Recently, I came across a casserole recipe from Ryan of This is Reverb (via Pioneer Woman) that really stood out to me. Not only did it look really tasty, it also had ingredients that I keep in my pantry all the time. And there are a lot of ways to customize this to your own liking.
This time around, I added some vegetables (red and green peppers, onions) for some extra flavor. Feel free to play around with what you have in your refrigerator!
2-3 medium potatoes, julienned
1/2 pkg (8 oz) breakfast sausage
1/2 c. red and green peppers, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
handful of spinach, thinly sliced
2 oz. cheddar cheese (optional)
1 Tbs. butter
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease an 8" x 8" casserole dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, crack eggs and whisk together until well beaten. Add cheese and spinach, making sure to fully coat. Set aside.
Heat butter and some olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add julienned potatoes, season with salt/pepper, and cook until browned and crispy. Spread evenly on the bottom of the casserole dish.
In the same skillet over medium heat, add onions and peppers. Season with salt/pepper and cook until slightly softened, about 3 minutes. Pour evenly over potatoes. I
n the same skillet once again, crumble breakfast sausage into small pieces and cook until browned. Spread evenly over top of the vegetables in the casserole dish. Pour the egg mixture on top of the sausage, making sure to coat all the sausage.
Bake in preheated oven for about 15 to 20 minutes, until eggs are set. Remove from oven and cool 10 minutes before slicing and serving.