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It’s time to celebrate the spring season with a delicious Crispy Breakfast Casserole for brunch! This post is sponsored by Johnsonville, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Do you enjoy brunch? Our brunch is usually on a Saturday morning, although I know many enjoy brunch on Sundays. We tend to take our Saturdays much more slow than the rest of the week. That’s my day to really not work and just enjoy the day. That also means we try to always have a little brunch that morning such as this Crispy Breakfast Casserole. It’s our one day to sleep in, of course we have little kids so for us sleeping in is 8am. It’s funny to think of the time before kids when that would be getting up early, now I think it’s sleeping in. It’s funny how things change post kids, isn’t it?
Now, to make a delicious brunch recipe, of course sausage is key. We picked up the Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage Links in the Brown Sugar & Honey flavor to make this tasty Crispy Breakfast Casserole. It’s very much like a tater tot casserole with a breakfast flare. It’s full of sausage, cheese, potatoes, and then coated with eggs. I’ll really take any reason to use our farm fresh eggs, or should I say backyard fresh? We have chickens, so it’s always fun to be able to use the eggs in a variety of recipes. I just love the different colors of the eggs. My entire family enjoyed this casserole, plus we had a little extra to save for later too. The one thing I really loved is that the sausage has a big, bold flavor that Johnsonville is known for. That gave such a savory taste to this dish.
I always feel like spring and summer is when we do brunch the most, maybe it’s that Easter holiday and the flowers, sun, and wonderful weather that just gets me in the mood for brunch. Do you host an Easter brunch? I love to get creative in the kitchen for an Easter brunch just to experiment with recipes. Plus, with this recipe your guest will love the twist that sausage links are used instead of a traditional ground sausage.
We typically will do brunch on the Saturday before Easter, then right after that we are preparing for Easter dinner. I like to go outside on the back patio though for brunch and enjoy my glass of coffee while the kids play. It gives us time to spend with family or for my husband and I, we love to get caught up on the week and our plans for the weekend. We love to host it at our house, it’s our big holiday that we host along with a fun Easter Egg Hunt for the kids. I love to see pictures over the years of how the kids have grown each Easter too.
Now, it’s time to make this Crispy Breakfast Casserole and give a little sausage twist to this traditional dish!
I’d love to hear what your favorite brunch recipe is?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Johnsonville. The opinions and text are all mine.
- 2 Packages Johnsonville Breakfast Sausage, Brown Sugar & Honey Flavor
- 2 Green Peppers, Sliced
- 1/2 Cup White Onion, Diced
- 16 oz Crispy Potato Rounds
- 1/2 Cup Colby Shredded Cheese
- 6 Eggs
- 1/2 Cup Milk
- 1 Tsp Salt
- 1 Tsp Pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400*.
- In a medium-sized skillet, sear the sausage on both sides until nearly done, then place on a paper towel lined plate to let grease drain off.
- Spray a 9x13 baking dish with non-stick baking spray.
- Place the sausage evenly on the bottom.
- Top evenly with pepper and onion.
- Evenly place the crispy potato rounds on top of the entire casserole.
- Top with shredded cheese.
- In a small mixing bowl, beat together the eggs, milk, salt, and pepper.
- Evenly pour over the entire dish.
- Bake for 1 hour or until well done.