- Sausage and Mushroom Breakfast Casserole
- Country Breakfast Casserole
Weekends are a nice time to gather the family for a special breakfast or brunch. Breakfast casseroles are an opportunity to get preparations out of the way, and then enjoy some time together while the casserole bakes. Finish the meal off by pairing the breakfast casserole with fresh fruit and toast.
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Sausage and Mushroom Breakfast Casserole
1 16-ounce package ground pork breakfast sausage
1 10.75-ounce can condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1-1/4 cups milk
1 4.5-ounce can sliced mushrooms, drained
1 32-ounce package frozen potato rounds
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Place sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat, and cook until evenly brown. Drain, and set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9×13-inch baking dish; set aside.
In a large bowl, beat together the eggs, condensed cream of mushroom soup, and milk. Stir in the sausage and mushrooms, and pour into the prepared baking dish. Mix in the frozen potato rounds.
Bake in preheated oven for 45 to 50 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese, and bake until cheese is melted, about 10 additional minutes. Makes 12 servings.
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If you want a topping but don’t want to use bread, fry some hash browns and spread them over the casserole about halfway through the cooking time.
Country Breakfast Casserole
1 16-ounce package breakfast sausage
1 chopped green onion
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
6 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup water
1/2 cup milk
1 2.64-ounce package country gravy mix
6 slices bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
2 tablespoons melted butter, optional
Paprika to taste, optional
Place sausage in a skillet over medium-high heat, and cook until evenly brown. Drain, and set aside. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease an 11×8-inch baking dish; set aside.
Combine sausage with green onion and spread evenly across the bottom of the baking dish. Top with shredded cheese. Whisk together eggs, water, milk, and gravy mix; add mixture to baking dish. Arrange bread squares evenly on top. If desired, drizzle melted butter over bread and sprinkle with paprika.
Bake until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean, about 40 to 45 minutes. Set aside 10 minutes before serving. Makes 8 servings.
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Breakfast casseroles made with eggs generally are better prepared in a glass baking dish. Metal dishes can sometimes react with the eggs.
The easiest way to lightly grease a baking dish is with nonstick spray. The next easiest way is to use a pastry brush to spread melted butter on the dish.