Overnight Breakfast sausage casserole
Being raised in a poor family of 7 and lots of times not having enough of everything to go around, my resourceful Mama would take what she had and put it together to make it "stretch" as she called it. She always made this casserole on a Saturday night and it has today become our "unity" Casserole that reminds us of our family's earlier days and helps us to remain thankful for all that God has granted us today. Everyone loves it and the light tasty and delicious casserole reigns as the special centerpiece of our breakfast table, served in an elegant silver hot pan. The recipe can be adjusted to serve as many people as you like. My other siblings swear that I am the only one that can make this casserole nice and fluffy, so they allegedly travel all the way to TN just for my casserole. I remember Mama saying when I was a small child peeking around the corner as she prepared this overnight casserole saying "I think I will add a little pinch" of this. As an adult, when I prepare this casserole, I can almost feel Mama guiding my hands and almost hear her gentle soft voice humming her favorite song of grace.
I serve my favorite breakfast casserole with fresh fruit, homemade sweet potato muffins and sliced tomatoes for a real down home southern quick and easy breakfast. Enjoy!
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- 1 lb
- bulk sausage (turkey or pork) (browned and drained)
- 1 c
- grated sharp cheddar cheese
- eggs lightly beaten
- 2 c
- 2 percent milk
- 1/2 c
- butter or margerine (melted)
- 1/2 tsp
- dry mustard
- 1/2 tsp
1Layer cooked and drained sausage in the bottom of a 12x8 baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese.
2Combine eggs, milk, butter, dry mustard and salt. Pour over sausage and cheese. Refrigerate overnight.
3The next morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake casserole for 35 minutes or until set.