Saturday, October 15, 2011

Yummy Breakfast Casserole

We had a garage sale this morning.  I know, yuck.  I hate garage sales.  But, the silver lining is that now I have a child, I get to stay in the house and watch her instead of haggle sales out on the lawn.  Yay!  So, I thought I'd be nice and cook up some breakfast for my hardworking family.  I found this original recipe here while searching for something to make for a brunch get-together the week before.  I really like this recipe because it can be altered so many ways to fit your own tastes.  Instead of sausage, you could use bacon or ham, or all 3!  Green onions instead of sweet white.  Add some bell pepper or jalapeno for a little spice.  Whatever you like!  Also, the measurements are approximate.  It will still turn out delicious if you want a little less (or more) cheese or if you want to add more eggs.  The possibilities are endless.  Play around with it and find the way you like it.  Okay, enough talk...Here it is:

Ingredients
1 package breakfast sausage links (8 links)
6 eggs
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
4 cups shredded hash brown potatoes, thawed
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups small curd cottage cheese
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella, Swiss, or jack cheese
butter

Cook sausage.  Set aside on paper towels to drain.

Beat eggs in a small bowl.  

In a large bowl, add onion, hash browns, and all cheeses.  Some people don't like cottage cheese.  I personally love it.  Either way, don't worry.  You won't be able to pick out that individual flavor once everything is said and done!

Chop up cooked sausage.  Mmmmm....sausage.

Add eggs and sausage to hash brown mix and mix together thoroughly.

Grease 9x14 dish with butter.  Spread mixture evenly in dish.  Don't try to eat it now.  I know you want to!

Bake in oven at 375F for 35 - 40 minutes (more or less depending on the size dish you used).  When the top gets a little crispy and starts to brown and bubble, you should be good to go!  I couldn't snap a picture before everyone wanted to start digging in!

Like I said, this dish is so simple and delicious and can really be varied.  It's definitely a keeper!  Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

2 comments:

  1. This looks AMAZING!!!
    I love breakfast and I cannot wait to make this.

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  2. @ Natalie - I made it with sausage on another day, too, and it was just as good!

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