Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Recipe Faves | Easy "School" Breakfast Muffins & Casserole

Tomorrow starts our "school year" routine, whether I'm ready or not!  So, I decided that today was the perfect day to cook up two of our favorite easy school morning breakfast recipes -- though, now I'm thinking I probably set the bar a little too high for myself for the rest of the school year!  {Surely they won't think they will have these every day, right??}  Either way, there are few things that I've tried that are any easier to prepare that will actually keep the kids full until their lunch time!  So, I'm going to share these two favorite recipes with you!  {Keep scrolling for recipes}

Sausage Muffins

Ingredients:  1lb sausage (cooked), 1c bisquick, 1c shredded cheddar cheese, 4 eggs (beaten)
Directions:  Mix all 4 ingredients...place them in a muffin pan (I love to use my washable cupcake liners, because these don't stick at all, and it keeps my pan from needing all of that scrubbing later!).  Bake at 350* for approx. 25-30 minutes, until fluffy and golden brown.  These are like little "sausage balls" without having to get your hands all messy!!  We love these!  I let them cool and then throw them in a ziplock bag or container, and store in the fridge until we are ready to reheat them in the microwave for a few seconds at breakfast.  (Even the kids can do that!)

Breakfast Casserole

Ingredients:  1lb sausage (cooked), 1-2c shredded cheddar cheese, 6 eggs (beaten), 1 pkg canned biscuits, 1/4c milk
Directions:  Spray bottom of casserole dish with non-stick spray.  Cut canned biscuit dough into 1/4 pieces and place in the bottom of the dish.  Sprinkle cooked sausage over biscuit layer.  Cover sausage/biscuit layer with shredded cheese.  In a separate bowl mix milk, eggs, and salt/pepper (if desired), then pour egg mixture over the other layers. Bake at 350* for approx. 25-30 minutes, until fluffy and golden brown.  If you don't get the eggs mixed well enough, you may see the "white" of the egg in your casserole (as mine shows above), but don't worry...it's still SUPER delicious!  Even the kids love this!  Store in fridge and heat individual pieces as wanted for breakfast (or whenever).  **I sometimes add green chilis to the egg mixture sometimes for a little extra flavor...the kids don't care for that, so I usually save half "plain" for them.**