Our stepmother Sandi makes a mean breakfast casserole. Make ahead of time and was pop it in the oven and serve. This is a great dish for the holidays or when you have company over. Merry Christmas!
Potato, Sausage, Egg and Spinach Casserole
16 large eggs
1 ¼ cup heavy cream
1 ½ teaspoons salt
¾ teaspoons pepper
4 tablespoons butter
1 package bulk sausage
½ cup shallots, minced
2 large russet potatoes, peeled, shredded and lightly squeezed
1 12 oz bag frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
2 cups Gruyere
Position rack in top third of oven
Preheat oven to 350º
Whisk eggs, cream, salt and pepper in a large bowl and set aside. Melt 1-tablespoon butter in skillet and brown sausage. Transfer to plate to cool. Add shallots to skillet, cook until wilted and transfer to sausage plate. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in same pan add potatoes and cook until slightly brown. Mix all ingredients together, saving a small amount of cheese for the top. Pour into large greased casserole dish and bake for 35-40 minutes.
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