Monday, January 16, 2012

Potato, Sausage and Egg Gratin

Potato, Sausage and Egg Gratin

Our ward, or congregation, celebrated the holidays with a festive Christmas breakfast.  This splendid gratin was served without sausage or bacon, instead with ham slices and a glorious array of fruit breads.

Meet some of the chefs who shared the recipe with me and cooked for a huge group of hungry families that morning.    We meet monthly, a "Thursday lunch bunch," and December was at my home.  I took this photo at the end of our party and some friends had to leave earlier so a few are missing, sorry gals and thanks all for the fun!  
Our family made two gratins for Christmas morning brunch, one with sausage and another with bacon.  Both were very flavorful, so when I had an extra pound of mild Italian sausage to use and a handful of camera-shy grand-boys who slept over last Friday night Potato, Sausage and Egg Gratin was a nice fit.  

Potato, Sausage and Egg Gratin

Frozen hash-brown potatoes, browned sausage, grated cheese and eggs come together making an easy gratin that bakes for one hour while you finish brunch preparations, set the table or open presents.

Potato, Sausage and Egg Gratin

Saturday I served fresh fruit; bananas, apples and tangerines in fresh squeezed juice, and heavenly muffins I will share soon, promise!  

Potato, Sausage and Egg Gratin
  • 1 pound mild Italian Sausage or bacon (optional)
  • 18 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups plain yogurt (I used Greek yogurt)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons seasoned salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 cups shredded hash browns, thawed 
  • 1 tablespoon dried chopped onions
  • 2 cups grated sharp cheddar cheese (or whatever cheese you like)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9 x 13" glass casserole dish with oil.  Beat eggs, yogurt, and salt together.  Set aside.  In a large bowl add butter, thawed potatoes and dried onions.  Stir to mix.  Pour in egg mixture and lightly stir to blend ingredients.  Pour into casserole dish.  Sprinkle grated cheese over casserole.  Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 45 minutes or until a knife comes out clean when inserted.  Serves 16-24.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

12 comments :

  1. mmmmm....this sounds and looks so yummy...I will have to try it next weekend. Thanks for the recipe!

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  2. It's the addition of the hash browned potatoes that really grabs me. I love to have a breakfast casserole recipe on hand for when people are spending the night. It's also great to bring as a comfort meal to families. This one looks great.

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  3. Your casserole looks so good, Renee! I love all the ingredients you used! I bet it was delicious!

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  4. We are having breakfast for dinner tonight. This would had been perfect and will note the recipe to try another time.

    What a dear group you had at your home. Looking forward to those heavenly muffins :)

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  5. Sounds like a great meal, I'm sure the boys loved it:@)

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  6. As usual, my mouth is watering! I'll be making this one real soon, too. And that is a fine group of lovely ladies in that picture! :-) Can't wait for the muffin recipe!

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  7. That sounds so good - stick to the ribs, and easy - perfect combination.

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  8. What a lovely photo of lovely ladies! The breakfast casserole looks fantastic too. I just love warm breakfast food for dinner too especially in the cold months. I don't think I could stop eating this one!

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  9. it sounds simply delicious! this is just what I would love to have everyday for breakfast

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  10. Delicious! I love breakfast casseroles! Hope all is well in your world! Sending hugs from Nebraska!

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  11. I would love for you to link this recipe up to my Famous Linkz Party! www.made-famous-by.com

    Hugs,
    Heather aka Made Famous By

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  12. This looks delicious, thanks for sharing! And it looks like you all had a nice time.
    Best,
    Gloria

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I read each and every one and they make me sing! renée

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