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.