I have altered the recipe year after year to try and make it even better and have noted my changes to the side of the recipe. I serve fruit with it as well. I have also made it with turkey sausage as well and low-fat cheese, but why not splurge on Christmas. I love me some Jimmy Dean! Here you go:
Christmas Breakfast Casserole
Ingredients: 1 pound ground pork sausage (I use Jimmy Dean but I use half mild and half hot because the hot is too spicy and the mild is too bland for us)
1 teaspoon mustard powder
2 teaspoon dill weed
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 eggs, beaten
2 cups milk
6 slices white bread, toasted and cut into cubes (I use Texas toast bread)
8 oz mild Cheddar cheese, shredded (I increase the amount of shredded cheese to two bags and I have used all kinds of different cheeses including grated Havarti)
1. Crumble sausage into a medium skillet. Cook over medium heat until evenly brown; drain. (I let it cool as well)
2. In a medium bowl, mix together mustard powder, salt, dill, eggs and milk. Add the sausage, bread cubes, and cheese, and stir to coat evenly. Pour into a greased 9×13 inch baking dish. Cover, and chill in the refrigerator for 8 hours, or overnight. (stir before you place in oven)
3.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
4.Cover with foil, and bake 60 minutes. Uncover, and reduce temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Bake for an additional 30 minutes, or until set.
Enjoy and have a wonderful Merry Christmas!
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