|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 19g||25%|
|Saturated Fat 8g||38%|
|Total Carbohydrate 12g||5%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||3%|
|Total Sugars 2g|
|Vitamin C 3mg||13%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This breakfast casserole is a tasty combination of eggs, bread, sausage, diced tomatoes and green onions, and Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese. If you prefer bulk sausage, brown some spicy or mild breakfast sausage. Drain the sausage and sprinkle the meat over the bread layer.
4 slices bread, crusts removed
6 to 8 sausage patties, cooked and drained
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/2 cup diced tomato, seeded
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, or Monterey Jack cheese
6 large eggs
1 cup milk, or half-and-half
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon Cajun or Creole seasoning, or seasoned salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika, optional
Butter a shallow 2-quart baking dish.
Tear bread into small pieces and sprinkle in the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Arrange sausage patties over the bread; sprinkle with green onion, tomato, then the cheese.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt, seasoned salt or Creole seasoning, black pepper, and paprika. Pour the egg mixture evenly over the cheese layer.
Refrigerate overnight or bake immediately.
If refrigerating overnight, take the casserole out of the refrigerator about 30 minutes before baking. Bake at in a preheated 350 F oven for 40 to 45 minutes, until set in the center.
The minimum safe temperature for eggs is 160 F. If in doubt, check with an instant-read thermometer.
Glass Bakeware Warning
For premade casseroles or leftovers that are in a glass baking dish and have been refrigerated, do not place directly into a hot oven as the glass can shatter. Instead, place any cold glass bakeware into a cold oven to warm up while it preheats. Or, allow the bakeware to rest outside of the fridge for 30 minutes to reach room temperature while the oven preheats.