Six Layer Breakfast Casserole
The bold Tex-Mex flavors of this casserole—featuring Jimmy Dean® Hot Pork Sausage, jalapeños and cheese—make for a zesty start to your day.
1 package Premium Pork Hot Sausage
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
3 slices wide-pan hearty country white bread (about 5x1-¼ inches each)
¼ cup whipping cream
½ teaspoon ground cumin
Preheat oven to 325°F. Cook sausage, pepper and garlic in large skillet over MEDIUM-HIGH heat 8-10 minutes or until sausage is thoroughly cooked, stirring frequently; drain. Return sausage mixture to skillet. Stir in cheese.
Place 1 bread slice on bottom of lightly greased 1-½-quart round casserole or soufflé dish; top with ⅓ of the sausage mixture. Repeat layers twice.
Beat eggs, cream and cumin in large bowl with wire whisk until well blended; pour over ingredients in casserole dish. Press down on sausage mixture with back of spatula to completely cover sausage and bread with egg mixture; cover. Refrigerate 10 minutes.
Bake, covered, 1 hour or until knife inserted in center comes out clean, uncovering after 45 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Make Ahead: Assemble as directed. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, bake as directed.