Easy Sausage, Spinach and Cheddar Breakfast Casserole is a cozy and perfect dish to serve a hungry breakfast crowd.
This past weekend, we had an awesome time with some overnight guests. My sister and her husband were in town. They joined us at the beach for a fun couple of days of eating, drinking, and socializing. I like to make a hearty breakfast for out-of-town guests. I whipped up my Easy Sausage, Spinach, and Cheddar Breakfast Casserole early on Saturday morning. Along with crumb topped blueberry muffins, breakfast was a hit. I love, love, love this casserole! It is so versatile. Adapt it to use whatever breakfast meats, veggies, and cheese you have hand.
Why I love breakfast casseroles
When we have a houseful or even just a couple overnight guests, I like to prep as much of the food I serve in advance. I am more at ease, and so are our visitors, when I only have a few finishing touches like crisping up garlic bread in the oven or tossing a salad to get breakfast, lunch or dinner on the table.
Much of the work for making a breakfast casserole can be done the day before it is served. This casserole is perfect for Christmas morning. It can bake as you open all the gifts under the Christmas tree.
Brown the breakfast sausage, saute the spinach and grate the cheddar cheese in advance. Store the ingredients in the refrigerator, and they will be ready to go the morning you make the casserole. Just whip up the ingredients and in about 30 minutes breakfast is served.
Make the breakfast casserole with all your favorite ingredients
The breakfast casserole has a few basic ingredients (which you most likely have on hand) including eggs, milk, Dijon mustard, baking soda, kosher salt and pepper. The recipe is very forgiving. Change up the add-in ingredients to make it include your favorites. Some options include cooked and crumbled bacon, diced ham, Swiss, pepper jack or herb goat cheese, steamed broccoli or asparagus, sauteed mushrooms and diced fresh tomatoes.
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Easy Sausage, Spinach and Cheddar Breakfast Casserole is a cozy and perfect dish to feed a hungry breakfast crowd.
Butter for greasing the baking dish
12 ounces breakfast sausage, casing removed
8 ounces baby spinach
10 large eggs
1/2 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 2 quart baking dish with butter. Set aside.
In a large saute pan over medium heat, add the breakfast sausage. Saute the sausage and break it up into little pieces as it cooks. Continue cooking for 8 to 10 minutes. The sausage should be browned and crispy in spots and cooked through. Remove from pan to a bowl and set aside.
To the same saute pan over medium heat, add the baby spinach. Stir and cook the spinach until it just cooked and wilted. Remove the spinach from the pan and add it to the bowl with the sausage. Set aside.
In a large bowl, add the eggs and whisk until combined. Whisk in the milk, mustard, baking powder, salt and pepper until thoroughly combined.
Stir in the cooked sausage, spinach and cheddar cheese.
Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the center is just set.
Adapt the recipe to include your favorite breakfast casserole ingredients. Some delicious options include cooked and crumbled bacon, diced ham, Swiss, pepper jack or goat cheese, steamed broccoli or asparagus, sauteed mushrooms or finely diced tomatoes (remove the seeds).
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Stove top and oven
- Cuisine: French
- Serving Size: 1/8 of dish
- Calories: 364
- Sugar: 1.6 g
- Sodium: 908 mg
- Fat: 28.3 g
- Saturated Fat: 12.1 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 2.8 g
- Fiber: 0.7 g
- Protein: 24.5 g
- Cholesterol: 299 mg
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