Sausage Breakfast Casserole
The holiday season is hands down my favorite time of year. Not only do you have Thanksgiving, where you can spend time with family and friends and food, but then you move into Christmas. During the holiday season, I find myself trying out all sorts of new cookie recipes, drinks, and Christmas dinner ideas. We also have holiday traditions we love to do.
On Christmas Eve, we ride around looking at Christmas lights while drinking hot cocoa and singing Christmas songs. Well, it’s mostly me and the youngest singing them, but we have a blast. Then we come home, and the boys are allowed to open one present. This present is usually a pair of pajamas. I like to give them a new pair of pj’s the night before Christmas for all of the picture-taking happening on Christmas morning.
Last year we tried the Advent Book Countdown. I wrapped 24 books and placed them under the tree. Starting the night of the 1st, we opened up a new book and read it. This was a great bonding moment for the family and getting the boys to read!
But one of our favorite traditions is Christmas morning after the blitz of opening presents. We like to lounge around the house watching Christmas movies, playing with our new gadgets and eating a huge hearty breakfast. Our breakfast includes labor-intensive cinnamon rolls and a breakfast casserole.
I like having a breakfast casserole, not only because it’s good, but it can be fairly easy to put together. And by planning properly, most of the ingredients can be prepared the night before. Then you place it in the refrigerator, and in the morning just pop it in the oven.
After we eat our breakfast casserole, we continue our lounging around until it’s time to do a gift exchange/dinner with the rest of my family.
Today, I am sharing one of our favorite breakfast casserole recipes, which includes Johnsonville Sausage. Their sausage varieties are one of our favorites to use in casseroles, pasta dishes or just for a good ole’ breakfast.
Recipe for our Sausage Breakfast Casserole
- 10 Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage
- 1 cup Colby Cheese, shredded
- 1/2 cup sweet potato, peeled and cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup Yukon potato, peeled and cut into cubes
- 1/2 cup onion, chopped
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 cup rustic bread cubed and toasted in butter
- 1 can cream of mushroom soup
- 1/4 cup whole milk
- 1 – 2 tbsp of unsalted butter
- Freshly cracked black pepper, to taste
- Kosher salt, to taste
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil, as needed
- Pre-heat oven to 350. Cut 1 cup of rustic white bread ahead of time and toast in a pan with 1 -2 Tbsps of unsalted butter
- Using a skillet to pan fry Johnsonville Breakfast Sausages, after cooking sausage remove with a slotted spoon and cut into bite size pieces.
- In the pan drippings of the sausage brown sweet potatoes and Yukon Gold potatoes, once browned reduce heat and cook until fork tender. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Wipe out the pan and sauté onions until translucent, remove from heat and place into a bowl.
- Using a sauce pan add cream of mushroom soup, whole milk, and cheese. Stir over heat until smooth.
- In a casserole dish add potatoes, Johnsonville breakfast sausage, spinach, and onions.
- Drizzle cream of mushroom mixture over ingredients and top with rustic breadcrumbs.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
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What are some of your favorite holiday traditions? Are you a fan of casseroles? Share one of your favorite holiday recipes below.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Johnsonville. The opinions and text are all mine.