Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Easy Breakfast Casserole

I love this recipe. It's easy, you can substitute lots of ingredients for what you have on hand (I've prepared it with every conceivable combo, and it's all good), is great anytime of day or night, feeds a big group, and isn't real hard on the budget. It's a great main dish to make a day ahead, and pull out the next morning to bake; especially if you've got guests and don't want to spend all your time in the kitchen.

My veggytinarianistical friends might enjoy substituting asparagus and mushrooms for the meat.

Since this is what was served up for Sunday's brunch, and in honor of my 101st consecutive post, I'm passing it along to you. Enjoy!

Easy Delicious Breakfast Casserole

8 large eggs
1 cup milk (or Low Fat, or 2%, 1/2 & 1/2, etc.)
4 English muffins (or French bread, biscuits, biscuit mix, croissants)
3 cups mixed shredded cheese
Butter or olive oil (or some of both)
1 link andouille sausage (or breakfast sausage, bacon, Canadian bacon,
shrimp, ground beef, or whatever ya got already)
1 onion chopped fine
2 garlic pods chopped fine
Salt, pepper, spices to taste

Chop meat/seafood up fine and saute
with onions and garlic. I use a mixture
of olive oil and Smart Balance butter.

While those ingredients cook down
and begin to brown, beat your eggs,
seasoning and milk together in a bowl.

Your browned ingredients should be
cook, but not overly-so. (Burnt veggies
are not good.) ;o) Turn off the heat
when just brown enough.

Grease a Pyrex or casserole dish with
butter/olive oil so casserole does not
stick. Tear up your choice of bread
and layer into baking dish.

Next, add into casserole your browned
ingredients, spreading evenly. Top
with the cheese.

Bake covered with foil on 375 for
about 40 minutes, or until cheese is
bubbly and egg mixture is firm.
This is what you'll pull from the
oven, along with a delicious aroma:

And this is what you come back to if
you leave the kitchen to run get
dressed for about 5 minutes:


Lori said...

Oh my lord - that looks amazing! This may be my new Christmas brunch dish. Thank you for sharing it, toots!

giddymomof6 said...

LOVE It! LOVE it! Can't wait to try it out! Oh! And couldn't respond yesterday... darn comp acting up again... LOL! Took the test. i'm a Conscientious agreeable extrovert! LOL! Imagine that? LOL! It cracked me up! Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

The mice got to it I see. Looks like you need a good exterminator.
Great dish that would do great in cast iron. Yea I know. A broken record.

Terri Tiffany said...

Now this looks delicious!!! (better than the deer meat, my friend) Might even try it ! Thanks!

Ang said...

My boys would love hubby can't eat it (allergic to eggs) but that means more for us. Thanks for the great recipe.

Janna Qualman said...

That looks soooooo good. Save that last slab for me - I'm a-comin'!

kat howls howls and howls said...

Reminds me of the Christmas casserole we have every Christmas...but we use turkey sausage or no meat... :-)

looks wonderful - !

WendyCinNYC said...

Dude, there's something wrong with your eggs in that first picture.

Michelle H. said...

Shrimp? For Breakfast?

Angie, you are now officially my new hero!

jill said...

this looks yummy! bell peppers would be a great addition - for color and taste. =D

Ms. B1tch is tired tired tired...(and very hungry said...

Ms. B1tch would like some, please. Send to:

Ms. B's House
55555555 B1tch Lane
Everywhere, USA 55555-5555

Melissa Marsh said...

YUMMY. Oh, that looks good. I will have to try that recipe. Looks so easy!

Barbara said...

Wow, this looks delicious. You must be a fantastic cook!!

Angie Ledbetter said...

My pleasure, Lori. I promise you won't be disappointed.

giddy, that test pegged ya perfectly! :) Glad ya like the casserole recipe too.

Oren, that would be awesome in a Dutch oven. And yeah, the big old mice boy-men "ett" it all up.

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL, Terri.

You're so welcome, Ang. Lemme know how it comes out.

Sorry, Janna. Slab's all gone. Gave it to my lovely sis-in-law to bring to school for her teacher's drab lunch.

Kat, I've used turkey sausage before too. Yum!

Angie Ledbetter said...

LOL, Wendy. Them eggs just love jumpin' in the casserole pan.

Michelle, if you ever come here, I promise to make you a whole one with plenty of large Gulf shrimp!

True, Jill, if ya like bell peppers. (eww) :)

Angie Ledbetter said...

Ms. B, the UPS man will be there shortly. Keep an eye out for him. :)

Thanks, Melissa.

Barbara, I like to pretend so. It's all in how you "sling it together," and know what ingredientsfit well. Talk about a fabulous cook -- that's YOU!

Marilyn said...

Mmmmmmm, now I'm REAAALLY hungry.

kimmirich said...

Sung to the tune of "All I Want For Christmas' is a book of Sngie's recipes!! :D Yum again! Drooling!

JyLnC said...

I used to make something similar but it featured ham. This sounds really good. BTW - I have the ingredients for your Best Ever Mac and Cheese all ready and waiting. I'm making it on Christmas Day. I'll let you know how it turns out.

Angie Ledbetter said...

Marilyn, wish you could taste some.

LOL, Kimmi. Come on down here and I'll fatten ya up!

JyLnC, the ham's good too. And the Canadian bacon...yeah! Can't wait to hear how the mac & cheese turns out. :)

colbymarshall said...

Yum, yum, your recipes to death!

Angie Ledbetter said...

Thanks, Ms. Colby!

Debbie said...

That does look great. Wish I had a big old dish of it right now. Do you deliver?

Carrie Wilson Link said...

That looks considerably better than that venison "thing!"

Angie Ledbetter said...

Debbie, sure do. For a nominal fee. LOL

Thanks, Carrie (I think). :)

GardenAuthor said...

Hearty fare ~ looks so good! What an outstanding recipe to share with everyone. I see one must guard against evaporation, after it's done. ~ Deb

Angie Ledbetter said...

It really does evaporate fast, Deb. :)

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