Ok, so I am confessing I have never made a breakfast casserole. Not sure why. Anytime I have been to a potluck breakfast I have tried it -made by someone else and it is always so good. Last weekend my son was with some friends at a lock-in over night and the next morning they had breakfast. My son mentioned having this mysterious breakfast dish that you had to scoop out of a dish. I knew immediately what he was talking about. He asked me if I could make it sometime. So I did.
I love the internet. I just went to Google and typed in "breakfast casserole" and found an simple recipe. I didn't even print it out. I made it smaller serving size than the recipe called for since it is just my kids and I.
Basically the bottom layer is is 4 pieces of whole wheat bread torn into pieces. My daughter, Ashton, helped me put it all together. I browned 1 small package of low fat sausage and added 1/4 cup diced onions when cooking the sausage. Nothing to drain with the sausage since it was so lean. I spread the sausage over the bread layer. Then added a layer of grated cheddar cheese. Last I beat 6 eggs and 1 cup milk and a dash of salt and pepper and poured that over the top. I baked it at 350° for 45 minutes.
I will confess this picture is not quite right. I took it out, took this picture and served a piece only to find that it needed to bake a little longer. I put it back in the oven for another 10 minutes. I The cheddar cheese browned really nicely on top and it was more firm. So definitely back for 55-60 minutes.
Be inspired! Karol :0)