With SuperMan home all week because of the Great Snow Out of 2011, I’ve gotten to eat some pretty yummy breakfasts. He is the master breakfast chef.  I am usually not awake enough to cook much more than a pop tart in the mornings. He, however, is one of those perpetually awake morning people and makes the most scrumptious meals for the girls and me.

One morning we had pecan Belgian waffles (yummy). Another, he made bacon & eggs with hashbrowns – just like Waffle House. But I think my favorite breakfast was the casserole he made on Monday that we have been eating on most of the week. It was really good the first day, but even better later in the week as he reheated it in a skillet and things got all crispy and browned in the process.

I went to bed last night thinking about it. It’s that good.

And, it’s full of protein, so it fills you up and makes your body happy.

So, I thought I’d share it with you today in case you want to make some for your family. It’s one of those you prepare the night before and pop in the oven the next morning. You can lighten things up like we did by using low fat ingredients and turkey sausage.

Oh, and I used theseTurkey Hearty Sausage Crumbles

in the casserole. They just came out and boy are they nice to just drop into the recipe (instead of having to cook and crumble your own – yes, I’m lazy)

And, you may have noticed, I’ve added a new little button at the bottom of my recipe posts which will make it easy for you to print them out and add them to your own recipe book. 🙂

So, here’s the recipe for you:

Amish Breakfast Casserole

adapted from Taste of Home

1 package Jimmy Dean Turkey sausage crumbles
1/2 cup frozen diced onions
1/2 cup frozen diced bell peppers
6 eggs, lightly beaten
4-5 cups frozen shredded hash brown potatoes
3 cups 4 cheese Mexican blend
1 14-ounce container low fat cottage cheese

  1. In a skillet, sauté potatoes, onions & peppers until onions are translucent.
  2. Let sit for a couple minutes to cool down.
  3. If you are making the same day you are cooking it, preheat oven to 350.
  4. Spray 9×9 casserole (or 9×13) with cooking spray.
  5. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mixing thoroughly.
  6. If you are making the night before, put in casserole & cover. Store in refrigerator until you are ready to bake.
  7. If you are making the same day, pour in casserole.
  8. Bake @ 350 for 35-45 minutes.
  9. Let stand for 10 minutes (we left it in the oven) for the eggs to set before you serve.

 

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3 thoughts on “Weekend Breakfast Goodness

  1. Oooh… it’s porridge for me in the mornings! Sometimes toast or even a cinnamon bagel with jam. But pecan waffles… bacon and eggs… hashbrowns… and casserole… Wow! You have been lucky this week.
    To be fair though, my DH works very hard, goes out before the sun has even considered coming up and does make meals at weekends. If we had snow-days, I know he’d make breakfast then too (but he makes casseroles for dinner, not breakfast!).
    Enjoy it while it’s there – the snow may melt by next week!!
    Good recipe by the way. X

  2. Yes, SuperMan is usually out before the sun rises and home after dark every day. That is why it has been such an extra-special treat to have breakfasts this week – it’s usually only Saturdays that we get those. 🙂

  3. Gosh, yes, this is protein packed – bet it’s very tasty. I don’t have the metabolism for digesting all this in the morning, but I could see myself eating it at lunch or in the evening. Thanks for the recipe!

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