Cheap and Easy Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Brunch or Breakfast Bake
The men in our neighborhood use to come to our house to play poker once a month, and after poker they always wanted something to eat. I use to make this for them.
I've also made it when having overnight company because it's easy to serve and better than cooking the eggs separately.
This is a recipe you make the night before and place in refrigerator.
When our granddaughter was married, we had family in the house and in their camper in the yard and some that stayed in a motel nearby. For breakfast, we had the breakfast bake and my Sticky Gooey Sweet Rolls From Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls. It's a very good breakfast casserole and so yummy.
- 1 pound bulk lean pork sausage or turkey sausage crumbled into small pieces. (I used Jimmy Dean)
- 3 cups onion/garlic flavored croutons
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (divided)
- 4 eggs
- 2 3/4 cups milk (divided) into 2 1/4 cup and 1/2 cup
- 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 can (101/2 ounces) cream of mushroom soup (you can use any soup you would like)
- 2 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
- 1 teaspoon paprika (optional)
- Brown sausage in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes drain. Spread croutons in ungreased 9 x 13 oblong baking dish.
- Sprinkle evenly with drained sausage and 1 1/2 cups of cheese, set aside.
- In a blender container or medium mixing bowl. Blend or whip with a wire whisk the 4 eggs, 2 1/4 cup of milk, mustard and salt until well combined. Pour over sausage mixture; cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
- Remove pan from refrigerator; discard plastic wrap.
- In a small bowl, whisk together with soup and remaining 1/2 cup milk until smooth; pour over casserole.
- Sprinkle lightly with frozen hash browns. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake covered with aluminum foil, at 350° for 1 hour. Uncover; bake 30 minutes more, or until center is set.
- Remove from oven and sprinkle with paprika, if desired. Let stand at least 5 minutes before cutting into serving pieces.