler 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 ......!


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.

Unknown said... #

Looks yummy! Can't wait to try it...

Janey said... #

Looks good. Do you know the calories per serving

Tina Butler said... #

@Janey, no I do not have the calorie count on this recipe. You are welcomed to research the original source and see if they have it listed or use a online calorie counter and you can input the information.