Growing up in rural America, breakfast was always a big deal. It was an occasion where families got together, made a meal, and got the day started. What was almost always at the center of these meals were some form of sausage and eggs.

This is a quiche-like sausage and egg bake that is pretty much exactly like what we both had growing up – and the best thing is that you can really change this around as much as you want. Even better, there’s only a minimal amount of flour (which you can even lessen, still) per portion, so this dish is really a low carb recipe.

We like to have fun at this when we make it at home – adding hot peppers, roma tomatoes, spinach – we’re constantly changing the recipe. The one listed below is one of the tastiest recipes we’ve done with this sausage and egg casserole concept.

Literally almost anything works in this if you want to change it up – even taking out everything but the egg and substituting a lot of different veggies for all of our vegetarian friends. It’s part of the reason eggs are so fun to cook with – they’re really delicious blank slates that you can have a blast cooking with.

Try this for breakfast tomorrow!

Country Breakfast Casserole

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound ground pork sausage
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 green onions chopped
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms sliced
  • 10 eggs beaten
  • 1 16 ounce container low-fat cottage
  • cheese
  • 1 pound Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • 2 4 ounce cans diced green chile peppers drained
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter melted

Instructions

  • Place sausage in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, and set aside. Melt butter in skillet, and cook and stir the green onions and mushrooms until tender.
  • In a large bowl, mix the eggs, cottage cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, and chiles. Stir in the sausage, green onions, and mushrooms. Cover, and refrigerate overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Blend in the melted butter. Stir the flour mixture into the egg mixture. Pour into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake 40 to 50 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

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