My friend Jen brought a similar recipe to a work function once and I loved it! Of course, she could not find the recipe she used, but we found this one and it is very close. This is a bit more interesting in texture than your normal breakfast casserole! Active prep. time does not include chill time. Enjoy!!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large skillet cook sausage until brown, drain off fat.
- Arrange 3 of the waffles in a 2 quart rectangular baking dish.
- Top with half the sausage and about 1/3 cup of cheese.
- Repeat layers.
- In a large bowl beat eggs with a fork; stir in milk, mustard and pepper.
- Pour over layers in baking dish.
- Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or up to 24 hours.
- Bake dish uncovered for 50-60 minutes or until a knife inserted near center comes out clean.
- Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
- Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.
- If desired, serve with maple syrup.
Being the Jen she speaks of who brought this reciepe and then lost it...I do remember one major change! My original recipe called or 12 waffles. So, I usually toast 12 waffles and then cut or break them into chuncks. 6 on each layer. It takes away from any runniness at all. I also increase the sausage to 1 1/2 lbs, and add the syrup when cookiing the sausage so that I has that sweet taste! I love it and make it again last night to share with my dd and Carrie in Indiana!
This was great! Love using waffles instead of the normal cubed bread. I read the reviews and increased the waffles and sausage. Instead of maple syrup, I used maple breakfast sausage. I was concerned that it didn't call for salt, but the sausage and cheese definitely had it seasoned well.
This is a great casserole! Made for our weekly breakfast for dinner night. I made 1/2 the recipe with 1/2 lb sausage, 6 waffles, 3 eggs, 1 cup milk and just eyeballed the cheese. To serve, we drizzled warm maple syrup on it. Will be making this again. Made for All You Can Cook Buffet Game.