Funny fact about me, I would never volunteer to make anyone breakfast, especially the basics like eggs and pancakes. Simple breakfast foods just aren’t my expertise. But if you’re looking for a quiche, Red velvet waffles or a hearty breakfast casserole, then I’m your girl. I love a good french toast casserole, but savory breakfast casseroles are also something I enjoy making and eating. This savory breakfast casserole is flavorful and great to make ahead for breakfast with friends or family.
- 1/2 lb ground breakfast sausage
- 1 small red onion, diced
- 1 large russet or Idaho potato, diced
- 2 large eggs
- 3 tbsp whole milk
- 2 cup fresh broccoli, diced
- 3/4 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
- 2 tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 350°F and spray an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with some non-stick cooking spray.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Place in the pre-heated oven and bake until the eggs are set and the potatoes are cooked through around 30-35 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool for several minutes before slicing. Top with fresh chives and serve immediately.
If you aren’t a fan of ground breakfast sausage, you can also use Italian sausage, just be sure to remove the casing before cooking. Hopefully, you enjoy this breakfast casserole as much as I do.