Potato, Sausage and Broccoli Breakfast Casserole

Rise and shine with a breakfast experience that transcends the ordinary! Our Potato, Sausage, and Broccoli Breakfast Casserole is a symphony of flavors, featuring Italian sausage, sautéed onions, and the heartiness of potatoes. Dive into layers of goodness, with each bite unveiling the perfect blend of eggs, milk, and fresh broccoli. Crowned with melted cheddar, this dish is a celebration of mornings done right. Ready to embark on a culinary journey? Scroll down for the full recipe and let's make breakfast extraordinary! 🍳🥔🧀
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Good morning, food enthusiasts! Today, I’m thrilled to share a breakfast masterpiece that’s become a favorite in my kitchen – the Potato, Sausage, and Broccoli Breakfast Casserole. This hearty dish is a celebration of flavors, blending the richness of Italian sausage, the warmth of sautéed onions, and the wholesome goodness of fresh ingredients. Join me in crafting a breakfast experience that’s not just a meal but a symphony of taste to kickstart your day.

Picture this: The kitchen filled with the savory aroma of Italian sausage mingling with the earthy notes of sautéed onions, sausage and potatoes. It sets the stage for the culinary adventure we’re about to embark on. The secret to starting this journey right lies in a spritz of homemade cooking spray, ensuring every layer of this casserole is pure perfection.

Now, let’s talk potatoes – the unsung heroes of this dish. Diced and layered to create a comforting base, they soak up the flavors, adding a rustic touch to each bite. It’s the kind of simplicity that transforms breakfast into a hearty affair. The best kind are russet or Idaho potatoes.

As the eggs and milk come into play, the kitchen transforms into a breakfast haven. Whisking them together creates a silky blend that binds all the elements, turning our casserole into a satisfying meal. The broccoli, vibrant and green, adds a burst of freshness, balancing the richness of the sausage and the heartiness of the potatoes.

And then, the pièce de résistance – a generous sprinkling of cheddar cheese. As it melts, it forms a golden crown, enhancing the dish with its creamy goodness. The anticipation is almost as delicious as the dish itself.

Serve with cherry tomatoes and crispy toast with cup of Vanilla Chai Latte or Pumpkin Spice Irish Coffee.

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You’ll need…

  • Bulk Italian sausage (casings removed)
  • Red onion
  • Russet or Idaho potato
  • Eggs
  • Whole milk
  • Fresh broccoli
  • Sharp cheddar cheese
  • Fresh chives
  • Salt and Peppers
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Potential replacements and ideas to improvise on this recipe

P.S. I have not tested all these variations.

  1. Sausage Varieties:
    • Instead of Italian sausage, consider using chorizo for a spicy kick or turkey sausage for a leaner option.
    • Try a vegetarian version by substituting plant-based sausage or crumbled tofu seasoned with your favorite spices.
  2. Cheese Options:
    • Experiment with different cheese varieties like pepper jack, or Gruyère to add depth to the flavor profile.
    • For a twist, use part-skim mozzarella or a blend of your favorite cheeses.
  3. Vegetable Additions:
    • Introduce more veggies for added nutrition and flavor. Red bell peppers, spinach, or cherry tomatoes can bring vibrant colors and freshness.
    • Swap broccoli for cauliflower or asparagus to change up the veggie combination.
  4. Herbs and Seasonings:
    • Enhance the dish with fresh herbs such as thyme, rosemary, or parsley for a burst of freshness.
    • Add a pinch of smoked paprika or cayenne pepper for a subtle smoky or spicy undertone.
  5. Egg Alternatives:
    • For a lighter version, use a combination of whole eggs and egg whites.
    • Explore alternative egg substitutes like silken tofu or chickpea flour for a unique texture.
  6. Potato Variation:
    • Sweet potatoes or Yukon gold potatoes can be used for a different flavor and texture.
    • Consider grating the potatoes for a hash brown-like layer instead of dicing.
  7. Dairy-Free Options:
    • Replace dairy milk with almond, coconut, or oat milk for a lactose-free alternative.
    • Opt for dairy-free cheese to make the casserole vegan-friendly.

Remember, cooking is an art, and these suggestions are just a starting point. Feel free to mix and match based on your preferences, dietary needs, or what’s available in your kitchen. Enjoy the journey of experimenting with flavors, and let your creativity shine! 🌱🧀🍠

It’s time to bake…

In sharing this recipe, I hope it becomes a staple in your morning routine. The beauty of this dish lies not just in its taste but in the simplicity of its creation. Here’s to mornings filled with flavorful bites, simple joys, and the satisfaction of crafting a delicious breakfast that fuels your day. Enjoy, and happy cooking! 🍳🥔🧀

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Potato, Sausage and Broccoli Breakfast Casserole

Indulge in breakfast sophistication with our Potato, Sausage, and Broccoli Breakfast Casserole. Crafted with care, this dish features homemade cooking spray, Italian sausage, sautéed onions, potatoes, eggs, milk, and broccoli. Each layer is a symphony of flavors, crowned with the perfect melt of cheddar cheese. Elevate your mornings with this refined and hearty casserole—a celebration of premium ingredients in every bite.

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 45 mins Total Time 55 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Cooking Temp: 350  °F Servings: 4 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and spray an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with some non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Set a large skillet over medium heat and add the sausage. Cook until slightly browned, breaking up the sausage with a wooden spoon as it cooks, approximately 3-4 minutes.

     

  3. Add the onion and potato and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion softens and the potatoes become golden brown, approximately 6-7 minutes.

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  4. In the meantime, whisk the eggs and whole milk in a small bowl and season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Add one-half cup cheddar cheese and stir to combine.

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  5. Transfer the sausage-potato mixture into the prepared baking dish and stir in the diced broccoli. Spread into an even layer and pour the egg mixture evenly over the top. Sprinkle remaining cheese across the top.

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