If you’ve read any of my older posts, you’ll know that many of my first forays into recipes did not necessarily work out the way I was expecting. One of those was the Hashbrown Casserole. The cooking went fine, but the recipe – let’s be honest here – sucked. It was bland, bland, bland!
So, I decided to try for another breakfast dish – and another casserole. This one wasn’t cooked in a crock pot, but I’ve been feeling pretty good about using the oven lately, so why not.
Oh, and here’s the kicker, this recipe is one of Hubby’s. And I was
stupid brave enough to make it while he was home.
Hubby’s Breakfast Casserole
7 slices white bread, cubed
10 pre-cooked sausage links
1 1/2 c cheddar cheese, grated
1 red bell pepper, finely diced
2 green onions sliced thin
8 eggs beaten lightly
1 1/2 – 2 c half n half
1 t dry mustard
1 t kosher salt
Butter 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Place cubed bread in baking dish. Cut sausage into 1/2 inch pieces. Evenly spread sausage, cheese, bell pepper and onion over bread. In medium bowl, combine eggs, half n half, mustard powder, and salt. Pour evenly over sausage and cheese mixture. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 4 hours or overnight.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Remove plastic wrap and bake on middle rack for 45-50 minutes or until eggs just begin to turn golden on top. Remove from oven and allow to set for 10 minutes before serving.
Well, for a made-up, off the top of his head recipe, it turned out great! (Yes, I was complaining to him about the old recipe and that I wanted to make another breakfast-for-dinner dish, and he whipped this recipe up in about 10 minutes. I guess maybe he has valid reasons for being a know-it-all in the kitchen.)
You may have to add more of the egg mixture to make sure it covers well. And I did need to throw it back in the over for a couple more minutes to make sure it’s cooked all the way through the middle.
I did also get to reclaim my kitchen knife for a little while, too. Though he did stand over me (again!) while I chopped stuff. But he offered no commentary. A first.
(And hopefully not a last.)