Since we all survived this icky winter weather, I thought y’all might appreciate some warm, yummy goodness! This one is good for ANY meal of the day – and it is pretty much the recipe I am most known for around these parts.
SHADY’S BREAKFAST CASSEROLE
(Approx. one hour from start to finish)
Oven set to 350 degrees, rack in center of oven
9 x 13 glass baking dish
non-stick cooking spray
2 LBS sausage – spicy is best (or 1 lb sausage, 1 lb hamburger, or 1 lb pork sausage and 1 lb turkey sausage – any combo will work)
2 cups milk
2 cups +/- cubed bread/ stuffing mix (unseasoned works best)
5 slices taco cheese (deli cheese…can substitute any cheddar) crumbled
5 slices Chipolte cheese (can substitute pepper jack) crumbled
12 thin (1/4 – 1/2 inch thick) slices of Velveeta cheese
1/2 tsp. Paprika
1 tsp Italian Seasonings
1/2 tsp Black Pepper
1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
Brown sausage in skillet (approx. 20 min over med. heat) DO NOT DRAIN, most of grease will cook off and you need what is left for the bread cubes.
While meat is browning;
preheat oven, spray baking dish, place bread cubes in bottom of baking dish 1 layer deep only, set aside.
Whisk eggs, milk and spices (like making scrambled eggs) and set aside.
Crumble up cheeses and slice Velveeta, set aside.
Once meat is browned pour meat and any remaining pan drippings over bread cubes and level out. Next, place crumbled cheeses over meat. Now Pour egg mixture over top of that. THEN place velveeta slices on top (if you pour the eggs over the velveeta you will have a black, burned top).
Place in oven on center rack – UNCOVERED for 30 – 35 min. at 350 degrees
Let cool 10 – 15 min before eating or the cheese will burn you.
ENJOY!!! Serves 8 – 13 people, or makes GREAT leftovers for the next few days Reheat individual servings in microwave for approx. 1 min 15 sec.