Most days I end up eating Cheerios from a plastic bag at work for breakfast. Eating the same thing every day can get pretty boring and really makes me appreciate hot breakfasts even more. One of my favorite things to make is a Sausage and Cheese Breakfast Casserole. In addition to being really easy to whip up, you can make it the night before and refrigerate, so there's no need to get up extra early to prep!
When I heard we were having a "Breakfast with Oscar" party this past Sunday, I knew exactly what I was going to bring. This recipe came from my fabulous mother-in-law's arsenal of go-to breakfasts, but I'm not sure of its origins before that. Hope you enjoy!
6 slices of bread
1 pound sausage (I used Jimmy Dean)
1 can Carnation Evaporated Milk
Salt & Pepper
Shredded cheddar cheese (about 2.5 cups)
Large Pyrex dish
Cut slices of bread into cubes and cover the bottom of your Pyrex dish.
Brown and drain sausage, then sprinkle over the bread.
Mix eggs, evaporated milk, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Then pour evenly over bread and sausage.
Then give the entire dish a generous sprinkle of cheese - I used about 2.5 cups.
Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour (or overnight). Bake at 375 F for 25-30 minutes, then let sit for 5 minutes before serving.
You can also make this weeks in advance and freeze (before cooking) for later! You're gonna love it!