Hey, everyone! I have an awesome recipe to share with you today!
As many of you may know from reading my blog, Sunday is a day where Riley and I indulge in brunch. Most of the time, he makes a big breakfast of eggs, bacon, hash browns, and biscuits. Every now and then, however, he asks me to make a breakfast casserole.
I love all types of casseroles. The main reason I love casserole is that while it’s cooking I can clean all the extra pots and pans so that I have minimal clean-up after the meal (since I’m OCD and a total neat freak!).
Breakfast casserole can be really bad for you if you go overboard. If you plan carefully, however, you can make a casserole that’s savory, filling and healthy without tasting like a ‘healthy’ dish!
Here’s what went into my breakfast casserole:
Chicken Sausage Breakfast Casserole
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
- 1 package reduced-fat crescent rolls
- 1/2 cup fat-free feta cheese
- 4 eggs
- 4 liquid egg whites
- 1 package chicken sausage (I used Al Fresco jalapeno chicken sausage)
- 1 cup spinach
- 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
- 1 jalapeno, copped
- 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- salt & pepper, to taste
1) Pre-heat oven to 350. Line a casserole dish with crescent roll dough, pressing seams to close.
2) In a pan, heat 1 tbsp butter over medium heat. Add veggies and chicken sausage to heat through (5-7 minutes).
3) Pour veggie/chicken sausage mixture over crescent dough. Top with feta cheese.
4) Whisk together eggs, egg whites, ricotta cheese, and almond milk in a separate bowl. Add any seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic, etc.)
5) Pour egg mixture over casserole until well covered. Cook 45 minutes or until eggs are completely set. You can tell if it’s set just by jiggling the casserole dish. If nothing moves, you know it’s ready!
Serve and enjoy!
My favorite part of this recipe was the ricotta cheese. It added a depth and creaminess to the eggs that I really loved!
While I usually just wing it when it comes to breakfast casserole, I would definitely try and duplicate this version again. The combination of chicken sausage, good veggies, and ricotta with the eggs created a combination that’s absolutely worth re-creating.
I hope you enjoy this if you decide to make it! I’m off to use my hotel gym, then we’re headed to Springfield, VA for another day of recruitment events. Have a great day!
What’s your favorite brunch food?
Do you like breakfast casserole? if so, what do you put in yours?