With me working at home, and Kevin working nights, I tend to lose all track of time. So sometimes meals get completely forgotten about (yes I, a food blogger, forget meals), and by the time I realize it is time to make something I am at a loss for a quick meal.
I will admit I used to keep some of the boxed foods in the cabinet for just those times, but I have gotten much better about keeping things in my pantry that are quick and healthy.
Breakfast always seemed to give me trouble when my kids were at home.
I hated just giving them cereal, but the last thing I wanted to do at OMG 30 in the morning was cook. Then I discovered make ahead breakfast casseroles and the skies parted and the angels sang.
OK, maybe that was a bit of an exaggeration.
I did do a happy dance though!
I just threw the casserole together as I was making dinner, I mean it is no big deal to cook up some bacon, ham, or sausage while you are already cooking right? Then get everything into the casserole dish and get it into the fridge for the next morning. Wake the kiddos, pop the casserole into the oven, and you are rockin' and rollin'!
The best part of make-ahead breakfast casseroles, minus the whole make ahead deal, is that my kids loved them and were so excited to see the different variations I would come up with.
A couple of them are Make Ahead Sausage Breakfast Casserole, and Make Ahead Ham and Cheese Breakfast Casserole Really there is no wrong way to make this. Pick a bread, meat, cheese, and eggs....BOOM breakfast!!
1 year ago - Spicy Sesame Peanut Noodles
2 years ago - Unfried Chicken
Make Ahead Waffle Casserole
- 8 toaster waffles, lightly toasted and chopped
- 1 pound pork breakfast sausage
- 8 eggs
- 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon dry mustard
- Kosher salt
- Fresh cracked black pepper
- Maple syrup for drizzling
- Lightly grease a 2-quart casserole dish
- Layer 1/2 of the waffle pieces into the bottom of the casserole dish. Top with 1/2 of the browned sausage, and 1/3 of the cheese. Repeat with remaining waffles, sausage, and 1/3 of the cheese
- Mix the eggs, milk, dry mustard, salt, and pepper together in a medium bowl.
- Carefully pour the egg mixture into the casserole dish.
- Cover the casserole dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
- Preheat over to 350 degrees F.
- Cover the casserole loosely with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
- Remove the foil, top with the remaining cheese, and bake for 10 to 15 more minutes, or until the eggs have completely set.
- Top with maple syrup if wanted
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Total time: 65 mins.
Tags: Breakfast, brunch, Mother's Day, easy recipes, eggs,