This post is sponsored by Purnell’s. All comments and opinions are my own.
With all the attention given to planning all of the elaborate holiday dinners this time of year, it can be easy to overlook other meals… especially breakfast.
For me, there’s no better way to start a special day than with a tasty breakfast that brings everyone to the table. But since I spend a ton of time dealing with all the holiday meal prep, I look for recipes that are quick and easy to minimize the time I spend in the kitchen.
So, if I can make something ahead of time so it’s ready to go when I am? Well, that’s even better! That’s why I love a breakfast casserole. Besides being a hearty, satisfying option, I can whip up this breakfast casserole the night before and let it sit overnight in the fridge. Then, just pop it in the oven the next morning and before you know it, you’ve got a hot, delicious breakfast that will feed your whole family!
For this recipe, I’ve gotta go with Purnell’s Old Folks’ Country Sausage. Why Purnell’s? Because they believe in a simple but powerful philosophy, that you shouldn’t make a product you wouldn’t be proud to serve your own family. That means using third-generation cooking techniques and only the best cuts of meat and fresh, all natural spices in every one of their Old Folks’ sausage products. The result is authentic, old-fashioned country flavor in every bite that’s not just good, it’s gooo-od!
And right now you can get that tasty sausage for this recipe at a great price. Look for all those tasty rolls of Purnell’s Sausage on sale 2/$6 at your local Publix.
Purnell’s Italian Sausage, or Medium or Hot, 16 oz pkg, 2/$6
When you are ready to put together the Breakfast Casserole, you only need to gather a few ingredients. You’ll need Purnell’s Sausage, some bread, eggs, cheese, milk and a little salt and pepper.
- 1 1/2 pounds Purnell’s “Old Folk’s” Original Country Sausage (Medium)
- 6 slices bread, cubed
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 8 eggs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups milk
- 1 tablespoon black pepper
- Let bread set out on counter for a few hours to dry out.
- Brown sausage, drain and crumble.
- Put cubed bread in a greased 9 ½ X 11 casserole.
- Cover bread with crumbled sausage and then cover with cheese.
- Beat the eggs and combine with milk, salt & pepper. Mix and pour over ingredients in casserole.
- Let the casserole sit covered in refrigerator over night and bake the next morning at 375 for 45 – 55 minutes, or until set.
Get started by frying up the sausage in a skillet. Brown it up and then allow to drain on a paper lined plate. Set it aside for now.
Prep the casserole by adding some stale bread to the bottom of a 9 ½ X 11 casserole dish.
Next you add the cooked sausage.
Then, sprinkle the shredded cheese over the sausage.
Whisk the eggs with the milk and add some salt and pepper. That mixture is then poured on top.
Cover the dish and let the casserole sit covered in refrigerator over night. Then bake the next morning at 325º for about 45 – 55 minutes, or until set.
With very little effort, you end up with a hearty meal that you simply slice and serve. It’s the perfect way to start the day… especially a busy holiday where you will already spend all day in the kitchen.
If you like to stock up like I do, this is the best time to grab your favorite rolls and toss them in the freezer so you have plenty of the best sausage around on hand all season long.
Look for the 2/$6 sale at your local Publix 11/11 to 11/17 (11/10 to 11/16 for some).