Although I prefer to make everything from scratch, sometimes that is just not realistic. Especially during the busy holiday season! This easy breakfast casserole made the perfect dish to make for my dad and stepmom; the latter of whom is recovering from a head injury, and needs comforting foods that will appeal to her limited appetite. Using pre-shredded cheese and refrigerated biscuit dough makes this a snap to pull together.
This recipe is incredibly basic, but you can jazz it up in a variety of ways: saute some onion, bell peppers and/or mushrooms with the sausage to add some veggies. Switch up the cheeses, swap bacon or ham for the sausage, or add in some seasoned salt for a flavor boost. I kept it simple: but that’s the beauty of classic recipes such as this. As a bonus, this keeps well for leftovers, and is great at room temperatue for easy entertaining. If you’re having guests for the holidays, I suggest adding this to your menu. You can even prep it all the night before, which will make breakfast a breeze!
sausage, egg + biscuit breakfast casserole.
1 16 ounce can refrigerated biscuit dough
16 ounces ground breakfast sausage (poultry or pork)
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup nondairy milk
1/2 cup cheddar or jack cheese, one tablespoon reserved
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the sausge. Cook for 5-7 minutes, breaking it up, until it’s cooked through. Drain off all excess oil and set aside.
Open the can of biscuit dough and cut each biscuit round into six pieces. Place them evenly in the baking dish. Top with the cooled sausage and sprinkle on the 1/2 cup cheese.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the biscuit pieces/sausage/cheese and top with the remaining tablespoon of cheese.
Bake for 25-30 mintues or until lightly golden brown and cooked through. Cut into 8 pieces and serve.
Serves 8. *Please use organic ingredients wherever possible*