Monday, May 14, 2012

Sausage & Croissant Casserole

This recipe is so quick and easy and it is super yummy!  It is great for potluck dinners, brunch or that morning after a special event or holiday when you know you won't want to cook.  Easily prepped the night before and ready to pop in the oven the next morning. Try it, I promise you'll love it.

Sausage & Croissant Casserole (serves 8)

6 eggs beaten
3 cups whole milk
2 tablespoon deli mustard
6 large croissant (cubed)
1 1/2 lbs. ground Jimmy Dean (original flavor) sausage (cooked thoroughly)
8 oz (or more) shredded jack/cheddar cheese

Combine eggs, milk and mustard, mix well, set aside.  Place chopped croissants in coated (PAM spray) 9 x 13 baking dish.  Layer sausage and cheese and then pour egg mixture over all.  Refrigerate overnight.  Bake, covered with foil at 350 for 45 minutes.  Uncover and bake for another 10 - 15 minutes.  Should be bubbly hot and the croissants golden and crispy.

Costco croissants.  Gotta love em!  Use 6 for the recipe and freeze the other 6 for next time.  Or, just eat them!

Cook ground sausage thoroughly.

Eggs, milk and mustard, whisk together.

Spray your dish with cooking spray, then layer with croissants, ground sausage and cheese and then add the liquid.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.

Hot and cheesy, see the mustard seeds?  Here's the thing... I do "not" like mustard on anything at any time, but I do like this recipe.  I don't know why, but it works for my taste buds.

I always serve this with a side of fresh berries mixed with pecans in a raspberry vinaigrette.  The flavors work well together and there is just enough tangy in the vinaigrette to balance the casserole. 

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