Entertaining for breakfast or for brunch? Do you need something ready for your family on the week end or during the holidays? These three make - ahead Breakfast Casseroles are crowd and family pleasers and are very easy to prepare. The first is a variation of a casserole from a Bed and Breakfast, the second one is a variation of a recipe from Allrecipes.com and the third is an old family favorite. All have been enjoyed by many folks and the recipes have been requested countless times.
Green Chile Strata
2 cups milk
2 cans chopped green chili
4 cups grated Colby-Jack cheese
5 eggs, beaten
1 Tbsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. Oregano
1 tsp. salt
3-6 flour tortillas
Spray the bottom of 9x13" baking dish. Cover bottom of dish with tortillas. You may have to cut them to fit. Sprinkle with half of the chili and cheese. Repeat the layer. Combine the eggs, milk salt and seasonings. Pour over layered ingredients. Refrigerate overnight. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Potato & Sausage Breakfast Casserole
4 baking potatoes
1 pound ground pork sausage
2 Tbsp. butter
1 onion, diced
2 tsp. seasoned salt
½ tsp. dry mustard
½ tsp. salt
Black pepper to taste
1 ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
12 eggs, beaten
½ cup milk
Bake potatoes for 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Remove from oven, cool, peel and cut into cubes.
Cook sausage in medium saucepan over medium heat until browned, drain fat. Remove to a plate. Melt butter in saucepan and add onion and potatoes. Cook until lightly browned and onion is tender, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with seasoned salt.
Place potato mixture in a greased 9x13 baking dish. Cover with sausage. Sprinkle cheese over top.
Beat eggs with mustard and milk. Add salt and pepper and pour over the mixture in baking dish.
It can be baked at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or refrigerated overnight and baked for 40 minutes or until eggs are set.
Sausage Breakfast Casserole
6 slices bread, buttered and cubed
1 ½ pound ground sausage
3 cups milk
1 ½ cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
1 ½ tsp. salt
1 ½ tsp.dry mustard
Cook sausage until browned and crumbly. Drain and set aside. Beat eggs with milk, salt and mustard. Layer bread cubes, sausage, and grated cheese in a greased 9x13 inch baking dish. Pour egg mixture over all. Refrigerate overnight. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes until eggs are set.
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