Ofenguck (Peek-In-The-Oven Casserole)

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 25 mins

A Swiss main-dish casserole with potatoes, sausage, cheese and eggs. Adapted from Cooking the Swiss Way.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine potatoes, water, garlic and salt in a pan over high heat.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat to medium and cook until potatoes are tender, about 10 minutes.
  5. Drain potatoes and place in a bowl.
  6. Discard garlic.
  7. Add milk, butter and white pepper.
  8. Mash well.
  9. Add sausage, green onions and butter and mix well.
  10. Spread mixture into a large well-greased oval casserole.
  11. With the back of a large, moistened spoon, make 4 deep depressions in mixture.
  12. Break an egg carefully into each depression.
  13. Bake on middle rack of oven for 20 minutes.
  14. Sprinkle with grated Swiss cheese.
  15. Bake until egg whites are firm, about 3 to 5 minutes more.
  16. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.
Most Helpful

I increased the garlic, salt and pepper in the mashed potatoes, and poached the eggs separately and added them after the casserole came out of the oven. Scarfed down in almost complete silence by the boys, which is a rare occurrence! Next time I'll add the cheese to the potatoes and try topping with a smoother melting cheese ... I really wasn't crazy about the texture of the Swiss on top, although I loved the flavor.

Pinay0618 June 15, 2012

Made this recipe as given & had it on the table when a neighbor couple were here for a simple dinner! A very enjoyable & comforting dish, for sure! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]

Sydney Mike January 19, 2012

This was wonderful! Filling and delicious. Easy to prepare, and came together beautifully. I can also see this being a great way to use up leftover mashed potatoes too. Thanks for sharing!

Starrynews September 16, 2011