|Make and bake, make ahead and cook later, or make and freeze to reheat in single servings.|
|Yield 12 servings.|
Helpful Hint: Cook enough ham, sausage, or bacon and eggs ahead and make up sandwiches using buns. biscuits, toast or bread. (Whatever your family likes.) Wrap each in paper towels or napkins and place all of the wrapped sandwiches in a big plastic bag you can seal up. Store them in the refrigerator and each morning microwave for one about 40-50 seconds to warm. It is all cozy in it's paper towel and napkin and ready for the ride to school or work. I do the same thing with single servings of breakfast casseroles. Just cool it completely before slicing, double wrapping, and freezing unless you are planning for the week ahead. If that's the case just refrigerate after a single wrap of each single serving will do the trick.
Ingredients for Amish Breakfast Casserole:
1 pound of breakfast meat or combination (example 1/2 pound sausage and 1/4 pound bacon and 1/4 pound ham)
1/2 t. each salt and pepper
1/4 t. garlic powder
1 t. hot sauce or red pepper flakes
4 C. shredded cooked potatoes (can be thawed frozen hash browns or shredded leftover potatoes)
1 onion diced
8 oz. shredded cheddar cheese divided
8 oz, shredded Swiss cheese divided
6 beaten eggs
1 1/2 C. cottage cheese
Herbs of your liking, optional (like chives, parsley, or savory)
vegetables of your liking, optional (like broccoli or peas, zucchini, peppers, mushrooms, etc.)
|Empty butter wrappers are perfect to butter casseroles, baking sheets, etc.|
|I fold the empty butter wrappers in half, butter side together and store on a door shelf in the freezer section.|
|I use a scissors and clip the bacon into the skillet and cook until crispy.|
|This is turkey sausage so I cooked it after the bacon.|
Next cook the sausage or ham in the drippings and remove them when browned. Pitch the diced onions into the drippings and saute them until tender.
|Today I used fresh Asian mushrooms along with a red onion.|
|This works well with grated loft over baked potatoes or hash browns.|
Spread the mixture into the prepared pan. Top with the reserved cheeses and meat.
|There is a lot of good protein in this dish!|
Yield 12 servings.
NOTE: To reheat from the freezer I usually microwave single portionsfor 40 seconds then add 10-15 seconds more as needed. It will depend on your microwave. Enjoy 'cause this is lip smacking good!