Country Breakfast Casserole

Susan Bartley

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@skbartley

I came up with this recipe for a brunch a few years back. I took all the things my family loved most and combined them. You can add lots of different garnishes to this or just enjoy it as it is! It's a favorite on Christmas morning at my house.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

1 Hr

Cook:

1 Hr 15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

HASH BROWN LAYER

4-5 medium
potatoes, (i use red potatoes)
1 c
chedder cheese, shredded
4 oz
cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 c
finely chopped yellow onion
1/2 c
bell pepper (i go for any color other than green!)

FILLING

16 oz
breakfast sausage
1/2 lb
bacon
12 large
eggs
1/4 c
heavy cream
1 tsp
salt

GRAVY

2 Tbsp
butter, melted
1 Tbsp
meat drippings
2 Tbsp
flour
1 tsp
salt
1 1/2 c
half and half or whole milk

TOPPING

1 1/2 c
cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350. Butter a 3 quart baking dish.
2
Shred potatoes, I use red potatoes and leave the skins on, but it is a personal choice. In medium sauce pan bring potatoes to a boil and boil for 5-7 minutes. They should be just lightly cooked, not done. Drain and cool down by running cold water over them.
3
In bowl combine pre-cooked potatoes and next 4 ingredients. Put hash brown mixture into the bottom of your baking dish and bake for 20 minutes.
4
While hash browns are baking saute sausage and set aside and save drippings. Fry bacon and crumble and set aside.
5
Beat eggs and cream together and mix salt and crumbled bacon into the egg mixture.
6
Remove hash browns from the oven after they bake for 20 minutes and sprinkle 3/4 of the sausage over the hash browns. Than pour egg mixture on top of hash browns and sausage. Return to the oven for 25-35 minutes. Just till eggs appear done, do not over cook.
7
While eggs are baking make the gravy. In frying pan melt butter over medium heat. Add sausage drippings and flour, stir to make a rue, you want your rue to be light in color. It should cook about 4 minutes, than add milk and remaining sausage, cook till it is thickened and add salt. If it seems too thick you can thin with a little more milk if needed.
8
When eggs are baked pour gravy over the top and top with the remaining cheese. Put back in the oven just long enough to lightly brown the cheese.
9
I serve mine with assorted toppings like sour cream, salsa, jalapenos, or what ever you like to serve with an egg dish. Personally I don't add anything to mine. Also I tend to go easy on the salt, but you can always add more if you want.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Breakfast Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: American