Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Overnight Breakfast-Brunch Casserole

A family favorite for over 40 years, I often make this for holiday morning breakfasts when family and guests are on hand and many servings are needed without a lot of fuss on a hectic morning. It's very much like a quiche.

Add juice, fruit, and coffee and it makes a perfect breakfast or brunch presentation for minimal cost per serving.  It's delicious any time of year and can easily be halved to serve fewer people, or doubled to feed more.

Overnight Breakfast-Brunch Casserole
1 pound pork sausage or link cut into bite size pieces
2 cups of milk
6 slices of bread
6 eggs
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 cup of Parmesan cheese saving a handful for topping.
1/2 tsp. salt
pepper to taste
optional: tsp. of mix dry herbs blend such as Italian

Brown sausage drain and cool. Break bread into small pieces.  In a large bowl beat eggs, milk, salt, pepper and mustard.  Add bread, cheese, and remaining ingredients mixing well.

Grease 9x12 baking dish, then pour mixture in and top with more cheese. Refrigerate overnight to set.

Bake at 350 oven for 40-50 minutes until top is golden brown.  Serves 8-10.

Note: I've used combinations of other cheeses with the Parmesan, such as mozzarella or cheddar, but for flavor Parmesan is the best.

Estimated cost: $5.00 or less; .62 cents a serving or less.