Cowgirl Breakfast Casserole

Kitchen Tested
  • Yield 12 servings
  • Prep 5 mins
  • Cook 30 mins

A Wild West-style campfire cheese and sausage casserole that would make any chuckwagon master proud.

“Because Cody, Wyo., is a true Western town and the home of Buffalo Bill, our guests have given Wild West names to many of our favorite recipes. This hearty recipe will give any cowboy or cowgirl a good start to the day,” says Wendy Evarts of The Victorian Bed and Breakfast, Cody, Wyo.

Ingredients

Vegetable oil or nonstick cooking spray
1 pound bulk sausage, browned and drained
1/2 pound bacon, cooked, drained and crumbled
12 ounces frozen hash brown potatoes
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
2 cups shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, divided
1 cup reduced-fat Bisquick mix
3 cups 2% (reduced-fat) milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 eggs

Instructions

  1. Oil a 13-by-9-inch glass baking dish or spray it with cooking spray.
  2. Combine sausage, bacon, hash browns, bell pepper, green onions and 1 cup cheese in a large bowl. Spread in baking pan.
  3. Whisk together Bisquick, milk, salt and eggs until well blended. Pour over potato mixture. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover and refrigerate overnight (no longer than 24 hours).
  4. The Next Day: Preheat oven to 375F. Remove dish from refrigerator.
  5. Bake, uncovered, 30 to 35 minutes, until light golden brown around the edges. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Reprinted with permission from Sleep On It (Hyperion, 2006), by Carol Gordon

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