Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Day Breakfast



I'll be hosting Christmas Day Breakfast for the family this year and this is what I will be serving with fresh coffee from Baby's in Breaux Bridge, LA that I received as a birthday present from a dear friend.


Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Italian Flavor Pork Sausage Roll
  • 8 eggs
  • 3 cups milk
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 cups French bread cubes (3/4-inch pieces)
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Italian cheese blend, divided
  • 1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tomato, seeded, chopped
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper


Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook sausage in large skillet over medium-high heat 8-10 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently; drain.
2. Beat eggs, milk and black pepper in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Add bread cubes; stir gently until evenly coated. Stir in sausage, 1½ cups cheese, mushrooms, tomato and green pepper.
3. Pour into lightly greased 13x9-inch baking dish; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
4. Bake 45-50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into 12 squares to serve.
Cook’s Tips: Make-Ahead Egg Casserole: Assemble casserole as directed; cover. Refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, uncover and bake 55 minutes to 1 hour or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.
Sage or Spicy Egg Casserole: Prepare using 1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Sage Flavor, Regular Flavor or Hot Pork Sausage Roll.

Yield:

Makes: 12 servings (1 square each)
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