Italian Brunch Casserole

Sometimes we have a lot of weekend guest with family and friends coming out to the country and the lake to play and just relax. I like to have a nice brunch dish that I can serve that doesn't take a lot of time and yet has a great flavor. I love this Italian Brunch Casserole because it is real easy to make and has outstanding flavor combination. It is a little different than the regular breakfast bake. I recently took it to a morning brunch and the dish was empty in no time.

Italian Brunch Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage



Italian Brunch Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

We Start The Recipe With Italian Sausage

Italian Brunch Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Add Mixed Greens

Italian Brunch Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Cubed Toasted French Day

Italian Brunch Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Top The Bread With The Sausage and Greens


Italian Brunch Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Add The Strawberries

Italian Brunch Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Pour On The Liquid and Bake


Italian Brunch Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage


Italian Brunch Casserole
Miz Helen's Kitchen
Ingredients
8 cups, day old french bread, cubed and toasted
1 pound Italian Sausage, browned
3 cups mixed greens, chopped
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 cups half and half
1-1/2 cups Italian Mix Cheese,graded
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried Oregano
1 teaspoon dried Sweet Basil
3 cups strawberries, chopped
cooking oil spray for baking dish
Directions
Place the bread cubes on a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 425 for 5 to 8 minutes until golden brown.
In a large skillet brown the sausage
Add the mixed chopped greens to the sausage and put the lid on the skillet.
Cook on medium heat until the greens have wilted and started to cook, about 10 to 15 minutes. Remove the lid and stir together.
In a mixing pitcher, mix the eggs, half and half, melted butter, cheese, salt, pepper, basil, and oregano, mix really well.
Place the toasted bread into a oil sprayed 9 X 13 baking dish.
Spread the sausage and greens on top of the bread.
Next pour the egg and half and half over the sausage and greens.
Press the layers down so that the bread will absorb the liquid.
Sprinkle 2 cups of the strawberries on the top of the sausage and greens.
Bake uncovered in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes or until the center will test clean.
Remove from the oven and let cool on a rack for 10 minutes before serving.
Garnish with the remaining strawberries.
Enjoy!


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Italian Brunch Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

This Brunch Casserole Is Ready To Serve

Italian Brunch Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

Enjoy!

Italian Brunch Casserole at Miz Helen's Country Cottage

If you enjoy a great brunch dish you will love this recipe. I think we are going to even make it for dinner sometime. Thanks so much for stopping by to spend time in the kitchen with us, I always look forward to your visits and come back to see us real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen

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Comments

  1. I would have never thought to add the strawberries, but am a huge fan of all of these ingredients so now I'm intrigued!

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  2. Indeed this is an unusual combination and look forward to trying it as a new brunch recipe is always a good thing to have thanks for sharing

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  3. You've definitely piqued my interest Miz Helen!

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  4. That looks deliciously unique! Thanks for sharing at the What's for Dinner party! Hope to see you back tomorrow.

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  5. No wonder the dish emptied so fast, Miz Helen! Your Italian Brunch Casserole looks so good - and I love the sweet / savoury flavour combinations. I'm featuring this lovely recipe at the Hearth and Soul Link Party this week. Thank you so much for sharing it!

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  6. This certainly is different with greens and strawberries! What a lovely idea!
    Jenna

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