Sausage and Vegetable Breakfast Casserole…A Personal Recipe

Every now and then you find the need to use up some extra ingredients you have on hand in the kitchen.  I happen to have extra eggs, onions, some bell peppers, cheese….sounds like  a breakfast casserole to me!  Even better….for dinner!

Sausage and Vegetable Breakfast Casserole
Sausage and Vegetable Breakfast Casserole

This recipe comes so easily together and is always a crowd-pleaser.  Many times I make it into two smaller casserole dishes and give one away to friends or family.  Other times, I double it and cut it into tiny squares for a great brunch tailgate recipe…It goes fast!

Another great benefit to this recipe is that it reheats beautifully to have for lunch the next day and it is so versatile that you can use any kind of vegetables you have on hand.  You could even substitute the sausage for turkey sausage or ham.  Mix up the types of cheeses you use…..so many possibilities!

Note:  In the recipe, I saw 1-2 cups of the veggies and don’t specify.  This is because if you prefer more egg and cheese, you should use less veggies.   It is just your taste preference.  You can’t go wrong!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. sausage (I use Jimmy Dean’s Hot sausage)
  • 1-2 cups of diced onion
  • 1-2 cups of diced red, yellow, green, or orange bell peppers (I like a mix but use what you have on hand)
  • 1-2 cups of mushrooms, chopped
  • 8 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Hot Sauce, to taste ( I use several tablespoons…ha, ha)
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of Onion Powder
  • 3 cups of shredded cheese (I usually use cheddar but will also do a mix if I have different kinds)

Directions

Saute the sausage until thoroughly cooked in a large skillet. 

Sausage Browing
Sausage Browing

Drain, then add the onion to the pan that still has some of the remaining sausage fat and saute until the onions are tender, usually about 5 minutes. 

Onions added into pan with sausage fat
Onions added into pan with sausage fat

Add the diced peppers and mushrooms to the pan and saute about 10 additional minutes on medium low heat. 

Onions, Mushrooms, and Peppers all in the pan together
Onions, Mushrooms, and Peppers all in the pan together

Add the sausage into the pan, season with salt and pepper and let the flavors meld on low for about 5 minutes.

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8 Beautiful Farm Eggs
8 Beautiful Farm Eggs from Decatur, TN

Crack your eggs and mix in 1/2 cup milk and onion powder.   Whisk well.

Whisked Eggs with Milk
Whisked Eggs with Milk

Add hot sauce and cheese; stir until well blended.

Hot Sauce and Cheese going into egg mixture
Hot Sauce and Cheese going into egg mixture

In a large bowl, combine the sausage/veggies mixture and the egg mixture together and mix well.

All ingredients have finally met :-)
All ingredients have finally met 🙂

Pour into a greased 8 x 10 casserole, (I just spray it with Pam), and pour mixture in. 

Ready to go in the oven
Ready to go in the oven

Bake at 350 degrees for 50-55 minutes until set and warm in the center.

Sausage and Vegetable Breakfast Casserole
Sausage and Vegetable Breakfast Casserole

Dinner is served!!

Served along side some fried potatoes with onion and red pepper, and some good slice tomatoes
Served along side some fried potatoes with onion and red pepper, and some good slice tomatoes

Bottom Line:  This is very tasty and easy to make for a large group or just the family for a hassle-free weeknight dinner.  I love recipes that you can play with the ingredients so I can wait to see what you add to yours and how it turns out.  Hint:  For Heat Seekers, like myself, hot pepper sauteed in the veggie mixture are a nice addition!  Enjoy and Keep On Cooking!

 

 

 

 

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