Breakfast casserole recipes are great for Christmas morning or the day after a big celebration. Make the casserole recipes the night before and pop them into the oven first thing in the morning. You can return to bed until the timer rings.
For a very filling meal, try this breakfast casserole with hash browns, Italian sausage and cheese. It makes a hearty meal that will stick with you and can be served for breakfast or for brunch.
Breakfast Casserole Recipe
Ingredients You Will Need:
1 ½ pounds bulk Italian sausage
1 24-ounce package hash browns, thawed
1 can cream of mushroom soup
2 ½ cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Salt and pepper
½ cup chopped scallions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a baking dish. In a heavy-bottomed skillet, brown the meat, crumbling as you cook. Drain excess fat and dump the sausage into the baking dish. Sprinkle half the cheese over the sausage. Use the same skillet to heat the hash browns and soup. Spread the now hot hash brown mix into the pan, sprinkle with scallions and top with the remaining cheese. Cover and bake for 30 minutes.
French Toast Casserole
This is another wonderful breakfast concoction. If you have a sweet tooth, this recipe is the way to go. It's also a great incentive for getting rid of any leftover or dried bread.
Ingredients You Will Need:
4 whole eggs
2/3 cup egg whites (reserve yolks for tomorrow's scrambled eggs)
1 cup milk
1 ½ tablespoon cinnamon
½ cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons syrup
¼ stick or 4 pats butter
½ cup brown sugar
Bread (dried out bread works well for this recipe)
Mix eggs, milk, cream, vanilla and syrup in a bowl and set aside. In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt butter, cinnamon and brown sugar. Pour the melted sugar into a greased baking pan. Place one layer of bread in the pan and pour the egg mixture over it. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg. Cover with foil and place a second baking dish over the foil to keep the bread submerged. Leave overnight. In the morning, bake the French toast for 40 minutes in a preheated oven at 350 degrees.
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