Years ago I was, eh hem, subscribed to ‘Cooking Light’ magazine. Yes indeed I was, probably ’cause it was the trend of the day! Still to this day I have pages I saved with recipes that I thought looked good or recipes that became my tried and true standbys. Now, of course, I never used egg replacer or skim milk in any of my cooking, I just never went there. One of my most favorite recipes was a breakfast casserole I found in an old issue. I’ll still have it in my binder and refer to it often as a base for my own homemade breakfast casseroles. So I decided to finally rewrite the recipe and actually have my version so I can ditch the low fat one.
So here it is folks, one of the simplest ways to feed a crowd a good hearty breakfast. It’s pretty simple to whip up and the variations are endless – it’s really just the same as a quiche, but without a crust and in a casserole dish. I like to make more than one at a time and freeze one for future meals. (it’s always nice when you don’t know what’s for breakfast or dinner to remember that you have a casserole stashed away).
- 2 cups raw cream or whole milk, even sour cream would work
- 8 pastured eggs
- ½ - 1 lb. bulk pastured turkey, pork or beef sausage or bacon or chopped ham
- 3 cups cooked veggies (such as onions, peppers, roasted potatoes or whatever you like - or if you are not gluten-free, use 3 cups torn day-old sourdough bread chunks)
- 1-2 cups shredded cheese
- 1 Tbsp. dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons parsley flakes
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Butter a 9x13 inch pan.
- Cook sausage or meat.
- Combine with remaining ingredients, and then pour into prepared dish.
- Bake for 45 minutes.
(Photo credit – I didn’t get a picture of my own the last time I made it – we just eat it up too fast! But this one has the sourdough bread and mine is usually loaded with meat and veggies!)
The cost of this casserole is about $7-10 depending on what you use – this could feed my family of 5 two meals. This post contributed to Hearth and Soul Blog Hop.
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