Tasty Tuesday: Heather’s Hearty Breakfast Casserole

I created this breakfast casserole after making a ton of different ones throughout the years and being disappointed in most of the ones I’d tried. There are layers and layers of breakfast favorites all in one hearty casserole. I love how solid it becomes and how you can slice it and plate it without it falling apart! It’s great for company, a potluck or a busy week. It reheats wonderfully.

Recipe to follow.

(click on images to enlarge)

Layer 1-Fried potatoes cooked with onions, garlic and peppers

Layer 2- Cubed bread (I use wheat)

Layer 3- Browned sage sausage (could substitute sausage for cubed ham)

Layer 4- Cream cheese dallops

Layer 5- Sliced tomatoes

Layer 6- Shredded cheese

Layer 7- Sliced green onions

Layer 8- Crumbled cooked bacon

Layer 9- Egg mixture

What it looks like after baking it…

YUM! You can’t mess this one up…unless of course you don’t try it!

Heather’s Hearty Breakfast Casserole


12 eggs

8 oz cottage cheese

1 1/4 cup milk

2 dashes tabasco

salt & pepper

1 pkg sage sausage

1/2 pkg bacon

1 tomato

3-4 large potatoes (peeled & sliced thin)

1 onion

1/4 cup bell pepper (chopped)

2-4 sliced of wheat bread

1/4 block of cream cheese

1/4 cup green onions or red onions (chopped fine)

8-12 oz of colby jack cheese (shredded)

Vegetable oil or olive


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown sausage and drain theΒ  grease. Brown bacon, drain grease and crumble. Set aside. Fry potatoes in oil with chopped onion, salt, pepper and bell pepper. You could also use left over roasted potatoes if you thinly slice them.

Any of the above can be done the day before serving and kept in the fridge until ready to prepare.

Grease bottom of casserole dish with butter or spray pam. Place potato and onion mixture in the bottom of the dish leaving no gaps in a single thick layer. Chop bread into 5 rows and dice. Scatter bread on top of the potato mixture as evenly as possible. Sprinkle prepared sausage on top of the potato & bread. Slice cream cheese into several small pieces and place them scattered on top of the sausage. Thinly slice the tomato and place the slices over the sausage, but not on top of the cream cheese. Sprinkle a couple ounces of cheese on top of the casserole. Sprinkle green onions or red onions & the crumbled bacon on top.

Mix the first 5 ingredients together with the remaining cheese in a separate bowl. Pour the mixture on top of the casserole and bake covered for 45 minutes. Uncover and continue baking until golden on top (about 15 more minutes in my oven).

If you make this your friends WILL come…over and over and over again. πŸ™‚

~ by oneshotbeyond on December 28, 2009.

9 Responses to “Tasty Tuesday: Heather’s Hearty Breakfast Casserole”

  1. Looks yummy. Just added it to my recipe program. Might adapt this for my vegetarian daughter.

  2. Ok, holy crap. This looks good.

  3. I’m glad I remembered not to come here hungry! This looks and sounds fabulous, all my favorite food groups!

  4. GOD THAT LOOKS GOOD!!!! send some now!

  5. wow this is fantastic! great step by step photos!

  6. WOW. It looks really great!

  7. Drool :P”””” !!! Yum, and wow, you are an amazing photographer…I just got lost in your blog for a while!

  8. What a tasty looking breakfast casserole!

  9. It is a great casserole Kevin. You ought to make it sometime! I bet you could come up with some neat variations on it!!! πŸ™‚

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