Make Ahead Baked Eggs and Sausage (ideal For Brunch)
Prepare this delicious dish the night before your brunch. Allow it to sit overnight, and pop it into the oven 45 minutes before your guests are set to arrive."Delicious, quick and easy. I used Jimmy dean turkey bits. They're Pre-cooked, so you can skip the first step all together. I would definitely add other spices next time to give it a little more flavor; like possibly some Italian seasonings. Plus I made it the day of and didn't let it sit-it was just as good. " - Katiebonner
Yield: 12 Servings Ready in 1 hours, 15 minutes
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Make Ahead Baked Eggs and Sausage (ideal For Brunch) Preparation
Brown the sausage in a skillet over medium heat, stirring to crumble. Remove from heat, drain fat and set aside to cool.
Lightly spray a large baking dish with cooking spray. Place bread pieces in the bottom of the dish. Layer the sausage over the bread and top with Monterrey Jack cheese. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, milk, salt and pepper and pour into baking dish over the sausage and bread.
Top with cheddar cheese, cover dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.
The next morning, heat oven to 325 degrees. Remove plastic wrap from dish and bake casserole 40-45 minutes or until cooked through.
[Special credit and thanks to "Christmas Morning Breakfast" recipe posted on BigOven.com, by jlindorff. I decided to post this as a different recipe since I've used Chicken Sausage here, significantly increased the ingredient sizes in some cases, added cream, and renamed the recipe.]
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