I’m almost in disbelief that this is the week of Christmas. I think I’m even more surprised by the fact that it was about 50 degrees outside yesterday. Sadly I’m thinking that we’re not going to be having a white Christmas this year. I guess I’m alright with that since I’m still looking forward to spending time with my family, giving a few gifts and Christmas morning breakfast!
I really think that Christmas morning is a great time to bring the family around the table to spend time together and just be thankful for another year of blessings. It’s always nice to serve something warming that everyone will enjoy, which brings me to today’s recipe for Sausage Breakfast Casserole. It comes together so simply and is sure to please your entire family. You’ll want to leave time to put everything together the night before as it needs at least 8 hours to set up. You’ll be able to wake up Christmas morning and throw it in the oven for an easy, wholesome breakfast!
I decided to make this dish a little lighter on the fat and calories by using chicken sausage patties from Jones Dairy Farm. Since these patties are already precooked, they take an extra step out of the preparation process. These chicken sausage patties are lower in fat, gluten- free and all natural so you can feel good about serving them to your family!
For today’s giveaway you’ll have a chance to win a chicken sausage prize package from Jones Dairy Farm so you can stock your freezer with wholesome goodness. Good luck!
- Cooking spray
- ½ loaf of sliced whole wheat loaf bread
- 8 fully cooked Jones Dairy Farm chicken sausage patties
- 10 ounces sharp Cheddar, grated
- 2 cups half-and-half
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 6 large eggs, lightly beaten
- Cut the bread into 1-inch cubes and spread in the bottom of a greased 9- by 13- by 2- inch casserole dish.
- Layer the sausage patties over the bread and top with the cheese. Then stir together the, half-and-half, dry mustard, salt and eggs. Pour this mixture over the cheese. Cover the casserole with aluminum foil and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.
- The next day, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Bake the covered casserole until set and slightly golden, about 50 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow the casserole to set for 15 minutes before serving.