Mrs. Regueiro's Plate: Breakfast Casserole

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Breakfast Casserole

Breakfast casseroles are a healthier and less expensive alternative than going to a restaurant or stopping by and getting McD's for breakfast. It's so easy to prepare a breakfast casserole the night before and pop it in the oven in the morning. I prepared this dish for Eric's work as a savory treat instead of my typical sweet breads.

Breakfast Casserole
Original Krystal recipe

12 large eggs - I used egg beaters
1 1/2 pounds breakfast pork sausage, cooked & diced
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1 cup grated monterey jack cheese
1/2 cup grated jalapeno monterey jack cheese
1/2 cup 2% milk
8 ounces of cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup diced tomatoes
1 cup chopped bell peppers, mix of red, yellow & green
2 tablespoons of cilantro
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon Badia completa or substitute garlic powder

1. Place the rack in the center position and preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Spray a 9 x 12 dish with PAM and layer the bottom with the cooked diced sausage & onion.
3. Add the eggs with all the remaining ingredients, mix well and pour over the sausage. Bake for 35 minutes or until the eggs are cooked through.
4. Remove from the oven & let the casserole cool for a few minutes to set before slicing into 12 large servings.

Review: Perfect way to start your day, and an easy way to feed a crowd. My husband's office was lucky enough to taste this dish, and from what I heard...everyone loved it.
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