Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sausage & Egg Breakfast Casserole

 A great many years ago, I attended a slumber party at a friend's home.  For breakfast the next morning, her mom served us this foreign (to me) dish called a breakfast pizza.  I don't remember anything about it except the eggs...lots and lots of eggs.  It was saturated with them.  I thought it was horrible.  I left her house that morning feeling absolutely sick to my stomach and, in my young girl naivety, sure that I was allergic to eggs.  I wouldn't eat eggs for years and even as a young adult, got nauseous even thinking about that breakfast pizza.  Then I met my husband who was an egg lover, and though for awhile I still maintained that I was an egg hater, I found myself sneaking bites of his scrambled eggs topped with cheese every now and again.  It took me awhile, but I found that I actually do really enjoy scrambled eggs with melted cheese and I can also do a sunny-side-up egg on a breakfast sandwich.  However, I still can't do anything that I find to be too egg-y...even french toast is hard for me.  So when I went to a brunch at a friend's house and she was serving a breakfast casserole, as the main dish, I started feeling a bit squeamish thinking about eating it.  After one bite though, I was in love!  Strange thing, considering my supposed dislike of not only eggs, but sausage as well.  But it really was delicious and I even went back for seconds.  I had to have the recipe and this is it!  Thanks to the addition of the hash browns, there is enough substance and heartiness that it isn't egg-y at all...if you know what I mean.  I am totally sold on this recipe.  I even made it for dinner the other night and served it along side this orange juice fruit salad.  It was a perfect dinner (if you love breakfast for dinner..which I think is pretty much the best thing ever!)!

Sausage & Egg Breakfast Casserole

1 26 ounce bag shredded hash browns
1/2 cup butter
12 ounces grated cheese (I used a mix of cheddar and monterey jack)
1 small can diced green chiles
2 cups cooked sausage (I have used pork and turkey sausage before, both with good results)
6 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9x13 inch pan.  In a large bowl, combine hash browns, grated cheese, diced chiles and cooked sausage.  Spread into greased pan.  Cut butter into small slices and place all over the top of the casserole.  In a medium size bowl, combine eggs, milk and salt.  Whisk until eggs are beaten.  Pour into the pan over the hash brown mixture.  Place in oven and bake for 1 hour.  Serve warm.

Recipe Source:  Adapted from a recipe contained in an old church recipe book sent to me by a friend


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42 comments:

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  2. Your breakfast casserole caught my eye at the Trick or Treat Tuesday party immediately ... looks incredibly yummy!! Pinned ;) ... then, I realized that I've been noticing lots of delicious creations you've shared at link parties lately. I seem to have stopped by your blog & pinned several things ... yet, somehow I haven't been following you. Fixed that ;) Following you via GFC now and looking forward to not missing another delicious dish you offer up here!

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    1. Thank you Brenda! This was such a nice comment to read! Thanks so much for becoming a follower! I hope you have a lovely week as well!

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  3. I love getting new recipes for breakfast. This looks great for starting our day. I have teams come to us in Honduras and this will be winning.

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    1. Thanks Sue! I hope you do enjoy this! Thanks for stopping by! I will be heading to your site to see this delicious sandwich you posted about!

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  4. What a great, hearty breakfast! I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.
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  5. I love breakfast casserole so so much!

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  6. This looks so good! I hope you will share it tomorrow at Thrifty Thrusday linky party @ http://www.juliakendrick.com! I pinned the recipe! Thank you!

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  7. I love these, such a great idea for busy mornings!

    Karen
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  8. This looks yummy! I am always looking for new breakfast recipes to try. I am going to make this, this weekend. :)

    Kristen
    www.chickyscafe.com

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    1. We just made this for Breakfast this morning it was tasty! :)

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  9. What a great breakfast recipe. We always have a big breakfast on Sunday and I will be giving this one a try.

    Forgive me for taking so long to come and thank you for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen party. I have been on vacation and am playing catch up!

    I look forward to seeing what you bring to the party next week!

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  10. Looks so yummy! I love breakfast for dinner, too! Always a good and easy dinner idea. ;-)
    Thanks so much for linking up.
    KC

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  11. This looks absolutely delicious! Glad you found something eggy that you like so much!

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  12. Yumm-o! Move over cold cereal, this is what's for breakfast! Pinned! Thanks for sharing at Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker! Hope to see you there again on Monday night!

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  13. I love these breakfast casseroles... perfect for the weekend! Thanks so much for coming to party at Super Saturday Show & Tell :) I hope you'll come again next week. xoxo~ Ruthie

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  14. We love breakfast casseroles. I always use them for simple suppers. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon ~EMM

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  15. I make a very similar recipe and we love it for breakfast or supper. Thanks for sharing with us at Foodie Friends Friday
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  16. Sounds yummy, I will be making this for sure.

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  17. Too funny! When I was pregnant with my oldest daughter I suddenly could not stand the smell of cooked eggs. Completely grossed me out, and took me a few years after to recover haha. I can eat them now, but like you said not "too eggy". Thanks for linking up at Pin It Thursday, I featured you this week http://www.sweetbellaroos.com/2013/02/28/pin-it-thursday-24/#

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  18. Congratulations, your recipe was the most viewed last week at Church Supper. Please stop by again today and grab my "Featured On" button! ~EMM

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  19. Hi there. The current Food on Friday on Carole's Chatter is collecting links to posts about breakfast dishes. I do hope you link this in. This is the link . Please do check out some of the other links – there are a lot of good ones already. Cheers

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