We call it breakfast casserole, and everyone in my family loves it. (That’s seven people, y’all.) I’m Lynn, from Riggstown Road, here to share my go-to recipe for feeding a crowd, since it’s a good way to stretch ingredients, and it doesn’t require me to stand in the kitchen all morning! That makes it the perfect big breakfast for busy families. And did I mention everybody loves it?
This meal is done in about 20 minutes, start to finish (most of that is oven time,) but if you want to speed it up for school mornings, brown the sausage the night before OR make the whole thing a day ahead and refrigerate. Individual slices heat up nicely in a few seconds in the microwave. That leaves more time for the important things busy families have to do, like…looking for missing shoes!
This recipe is the best way I know for a family to feel they’ve had a nice, big breakfast, with a minimal amount of time or work for the cook. And it’s a little more special than a plate of scrambled eggs. 😉 I love being about to make something special with things I already have on hand, and these simple ingredients are things I usually have.
Big Breakfast for Busy Families
- 10 large eggs
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup Milk
- 1 lb. Jimmy Dean sausage
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 T. butter
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Grease a 9 x 13 glass baking dish with butter. Set aside.
- Brown sausage in a skillet.
- Pour sausage into baking dish, including any drippings.
- Whisk together eggs, milk, garlic powder, pepper, and salt (I use 1 tsp. salt.)
- Pour egg mixture over sausage.
- Sprinkle cheese over egg mixture.
- Bake 12-15 minutes. (Knife inserted should come out clean.)
This breakfast casserole is yummy and filling just the way it is, but you can fancy it up a little by adding a layer of sautéed onions, peppers, mushrooms, and spinach over the sausage. For a meatier version, double the amount of sausage. It works just fine. For a vegetarian option, just leave out the sausage and use those veggies as the base. Either way, it’s delicious. And as an added bonus…it’s gluten free!
Let me know when you try it!