Sometimes, all I want is something warm and comforting. The other day, the kids wanted eggs and sausage for dinner, but I wanted to do a little something more. I looked online to find a good breakfast casserole—something you would serve on the first morning of a family reunion when you’re all crammed into a big log cabin. I looked at a few, and put this together from what I read.
This is easy to make; all it takes is a little extra time and love.
1 pound all natural sausage (I use Jimmy Dean)
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 potatoes, peeled and shredded
3 tablespoons melted butter
3 tablespoons cream cheese, in small pieces
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
8 eggs, well beaten
salt and pepper to taste.
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a skillet, cook sausage for about 4 minutes. Just as some of the sausage begins to brown, add in onion. Cook together, stirring frequently, until sausage is cooked through, and the onion is tender. Set aside to cool.
2. Press shredded potatoes into the bottom and slightly up the sides of a medium size glass baking dish. Pour over melted butter. Spread the sausage and onions on top of the potatoes, followed by the cream cheese, cheddar, and eggs. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for one hour, or until eggs are fully cooked.