Saturday, January 30, 2010

Eggs Florentine Casserole

For me, one of the best perks of the weekend is making a big breakfast. There's something so satisfying about sleeping in late, and spending the morning making an amazing breakfast to enjoy. While we each have our standby favorites (me, French toast; Gabe, fried eggs), I'm always looking for new dishes to try.

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
6 eggs
handful of spinach, thinly sliced
2 oz. cheddar cheese (optional)
olive oil
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.


  1. And now I know what to make for brunch this Sunday...thank you!

  2. I am so happy I found your blog, everything looks delicious! Can't wait to try this and many other recipes!

  3. looks delicious! Do you think I could dice the potatoes instead? Can't wait to try it!

  4. It shouldn't be an issue. I like cutting the potato pieces smaller just because it takes less time to cook them (usually starving in the morning)!

  5. U have a gift, I'm glad u found a medium to share it w/ the world. Keep up the amazing work and Marvin and I will be ur garbage disposal.

  6. So glad I found you from a link over at The Kitchn.

  7. Is there a way to make this ahead? (like night before?)

  8. You could do the majority of the prep work the night before (chopping and sautéing the potatoes and veggies). But I would actually bake it the day of, for best results in my opinion. I'm not really sure though, since I've never made it ahead of time! Sorry!

  9. Must. Eat. Now.
    Sounds & looks soooo delicious!! How do you think some tomatoes would hold up in this? Too soggy?