Basic Breakfast Casserole
10-12 oz good quality, "day old" bread (I used a sourdough)
1 lb breakfast sausage (I used a combo of Jimmy Dean hot and reduced fat)
10 large eggs
1 C milk (any kind you like)
1 1/2 C shredded sharp cheddar
1 tsp sage
3/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
Cook sausage over medium heat until cooked through. Crumble as you cook it. Drain excess water and fat.
Tear bread into roughly 1 inch pieces. Toss with sausage and 1-1 1/4 C of the cheese in a large bowl.
Combine eggs, milk, sage, garlic, salt and pepper. Pour over bread and sausage. Cover and allow to soak together in the refrigerator overnight.
Pour soaked mixture into a lightly sprayed 13x9 baking dish top with the reserved cheese.
Bake at 350 deg F for 35-45 minutes. Cover with foil for the first 20-25 minutes of baking.
Ingredient count: 7
freebies: salt, pepper, cooking spray