What's for Breakfast this Weekend? My Country Sausage, Mushrooms, Onion, Hash Browns and Cheese Breakfast Casserole. Just What You Need.
What is better than week-ends? Nothing! You can sleep late, take naps, play golf or your favorite sport, entertain friends…., and also, eat a naughty breakfast with a huge cup of coffee, latte or espresso, while reading your favorite paper.
We had friends over the other day. I really wanted to make them feel at home, and spend most of the time enjoying their company instead of cooking elaborated dishes. So I made them this casserole.
I did all the prep the night before, so I didn’t have to wake up early to cook it and also, keep them waiting for breakfast. I used two new products, Dried Russet Hashbrown Potatoes and country sausage patties, (both worked perfectly,) also, Baby Bella mushrooms and onions. After all, it was the right decision, full bellies and awesome company!
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: Approximately 1 hr. 15 min. Total
Approximate Cost: $9.94 or $1.66 per serving
Difficulty Level: X Easy ____ Intermediate ____ Advanced
10 eggs ($1.60)
½ tsp. Adobo (.15)
1 ½ cups carnation milk ($1.00)
¼ teaspoon ground pepper (.15)
1 1/3 cup dried hash browns soaked in 1 1/3 cup hot water (then drained) (.90)
1 ½ cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese ($2.24)
5 country sausage patties each cut in 4 pieces ($2.50)
1 small chopped onion (.25)
10 Baby Bela mushrooms sliced ($1.00)
Cooking oil spray (.15)
Spray a 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
In a skillet, cook the patties at medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until brown, drain, then add them to the sprayed mold.
In the same skillet brown the onion and mushrooms when brown, drain and add them to the sprayed mold with the patties. Stir in the drained hash browns and mix well.
In large bowl, beat eggs, milk, Adobo and pepper with whisk until mixed well, and 1 cup of the shredded cheddar cheese. Pour mixture over the cooking oil sprayed baking dish with the already cooked ingredients. Cover and refrigerate overnight; however, no longer than 12 hours.
Next day in the morning, wake up I hour earlier to put the casserole in the oven and then go to bed :-).
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Remove dish from refrigerator, uncover and top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake 45 to 55 minutes or until center is just set. Cool for about five minutes before serving.
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