Christmas Morning Breakfast Casserole

Blogger, Catherine McCord of weelicious.com shares a recipe. Need a new and easy breakfast casserole? Try this Christmas egg bake.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

1
lb ground breakfast sausage, any flavor
1
red bell pepper, chopped
2
cups cremini or white mushrooms, sliced
2
teaspoons salt
pepper to taste
1
loaf (8 cups, 1-inch cubes) Italian bread, Ciabatta or Baguette (crusty bread)
1 1/2
dozen (18) large eggs
1
cup whole milk
1 1/2
cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Brown the sausage in a saute pan over medium heat for 3 minutes, breaking it into bite size pieces. Add the mushrooms, bell peppers, 1 tsp salt and pepper. Cook an additional 5 minutes. Let cool. Drain.
  • 2 In a bowl, beat the eggs and milk. Add remaining salt and cheese; stir to combine.
  • 3 Add the bread cubes and cooled sausage mixture to a greased 13×9-inch baking dish. Toss to combine.
  • 4 Pour the egg mixture over the bread and sausage: press the bread mixture down gently to soak up some of the egg mixture.
  • 5 Cover the dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes; uncover and bake an additional 20 minutes. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

- If desired, you could add zucchini, green peppers, yellow peppers, tomatoes. - I recommend washing mushrooms before slicing; canned mushrooms are a great substitute. - You can use your favorite sausage. I recommend chicken apple sausage. The recipe was tested with maple pork sausage. Ground sausage or links would work nicely. - We used a 12-inch non-stick skillet for cooking the meat and vegetables - Use any milk of your preference. - Crack eggs in a separate bowl to make sure egg is okay, and you do not get any shell into the rest of your mixture. - I recommend buttering or using cooking spray on the baking dish before adding ingredients. - You can prep ingredients the day before, assemble quickly before placing in oven, if crunched for time. - To check “doneness” of the casserole, insert knife – casserole is done if knife comes out clean. - Spray foil with cooking spray before covering casserole to prevent cheese/egg sticking to foil. - Casserole can go directly from the oven to the table – does not need to “set up.”

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
390
(
Calories from Fat
250),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
27%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
365mg
365%;
Sodium
1000mg
1000%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
21g
21%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
20%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.