This is a yummy one, ladies!!!! My mouth is watering just writing this post. With the onset of the holidays, it’s a good time to make a new recipe or two, especially if you are entertaining guests. This is a very easy egg and sausage casserole that promises to be a crowd pleaser. My sister made this for us years ago and it’s been in rotation ever since.
1 lb. Italian sweet sausage, casings removed (Jimmy Dean’s Hot is really good in this)
½ c. chopped shallots
2 garlic cloves, minced
½ c. chopped drained oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
4 T. chopped parsley, divided use
5 large eggs
3 large egg yolks
1 c. half and half
1 c. whipping cream
2 c. grated mozzarella cheese, divided use
½ t. salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Sauté sausage in medium skillet over medium heat until brown and cooked through, breaking up with back of fork into small pieces, about 10 minutes. Add shallots and garlic and cook for 3 minutes. Add sun-dried tomatoes and 2 T. parsley; stir 1 minute.
Spread sausage into greased 9 x 13 dish. Can be made 1 day ahead; cover and refrigerate.
Whisk eggs, yolks, half and half, whipping cream, 1 ½ c. mozzarella cheese and salt in a large bowl to blend well. (Can be made one day ahead and kept in the refrigerator.)
Before baking, pour egg mixture over sausage mixture in dish. Sprinkle with remaining ½ c. cheese and 2 T. parsley. Bake for 45 minutes or until top of casserole is golden brown and a knife inserted into the center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Tip: Be sure to watch the casserole for the last few minutes to prevent it from getting too brown.
Tip: My family loves when I use Jimmy Dean Sausage (hot). It gives it a nice kick but isn’t spicy.
Serves 8. Via Bon Appetit April 2002
This recipe is a staple around the holidays for us. We always make it for Christmas morning, too. It’s a great go-to that everyone always seems to love. If you have house guests, set this out with a plate of sliced cantaloupe or fresh berries. The will love you. Please let me know if you try it. Always enjoy hearing if these recipes work for your family.
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Yum! That looks like a great meal for guests! Does it matter if you use heavy whipping cream or light?
It’s so delicious served with fresh fruit, too. I have always used heavy (just because I don’t like to mess with a good thing) but I would imagine light would work, too.
Looks and sounds delicious. Love egg dishes like this for feeding a crowd.
Thanks, Lauren. It’s a good one. And I totally agree! Have a great day, my friend.
We make a version of this + coffee cake on Christmas morning. It’s so delish and always makes me think of family and sweet memories 🙂
Yes!!! We do a coffee cake, too. So many memories attached. My mom always made a cranberry coffee cake each year. xo
Looks delicious!! Interestingly, the cooking term ‘casserole’ has a completely different meaning in the UK. It means a way of cooking meat and vegetables in liquid (ie stock) very slowly in an oven, like a stew is on the hob.
Is it a generic term in the US or taken from the vessel it’s used to cook in?
Oh my goodness! Love learning things like this. So in the US, a casserole refers to a dish that cooks slowly in the oven and yes . . it is the baking dish is usually called a casserole dish. They tend to be heavy, one dish meals. So it’s not too far off from your definition. Have a great day!
Yummy! Kind of wishing I had a slice of this right now! I can’t wait to try it. We have my hubby’s family coming in December and this will be a nice treat for breakfast. Thank you for sharing your recipe.
You will love it, Allison! Ryan looks forward to it every time we make it. It’s a crowd pleaser for sure. And you can prep it the day before so it works great!!!
Almost like breakfast pizza. Did you ever try it?
Lisa Dearen says
A friend made something similar years ago for a girls’ brunch and I’ve always wanted the recipe! I’ll definitely give this one a try. It would be fun for Thanksgiving brunch. I’m all about prepping the day before!
Yum!! Do you think this would work as egg bites in a cupcake pan? 🤔
Oh interesting. I would imagine. I think that could be delicious.