This Sunday is Mothers’ Day and we’ve got a great idea for you. Prepare this delicious healthy casserole Saturday evening after shopping for ingredients at the Market, refrigerate overnight, and voila – best Mother’ Day brunch ever!

Farmers Market Overnight Breakfast Casserole

recipe by Shelley at Two Healthy Kitchens

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. bulk sausage
  • 1 1/2 cups diced onion
  • 8 ounces fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups frozen hash brown potatoes (or shredded fresh potatoes)
  • 2 cups shredded reduced-fat sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup diced bell pepper
  • 2-3 tomatoes, seeded and diced (to equal about 1 – 1 1/4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

  1. in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, cook sausage, onions, mushrooms, and garlic until sausage is no longer pink and mushrooms have given off some of their liquid, about 10 minutes. Throughout cooking, stir to crumble sausage and break up mushrooms. (You can leave the mushrooms in larger slices or break them into almost unnoticeable little pieces as you crumble the sausage.) Drain the liquid.
  2. In a 9×13 pan coated with cooking spray, layer potatoes, sausage mixture, 1 cup cheese, peppers, tomatoes, and green onions.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine eggs, milk, parsley, salt, basil, and pepper. Whisk thoroughly to combine, then add remaining 1 cup of cheese and whisk again. Pour egg mixture evenly over other ingredients in baking pan. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. (Alternately, you can bake this casserole immediately.)
  4. In the morning, preheat the oven to 375°F.
  5. Bake casserole, uncovered, for about 60-70 minutes, or until egg in middle is just set and edges are lightly golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes before cutting and serving. Makes 12-20 portions depending on portion size.

While you’re at the Market, grab some fresh flowers, fruit, beverage, pastries, chocolates, etc. to accompany your casserole and you’ll have one super happy mom.

 

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