Here is a variation of a breakfast casserole recipe that a friend brought to work that I really liked. I changed the recipe up a bit to make it my own, and it was a big hit at my house!
Sausage Brunch Casserole
- 1 lb. ground turkey sausage
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 (8 oz.) loaf French bread, cut into 1-inch cubes (5 cups)
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 1/2 cup low-fat cottage cheese
- 5 eggs
- 1 1/2 cups milk
- 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. ground mustard
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
Cook sausage with onion in skillet until browned. Spread 1/2 of the bread cubes in greased 9x13 casserole dish. Then layer with 1/2 of the sausage and onion, cheddar cheese, and mozzarella cheese. Spread evenly with cottage cheese. Top with remaining bread cubes, sausage and onion, cheddar and mozzarella cheese. In separate bowl, beat eggs until foamy. Blend in milk, nutmeg, mustard, and pepper. Pour egg mixture evenly over top of casserole, and press bread cubes down until covered. Let casserole stand for 10 minutes, and then bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes until center is set and top is golden brown.