Alsatian Breakfast Sausage Casserole

Lynnda Cloutier

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@eatygourmet

Gruyere is a Swiss cheese with complex flavors that are creamy, and nutty. It goes very nicely with the sweet but tart flavor of honeycrisp apples (which are my very favorite apple!)Source: Unknown


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Ingredients

12 oz. skinless link breakfast sausage, chopped
1/2 cup diced onion
6 large eggs
2 cups milk
2 tbsp. corase grain or dijon mustard
1 tbsp. chopped fresh sage or 1/2 tsp. dried rubbed sage
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
black pepper
4 slices rye bread, cut into 1 inch pieces, 1 oz. each
1 1/2 to 2 cups peeled sweet apple, such as honeycrisp, cubed into 1/2 inch pieces
2 cups shredded gruyere, divided, 8 oz

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 375. Coat a 7 x 11 inch baking dish with nonstick spray.
2
Brown sausage in saute pan over medium high heat til almost fully cooked, 5 minutes. Add onion and saute til softened, 3 minutes. Transfer sausage mixture to paper towel lined plate.
3
Whisk together eggs, milk, mustard, sage and salt. season with pepper.
4
Arrange bread in bottom of prepared baking dish. Top bread with apple and 1 1/2 cups cheese, then add sausage mixture. Pour egg mixture over sausage, taking care it doesn't spill over, then top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
5
Bake casserole til cheese is browned and eggs are set in the center and cooked through, about 45 minutes or to 160 degrees. Serves 8

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Meat Breakfast