If you are a mom, then you know that Mother's Day is right around the corner. Maybe you'll be taken out to dinner or presented with a dozen roses. It's nice to be showered with appreciation and have the kids on their best behavior, even if it is just for a day. To me, nothing says appreciation like having my husband and kids cook up a delicious meal while I put my feet up and relax. At least I relax until I walk into the kitchen and see the mess that resulted from that meal. This year, I want a yummy Mother's Day breakfast like this Sausage Breakfast Casserole recipe and a clean kitchen. Is that too much to ask for? Let's see how my husband and kids do! Be sure to also check out our Overnight Egg Casserole. Thanks to Bounty for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% my own.
Perfect Mother's Day recipe
I presented my husband with one of my favorite breakfast casserole recipes that I thought would be perfect for Mother's Day. The only issue with asking my husband and kids to make this for me, is that my husband doesn't eat eggs and my kids don't eat tomatoes or green onions. Oh well, their loss. This is my Mother's Day right? My husband made a half portion of this recipe since it would mostly be eaten by me. The recipe I will share later is for the full recipe in a 9x13 casserole dish.
Why this sausage egg casserole recipe is awesome
- Can be prepared the night before and cooked in the morning
- The perfect holiday (like Christmas morning) or weekend breakfast or brunch
- Colorful dish full of protein
- pork sausage links
- green onions
- shredded cheddar cheese
- baking mix like Bisquick
- dried oregano
- Black pepper
How to make sausage egg and cheese casserole
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13 casserole dish.
Cook the sausage links on medium-high heat according to directions on package. Cut the cooked sausage links into smaller pieces. Sprinkle the cut sausage in the bottom of the baking dish.
Add the chopped tomatoes, green onions and cheddar cheese in an even layer to the pan. I used a mix of cheddar and pepper jack, but sharp cheddar cheese would work as well.
This sausage breakfast casserole is so colorful thanks to the green onions and tomatoes.
In a large bowl, mix baking mix, milk, eggs, salt, pepper and oregano.
Stir well and pour the egg mixture over the ingredients in casserole dish.
You can cover and refrigerate overnight or bake immediately in a 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes until firm when a fork is placed in the middle.
If the top gets too dark, you can cover with foil for the remainder of the cooking time.
Top tips for cooking with kids
Before I went to put my feet up, I provided my husband with some of my top tips for cooking with kids:
- Don't expect them to do things perfectly
- Expect things to take longer than you think they will
- Use a step stool so kids can get a good angle and reach the counter
- Have Bounty at the ready for prep and clean up because things WILL get messy
Typically, when my kids help with cooking, they stick to measuring, pouring and mixing. My husband taught them some new skills such as cutting and slicing. They found green onions were especially easy to cut.
Tomatoes on the other hand, were another matter entirely. They were tougher to cut and all the juice and seeds just made a big mess.
Luckily, we had Bounty on hand to help clean the mess. Bounty absorbed the mess quickly, so my family could focus on the meal and on making this Mother’s Day truly memorable.
This sausage breakfast casserole uses cooked breakfast sausage links. They can get quite greasy when cooked, but placing them on some absorbent Bounty paper towels cuts down on the mess.
Combine kids and baking mix, and a mess is bound to happen. Don't believe me? Here is my daughter "carefully" measuring out some baking mix. You would think that cracking the eggs for this casserole would be the messy part, but my kids did surprisingly well with that.
My husband and kids made this make ahead breakfast casserole in the morning and then baked it.
A girl could get used to this kind of treatment!
Sausage Breakfast Casserole
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13 casserole dish.
- Sprinkle the cut sausage in the bottom of the casserole dish.
- Add the chopped tomatoes, green onions and cheddar cheese, making sure to evenly distribute them among the pan.
- In a medium bowl, mix baking mix, milk, eggs, salt, pepper and oregano.
- Pour over ingredients in casserole dish.
- You can cover and refrigerate overnight or bake immediately in a 350 degree oven for 35-40 minutes until firm when a fork is placed in the middle.
- If the top gets too dark, you can cover with foil for the remainder of the cooking time.
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutritional information may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
If there are any leftovers, you can cover them with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and refrigerate them. The next day you can remove them from the refrigerator and then reheat the leftovers in the microwave.
If you'd like more veggies in this casserole, you can add red bell peppers and mushrooms.
You can serve it with a side of fruit. You can also serve it topped with salsa, avocado and sour cream