Breakfast casseroles that allow for leftovers that easily double for lunch at work are some of my favorite dishes to create, as seen in my previous recipe for a spinach and mozzarella egg bake. Today I decided to give readers a hearty and spicy sausage-filled casserole. This egg bake has the perfect amount of zip from the jalapeño, bite from the green onions as well as a plethora of cheesy goodness in addition to the breakfast sausage and eggs. It is a great Sunday morning treat for your family (especially for those of you who celebrate Easter) or would even be a wonderful dish to bring to a potluck brunch gathering. As with my other recipes, this requires very little prep work before baking begins yet is full of flavor and really delicious.
I melted the butter in a skillet over medium high heat and cooked the sausage until golden brown on the outside; this took approximately 10 minutes. While the sausage was cooking, I shredded the pepper jack cheese.
Once the sausage was fully cooked I roughly chopped the links. The pieces should be large enough to be noticeable in the casserole but not too large to require further cutting by anyone eating the dish.
I sprayed an 8×8 glass baking dish with non-stick spray and began layering my casserole. I started with the cooked breakfast sausage on the bottom, added the shredded pepper jack and cheddar cheese on top of the sausage and finished the layers with the green onions and jalapeños.
Carefully I poured the egg mixture on top of the other layers, ensuring even coating throughout the casserole dish. The eggs will rise slightly as they bake so be sure to leave some room at the top of the casserole dish. The casserole baked for 40 minutes until the center was fully set and the top was golden brown. Fresh out of the oven, this casserole is cheesy and spicy with just the right amount of sausage in each bite. It really is perfect for any time of day, not just breakfast, and leftovers are great warm or even cold. What is your favorite dish to make for a holiday breakfast? Let me know in the comments below!