Teeny McMunn: My Recipe Box
December 17, 2020
This is one of many overnight breakfast recipes. I have used this one several times. My thought is to share it this week in case you wanted to use it maybe for Christmas morning and needed to get a few of the ingredients. It would make the holiday morning easier if you had something ready to go into the oven. It could be used for lunch or even dinner. Blueberry muffins, I think, would complement it, though it does have bread in it. Perhaps some fresh fruit.
For me, baking is all about sharing. I made a HUGE pan of fudge, so I am putting together small plates with Hershey kisses for decoration. Since I purchased a huge bag of kisses, I am going to make Peanut Blossoms, the peanut butter cookie with the Hershey kiss in the center.
8-12 slices toasted bread, buttered, and cut into cubes
2lbs Italian Bulk Sausage (turkey sausage could be used)
1 small sweet onion
¾ c. sliced fresh mushrooms
¾ c. julienned fresh red pepper
1 tsp salt and fresh ground pepper
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
1 Tbsp seeded mustard
2 Tsp Worcestershire sauce.
2/3 c. heavy whipping cream
1 can cream of mushroom soup
Put toasted, buttered bread cubes in bottom of 13 x 9 baking dish. (Glass dish works well) and also, dense bread works better.
Brown sausage, drain and set aside.
Sauté red pepper, onion, and mushroom (in the sausage grease) and set aside.
Now spread sausage, half of the cheese, and the peppers, onions, and mushrooms evenly over the bread cubes.
Beat eggs, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, cream of mushroom soup, and heavy cream*. Pour evenly over the ingredients. Then sprinkle the rest of the cheese on top.
Remove from the refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Heat oven to 325° and place dish covered with foil to bake 20-30 minutes or until set.
Sprinkle paprika over the top if desired and let stand 10 minutes before cutting.
My friend in Grand Coulee shared this with me about five years ago. One of her comments was she didn’t use all the cream of mushroom and heavy cream after it was mixed together and before it was added to the other ingredients. I think if you use 12 eggs, you would want to.
This has many possibilities for changes. Those who don’t eat pork use turkey sausage. Perhaps a combination of Swiss cheese and cheddar. Broccoli could be added.