English Muffin Sausage, Egg and Cheese Breakfast Casserole

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So scrumptious and simple! Fluffy English muffin pieces topped with salty sausage, scrambled eggs and cheddar make a warm, hearty breakfast or brunch. Cook this delicious casserole 1 day ahead, then bake in the morning for someone special!

Stretch your arm out long in front of you. Recline your back. Give a little waddle. That’s approximately how full o’ baby I was around this time last year. So, while I am celebrating my first official Mother’s Day this year, I was definitely doing the physical work of mothering full-tilt last year.

Last year, I remember well. I was so happy (with a dash of overwhelmed), and looking forward to meeting our little prince in just a matter of days. We had a mini celebration with morning pancakes in our garden, and a little trip during the hot September afternoon. I wore my favorite green dress, did my hair nice, and insisted we take lots of pictures, our last as a twosome. I remember thinking about what I would be doing a year from that day.

And, just like that, here we are.

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Snapping back to reality… I thought we would all paddle sleepily downstairs, and I’d cook up a hot, hearty breakfast casserole. But, not just any casserole! I’m talking a layer of fluffy, crisp English Muffins (an all-time fave), salty sausage, bell peppers, onions and gooey cheddar. A simple, scrumptious way to start any weekend off on the right, or end it on a sweet note.

This crazy easy casserole has become my new favorite dish for lazy weekends and a.m. entertaining. It is so easy, and so delicious… especially with a few shakes of spicy hot sauce! You can prepare it the night before serving, too, to keep the morning low-key.

Bake it up for dad this Father’s Day, or any day that you want to share a delish morning meal with someone special! 🙂

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Yield: Makes 6 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45-50 minutes
Ingredients:

1/2 teaspoon olive oil
8 oz. uncooked breakfast sausage or pork sausage
3 English Muffins, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped
1/2 bell pepper, any color, chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
6 large eggs
1 cup fat-free milk
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions:

In a medium skillet set to medium-high heat, add olive oil. Once hot, add sausage, crumbling with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Cook until golden brown, about 5 minutes.

Place English muffin cubes in the bottom of a greased 8 x 8-inch baking dish. Drizzle with melted butter. Top with sausage, onion and bell pepper.

In a large bowl, whisk shredded cheddar, eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Pour over top of casserole. Cover baking dish and refrigerate overnight.

When ready to bake, remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 200 degrees (depends on your oven). Bake uncovered for 45-50 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Sprinkle with green onions. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

Enjoy! 🙂

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