Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sunrise Breakfast Bake

I love to cook {as if you didn't notice} and the weekend is where I find myself making the bigger meals for our family.   Breakfast usually consists of fruit, eggs and maybe pancakes if Emma has a friend spend the night.   I needed something hearty, something easy and more complete so came up with this casserole.   It's been devoured every time I make it!

Sunrise Breakfast Bake

  • 1 loaf french bread
  • 1 lb Italian Sausage
  • 12 eggs
  • 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 C cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 T caraway seeds
  • 1/4 C Italian Parsley, minced
  • salt and pepper
Directions:   Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a coat of Pam on the bottom of the casserole dish.   In a fry pan, saute the shallot in the olive oil and remove.  In the same pan, cook the Italian Sausage, drain off the fat and then add the shallots back in along with the caraway seeds and parsley, stir to mix.   In a large bowl, whisk the eggs and cream together.

Tear the french bread into bite sized pieces and place in the casserole dish.  Add the cooked sausage mixture, egg mixture, 1 C of the cheese, parsley, salt and pepper.   I use my hands to mix everything together, then top with the remaining 1/2 C cheese.

Bake in the oven for 35-40 minutes until the egg is cooked through.   This will serve between 8 - 10 people and can be stored in the refrigerator for a few days.   Great reheated!


Kate said...

Looks great!

Steph said...

I want to come to your place for weekend breakfasts!

Anita at Hungry Couple said...

Looks delicious! What a nice way to wake up on Sunday mornings :)