Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Yummy Recipe Wednesday! (Cheesy Sausage Casserole)

Hello again everyone and welcome to the first Yummy Recipe Wednesday of 2015. Hopefully you didn’t make any New Year resolutions to eat healthier or you’re going to miss out on the delicious recipe I have for you today. Over the years I’ve had lots of different breakfast casseroles. Most of them are made using bread which is fine but it adds a bit of an odd texture to the casserole in my opinion. The breakfast casserole recipe I have for your today actually uses a shredded potato “crust” instead of bread and incorporates cottage cheese into the egg mixture which adds a nice moist texture to the casserole. Personally I think this recipe is great just the way it is but if you wanted to spice it up a bit you could add a can of green chiles or some pepper sauce to the mixture as well or even use a spicy sausage. Give this a try and I promise your friends and family will be asking you to make it again. As always, feel free to leave comments below and be sure to follow @RecipeBlogger on Twitter if you aren’t already so you don’t miss a single new post.

Cheesy Sausage Casserole

  • 1 lb Sage Flavored Breakfast Sausage
  • 4 cups Frozen Shredded Potatoes, thawed and drained
  • 1/4 cup Butter, melted
  • 12 oz Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Onion, diced
  • 1 (16 oz) container Small Curd Cottage Cheese
  • 8 Large Eggs
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • Salt and Pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C); lightly grease a 9x13 inch casserole dish.
2. In the prepared baking dish, stir together the shredded potatoes and melted butter; season with salt and pepper and then press the mixture into the bottom and sides of the baking dish to form a “crust”.
3. Bake the potato “crust” in the oven for 20-30 minutes or until the potatoes just start to brown.
4. While the potatoes are in the oven, cook the sausage and onion in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat until the onion is soft and the sausage is evenly browned; drain the grease off and set aside.
5. In a large bowl combine the sausage, sharp cheddar cheese, onion, cottage cheese, eggs, and garlic powder; season with salt and pepper and then pour the mixture over the browned potato “crust”.
6. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into center of the casserole comes out clean; let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

No comments:

Post a Comment