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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sausage Egg Casserole

                                Photos by Bri L.

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I get on binges where I have to find certain types of recipes and I really wanted a breakfast casserole that was chucked full of sausage, cheese, eggs and yumminess.  After making about 10 different casseroles this one by far is the best.  There are others that are good in a pinch and I'll throw those on here a bit later.  The thing I love about this is the texture of the little biscuit type pieces in the casserole.  If you don't have Monterey Jack Cheese just use cheddar.  I've always wanted to try it with Pepper Jack...maybe in the future.  My kids will eat the mushrooms but for those of you who are against eating fungus just leave them out.  I have used canned mushrooms when I don't have time to buy them fresh.  I just skip the part of cooking them and throw them in the egg mix along with the onions.  One last note, it calls for 3/4 sausage...just throw whole thing in there unless you have plans for the other 1/4 that you didn't use.  I highly recommend to follow the directions in letting it sit over night.  It won't taste the same if you make it the morning of.

Sausage Egg Casserole

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour 20 Minutes
Ready In: 9 Hours 40 Minutes
Servings: 12

3/4 pound ground pork sausage
1 tablespoon butter
4 green onions, chopped
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
10 eggs, beaten
1 (16 ounce) container low -fat cottage
1 pound Monterey Jack cheese,
2 (4 ounce) cans diced green chile
peppers, drained
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking pow der
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter, melted

1. Place sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown.
Drain, and set aside. Melt butter in skillet, and cook and stir the green onions and
mushrooms until tender.
2. In a large bow l, mix the eggs, cottage cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, and chiles. Stir
in the sausage, green onions, and mushrooms. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking
4. In a bow l, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Blend in the melted butter.
Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
5. Bake 40 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly brown. Let stand 10
minutes before serving.

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