Italian Breakfast Casserole

Italian Breakfast Casserole

Wake your guests up with the smells of Italy. Combine Jimmy Dean® Italian Pork Sausage, eggs, veggies and cheese, for a delicious breakfast casserole.

Italian Breakfast Casserole

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Italian Roll Sausage
8 eggs
3 cups milk
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
8 cups French bread cubes (¾-inch pieces)
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Italian cheese blend, divided
1 cup fresh sliced mushrooms
1 tomato, seeded, chopped
½ cup chopped green bell pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cook sausage in large skillet over MEDIUM-HIGH heat 8-10 minutes or until thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently; drain.
  2. Beat eggs, milk and black pepper in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Add bread cubes; stir gently until evenly coated. Stir in sausage, 1½ cups cheese, mushrooms, tomato and green pepper.
  3. Pour into lightly greased 13x9-inch baking dish; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  4. Bake 45-50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into 12 squares to serve.

Cook’s Tips:

To make casserole ahead, assemble casserole as directed; cover. Refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, uncover and bake 55 minutes to 1 hour or until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

To make a Sage or Spicy Egg Casserole, prepare using 1 pkg. Jimmy Dean® Premium Pork Sage, Regular or Hot Roll Sausage.

Yield

12 servings (1 square each)