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aunt pinkie's breakfast lasagna

Recipe by
Gina Davis
Cedar Bluff, VA

This breakfast lasagna is the one I always looked forward to eating at my Aunt Pinkies house she made it every time I came to stay! (She used regular lasagna noodles but i changed it to the oven ready and they do great in this recipe) This is now a huge favorite in my home and when I make it I have to triple it so my son and my daughter can take a pan to their employees at work :)

yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For aunt pinkie's breakfast lasagna

  • 1 box
    oven ready lasagna noodles
  • 8
    large eggs
  • 2 c
    mozzarella cheese divided
  • 2 c
    cheddar cheese divided
  • 16 oz
    tub ricotta cheese (more or less depending on your taste)
  • 4
    green onions chopped
  • 1/2
    red bell pepper (optional)
  • 1 lb
    bulk sausage (i use swaggerty's for everything)
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter or oil
  • 4 Tbsp
  • 2 c
    milk (more if gravy is to stiff but add after tomatoes because of the liquid in them)
  • 1 can
    14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 sm
    sweet onion

How To Make aunt pinkie's breakfast lasagna

  • 1
    Pre-Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • 2
    You can use your favorite sausage gravy recipe if you have one just reduce the milk or cream to compensate for the juice from the tomatoes.
  • 3
    Make sauce: Brown the sausage and remove from pan. In the same pan, cook the onions in the sausage drippings to lightly brown (if you use a lean sausage like i do add a couple tablespoons oil or butter). Add in the butter and flour and stir well, cooking for about 3 minutes to take out the raw flour taste. Whisk in the milk and diced tomatoes with juice. Bring to a simmer. and add the sausage back in. If sauce seems to thick add in more milk if to thin add in flour in small amounts letting it thicken up each time you add a teaspoon of flour until it is at a gravy thickness. reduce to lowest heat and cover to avoid gravy skim as we call it :)
  • 4
    In a bowl, crack and whisk together eggs lightly salt and pepper if you want to (I add a couple tablespoons water to make sure they do not set to fast but this totally up to you ). Get a non stick frying pan ready with a little oil to cook the eggs. Scramble eggs until just starting to set and remove from heat to where you will be building the dish.
  • 5
    Remove sauce (gravy) to work area and let's get ready to layer :)
  • 6
    put about 1/2 cup gravy into bottom of 9x13 inch pan (or whatever is your favorite lasagna pan) add layer of oven ready lasagna noodles, layer of semi-cooked eggs, sprinkle of green onions, sprinkle of red peppers, 1/3 of Ricotta cheese just dolloped in random spots, 1/3 of cheddar and 1/3 of Mozzarella, now pour a ladle of sauce (gravy) over this and and repeat until you have 3 layers. Cover top layer of noodles with as much gravy as you can fit on it and top with remaining cheese. Spray a piece of tinfoil large enough to cover dish with cooking spray or brush with oil or butter to keep from sticking to cheese and cover tightly
  • 7
    Bake in pre-heated 400 degree oven for 30 mins. Remove foil and bake another 15 mins or until brown and bubbly. If you like a browner cheese just cook under broiler for a few mins watching closely to avoid burning. Let cool for 15 mins or longer to set.
  • 8
    I serve this for breakfast and dinner both and I serve it with a cornmeal biscuit (recipe posted)
  • 9
    This recipe is freezer safe for 2 weeks just make it ahead (uncooked), thaw it out and cook it the same as above directions. And pre-cooked freezer safe also, just defrost in microwave until heated through. (I have found to reheat from frozen state it is best to use defrost mode. I just defrost for a couple of minutes at a time.)