The Bomb Sausage Egg Casserole With Secret Party Ingredients

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

This riff on the sausage/egg casserole was born tonight and caused us to fall off our chairs. Caught lightning in a bottle with this so will notate exactly what I did. NOTE: there are many recipes with a number of these basic ingredients. Since there were a few new elements, significantly varied portions and particular techniques used, I'm listing it as a separate recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. -preheat oven to 360.
  2. two parts to this prep; the sausage mix prep and the egg mix prep.
  3. THE SAUSAGE MIX.
  4. -break sausage into small pieces and begin to brown in 1 tablespoon of the olive oil, never more than medium heat.
  5. -after about five minutes, push sausage to one side.
  6. -add chopped onion and crushed garlic to other side of pan; add basil leaves, torn into small, dime-size pieces; place this side of the pan directly over the heat to start the onions on their way. Keep it moving and keep heat low so the garlic doesn't burn.
  7. -add some fresh crushed black pepper and dashes of kosher salt.
  8. -once onions start to soften and brown a bit, mix in with sausage.
  9. -continue to mix and modulate heat from medium to low, careful not to burn the meat, until sausage is brown. Turn off heat.
  10. THE EGG MIX.
  11. -beat the five eggs.
  12. -add milk and half & half.
  13. -add lightly toasted and cubed Brownberry's Oatnut bread [if you don't have this, what you should know is it's full-bodied and has a slight sweetness, as well as the obvious texture from, well -- oats and nuts.this is a major flavor/texture secret in the final tasting].
  14. -add 2/3 cup of shredded cheddar cheese.
  15. -add dried mustard and some more pepper.
  16. COMBINING.
  17. -2tsp of olive oil rubbed into bottom/sides of 2 inch deep/9 inch diameter ceramic baking dish.
  18. -sausage mixture into bottom of dish.
  19. -add egg mixture over the top.
  20. -spread remaining 1/3 cup cheddar cheese over the top.
  21. -more crushed black pepper and and couple dashes of paprika dusted over the top.
  22. ---***** I forgot to add a little baking powder to this to keep the egg fluffy. Will add a teaspoon next time******.
  23. BAKE.
  24. -45 minutes at 360 degrees, fork test in center comes out clean.
  25. -let set for 5 minutes and serve!
  26. You're welcome!