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Last Updated on December 18, 2020 by Diane Hoffmaster
Every time I go to a church function, someone brings a breakfast casserole. Now I am a fairly decent cook, however the art of the breakfast casserole has eluded me for a long time. For some reason, I have never even attempted one until recently. I have been experimenting with breakfast casserole recipes to see if I could create one I really loved. I found a basic recipe on Allrecipes.com and played around with it a bit.
First off, let me just say that if you can find farm fresh eggs, use them! I also buy my pork from a local farmer and really love knowing that the animals are treated humanely. Check LocalHarvest.org for a listing of local farms near you. If you have fresh herbs, use those and adjust the amounts accordingly. Dried are more potent so you would have to use more of the fresh ones.
Italian Sausage Breakfast Casserole
- 1 pound fresh, ground Italian sausage
- ½ onion, chopped
- 1 ½ cups cheese, shredded or crumbled (I used Mozzarella, Feta with Italian Herb, and Parmesan)
- 4 slices whole wheat bread
- 6 eggs
- 2 cups milk
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp dried basil
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C)
- In a skillet, brown the sausage, drain and place in a square casserole dish. Cover top of sausage with onion. Cover top of onion with cheese.
- Place 4 slices of bread on top of the cheese. Bread should fit exactly to cover top of the dish.
- Mix eggs. milk, oregano and basil in a bowl and slowly pour over top of bread, mixture should fill dish almost to the top. Press bread down gently with a fork to soak thoroughly
- Bake in a preheated oven for 45 minutes.
Diane is a professional blogger and nationally certified pharmacy technician at Good Pill Pharmacy. She has two college aged kids, one husband and more pets than she will admit to. She earned her BS in Microbiology at the University of New Hampshire but left her career in science to become a stay at home mom. Years of playing with LEGO and coloring with crayons had her craving a more grown up purpose to her life and she began blogging and freelance writing full time. You can learn more about her HERE.