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A Casserole for Breakfast That Is Prepared the Night Before
I found this recipe in an old recipe book I had. When I saw it, I wondered why I haven't thought of it myself. It was easy and had all the ingredients I love and use for breakfast.
In this day and age when most women are out there in the workforce and still need to prepare a hearty breakfast for the family, this is the perfect remedy. The word "breakfast" when broken down is break-fast. The fast which has been since the night before needs to be broken so the body can be re-fueled in order to work properly for the rest of the day.
I know that now men also know how to cook and prepare breakfast if the wife has to start work earlier than he does, this is one that the husband/father will love. So it's good for everyone. I love to make cooking easy so everyone can do it. Even college students that live on their own and would love a good breakfast would have this simply because it's prepared the night before and simply put in the oven the next morning.
Also, it's a delicious little meal and the ingredients can be substituted for others that you might like more. Hope you give it a try, you will enjoy this, for sure.
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Serves six to eight people.
Ingredients: Prepare the Night Before
- 6 slices break, whole wheat
- 1 pound ground pork sausage, seasoned with salt and pepper, browned, drained and crumbled
- 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 10 large eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 2 cups half and half
- to taste salt and pepper
- Grease a 13 x 9 x 2 baking dish with butter.
- Layer bread, sausage, and cheese in the dish.
- Mix the beaten eggs with mustard and half and half. Then season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour egg mixture over layers in the dish.
- Refrigerate uncovered casserole overnight.
- Bake uncovered for 30 to 35 minutes. If desired, add fried bacon strips to the top of the casserole, 5 minutes before baking time is complete.
There are ways you can substitute the ingredients. For instance:
- Egg Beaters for real eggs
- Ham or bacon for the sausage
- Chicken or turkey sausage for the pork sausage
- Any other cheese that melts well for the cheddar cheese
- Any bread you like for the whole wheat bread
The aroma while this dish is baking is so delicious, it will awaken your families taste buds and have them waiting and willing to eat your breakfast.
Serve with coffee, milk for the kiddos and/or your family's favorite juice.
Barb D on July 22, 2016:
Oh, this sounds so good....this girl should have her own TV show ! She amazes me with her recipes....so varied and delicious ! We appreciate you so much, Rachel !!
Rachel Alba on June 04, 2016:
Hi Audrey, Nice to see you here. Thanks for the visit and nice comment. Yes, you can certainly leave out the meat and substitute anything else.
Blessings to you.
Audrey Howitt from California on June 04, 2016:
Oh this looks yummy and easy! But I would leave out the meat for me--
Rachel Alba on May 23, 2016:
Hi Peggy, Thanks for visiting and for the really nice comment. Also the grating is very much appreciated.
Blessings to you.
Rachel L Alba on May 23, 2016:
Thank you Peggy for the visit and really nice comment. There are a lot of recipes like this one. I liked it because you could prepare it the night before and just pop it in the oven the next morning. Thanks also for the great rating.
Blessings to you,.
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 22, 2016:
I remember eating and also making a similar recipe years ago. I think it was called a strata. It is good. Thanks for the reminder of it. I gave it 5 stars. Will also share.
Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on April 11, 2016:
Hi Alicia, thank you for visiting and for the great comment. It's appreciated.
Blessings to you.
Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on April 10, 2016:
This sounds so tasty, Rachel. Eating the casserole would be a delicious way to start the day. As always, thanks for sharing the recipe.
Rachel L Alba (author) from Every Day Cooking and Baking on April 10, 2016:
Hi Jackie, You are so sweet, I love hearing from you. Thank you for the wonderful comments and for visiting. Your son will keep coming home when you cook for him like that. lol How nice you have chicks on hand to produce eggs for you. Eggs have doubled in price here where I live. Let me know which recipe you made. Enjoy your son's visit.
Blessings to you.
Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on April 09, 2016:
Hey this is so great and I just made up a great one too! It is even good cold and I really am not that crazy about eggs but I put no meat in mine and yours has sausage which I so love. Planning to make mine for my son when he comes home in a couple weeks and I just may make yours too. I have eggs too many! Three chicks can sure make a lot of eggs! lol Well 90 a month!
I may publish my recipe in a few days if I feel like making it again that soon or just wait til my son comes home which is just a couple weeks.
I just made one of your recipes a week or so back. Need to go see which it was and report it to you!
You are a wonderful cook I know! I am just a once in awhile cook!
Sharing your recipe everywhere!