Potato Sausage Egg Breakfast Casserole {Spiced up with cumin and cilantro!}

5:02 PM

I make a traditional breakfast casserole that we love.  It consists of layers of your favorite breakfast ingredients, potatoes, sausage, eggs and topped off with cheese.

This recipe I added elements of a Mexican flair, cumin and cilantro.  When we dished it up, each one added their favorite toppings.  A pan of refried beans and warm flour tortillas would be good with it, or you can do what we did and serve cinnamon rolls and fresh fruit.  Delish!

This is an easy and quick recipe I think we will keep making a long time.  

I hope you will try it.  Enjoy! 

Potato Sausage Egg Breakfast Casserole
    32 oz. frozen french fried potatoes
    1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    2 teaspoons chopped cilantro
    1 and 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
    1 and 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground pepper, divided
    9  slices american cheese
    1 lb. ground breakfast sausage, cooked and drained
    8 eggs
    1/2 cup half and half
    8 oz. shredded mild cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  In a bowl, toss together the french fries, cumin, cilantro, and 1/2 teaspoon salt and and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.  Arrange a single layer in the bottom of a 9x9 inch baking dish.

Add a layer of cooked sausage over the top of the potatoes evenly to the edge of the dish.  Arrange a single layer of cheese slice over the top of the sausage.

In a bowl, slightly beat eggs, half and half, and salt and pepper.  Pour over the top of the cheese.

Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes or until eggs are cooked without being runny on the inside. Check with a knife inserted in the center.   Remove from the oven and immediately add shredded cheese evenly over the top of the casserole.  Cool 15 minutes before serving.

Serve with desired toppings listed below:

Sour cream
Sliced green onions
Sliced black olives
Extra chopped cilantro

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Kay Little
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