Saturday, August 16, 2014

Make Ahead Waffle Casserole


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!!



2 years ago - Unfried Chicken

Make Ahead Waffle Casserole

Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen
Published 08/17/2014
Make Ahead Waffle Casserole

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Lightly grease a 2-quart casserole dish
  2. 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
  3. Mix the eggs, milk, dry mustard, salt, and pepper together in a medium bowl.
  4. Carefully pour the egg mixture into the casserole dish.
  5. Cover the casserole dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  6. Preheat over to 350 degrees F.
  7. Cover the casserole loosely with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
  8. Remove the foil, top with the remaining cheese, and bake for 10 to 15 more minutes, or until the eggs have completely set.
  9. Top with maple syrup if wanted
Yield: Serves 6 to 8
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Cook time: 00 hrs. 50 mins.
Total time: 65 mins.
Tags: Breakfast, brunch, Mother's Day, easy recipes, eggs,


23 comments:

  1. Ohhh breakfast casseroles are the best! I totally hear you about losing track of time though--recently I've taken to eating frozen bananas and pb for every dinner because I just forget completely. Great share this week!

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  2. Genius casserole, Bobbi! Whether it is OMG30 in the morning or suppertime, I do believe this is a casserole ready to rock 'n roll any kid or adult =)

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  3. I've never seen an overnight casserole using waffles! What a brilliant, delicious idea, Bobbi!

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  4. This makes me want to do a happy dance, too!!! Great idea to add waffles!

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  5. This is the first casserole I've seen using waffles! What a creative idea and it sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. What a great idea! I make ahead egg muffins all the time, but this would be great for kids! YUMMMM

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  7. I will definitely give this a try! Thanks for sharing with the #SundaySupper crew.

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  8. Confessions of a Culinary DivaAugust 17, 2014 at 7:40 AM

    What a fantastic idea. I think this is perfect for holiday entertaining also!

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  9. Wow, what a great recipe, you always impress me!!!

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  10. Aaawww thanks Tara, I always love your recipes too!

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  11. OH yes, I love Make ahead casseroles for Christmas morning!

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  12. You are so welcome Camilla :) I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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  13. Casseroles are such a great idea! I love you can vary up the ingredients in so many different ways.

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  14. This makes SO much sense, it's a great idea, I always assume I don't have enough time, this would work out perfectly.

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  15. Ya they are perfect no matter what you want in them :)

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  16. HaaaaHaaaaa, OMG 30, yup that's about right! It takes an act of God to get my 3 little ones out of the house by 7:45 am and I'm totally with you on the cereal thing, not to mention they would down 2 big boxes a morning if I let them, Cha Ching!!! You had me at "make ahead". THANKS for sharing! OXOX

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  17. Amee's Savory DishAugust 17, 2014 at 5:12 PM

    Yum!!! You cannot go wrong with a breakfast casserole! LOVE!

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  18. Oh my goodness, what a deeeelightful combination! Want want want!

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  19. This looks amazing! I am like you, my kids have flown the coop. They have been gone for a while now, but now that I am older I am still in need of quick and easy. Weekends are probaby the only time we actually eat food for breakfast at our home. I am gone almost 12 hours on workdays so meals can be tough!

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  20. Sarah | Curious CuisiniereAugust 18, 2014 at 2:04 PM

    Oh my goodness, YUM! I love breakfast casseroles, but using waffles is a whole new level of amazing!

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