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Country Kitchen Breakfast Casserole Recipe

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This recipe for Country Kitchen Breakfast Casserole is from The Mitchell/Mays Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!


1 1/2 pounds breakfast sausage
1 package (5.5 oz) herb seasoned croutons
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
2 cups shredded Pepper Jack cheese
1/4 cup minced onion
8 eggs, beaten
2 cups half & half cream
1 1/2 cups milk
1 1/2 teaspoons dry hot mustard
Salt and Pepper to taste
Garnish with chopped red and green peppers

Cook sausage in large skillet until browned. Drain, crumble and set aside. Spread croutons on bottom of lightly greased 9 X 13 baking dish. Cover croutons with cheddar and Pepper Jack cheeses. Sprinkle cooked sausage and onion over cheeses. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, cream, milk, mustard, salt and pepper. Pour mixture evenly over sausage. Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours. Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes. Let stand 20 minutes before serving.




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