Sausage and Apple Breakfast Casserole

Recipe copyright Jimmy Dean, 2011
Show: From the Kitchens Of... Episode: Jimmy Dean - Breakfast
TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 20 min
Prep: 25 min
Inactive Prep: 10 min
Cook: 45 min
 
YIELD: Serves: 12
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8 cups French bread cubes, cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1 (9.6-ounce) package Jimmy Dean(R) Hearty Turkey Sausage Crumbles
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
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Directions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Toss the apples with sugar and cinnamon; set aside.

Beat the eggs, milk, and vanilla in a large bowl with wire whisk until well blended. Add the bread cubes, sausage, the apple mixture and 1 1/2 cups cheese; stir gently until evenly coated.

Spoon into a lightly greased 13-inch by 9-inch baking dish; top with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese.

Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into 12 squares to serve.


Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole:

Assemble the casserole as directed. Refrigerate overnight. When ready to serve, uncover the casserole and bake 50 to 55 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.

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