Here is a Sausage Egg Casserole that is packed to the brim with breakfast sausage, ricotta cheese, onions, peppers and more cheese! Serve it up for Christmas morning, your next brunch soiree or pack into meal prep containers for a protein-packed snack any day of the week!
1 lb breakfast sausage
1 dozen (12) large eggs
½ cup half and half
½ cup ricotta cheese
½ yellow onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
Prep equipment: Preheat the oven 350 F. Butter or spray a 9×13 casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Brown sausage: Heat a medium skillet over medium-high heat and add the breakfast sausage. Break apart with a wooden spatula and cook until the sausage has browned, about 6-8 minutes. Remove sausage from the skillet and set aside in a bowl to cool. Drain excess grease in the pan if needed.
Whisk egg mixture: While the sausage is cooking, in a large bowl whisk together eggs, half and half and ricotta cheese until smooth.
Saute vegetables: Add the onion and bell pepper to the sausage skillet. Cook on medium heat for 5-6 minutes, or until the onion is translucent and the bell pepper is tender. Cool slightly.
Combine meat, cheese and eggs: Once cooled, add the sausage, onion and pepper mixture and shredded cheese to the eggs. Stir everything together until well combined.
Bake: Transfer egg mixture to prepared casserole dish and bake for 40-50 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the center is nearly set in the middle when the pan moves. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.
Keywords: Jimmy Dean, cheese, make ahead